Video games can be the best gifts for kids but gradually parents might regret having ever introduced them to the kids. However, the worldwide popularity of gaming has come up as the living proof how attractive it is for gamers across the globe. Gaming may have a number of baneful influences, but its positives cannot be ignored too because it brings great value for the human race as a whole. They are much more than mere toys, if you start counting the advantages of gaming.
Here are some positive aspects of gaming:
1. As people get into gaming, they learn a lot about the use of IT, such as downloading files, taking screen shots, uploading information and also sharing it with others. They come in touch with other gamers around the world and share knowledge and experiences with them, thus learning more and having fun.
2. Gaming enables people develop their skills and ability to make optimal use of gaming resources. They learn to manage resources and make the right use of equipment, develop theories and models and also design strategies, all of which is done while paying games.
3. When people play games, they develop a thirst for knowledge and want to take it to the higher levels. They bring together their individual skills and pool them up to make the best of them.
4. Another positive aspect of gaming is that it encourages social interaction as people from different parts of the world come together through this platform and exchanges their skills, thoughts and ideas.
5. It encourages people to sharpen their ability to interpret data through the lateral thinking process. Those who really get into gaming devise ways and tricks to tackle various situations and emerge as winners in the games they play.
6. Gamers develop an impeccable understanding of the history of the world as many games take them through the events in the world history, some of them even enacting the events and giving the life like experiences.
7. Innovation is another gift of gaming, as people are able to think of new ideas to achieve higher levels in gaming. They can bring out new ideas in graphics, designs and software programming to step up games to a new level.
8. Next amongst the best benefits of gaming is the fact that gamers learn the art of collective problem solving while they play games with others in groups and share ideas and techniques related to problem solving.
9. Some games are such that they inculcate value in young gamers by having positive influence on their impressionable minds. Particularly, in case of young children, parents should be selective about the games they should allow the children to play as violent ones can leave a wrong influence on them.
10. Gaming inculcates a competitive spirit in people and instills in them the love for winning. It has been noticed that some children show better results in academic performances as they develop their gaming skills.
Though there are a number of positive aspects of gaming, they should be limited as too much of it makes a person addicted and lazy, not willing to indulge in physical activities. One should treat them as good servants otherwise they can become bad masters.
Carl Freer is a Swedish businessman and technology entrepreneur primarily known for founding the American electronics company, Tiger Telematics which manufactured the handheld game console Gizmondo. Carl Freer is also the founder of Singapore-based medical device company Aluminaid.