For as long as video games have been around, they have always carried with them the criticism of people who are not quite in the know. From their inception, they’ve garnered all kinds of negativity from sceptics who have decided they’re bad for the human race and we’d be better off with less tech around. In the early days, they were in there primitive stage and were mainly used by kids. If you were an adult taking part you weren’t seen in the best light for some reason. As time has moved on, people have been a little more accepting due to the popularity, but there are still people out there that are belligerent and stubborn.
Like a lot of things, video games can be an issue for a very small minority, sure. But for the most part, they are a medium of enjoyment, and many positives come from them. Let’s take a look at a few.
They Improve Many Skills
First, we’ll talk about the skills that add to someone – mentally and physically. Playing video games will increase someone’s hand-eye coordination a lot, and will also improve their reaction speed due to a lot of games being of a fast-paced style. The cognitive abilities such as the basic ability to read, take in information and remember things are also enhanced – this is excellent for young boys and girls. In some instances, there will be tasks that are based on real-life situations which the player can learn from.
They Create Jobs
There are an awful lot of opportunities are now thanks to the video games industry, and with it growing, there will probably be a lot more in the future. If you think you’re good enough at a certain game, you could chance your arm at becoming a professional – much like a soccer player or a baseball player. Do you have a passion for gaming? Why not use the internet to talk about it? You could become a writer or a commentator. You could become a game developer or a graphic designer. The amount of work available in this industry appears endless.
They Boost Self-Esteem
You know that feeling of accomplishing something you’ve worked hard for? It might’ve been a productive day at work, or perhaps you’ve scored the winning basket in a tight basketball game. The feeling of winning or completing something is satisfying and gives you that extra boost. Video games are no difficult.
They Create New Hobbies
If you have a young child who doesn’t really have a passion or a hobby yet, then playing video games can help them find what they love. You never know, they could be playing something like madalin stunt cars 2 on the PC or Need For Speed on their console, and suddenly a love for cars begins.
Things like this can make someone fall in love with something that they didn’t think they ever would – and it could only be a boost for them in terms of enjoyment and could also boost their job prospects.