Video games rot the brain? Pffft, hardly. I'd like to think some of my most valuable life lessons have come from games, lessons like "be cool to people" and "that jerk took the piece of loot I wanted, never mind." How about Mario Kart 8 though? What can we learn from that? Let's find out with the help of this handy (and hilarious) video.
"Take your time" is the lesson of the day in the Mario Kart 8 edition of Goldvision's "Savepoints" series, which pairs "cosmic lessons about life" with video games. It's a timeless phrase, but Mario Kart puts it in a pretty unique light, and Goldvision's soothing NPR-style voice over makes me feel like my ears have been possessed by Bob Marley's ghost, like everything really is gonna be alright.
I also found this instalment focusing on massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 to be quite, um... something. Yes, the advice is all rather tongue-in-cheek, but I don't mind so much. It's fun garnished with a tiny helping of wisdom, not the other way around.
What are the most valuable life lessons you've learned from video games? I think for me it's a tie between World of Warcraft teaching me how to organise/manage people (in a guild) and World of Warcraft teaching me how to hygienically harvest vulture gizzards.