Saturday, December 8, 2012

How gaming can determine your future (for the better)

Do you hear your parents or the media nag about how addictive and useless gaming is, and you should make better use of your time by reading a book or something? Well, here's a wonderful counter argument: gaming can actually get you a job! Vugar Huseynzade was appointed manager of Azerbaijan Premier League club FC Baku on the sole credit of playing Football Manager, which is a simulation game (I'm talking about soccer, for you American students out there). He has no real-life managerial experience whatsoever, and he's only 21!
You guys have to understand that being a manager at a soccer club is extremely demanding, stressful and highly selective. To be given an actual job just because you play a computer game that simulates managing a soccer club is unheard of.
My first reaction was of course, WTF, but a part of me really hopes he succeeds to be a top manager.
Here's the article about it:

1 comment:

  1. Post #6
    It's interesting that you bring up the concept of how video games can be helpful to everyday life. I think that the general public feels that video games are detrimental. Sometimes, like in the example you give here, video games can actually help your future. I think that video games can also get you jobs in software design and video game graphics also. The more video games you play, the more experience you have in video game development. I also think that video games help with such things as memory, puzzle-solving, and hand eye coordination. Video games do have some positive aspects, unlike what some people think.