Gaming is good There are many kind of videogames such as role playing games, third person shooter, real time strategy and first person shooters. In all of these genres first person shooters and third person shooters are the most played game genre and it is also the most controversial. They are controversial because they are the most violent and censored games, but nobody stops kids from playing them. Some people say that these games make kids more aggressive and violence. Some people think that these games encourage other to start massacre like Adam Lanza did in Newtown school. Adam Lanza killed many kids from elementary school in Newtown. The main reason according to people he did it is he played violent video games mostly first person shooters a lot which encouraged him to do that. In 2011 there was a shooting in a Norwegian summer camp where the shooter killed many kids in that camp. When he was captured and asked in court why he did it, he answered that he was training for it by playing a lot of call of duty. But most people aren’t considering the minority of this kind of incident. Video games don’t promote violent behavior but they do benefit people many ways. If the one person gets the wrong idea about game and goes to do something horribly wrong, that doesn’t mean that everybody will go crazy which will affect whole gaming community. Video games are not always bad but in fact they have more benefits then dangers. For example, video games boost your hand eye coordination. Having perfect hand eye coordination can be useful in many daily tasks. Scientists have known since 1980s that playing video games even for a short amount of time will boost hand eye coordination. Many surgeons have to perform laparoscopic surgeries that require perfect hand eye coordination. According to Verena Dobnik of NBC news, the surgeons who play videogames at least three hours a week have 37 percent fewer mistake during the surgery and they also finish 27 percent faster than their counter parts. Dr. James "Butch" Rosser, 49, said “I use the same hand-eye coordination to play video games as I use for surgery,". According to him video games are the best way to improve our hand eye coordination even at his age. My cousin is also medical student, who usually comes across the surgeries in which they have to use robotic arms. I see him playing videogames a lot and when I ask him the reason to play video games he replies that their professors recommends playing video games to become better at robotic surgeries. The second benefit of the video games is speeding up one’s reaction time. studies have shown that playing video games especially shooter games will speed up your reaction time. I would consider myself a gamer because the fact that I play lot of video games. I always play first person shooter game named “call of duty” online with other players. During the gameplay, people playing have to make quick decisions and react quickly to stay alive in the game. Delay of half second could mean death in the game and in everybody else’ mind they would not want to die and wait for 5 minutes for next round to start so they will try hard to kill you and throw you out of the game. In this kind of situation, you will have to respond quickly to stay alive in the game. Research done by researchers at the university of Rochester shows that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesn’t just make them better at playing video games, but it also improves other general skill like quicker decision and fast reaction. “It’s not the case that the action game players are trigger-happy and less accurate: They are just as accurate and also faster,” says Daphne Bavelier. “Action game players make more correct decisions per unit time. If you are a surgeon or you are in the middle of a battlefield, that can make all the difference.” Here Daphne says that the people who play shooter games and action…
businesses. I beg to differ, and point to several free social gaming apps as primary supporting examples.
First, it is important to establish what specifically I’m referring to when I say “free social gaming apps”. In particular, I would point to social gaming companies such as King, Team Lava and PopCap Games, whose titles include the likes of Candy Crush, Bubble Mania, and Plants vs. Zombies, respectively. These mobile social gaming companies typically consist of a portfolio of games that are…
The Social Impacts of
Online Gaming and Gambling Addiction
What is addiction? One might consider addiction as a disease or mental illness, but typically addiction is often assumed that someone is addicted to substance such as; alcohol, cocaine, nicotine etc., in another words, they are physically dependent, but addiction isn’t limited to someone who is…
April 1, 2013
Violence in Gaming
Gaming is a popular medium, and like all forms of media, it comes under fire from critics, news agencies, and most of all, parents. Many complain about its content, others protest due to clothing the characters wear, but most criticize its use of violence. Actual acts of violence such as theater shootings cause the media to point to video game violence as a cause for the perpetrator’s violent acts. However, video game violence is simply part of…
Definition – Online gaming is when you play a game that has network capability either with others, working together or against others e.g. Halo 4, Destiny, and Battlefield 4 etc.
Games also are played on platforms such as Computers or consoles e.g. Xbox/PlayStation/Wii/Computer
Increase in memory and capacity – most games test the knowledge of the player in most cases trying to remember certain things that were mentioned or viewed so in turn these players gain an increase…
Internet gambling represents one of the fastest growing segments of online activities with hundreds of websites providing users the opportunity to place bets on anything, ranging from casino games to sporting events. Billions of dollars in bets are placed each day in online gambling.
The gambling industry is estimated to gross around $40 billion a year. Majority goes to the government in some form or another and one of the reasons people are starting to look toward the Internet…
Professional Video Gaming
Nowadays, many people play video games, so the video game market is growing. In the article, “Video Gamers,” Seth Schiesel explains almost 50 million people enjoy playing video games in South Korea. The huge amount of people is gathering video gaming rooms, which are called PC bangs, everyday. Many young children want to be professional video gamer. Many video games are released everyday, and people are playing it. Some people believe that playing video games is a sport…
December 1, 2014
“You Should Buy a Playstation Vita”
Handheld gaming is my passion. There is no finer handheld than the Playstaion Vita. The Playstaion Vita is a Power house of a portable system and I love it. No other handheld can equal the graphical power or even the quality of gaming that the Ps Vita can produce. When the Ps Vita was released I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. From all the hype from Sony and the other gaming news websites, I couldn’t wait. My love for handhelds stems from…
February 7, 2013
Gaming: A Search for Good Amongst the Bad
When the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary recently occurred, the blame was strongly placed on the mental state of the shooter. That he must of have been influenced by playing evil and violent video games as a reason for his disturbing actions. It is unfortunate that violent media, especially video games, is to blame for societal ills. The hysteria built up around this form of entertainment…
Military Virtual Gaming Training
PPA 101 WI
May 12, 2014
The Division of Military and Naval affairs would like to create a better environment and
better training for our soldiers. We want to make Virtual video Gaming Training the primary
training for those who are going to be in the field of the Division of Military and Naval affairs.
This is going to provide a better future for our soldiers…