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Poll :: ...playing games improves your language skills?

Hell yes!
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
Maybe...
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
No I don't think so.
31%
 31%  [ 5 ]
No. I know everything already!!
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
I' never thought about that.
12%
 12%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 16


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Warlord
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 2:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think most of my english language skills have come with the various games I play. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 2:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Me fail english? That's unpossible!

Sorry, coudln't help myself smile.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 2:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Englis landgage ges toffer an toffer, bot i dond car.

That one's much worse smile


Way i see it, it's roughly just Strategy, RPG, Adventure games and the like that improves your language, since there's often a lot of dialogue involved in games like that. Playing games, reading english books, surfing the web even posting in forums such as these are the main reasons for my english language skills.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 2:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

..... I thought it was spelled Various and not varios ^_^

Besides, I'm 100% sure that you learn more from the television....
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 3:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

english me learn from game computer (that dosen´t sound right)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 4:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bill Gates teacheth moi englis
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 5:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

1t d3p3nds wot u m34n by 3nglish skillz dood.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

As I only play games in English and had been reading/writing/speaking it for 20 years when I started playing PCs games - NO.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I hav3n't S33n a gam3 wh3r3 th3r3 w0uld hav3 b33n a t3xt lik3 this.

If english isn't your mother language, then I think games help a lot. Every friend of mine who plays games have better english skills than those who don't play.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Warlord wrote:
[Do you think playing games improves your language skills?]


Er, no.

Playing games generally reduces your language and social skills.

Pacman certainly makes a great variety of beeping noises, but -- even in RPG's -- you won't find much dialogue that would 'improve' anyone's language... unless they have the communication skills of a chimp.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Growing up as a wee lad with those old Sierra adventure games helped me sort out some of my spelling and comprehension - definitely. If you couldn't read or write, you couldn't play... and they were the most popular games around at the time.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Depends on the game, really. Well-written stuff (like RPGs/Fantasy) have some pretty interesting and complex dialogue.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 1:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Games, movies and the mother-loving Internet are the best English teachers available. Look at me! I never read / study for the English exam in any way and still get straight A's icon_mrhappy
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

My point exactly. I had one test this morning. I was bored to death for that one hour I had to make the test, 'coz they won't let anyone out before one hour has passed.

But I never read to english test. They are just so easy and I give a full credit to games and net for teaching me. If you play for 5+ years, you got to remember something. Maybe I could start reading german and play all my games in german...I might learn it pretty quickly considering to the hours I spend in front of my screen.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Or maybe it works only for us finns...
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[Initialising prediction goggles] Maybe, just maybe... One day in the future we will be taught everything through games. And not shite like "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?", but great games, like Fallout 16, Deus Ex 11 and other such mega franchises. No more going to school. No more war, even, as everyone would be plugged constantly into their computers playing games in the "name" of education (but really entertainment!). [Deactivating prediction goggles] icon_mrhappy :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I grew up playing Robotron, Stargate, Missile Command, etc. Needless to say those games really have no influence on speaking or language skills. Text adventures I played on the C64 on the other hand are completely helpful. If u cant type coh3r3ntly or spell, you are going to get nowhere. Any other games, well let's say if you want to polish up on language skills you might want to get off the computer and visit your old pal - Real Life!
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Jimmyjay86 wrote:
Any other games, well let's say if you want to polish up on language skills you might want to get off the computer and visit your old pal - Real Life!

Remind me what that is again? smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Judging by most gaming forums, it doesn't.

Raise your hand if you know that "your" and "you're" aren't the game word.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 3:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

oh, definitely.....organised education stinks, it wont inherit you a widened cranium.
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