Playing Video Games With Your Loved Ones
The world of gaming is fast becoming the most popular leisure pursuit on the planet. Millions of people play different computer games on a daily basis and millions more are interested in and are learning to play new games on a regular basis. Today, a wide variety of computer games are available through online portals, retail outlets, and vending machines. There are even free ones being distributed via the internet. One can find any kind of game from car driving games to first person shooters.
Gaming is addictive and players can spend countless hours just enjoying the process without considering consequences. Although most online gaming sites have age restrictions and a variety of security features, there are still incidences of harassment and cyber violence. In fact, research has shown that children who spend a lot of time playing video games tend to be lonely, frustrated, and isolated, lacking in social skills and developing poor communication habits. They may use chat rooms to “flame” other kids or may fantasize violence as a way of testing the boundaries of their relationship. When young teenagers play online games, they are given the chance to develop confidence and prove that they can overcome challenges while using technology to conquer their fears. Unfortunately, there are some who lose control and participate in cyber bullying and cyber stalker behaviors, which can result in severe personal and career consequences.
There are many experts who believe that there are some negative repercussions in the way that gamers interact with one another while playing video games. However, some of these experts argue that there are benefits as well, especially for younger children who can improve their hand eye coordination by interacting with others in the same room. There are certain games that are more suited for younger children as they require more direct interaction than those found on the Internet. For instance, console-based games are easier to play with more than two people whereas MMORPGs or massively multi-player online role-playing games are better suited for younger players as they involve more than two players.