Sports and fighting games best distraction for pain

The “Wheeling Jesuit University” sounds a bit suspect to us. But industry website Gamasutra are claiming a Dr Bryan Raudenbush from there has completed a study on using videogames to distract from pain. Games broken into action, puzzle, arcade, fighting, sport and boxing categories were used. All games raised pulse and pain tolerance. Sports and fighting games worked best for pain tolerance, however sports games also produced the highest level of anger reported among test subjects.


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