June 2, 2014

Advantages of video games

New computer and video games are not only an excellent source of entertainment but have several benefits too. As technology has developed, the gaming industry has developed and expanded during the last few years. These games can be classified in several categories, which are discussed in the following paragraphs.

Action and role playing

Action games are fast paced and often comprise plenty of violence while playing. Because of the violence involved in such games, it is recommended that children must avoid these. Some of these action games include Enter the Matrix, Halo, Jedi Knight, and Star Wars. Adventure and role playing games may not be as graphic as the action games but can take you in to the adventurous world of fantasy and surrealism. Some of these adventure and role playing video games may contain some violence and few examples include Legend of Mana, Borderlands 2, Billy Hatcher, and Final Fantasy.

First person shooters and simulation

When you choose first person shooters games, you will see the action through the eyes of the character you are representing. These may involve using guns, rifles, and other weapons to destroy enemies. Due to the violence in such games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Half-Life, and Half-Life 2, it is advisable to ensure children do not play them. With construction and management simulation games, players need to build, expand, and manage communities and projects with limited access to the resources. A few examples include Harvest Moon and SimCity.

Strategy and platformer games

These kinds of games focus on strategy with no violence and are slower because players are given adequate time to strategize. Moreover, you need to think, manage the resources, and plan in order to become victorious. Although there is no violence and warfare-based and not appropriate for children; such examples include Civilization V, Advanced Wars I and II, and Crusader Kings II. Platformer games comprise jumping between suspended platforms of different heights and/or obstacles to progress ahead in the game. A few examples include Adventure Island, 40 Winks, Action 52, and Abuse.

Puzzles and sports games

Puzzle video games require solving capabilities, such as word completion, logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and strategy. Some of these games include Bejeweled, Hidden Objects, Mario, and Cradle of Rome 2. Another category includes sports games like FIFA Soccer and NHL. Some other games include arcade games, such as Toy Story, Angry Birds, and Chicken Shoot.

Wide audience

Currently, video games are enjoyed by children as well as adults as these provide an excellent source of entertainment. Some of the games are an amazing way to develop cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination in children. Games can also help one learn about making real time decisions and develop cooperation when played as team. Some of the latest games take the imagination to another level giving children an excellent way to learn about new things. Research shows that some games can improve short term memory and long term focusing capabilities in adults. One can also alleviate pain and discomfort through the diversification offered by these games.