Yeah but they don't take in to account most people don't realize that they can still function even with a bullet in them. Even with a fatal shot a human body can function for several minutes until they bleed out. Now a head shot that destroys the brain is completely different. Video games can't and don't prepare you for that. Video games don't prepare you for shit flying by your head, shit happening on all sides. They don't prepare you for the actual physical contact and physical injury. You don't get prepared for the elements and heat or cold. People get soft playing video games. They sit around and eat shit and drink crap and get soft. They don't learn how to manipulate a safety or reload an empty mag.
I think Glenn or even someone like him in real life might be better at dealing with stress because they deal with life. They are out busting their ass and trying to make it. They are finding ways to get around and beat the next guy to make a dollar and survive. They are the ones finding ways to pay their electric bill without losing their car or getting their insurance dropped. They use their heads to survive daily in the rat race. Doing the physical stuff and knowing how to use angles is only about 10% of what goes through their head.
If you think about it, the people that might do best in a SHTF situation are the people who live that way now. Homeless and such. How much different then their real life can it be. Zeds, well they're another story. You have to survive being eaten or infected. But as far as living without the amenities and electric and fast food and such, the street people are doing it now. There will be less change in their life then there will be in the life of someone who works 8 to 4 with weekends off, has a 60 minute round trip to and from work, comes home tosses left overs in the microwave and sits down to play games, check email or watch the news. Hell a homeless person can find food, stay warm and be safe in an alley or abandoned building. What happens when the power goes out in a city? People shit themself.
And there I did it again. Glenn is better because he lives it when everyone else has it easy. There are a lot of Glenns out there. Some are just Zeds now.
I was just suggesting those video games put you in certain state of mind, not that they prepare you for anything. What I ment by training was hand-on experience. Yeah, a hard life does help you deal with shit better.
As for homeless people, they might be able to find food and shit, but if they're those kind of homeless people who just don't care to improve they're lives, then they won't last long.
"I think Glenn or even someone like him in real life might be better at dealing with stress because they deal with life" I agree...
I'm not a cop, I'd love to be a cop but thats not what life had in store for me... I'd love to be a doctor or ER Nurse but again it's just not what life had planned for me... But i've been in MANY situations that required me to think like a cop or act like a doctor or nurse and i come through each time... What i mean is just cos someone is a Cop doesn't mean they're a good/useful cop, likewise just cos someone is a doctor or a nurse doesn't mean they're any good at what they do... There are characteristics that make someone right for a certain roll, and yet many people who might have the character and skills to fulfill the roll of say "doctor" aren't actually a doctor.
How one reacts in the midst of chaos, you know, the one who keeps their head while everyone around them is losing theirs, they're the survivors.
I agree with Michael to a degree but also see the other side of the coin on the video games issue... relying to heavily on what you "think" you know could get you killed... conversely however, if you're prepared to accept the possibility of the existence of say in this case ZOmbies, cos you've played the games and seen the movies, then your likely to react to the SHTF much faster. You're less likely to sit at home waiting for the next emergency broadcast.
Anyhoo i gotta go...
have a great day everyone