Video games are electronic games which involve human interaction with a user interface, the consequences of these could be seen on a screen- either a TV or a computer screen. The advent of video games brought a storm in the way people spent their leisure time especially the kids. The popularity of video games grew by leaps and bounds and soon it became a thriving industry. It is now reaching to an almost art form. The video game programmers are putting in more and more efforts to give more enticing and exhilarating games.
The popularity of video games has now touched cult level. There are serious gamers around the game with serious tournaments being held and even museums being dedicated to video games and the paraphernalia. However not all the things are good about video gaming. People have strong opinions about the bad effects it is having on today’s generation.
Here are some of the pros and cons being discussed around the globe for the video games. Have a look
- Improves coordination- a person using a video game has a handheld console that is connected to the screen. The person has to see what is happening on the screen and react accordingly with his hands to control the toggles on the handheld console. It improves hand- eye coordination and dexterity. It also keeps the brain active and improves on the reflexes. Some of the video games involve whole body movement too.
- Game Challenges encourage puzzle solving skill- games are almost always divided into various levels and the player is required to cross a certain number of hurdels or complete some given tasks to move to the next level. This encourages puzzle solving skills.
- Improves logical thinking- the tasks in a video game become tougher as one proceeds. At times one has to reach a certain score to advance to the next level. This encourages the player to apply logical thinking and advance accordingly.