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galen  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This article isn't even vaguely about Fortnite

    No game can give a child the feeling of competence that comes from accomplishing a difficult task or learning a new skill on their own accord. Fortnite can't compete with the exhilaration that comes from the autonomy of exploring reality, where a child is free to ask questions and unlock mysteries in the real world. No social media site can give a kid the sense of relatedness, safety, and warmth that comes from an adult who loves that child unconditionally just the way they are, no matter what, and takes the time to tell them so.

This all sounds very nice, and I agree with (most of) it, but those are some pretty big claims to just slap in the middle of your article without evidence or even reasoning behind them.

kleinbl00  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...that reality is better than a free-to-play cross-platform shooter?

galen  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, that learning a skill or completing a task in-game can never compare to doing the same IRL, or that relationships developed over social media can never be the same as real-world relationships.

kleinbl00  ·  155 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude there's stacks of studies on that. You can solve that shit by inspection.

galen  ·  153 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fair enough. My academic tendencies were resistant to his lack of citation.