With all of the games we've played, many of them being survival in some fashion; incorporating strategy, weapons knowledge, and basic training, do we as gamers have an advantage over those that don't play games when the crap hits the fan? Are we able to keep our "cool" better, to think clearer and plan more effectively?
I know that the US military already uses certain games as training or a boot camp of sorts. I know that weapons knowledge is minimal when it comes to games when compared to real life, but all of the guns we shoot in our simulators get us used to them in some ways.
Then take games like The Last of Us, Metal Gear and the newer Tomb Raider. Those are really good at teaching stealth as well as other tactics. In fact, I ended up buying a recurve bow because of Tomb Raider and I really got into archery.
So what are your thoughts? If the crap hits the fan, are gamers better prepared, at least mentally, to handle the situation and survive than those that don't play games or are casual?