Basically, U.K. tabloid The Sun is blaming videogames for England’s drop in literacy rates. The article cites a study that claimed 37% of English ten-year-olds play videogames for more than three hours a day, for more than other European children. Side note: That’s nothing; my old roommate played World of Warcraft for 16 hours straight once. The Sun also reported in the past that videogames hurt British football, so I think we know where their loyalties lie on this issue,no?
If kids game too much, they don’t read, the study says. Apparently, the researchers didn’t get a crack at Super Paper Mario.