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Positive And Negative Sides Of Video Games
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Positive And Negative Sides Of Video Games

Video games undoubtedly are a source of entertainment. Alone or in company, playing video games is fun if you find the game that's interesting for you. They are a great tool for relaxation after a hard day.

- People learn through video games. Video games are a great way of learning useful things appropriate to the interest of the individual. There are many video games that are directly educational, as a simple example there are some strategies through which we can learn a lot about ancient human civilizations.

Through action or through war games the players are able to learn, for example the names of weapons and other terms. Perhaps some of the prejudices that video games are for children, or young people come from through that with games we can learn many things. By definition adults know "everything" and even more than what they need. Still there are a huge number of adults who play video games.

- The man is subjected to daily tests all the time, and testing ubiquitous in video games helps to exercise skills. Most of the video games, especially those who are world popular,in their game-play one of their purposes consists of a reflection of a segment of life, consist of different tasks (gaming vocabulary is quest). The player is put to the test and only by him depends the success of the mission that he has been assigned. With the completion of the task with a successful outcome gets a positive sense of pride and confidence. Failure to perform the task of video game sometimes gives a feeling of mild or strong frustration or feeling of indifference or self-criticism. Also after the failure may come motivation for re-starting the same task from the beginning or occurs disappointment and leaving that part of the game or the game itself. A parallel can be made with everyday life problems. Way of response to certain scenarios in a video game can be compared with the response of a person in real life. How you react to victory, success in carrying out a task or defeat in the game itself, indicates your response in similar scenarios in everyday life.

- Video games are a means of socialization. Picture of the social atmosphere, friends, video games, entertainment makes people happy. Playing in a family atmosphere as brother and brother, father and son, brother and sister, etc.… is positive experiences for people. Another way of socializing through video games is the online multiplayer mode of the game. Great way to meet and socialize through the Internet.

- Encouraging self-esteem and increase motivation. Giving a sense of significance. Achieving good results even in the smallest and simplest games subconsciously give a feeling of confidence in people, increase motivation, and this is of particular importance and according to a U.S. study, psychologists argue that this is why as part of therapy for people who suffer from depression and similar psychological problems are suggested video games. Also games involve people in the world in which they are the main actors, and thus people receive a sense of importance and significance, which many times do not get in everyday life.

The disadvantages of video games are:

- Addiction is considered to be one of the greatest adverse effects. Sometimes video games are so well made, that people get addicted with the game itself and begin to "live" in the world of the game. In the past, we have witnessed the news media for examples of video games that have a high risk of developing dependence among players. In this risk group are usually RPG games (Role Playing Game), where the player identifies with the character in the game and completely goes off from the outside real world. In extreme cases the game can so much affect the player so “he will live just for the game”. The main indicators that the game is addictive and can make certain problems in an individual's life are:

- Obsession with the game. The person keeps on talking about the game and the main field of interest is the video game. It is normal for a game you like to read the texts, articles, comments about it, but if the game turned into a major preoccupation and simply "you do not have a real life", then it is a sign of addiction.

- Influencing of the game in everyday life situations. If your partner has disconnected you, and the reason is just a game then it comes to addiction. If you miss classes at school, university, work obligations only for the single video game, then it comes to addiction.

- Crisis in absents of the game. If the crisis appears in time of absence of the game then it is a serious addiction and need the services of professional persons treated for addictions: psychologists, educators and so on.

- Spending a lot of money for installations, literature, membership in online clubs, etc..

- According to some research, there is a possibility of aggressive behavior among children in the case of many spent hours with free kids games that include aggression, murder, violence, etc..

So don't become addicted and play those beautiful games for kids for your fun and good time.


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