Humans NEED to Play Video Games Stephen Fung January 22, 2007 Extras For real? Sweet! I wonder if we'll see people at work using doctors notes to justify gaming at their desks... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Playing video games can satisfy deep psychological needs and, at least in the short term, improve people's well-being, new research shows. The more a game fulfilled a player's sense of independence, achievement and connectedness to others, the more likely he or she was to keep playing, Dr. Scott Rigby of Immersyve, a Florida-based virtual environment think tank, and colleagues from the University of Rochester in New York found. And the more fully a player's needs were satisfied, the better he felt after playing. Source: Scientific American Share This With The World!