Playing two hours of video games a week makes you more employable, Glasgow academics find

Playing two hours of video games a week could make you more employable, a study has found.

The Glasgow University research suggests that playing games such as Minecraft and Lara Croft can help young people to develop key skills.

Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest that modern video games can encourage players to think critically and solve problems, the types of qualities that are seen as useful for graduates.

“The popular discourse around games’ alleged ill effects should be tempered by considerations of the potential positive outcomes of playing video games”Matt Barr, University of Glasgow