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The Truth About Gaming

Playing games has been an excellent and cost effective way of relieving stress and enhancing better performance for many people. It is also a means of getting rid of boredom. But the truth about games is that many people are so much involved with playing games that it begins to affect other things and people in their lives. These effects range from loss of many hours of sleep, to troubled relationships, to ill health and even to death. The question we should ask ourselves is that when does playing games become a problem.

What really is game addiction?

Just because you spend a lot of time playing games does not mean that you are an addict. There are a few other things that define true addiction, and very few gamers genuinely fall foul of them. The most crucial description of game addiction is someone who continues to play games despite obvious negative consequences that directly affect their health and relationships. If your work or your relationship with the people around you is suffering because of the time you spend playing games, and you can’t manage to change your behavior to deal with that problem, you need to seek help( the PC format magazine).

Most of the time the gamer lacks proper self-regulation and so they end up spending a lot of time playing the games because they just consider it fun. Most addicted gamers are unable to judge that time has passed. They do not feel motivated to do things other than playing games.

It should be noted that the real nature of video game addiction is still lacking proper investigation or research by medical professionals. More knowledge needs to be sought as to what constitutes gaming addiction, in the same way that a heroin addict or an alcoholic is addicted.

What You Know About Game Blog

The title of most important and significant discovery of this millennium can rightly fully be bestowed upon the invention of Computers. The advent of computers has made a positive impact on every aspect of our daily lives. From speeding up mundane everyday office tasks such as word processing to carrying out a complex and life on the line heart surgery, computers make the process smooth, speedy and virtually error free.

Entertainment industry has also benefited a great stride forward, thanks to computers. The concept of computer games which emerged in the early 80’s has now taken on the form of a full-fledged multibillion dollar industry and has galvanized computers peripheral to more sophisticated and custom made gaming machines called gaming consoles. Developing games, writing game blog, informing playing masses about glitches and hacking are also now considered lucrative businesses.

According to statistics, out of 10 software programs made and sold, 6 are games. So naturally, there is a general craving amongst game playing masses to find out more and more about their purchased version. This is where these game specific articles come in handy!

So, what exactly are a game blog, glitches and hacking?

A game blog is a general article about gaming which can be written by professionals or a group who love sharing information about the latest games in the market. A game blog has not got any prefixed pattern and can be just about anything related to gaming. It could contain release dates of new upcoming games, reviews or previews, opinions of players about a particular game and news.

Even the most well made and highly ranked games developed by the most reputable developers are prone to glitches. These glitches could be in rare cases beneficial to a gamer and in most cases are big nuisances to deal with. A game glitches section is put up by people who have encountered these glitches while playing a particular video game and want to share it with rest of community. Now game glitches could exist as a separate section or be a part of game blog; it tells about specific glitches like absence of texture, hanging frame rates or faulty AI about a game.

If the game glitches are fixable with minor tweaks, it is generously mentioned by the players for the benefit of others in the community or else alternate ways are mentioned to overcome the problem.

Some Common Myths About Games

Most people believe that games are launched only for kids and adults don’t like playing them. However, the market of games has grown as first generation gamers continue to play even when they reach adulthood. Today more than two-thirds games launched in the market are for adults. Some of these games are given mature rating by the developers which parents ignore. They buy them believing that these games are for kids when they are only for adults. Most teenagers, who are below the age of 16, love to play games that have mature rating as they find them more exciting. It is therefore important restrictions are imposed to prevent marketing of such games to kids who don’t understand the side-effects of playing them. It is also important to educate the parents about choices available and what they should choose for their kids.

Another myth that people have about games is that they are predominantly for males. However, the percentage of women playing these games is increasing by the day. Today, women outnumber men when it comes to playing web-based games. There are many developers who have realized the importance of games for women and have launched games that women love playing. It is not uncommon to see many websites having kitchen and dress-up games for their women audience.

Many developers who earlier portrayed their women characters and weak and dependent have changed their strategy. Women characters are portrayed as strong and powerful who are ready to meet any challenge that is given to them.

Myths About Gaming

A topic that is of uncertainty and may be a source of conflict between digital natives and digital immigrants nowadays is gaming. This is an issue that worries most parents especially now as summer is nearing and kids will be out of school, with more time in their hands. Therefore, I’d like to explore some of the myths surrounding this idea and explain some things which may not be as clear for some parents.

Myth 1: Kids get easily addicted to video games, which becomes a mental disorder.

Up to 90 percent of American youngsters play video games and as many as 15 percent of them – more than 5 million kids – may be addicted, according to data cited in the AMA council’s report. In fact, it got so serious that the American Medical Association was preparing to recognize ‘Internet/video game addiction’ as a ‘formal diagnostic disorder’ in the 2007 annual meeting. However after much debate, the AMA changed its mind and decided that they would not place the “video game addiction” in the same category of serious mental disorders as schizophrenia or depression.

The reason for this change of mind is that people can be addicted to anything such as work, novel reading or sports. Addiction is not necessarily equivalent to disease. The key to solve this issue is to find a transfer mechanism or alternative for kids to divert their attention. One way to help is for parents to give more accompaniment and attention to their children especially before the age of 16.