In honor of National Video Game Day 2017, and since the national media always likes to focus on the negative aspects of video games, we thought we’d focus on some actual positive news stories about the gaming industry. Video games are often blamed for things like violence and anger, but video games also have many positive effects on society. Video games have been used to fight depression, raise money for cancer research, and many studies have actually shown the positive effects that gaming has on the human brain. Now hurry up and finish looking at these positive news stories about video games, so you can spend the rest of the day playing videos. You’ve earned it.