Are video games the new therapy?

While video games are often associated with frivolous entertainment, hospitals around the world have begun using them to help improve sick children's quality of life.

Whether you’re playing Zelda, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto or the new Untitled Goose Game everyone is going nuts for, you’ll be aware of the relaxing effects playing a game can have, especially after a stressful day in the office. Such positive physiological effects are now being used to help children get through short and long-term hospital stays.

Erick Blandin is the Program Director at Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children through toys and games, and which partners with over 100 hospitals worldwide to provide them with Xboxes, iPads and VR equipment.

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