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Surprising Benefits Of Playing Video Games

Post by Steve on Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:14 pm

Surprising Benefits Of Playing Video Games

You might be surprise but do you know that playing video games has its benefits? Science has proven that playing video games not only improves hand-eye coordination but it can also be beneficial to the player as well. As humans depend more and more on technology to ease their way of life, playing video games can also increase one's chances of survival. Below are some surprising benefits and advantages of playing video games.

Hand-Eye Coordination

It has long been proven that playing video games can improve hand-eye coordination. Gamers who played for longer hours especially action video games or role-playing ones tend to have better attention and are able to locate their target faster than those individuals who do not play games. In a study conducted by the researchers in Deakin University in Australia, they found that pre-school kids who play interactive games tend to have better object-motor skills than those kids that don't.

Ability to Multi-task

A number of research reveals that gamers have the ability to allocate their mental resources allowing them to execute quick decision-making and better problem solving skills. They have the ability to engage in different tasks simultaneously and can switch between tasks to work on more demanding ones without any difficulty than others that don't.

Improve Health Conditions

People who are suffering from mental health issues and other medical conditions find that playing games help alleviate their health issues. In a study published in 2009 in the Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, individuals who suffer from mental problems such as depression and stress can actually use the activity to help them cope with their situation by distracting and changing their perception or mental state of mind.

Improve Social Skills

Although some games may involve role-playing games and therefore, are for one gamer only, most games nowadays are interactive allowing one to socialize with other gamers not only locally but also globally. Some gamers become friends in real life thanks to the games that brought them together. Some companies also invite gamers to international events and become sponsors allowing these gamers to become culturally and socially amicable.

Reverse Aging

Playing games also can help reverse aging. As games do require the use of cognitive skills, it helps players especially elderly people to improve their cognitive skills such as abstract reasoning and memory to go through the game. Aside from this, it also helps elderly individuals to be happy and improve their mental well-being.

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Re: Surprising Benefits Of Playing Video Games

Post by Shole on Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:22 am

The mental part is the best thing about gaming. For a lot of people it's an escape from reality and helps them cope with a lot of things that go around them. It's just fantasy turned into reality, at least for those few hours you play.
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Post by Rashavi on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:45 pm

You know.. For all of the articles out there bashing gaming it's nice to read one that points out the positives of gaming. Some good points here.
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Post by BlackCat on Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:53 pm

@Rashavi wrote:You know.. For all of the articles out there bashing gaming it's nice to read one that points out the positives of gaming. Some good points here.
True, oh so true. Like we were bashed for every little detail from since I remember gaming. First the 'it makes kids violent' then it makes kids dumber and now it makes people sexists and racist, give me a break gaming is wonderful and people should accept that gaming is a huge part of some peoples life.
The article is great Very Happy
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Post by Tyrion on Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:33 pm

@BlackCat wrote:
@Rashavi wrote:You know.. For all of the articles out there bashing gaming it's nice to read one that points out the positives of gaming. Some good points here.
True, oh so true. Like we were bashed for every little detail from since I remember gaming. First the 'it makes kids violent' then it makes kids dumber and now it makes people sexists and racist, give me a break gaming is wonderful and people should accept that gaming is a huge part of some peoples life.
The article is great Very Happy

100% agree. And I have a theory on why games get accused of these things. Bad Parenting. A kid acts out? He's playing too many games. A kid is getting bad grades? Must be games. A kid was defending himself at school and hit back? Must be games... I'm so sick of society trying to pass on the blame. Take ownership over your failings Mad
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