Looks like playing video games isn't a total waste of time. Nearly half of Americans credit their successes in life to playing video games, according to new research. The survey polled 2,000 Americans about the biggest lessons they've learned from video games and found that 47% said gaming prepared them for success, while six in 10 have gained a keener creative eye or better problem-solving skills. A similar amount (59%) said video games improved their hand-eye coordination and others learned time management (50%). Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of World of Warships by Wargaming, the survey revealed 42% feel like they've learned more life skills through video games than in school. And the secret to a successful career? Nearly three in four (74%) said being competitive is necessary in the workforce. While most (82%) find video games to be generally relaxing, three in five also find that competitive video games are stress relieving and 79% even think a little friendly competition can be therapeutic.
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