Since the creation of video games, parents,
and children alike have been wondering about the usefulness and disadvantages of playing these technology-based redirects. If moderate, games can be a great medium for social bonding, and an outlet for a well deserved holiday. Recently, many studies have been published misinterpreted many effects of video games, and often, your data. Instead of radical approach to deny the benefits of playing video games, or even proclaim as the saviors of the youth of today need to take the middle path, and customize it according to their own values.
In a social aspect that video games are a good way to enhance friendship or even a relationship. When sitting in a good play Madden 06 (a football game) or even co-op play Halo 2 (a game of first-person shooter), can develop bond between you and your partner. Through these games you play in your work teamwork is needed to attract business and develop a plan. You can also play on opposing teams in Madden 06, or even fight each other in Halo seconds if taken too seriously, it can be detrimental to a relationship. However, these games generally light, healthy competition and hopefully allow the losers and winners () to practice sportsmanship.
Unfortunately, there are also negative effects on social behavior, almost directly linked to play more video games. Many times, when players are obsessed, could play some single player games to social isolation. These games (when abused) could take the time with friends and players from the plant to the screen. At an early age could be extremely damaging because children learn better social skills and behaviors. Become "addicted" to video games a child could grow as a shy introvert, and / or anti-social.
Another influence of video games is bad, along with the social health of the players is physical health. Many diseases and injuries in the repetitive use of video games have been related. Some of these include: eye strain, wrist / neck / injuries, back pain, photosensitive epilepsy, headaches, nerve and muscle damage, and even hallucinations! Researchers are currently investigating the effect of video games in obesity, and if it is a factor. Although this sounds like a good enough reason to exterminate the game alone, you must first place under the conditions of the studies, in reaching these conclusions. Many of these injuries are very rare, and it is also necessary to examine the word repeated. Most cases of injury or illness as a result of video games is that the person playing too. Therefore, in moderation, to video games to enjoy with a much lower risk of intractable of these lesions.
While there are downside risks to video games, there are many positive effects on physical health to be brought to these games. Many studies show, including one from Stanford University that video games have a big impact on the players skills troubleshooting and monitoring (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/spotlight/2001- 01-19-video [. htm]). The U.S. government National Institutes of Heath recent study also shows a staggering increase in visual skills and attention to video games (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2943280.stm published). Under these improved skills is better able to follow directions. Teachers have tried for centuries to convey the educational ideal to follow the instructions to students. Now, with advances in gaming next directional capacity is expected to increase.
Besides the ability to follow directions, come many other educational benefits of videogames. It has been shown that many strategy games like Age of Empires and Rome: Total War, the logic and thought growing. In these games, players are required to participate in critical thinking and decision making that will affect the gaming experience. To win, you have to think a decision before you do. For instance, in Age of Empires, the decision on whether an arc or a stable version could influence the outcome of the next battle. Many RPGs (like Final Fantasy X) also require a lot of text scrolling across the screen quickly to read. In fact, many American teachers to find improvement in spelling, reading and mathematics yet, because video games (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/2-27-2004-51038.asp). Many readers might think there are obviously more useful for reading, read a book, but how much easier it is to ask a child if you want to read a novel, or play the latest blockbuster shelves of the game?
The game content is also important. Today the variety of game genres and content increased tenfold. There are games for preteen girls, violent youth, sports, history lover, someone in your name, and probably a game that was designed with them as a demographic group. The same study by the U.S. Institute of Health and several sets of variables (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2943280.stm). They had several children playing modern games, just published in recent years (such as the Medal of Honor) and painfully thrown games (like Tetris). The Medal of Honor players will improve visual attention skills and significant, while the Tetris players had almost zero improvement.