From their first appearance video games were always interesting and entertaining to people; first, there were simple low-quality video games which were equally enjoyable as the ones we have today.
With time video games and technology got a lot better, and now you can even experience virtual reality.
Playing video games is a big part of everyday life nowadays, it has become almost impossible imagining life without it. No matter the age, everyone from toddler to pensioner can find the perfect video game for themselves.
During their development, technology and gaming passed through many different phases that led to the video games we have today.
During that development, many exciting gaming facts were discovered (such as the fact that gaming has multiple benefits for your psychological, social and overall health) and many anecdotes were written.
The sensitivity to movements you acquire throughout playing games can help you a lot in the real life. Fast decision-making possibilities, multitasking and navigating, are just some of the stuff gaming can improve.
Parents usually love to blame video games for their children’s unusual behavior, but you will be glad to know that it wasn’t always like that. When video games weren’t so popular, parents found something else to blame, one of these things was Dungeons and Dragons.
Some video games were developed according to real life events. Assassin’s Creed is one of them, every main character you kill is based on a real life person, just as the time and place of their murder.
Laws and regulations affecting gaming aren’t a common thing, but South Korea considers gaming a far-reaching activity, this is why it is unlawful for kids under 16 to play games after midnight. Which might be a good idea, that way kids can play games, but they will still be ready for school in the morning.
Brazil also has an interesting tax law concerning gaming; this country determined 120 percent taxes for any video game played since an old legislation considers it to be gambling.
Gamers are often emotionally connected to the video game characters. Some can even fall in love with those attractive female characters, some, however, love them as their kids. Robin Williams loved gaming so much that his children carry the names of game characters. Zelda and Cody, unique names for sure.
Whilst we are speaking of Robin, game designers found a way to fight depression. SPARX is a video game created to help fight this insidious disease, and recent studies showed it has better results than counseling.
Many parents are worried that gaming can cause violence; however, it isn’t entirely accurate. Gaming is said to have stress-relief benefits, making gamers calm and reasoned people.
However, we cannot say that gaming never caused violence, just the opposite, a 46-year-old man attacked a 13-year-old boy for killing him too many times in Call of Duty, and this happened not so long ago in 2011.
This case isn’t the only one, but we can surely say that games weren’t a trigger for this kind of behavior, so enjoy your games and don’t worry, violence cases like this are very rare.