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This is how video games can help you concentrate at work

You can extinguish any hopes you might have of playing a quick game of Stick Cricket to help improve your productivity - this article isn't about to peddle such fanciful dreams.

One way that video games can help you at your desk job has been discussed by the collective hive mind that is Reddit's Life Pro Tips thread. 

Six months ago, Redditor Snisflen started a thread on the virtues of playing video game music and theme tunes in order to gain focus at work.

From Halo to Hotline Miami 2, other Redditors have contributed a wealth of motivational, kick-ass tracks designed specifically to sit in the background of your activity: these aren't tunes that attempt to hold on to your attention, but act as a neat shot of adrenaline for completing that company Power Point.

Have a crack at some of the tracks below to see if they lend a super boost to your workflow, and head here for the full discussion.



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A real-life Mario Kart track is coming and yes, it looks amazing

It's BYOB (bring your own bananas)

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

'The Sims' is not escapism, it's the saddest game ever made

Want an escape from real life? Do anything but reinstall The Sims

by Tristan Cross
29 Jul 2017

Man runs Football Manager for 1000 years and insane things happened

The future of football is a weird, wonderful place

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jul 2017

Mario Kart VR is a real thing and it looks ridiculously fun

Imagine Rainbow Road

by Matt Tate
14 Jul 2017

People are freaking out over this totally stupid Super Mario puzzle

Who invented this?!

by Alex Finnis
14 Jul 2017

I went in search of the last trainers still hooked on Pokémon Go

Can the app still draw mass crowds one year on, or is it all just Pokemon G(h)o-st towns now?

by Hussein Kesvani
06 Jul 2017

The Crash Bandicoot remaster is a time machine to your childhood

Was it always this hard?!

by Matt Tate
05 Jul 2017

This little easter egg about Mario's appearance is really satisfying

This can't be a coincidence

by Alex Finnis
27 Jun 2017

How well do you remember the 'Crash Bandicoot' games?

Wind back that clock to happier times

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017

There is a Theresa May fields of wheat game and it's pretty naughty

It's also really addictive

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017