This was such a great response to the question of whether kids and video games should mix that it needs to be passed along.
Are video games ever good for kids? Of course they are. They can be good for adults, and even seniors, too.
Can they be bad? Of course they can. It depends on the games and on the people who are playing them.
Actually, the same can be said for any kind of game. Can chess be bad? It can be, if it becomes an obsession, if the chess players pursue chess to the exclusion of everything else social, physical, and intellectual.
Go read the rest of Bernie DeKoven’s response for the full dose of ludic enlightenment.