Despite the persistent stigma that they’re “corrupting the young” and are pointless wastes of time, video games have become one of the most popular ways for people to pass the time. There are countless parents out there blaming video games for everything from poor grades to violent and rebellious behavior – all while conveniently neglecting to realize what part everything else might play. The Internet has taken a hit too, particularly since it lets people download games, which gives players even less control over what games their children might be playing.
Gaming in recent years has been taken to an entirely new level, with the introduction of Wii Fit we see machines helping the elderly with mobility, keeping individuals entertained, while active.
When done in moderation, gaming has also been proven to help children deal with ADHD. It also aids them achieve tranquility since brainwave frequencies are at a peaceful state while focusing on playing the game.
It has also been discovered that ADHD patients are able to quickly recuperate than when given medication; at times the latter negatively affects the body. Patients also had an increase in attention span, intellect levels and there has also been neurological feedback from the tests conducted.
Video can also help an individual optimize his vision. There was indeed a belief that staring at the TV or computer screen for too long would affect one’s vision. However, people didn’t seem to realize the fact that the focus necessary to finish these games was more beneficial for the person. It has also been proven that gaming can progressively improve contrast sensitivity and helps one’s eyes to determine the smallest differences in shades and colors seen in the game. Medical and scientific practitioners also believe that gaming can delay the onset of age related macular degeneration, although there has been no concrete research to back up this statement.
Completing such games successfully would also logically give the players some sense of achievement as they move on to the next level. Because of this, players are motivated work harder and to become result-driven and goal-oriented. Hopefully, this kind of mentality will be eventually applied into everyday life, so that these individuals can put the same amount of concentration, hard work and determination that they do for the video game, towards real-life ambitions and desires.
Completing such games successfully also gives the players some sense of achievement as they go on to the next level. This teaches them the value of hard work and motivation; they will become more result-driven and goal-oriented. Hopefully, this kind of mentality will be applied to real life, so they can put the same amount of concentration, hard work and determination towards real-life aspirations and desires.
With all these in mind, it can be said that gaming isn’t as bad as people thought it to be. What’s important is that players remember to do it in moderation. So don’t be too negative when you see people who play and download games for fun, since they can still benefit from it in some way.