What are the benefit of Playing Games?

  • Hi, here I am going to introduce a different topic to all readers. Benefit of games. Most of people says that playing games are unnecessary and waste of time. To be frankly, I cannot agree with their opinion. There have such benefits in playing games. I can produce a short note.


    1. Improves coordination

    When an adult or child is playing a video game, he or she is not only staring at the computer inactively. The activities and actions on the screen provide a lot of mental stimulation. For one to play, he or she will need to coordinate their visual, audial and physical movement.


    2. Improves problem-solving skills

    Video games involve certain rules. This means that the player has to think carefully before making any move to ensure that they stay within the required rules of that particular game. The player needs to make split- second decisions that will determine whether or not he or she will advance to the next level.


    3. Enhances memory

    Playing your favorite video game may require both visual and audial memory. The player is required to read or listen to the instructions which might only be provided at the beginning of the game, thus the need to remember them throughout the entire game. Mastery of the keys on your keyboard helps you easily move your characters in the game. This helps improve your memory, whether short- term or long-term.


    4. Improves attention and concentration

    Video games especially action games, have proven to be able to capture the player's attention for the entire period of the game. This is brought about by the player's need to achieve certain objectives within the game, and be able to progress to the next level.


    5. It is a great source of learning

    Gaming is not only beneficial to adults and teenagers, but to children as well. Many modern education institutions incorporate video games as a teaching methodology. This helps these children improve their academic skills by providing video games that are specifically aimed at enhancing their cognitive and creative skills.


    This is very short list only. You can add more answers here:)

  • improves trolling skills

    improves backstabbing policy


    i just like things that are connected to planning:


    1. force you to plan ahead

    2. to value your time as the most scarce recourse

    3. prioritize everything

    4. learn quickly from better players (otherwise you die)

    5. forces you to look for patterns and reverse engineer them

    6. requires cooperation with others to meet deadlines and results


    in short it forces you to be logistic expert

  • Well,different games have different effects,and most games are only made to tailor to a niche audience.

    Eg: Strategy games like S1914, EU4, Hoi4,etc,are most often played by either Strategy enthusiasts or casual gamers (Who are present in almost every type of game)


    So,different games require,and give you,different skills.


    Since I am too lazy to write a large list of benefits,I will simply quote this list from the OP,since I agree with this.


    Most people seem to have stereotypes that games are only bad for children,that they are useless and are harmful.


    The only harms games will do is if you get too addicted to it and spend too much time on them,so much that your other obligations (School,Friends,Family) are ignored.