BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1126
  1. Kieran Walsh, clinical editor (
  1. BMJ Learning

    Do your children spend days in front of the computer playing games? Or is this a more accurate description of yourself? Perhaps you think that computer games are the preserve of solitary males who spend mindless hours in front of their console, but many would disagree. You might be surprised to hear that some of the best selling games, such as Age of Empires, are historical strategy games. But wherever the truth lies on the educational value of such games, nobody can deny their popularity: users spend many hours interacting with their computer, oblivious to all distractions. This has led some …

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