Video Gamers are always underestimated because there is an uncommon opinion to have about video games, especially in mainstream media and pop culture, and most anti-gaming activists are quick to point out that video games are the biggest reason to cultivate immaturity, violence, and even addiction.
But a coin has two sides; the same thing applies to games too and video games can be both positive as well as negative; it depends on how you take it. So based on some expert gamers opinion here I have discussed 5 reasons, how video games can improve your real life skill.
#1. Problem-Solving Skills
There is no doubt that video games are capable of improving your problem-solving skills. Video games are powerful tools to improve our attention, mood and cognitive strengths, and our relationships.
Even studies suggest that mainstream games like “Call of Duty” may improve our cognitive strengths. So if you want to have fun and at the same time want to stimulate your mind there is no better option than video games.
Fortunately, there are tons of games which can improve your problem-solving skills.
#2. Encourage Exercise
Yes, there are few video games which encourage exercise. In my own research especially boys talked much about learning new moves from sports video games. Even recently launched game Pokemon Go is on of the best exercising game and as I know you need no introduction to this game. Research showed that playing realistic sports video games (excluding tournament fighting) lead to an increased time spent playing sports and exercising in real life.
#3. Planning and Strategy Skills
If you have played games like Age of Empire 2, Civilization V, and Dota2 then you would already know this how such games can improve your planning and strategy skills. If you move to puzzle and board game your will many games like, Chess and Sudoku which stimulates planning and strategy skills. Even some mature and rich people like to play online games such as online slots, online sport games to improve their planning and strategy skills.
#4. Relax and Relieve Anxiety and Stress
For many people, playing video games is much-needed downtime. The psychological benefits of playing video games can carry over into real life when they relieve stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown immersive games can even treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course, this depends on us not playing rage-inducing games.
#5. Get Better at Multi-Tasking
Multi-tasking isn’t great for our productivity in general, but it might be possible to get better at it, even if you’re not a natural “supertasker.” Cognitive researcher Daphne Bavalier found that adults who played video games like Call of Duty were better able to deal with visual and auditory distractions simultaneously.
These are the top 5 reasons how video games really improve your real life in good ways. If you have some better points let me know using the comment section below.