GAMES THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU
XBOX CAN DO MORE THAN JUST RAISE YOUR GAMER SCORE
This building and exploring game not only allows players to give their creativity full rein, but it also provides a means of acquiring and honing social skills in an increasingly online world.
Two benefits we can think of for this one. Hand-eye co-ordination development for those twitch reactions, and the encouragement of solid team-play.
One of many gateways into learning music. Muso snobs might scoff, but wailing on those plastic instruments feels good, doesn’t it? We know of a couple musicians who started with RockBand.
Co-op games such as this can work wonders for developing teamwork skills. With both players reliant on each other to deliver those food orders, it’s critical to learn how to communicate effectively.
The use of real historical settings in the games’ narrative inspires further interest in history and world events. It totally inspired Drew’s recent trip to Venice, although his girlfriend did call him a nerd when he mentioned that to her.
Don’t just sit there, couch potato. Get up and boogie! Who doesn’t love shaking their booty and shaping cardboard boxes to this one. Think about the benefits to your health and fitness levels!
Kerbal Space Program
It’s not rocket science. Oh, wait, yes – it is! This is the kind of trial and error learning we love at OXM. We can’t tell you the number of times we’ve crashed and burned while getting to grips with its astrophysics.