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A recent study found some links between intelligence and results in video games. Intelligence has more influence on the success in MOBAs than in a shooter though. Age is relevant for success in a shooter game, as reaction tends to reduce.



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i hate strategy games but im good at them. does that mean i hate myself..?



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Not a surprise. After all, my IQ of 200 isn't shocking considering how I play demanding games such as 'Brain Age' with ease



Ah, I'm generally terrible at games, I guess that means I'm not very smart





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That's why I can pull additions blindfolded... nah, probably not.



Mnementh said:

A recent study found some links between intelligence and results in video games. Intelligence has more influence on the success in MOBAs than in a shooter though. Age is relevant for success in a shooter game, as reaction tends to reduce.

Oh here we go with the age thing again. If age was that important, I wouldn't have such a high KD ratio in COD and Halo (I'm 38). As for intelligence, I could see that actually having an impact due to problem solving etc. 



Makes sense. IQ is measured by puzzle solving etc. ie. the exact same set of skills that would lead to someone being good at any kind of games involving strategy numerical systems that can be manipulated.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

It makes sense. Being successful at games depend on the player having a strategy of some kind.

Another point is that every intelligent gamer I've known is really good at gaming, even if they rarely play games; while average people tend to fare worse. I can't even think of an exception.



AlfredoTurkey said:
Mnementh said:

A recent study found some links between intelligence and results in video games. Intelligence has more influence on the success in MOBAs than in a shooter though. Age is relevant for success in a shooter game, as reaction tends to reduce.

Oh here we go with the age thing again. If age was that important, I wouldn't have such a high KD ratio in COD and Halo (I'm 38). As for intelligence, I could see that actually having an impact due to problem solving etc. 

They say age is relevant for success. Not 'prevents' success.
Reaction time tends to go down in your 30's as opposed to when you were a teenager, etc. That doesn't mean you can't still be successful. Daigo Umehara for example is still a top Street Fighter player even though he's 36.

Last edited by Hiku - on 16 November 2017