They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
I've got a phone that sometimes works and an email account that I can't remember. Best way to reach me - just COMMENT below. Thanks!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
Where were these studies when we were kids?
The Week complied a list of 7 Health Benefits of Playing Video Games based on new research. Their findings: Gaming helps improve motor skills, might actually reduce stress and depression, provides pain relief, can improve your vision, helps your decision-making skills, and keeps you happy in old age.
I grew up in an era when kids still "played outside." Plus, there were rules in our house when it came to "game time." Our rooms had to be clean, homework done, AND all of our chores had to be completed. I think about those days when I see my kids playing their DS at the dinner table or hear them in the back seat of the car.
I will say this though about video games, while I believe kids today spend WAY too much time with their faces buried in screens - games do help with logic and problem solving. I'm always amazed when my six-year-old can figure out levels in the Batman Wii game. I'm a 35-year-old man and I have a tough time handling the game controls and my little guy can hang in there with me. There aren't too many things parents can do with their kids like this. He can't throw my a perfect spiral, yet. I'm pretty sure my fastball would blow right by him. But when we're playing as Batman and Robin - we're an amazing team!