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Violent Video Games Make You Smarter, Study Says

New research suggests violent video games like "Call of Duty" and "Resident Evil" can make you smarter, The Sun reported Thursday.

The study says shoot-to-kill video games improve quick-thinking and make players more able to cope with the demands of modern life.

It refutes claims video games turn teenagers into violent criminals — and argues parents should encourage their kids to enjoy a bit of virtual blood-and-guts.

The team of researchers from the Netherlands also suggested that games consoles should be installed in nursing homes.

"If elderly people had a lot of problems with their thinking they could play video games to improve their minds," said assistant professor Dr. Lorenza Colzato, of Leiden University's psychology department.

"This could become a common nursing home activity; it would be a successful strategy."

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