Seems like there are more generations than we have decades to fit them into these days, but "Generation G" is starting to gel. Course, it's got a lot of gamer shame to get around ... so I'm getting mixed messages on whether I should start putting my high scores on my resume. Patty Sebold of the Outside Innovation blog does a review of how Gen G might work, including a quote from Erin Biba on the characterstics of a GenG'r:
2. Sociability: The more a gamer plays, the more likely they are to identify themselves as sociable.
3. Coordination: A study by the University of Rochester found that visual processing dramatically increases with as little as 10 hours of gameplay.
4. Flexibility: Gamers try different methods with tireless persistence. They tackle life's problems with the same flexibility. This allows for analytical, strategic, and open-minded thinking.
5. Competitiveness: Even though gamers often succeed at teamwork, they retain a strong, underlying sense of personal ambition.
6. Insubordination: Logging thousands of hours in authority-free worlds teaches gamers to live by their own rules. Gen G accepts criticism exclusively from peers."
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