There will be haters who will call your brand new black play-station a white elephant.
But believe me. Gaming consoles are the best a man can get (even Gillette has a GAME razor). All your priced possessions like F.I.F.A., G.T.A.(Punjab), Arkham Knight and N.B.A. 2K16(Does Cricket even exist in the gaming world?) have been specifically designed to benefit and boost your inner potential to the best of your use so that those lippy haters can start saving some money and follow your path of illumination.
Parents and self- proclaimed mentors worry about games having negative effect on gamers in their formative years, emphasising a great deal on games leading to violent behavior( we call it mature in G.T.A.)and addiction. However, all is not negative about gaming.
LONGER GAME TIME MEANS SHORTER REACTION TIME
We all know someone who seems to have a faster game control than the second best, able to retrieve information or react in a split second. (Remember your friend who routed you 5-0 in F.I.F.A. last Sunday). For some, that ability might be strengthened through gaming. Because new information is constantly being displayed during play, beginners are forced to adapt quickly. Players who are immersed in fast-paced games are faster in reacting to questions/incidents.
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Speaking from a personal experience, your treasured collection can help relieve stress and depression. A major study that tracked players over six months and measured heart rate found that certain titles reduced the adrenaline response by over 50 percent. One thing which has to be kept in mind is that you start the game at “Amateur” level when you are depressed(fragile ego).
OH GAMER MY GAMER
Certain genres of games like your mobile favorite Clash of Clans reward and encourage leadership traits—providing for “communities,” securing their safety, thinking about the next attack. Champions can display a correlating motivation in their real-world career goals. Improvising in a game can also translate into being faster on your feet when an office crisis crops up.
YOU A GAMER? NOTE IT IN YOUR CV
Games are known to enhance creativity and inculcate a taste for graphics, design and technology. Video games and computer games are known to improve hand-eye co-ordination and help players gain many skills. Video and computer games help children gain self-confidence and many games are based on history, city building, and governance and so on. Such games indirectly teach prodigies about aspects of life on earth, increase mental flexibility and help them conquer the “real” life chaos.
GAMING IMPROVES YOUR VISION (you read it right, now start playing)
Mom may have warned you that sitting in front of the TV wasn’t good for your eyes. But sane (not paid) psychologists have found it could actually be beneficial to your vision. People suffering from cataract can improve their vision by playing first-person shooter games like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. It is believed that these games are so fast-paced that they require an extreme amount of attention, training the visually impaired to view things more sharply. They can also produce higher levels of dopamine and adrenaline that “potentially may make the brain more plastic.”
To play or not to play? Well if you want to be super-cool, excel in every possible area that even Supercell can’t think of and cut through your pseudo-stressful life, it’s time to turn on your console and show the haters that they are confused admirers.
Views presented in the article are those of the author and not of ED.