10 Benefits of Video Games

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Games are a part of life

Gaming both video and computer has become more than a fad, it is a part of life. First generation video game players have now become adult and carry their passion to adulthood. Parents and teachers worry about games having negative effects on children and a great deal has been written about games leading to violent behavior and addiction. However, all is not negative about gaming, studies by leading researchers have shown that there are many benefits of video games.

1. Games help children who are ill or have injuries. Absorption in a game distracts the mind from pain and discomfort. Many hospitals are encouraging children and others undergoing painful treatments to play games.

2. Griffiths a professor at Nottingham University wrote in a medical journal that playing games could help children with attention deficit disorders. Research indicates that the children could gain social skills.

3. Many medical departments are using computer games as a form of physiotherapy. Games help people who are recovery from physical injuries gain motor skills and coordination too.

Man's Head Exploding While Playing Video Games

4. Video games and computer games are known to improve hand-eye co-ordination and help players gain many skills.

5. Games induce decision making and tech players to think on their feet.

6. Games create team players and hone social skills too.

7. Games are known to enhance creativity and inculcate a taste for graphics, design and technology.

8. Many games improve language and math skills as players have to move at a great speed along with the heroes of the game.

ADD Kid with Playstation Controller Erin with Xbox 360 Controller

9. Video and computer games help children gain self confidence and many games are based on history, city building, and governance and so on. Such games indirectly teach children about aspects of life on earth.

10. Games teach players problem solving, motivation, and cognitive skills. Most games inspire players to strive and reach more difficult levels presenting challenges at each stage.

Video Games - Why Waste Good Technology on Science and Medicine?

Gaming video or computers has positive as well as negative effects. Anything in moderation is not a problem. Parents and children need to be able to decide how much gaming is permissible and what kind of gaming. Parents must teach their children what is good and what is bad. Gaming is like any other activity in life, too much hamburger or pizza can be harmful too.

The world of gaming is constantly changing. The internet is replete with articles and tips written by experts on gaming, benefits, and disadvantages, it is important to be informed parents and game players. Read up on games and learn how to choose games that are beneficial. Know what your child is doing at all times. Place your trust in your child but ensure that he or she is able to gauge accurately right from wrong.

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  1. Dessie

    January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    It’s likewise a fantastic justification to socialize too.

  2. hots boost

    July 14, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I completely agree with all of the benefits listed in this post. It is not a must that computer games are violent and destructive. There are many games that are simply entertaining in the most pure sense of it and in the same time develop useful skills in our children. The simple true is that such process just like any other sort of habit our children have should be moderated by the parents.

  3. Garrett

    December 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Honestly, I feel all the reasons being used to back up the ‘usefulness’ of videogames are superficial. While I can’t deny that it is scientific fact that they improve various skills, there are better ways to improve those same skills while not being sucked into the artificial world of gaming. Go outside!! There is a whole world waiting for you to be experienced! Taking social skills for example; online gaming is a huge source of debate. While those who do go online are technically interacting with other people, there isn’t that face-to-face interaction. How are these kids going to get a job out of college? Do they expect to start their careers in an interview through a computer? The personal communication is absent, and will only hinder them in the future. SO while there are ‘benefits’ to videogaming, there are multitudes of better ways to effectively improve those skills.

    • Dunford

      April 17, 2015 at 3:55 am

      Many interviews nowadays actually take place through computers, although these, at the moment, are generally done for those who live too far away for a physical interview

  4. Sourav

    October 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I’ve read your article . It’s ausem.
    I needed it for my ENGLISH project .
    By reading this I not only get a plot for my project , I gain something new . I’ll try my level best to reduce the playing of computer games.

    • Mohsin

      November 5, 2014 at 11:42 am

      i have read this article and I totally agree with it.

  5. kitokid

    July 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I have read your article and Its really very excellent and very useful
    for other reader who are interested on this topic. It’s very nice

    • SH

      September 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

      This article was useful to me during my preparation for a speech competition.

  6. Virtual Explorer

    July 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I have been reading for 6 months and find little positive benefits of playing vids, …MMO games seem the best for the brain, however the need to kill and destroy seems to be the main goal of play. I will try and develop a game that's fun, exciting, cooperative, goal directed, educational and community building with my sons who love vids and have challenged me to find the good. Even the good articles acknowledge the majority of anti vid research B)B)

    • Gursten

      September 11, 2014 at 6:17 am

      Did you ever make that game? I will quote you in case you do not remember

      “. I will try and develop a game that’s fun, exciting, cooperative, goal directed, educational and community building with my sons who love vids and have challenged me to find the good.” I am curious and found this page as im working on a school assignement. Would be fun tho too see if you did make a game or are making one and as a gamer and im also studying in Sweden to in the future maybe make games myself.

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