Jane McGonigal, director of games research & development at the Institute for the Future
McGonigal said the common perception is that playing video games is a waste of time, but it is a big selling market, but she's found people are more confident and take on bigger goals from gaming. She said that goal setting and long term strategy planning are advantagious. McGonigal said that extreme players who neglect their families are warped. She said that research shows soldiers had the lowest rates of PSTD, suicide, violence who played these games intensely. She said it should be under 21 hours a week and in moderation.