Meh, a few things here and there that people say video games have helped people do good as well.
It's also largely said Doctors who play video games are more precise in surgery.
You could also argue Video games help advance other forms of media. Do you think people would try as hard or get to advanced graphics as fast to enhance your movie experience if it wasn't for video games? Or make better/faster computers for personal use? Gamers almost always need top of the line computers to play video games properly, thus putting the need/want to advance computer science.
Also bad mannerism isn't a trait only of video games. I've seen plent of sports athletes be dicks. Like a guy putting his hand out to help up the opposing team and the guy slaps his hand away and gets up by himself ect ect.
The multitasking thing about Starcraft doesn't ONLY help you with starcraft. The fact that I play Starcraft has helped my mind be able to think ahead QUIcKLY while doing things in the present. I am also able to multitask better in real life.
For example. I can cook(And not accidently burn things) while doing laundry, and chatting on TRMK. And I do it very effeciently and fast. My brain is able to cycle through my objectives easily and I don't forget things that I'm also working on at the same time.
IT also helps with my real life job. If you remember a post about me getting 2 people fired because of my speed? That speed is directly related to me playing video games alot. I use a computer to punch in my order. And I can punch an order looking through the empties at work. I punch them so fast infact. That the computer spends about 7 seconds catching up to my actions once i'm done punching it. And not only fast but pretty accurate. I can punch a machine in a minute, everyone else... roughtly 6 minutes. that's 1/6 of the time of everyone else. finger speed isn't the only reason I do it fast. I can count the spirals in the next row while my finges are punching something from 2 rows ago.
What does me doing my job have to do with enhancing society? The more productive I am, the more money the company saves, the more they can do to enhance products/ give raises/ build medical insurance. They just recently paid for "free" all of us to have 1/3 of year salary life insurance. Do you think they'd do that if people were being unproductive? If everyone was my speed, makes you wonder if we could've gotten a full year salary covered insurance.
playing competitively you also need really fast reflexes but this is a mutual point as sports does the same.
Can't argue your health example, as who knows how many people wouldn't excersize w/o sports. And people also have a hard time calling racing sports a sport just like calling video games/chess a sport(lol e-sports). Nice example on the indy cars though. Playing video games casually, don't help you as much as playing them competitively, as casuals put about as much effort into it as they would boiling water. You're not pushing your mind to it's limits.
Dude this is inevitable. Smashers do the same thing East coast vs west coast. And EU vs America. America in smash has this "We're the best" attitude which may be accurate. But we did a EU vs America and it wasn't like we COMPLETELY dominated. We won by 6 stocks/lives in a 50vs50.
Not to say american bashes them, as when it comes tournament time. Everyone is friendly. But on the boards arguing their skills vs eachother can get a little out of hand. People start using what we call the INui effect. Where you try to say someone is better than someone using past matches and loss/wins like.
It's like saying something like... Saix beat Flagg... and Flagg took a match off Ivital, and Ivital took a set off Mike riazy, and Mike Riazy beat Major Logan. so this means Saix is better than Critical Limit because Major logan beat CL in a ranked match.
They spam threads with these sorts of claims and logic. And it's all 100% pointless.
The region crap is never going to go away. Best you can do is just sit back build your scene. When they do a USAvsEU. Just do your best to shut them up.
without the smack talk.
At the end of the day though, EU USA players will get along man. When they meet at tournament when they do. They will get along, I guarantee most of them will be friendly with eachother. It's just you got a few idiots behind a computer who are arguing a point that can't be proven, but could be if given enough patience. If USA is talking so much smack, they should build a fund for USA/EU players to donate to. That will pay for EU player tickets to come to EVO/American tournament. Ask EU players to nominate say I dunno their top 10. That way we can crunch some numbers if people "REALLY REALLY NEED TO KNOW" atm who's region is better. (Which is still 100% pointless information as MK9 isn't even team based)