Video games are often portrayed as antisocial, violent, and as an addictive waste of time that encourages obesity, but what if that is not true and there are ways to prove this belief wrong? For example, according to a test conducted by scientists from the University of Rochester, people who play action games make accurate decisions 25% faster, which is a great trait to have as a surgeon or a soldier. Furthermore, according to a study published in the journal “Nature”, driving games improved memory, focus and multitasking abilities in older adults. Also, A recent Oxford University psychological study of 5,000 kids found that the ones who played video games for moderate amounts of time — less than an hour a day — were more “well adjusted” and got along with peers better than kids who played no games. Last but not least, The negative effects of screens at night aside, video games give people more control over their dreams and decrease nightmares, according to a psychological research out of Grant MacEwan University in Canada. All in all, if video games are not played excessively they have many benefits and are an awesome way to improve one’s self.
Vėjas 5A January 17, 2017
Yeah… I thought so video games aren’t a waste of time.
Jackson Ridden November 13, 2015
Nice post! I think game playing not only broadens one’s imagination, it also helps to face various problems in real life, I really do think so. Not to mention the thought training we get from playing strategic games and such like. I was just reading this: http://kanbantool.com/blog/why-does-it-make-sense-to-play-video-games and think these all are fair points. I will definitely not try to limit my game-playing, it’s too good for me 🙂
Joana November 9, 2015
Gamers are the coolest people ever:)))
Armantas November 12, 2015
We sure are 🙂
apokalipse November 6, 2015
Informative article but one sided portrays video games from only positive way, yes playing video games has benefits but it also has its downside, I disagree that video games decrease nightmares I think it depends on what type of games you play try playing L4D2 or Resident Evil or other good horror games for a couple of hours before sleep and you will know what I mean:)