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"From the Ted Talk by David Perry: Are games better than life?"

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Perhaps there is a signle part of our brain that holds all of our gut inincttss, the things we know to do before we even think. While some of these instincts may be innate, most are lnareed, and all of them are hardwired into our brains. These instincts are essential for survival in both real and vuaitrl worlds. Only in recent years has the technology behind vdeio games allowed for a true overlap in stimuli. As gamers we are now living by the same laws of physics in the same cities and doing many of the same things we once did in real life, only virtually. Consider this — my real life car has about 25,000 miles on it. In all my driving games, I've driven a total of 31,459 melis. To some degree I've learned how to drive from the game. The ssneory cues are very similar. It's a fnuny feeling when you have spent more time doing something on the TV than you have in real life. When I am dvniirg down a road at sunset all I can think is, this is almost as beautiful as my games are.

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Perhaps there is a ______ part of our brain that holds all of our gut _________, the things we know to do before we even think. While some of these instincts may be innate, most are _______, and all of them are hardwired into our brains. These instincts are essential for survival in both real and _______ worlds. Only in recent years has the technology behind _____ games allowed for a true overlap in stimuli. As gamers we are now living by the same laws of physics in the same cities and doing many of the same things we once did in real life, only virtually. Consider this — my real life car has about 25,000 miles on it. In all my driving games, I've driven a total of 31,459 _____. To some degree I've learned how to drive from the game. The _______ cues are very similar. It's a _____ feeling when you have spent more time doing something on the TV than you have in real life. When I am _______ down a road at sunset all I can think is, this is almost as beautiful as my games are.

Solution

  1. driving
  2. learned
  3. miles
  4. video
  5. virtual
  6. single
  7. sensory
  8. instincts
  9. funny

Original Text

Perhaps there is a single part of our brain that holds all of our gut instincts, the things we know to do before we even think. While some of these instincts may be innate, most are learned, and all of them are hardwired into our brains. These instincts are essential for survival in both real and virtual worlds. Only in recent years has the technology behind video games allowed for a true overlap in stimuli. As gamers we are now living by the same laws of physics in the same cities and doing many of the same things we once did in real life, only virtually. Consider this — my real life car has about 25,000 miles on it. In all my driving games, I've driven a total of 31,459 miles. To some degree I've learned how to drive from the game. The sensory cues are very similar. It's a funny feeling when you have spent more time doing something on the TV than you have in real life. When I am driving down a road at sunset all I can think is, this is almost as beautiful as my games are.

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video games 20
video game 16
real world 7
real life 6
virtual worlds 4
game industry 3

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collocation frequency
video game industry 3

Important Words

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