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Photographer Robbie Cooper shows just how focused young video-game players can be… NYTimes video.

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  1. Phaedrus says:

    That was more interesting than I had counted on.
    Before watching it, I was ready to point out that kids who enjoy reading can be just as focused and undistractable, but the subjects were more animated than I was counting on, so the comparison turned toward sport fans. A group of guys on a couch watching their team would appear very similar from the same perspective, and depending on who was winning, might say some of the same things.

  2. Andrew Bunch says:

    Would have liked to have seen some more cerebral games. I wonder what the reactions would have been with a game like “Shadow of the Colossus” or Aeris’s last scene in “Final Fantasy VII”.

  3. zof says:

    @andrew a great one would have been portal, I would have loved to see the puzzled looks.

    Not to sure why this was done though, not sure if their are political undertones here or not.

    Woulda been cool to see a comparison between consoles and PC games, to see the difference in eye movement.

  4. MrCrumley says:

    Only, I was thinking, let’s film some adults working on their computers at work.

  5. zof says:

    I imagine I would look like that stoner kid that is the picture for this article. Followed by me jumping up and down when I finally fixed the problem I was working on.

  6. vivi says:

    Well I found this video amazing. The little girl silently crying was a bit disturbing.

  7. r.pancake says:

    These kids are playing at least two ESRB rated M games, Call of Duty 4 and Gran Theft Auto: San Andreas.

  8. Chad the Guru says:

    Did anybody else notice who was in the credits? Andrew Wiggins (or rather Wiggin) was Ender’s name in Orson Scott Card’s classic.

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