Video games are good for you. Studies have shown that gaming can improve hand-eye coordination, enhance memory and boost visual attention—the ability to interpret what we see around us. The satisfaction of completing a level or mastering a new skill has been shown to contribute to a sense of well-being, and virtual gaming communities have been a vital form of social interaction during the pandemic. Why, then, do video games continue to be blamed for everything from rising rates of This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture City Guide The Standard, High Line Setting a high standard in the Lower West Side. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Word: Wintering When to withdraw from the world. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Brock Colyar An interview with a professional partygoer. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Community Inc. Can a brand be friends with its fans?