The Many Benefits of PC Games

During simpler times, when technology was gradually catching up with people, kids used to play outside. These days with the advent of technology, it has become very tough to find kids outside in the playgrounds and basket ball courts. Technology has given us many different things that have made our life convenient. It has also resulted in the invention of PC and video games that most kids love playing. While parents are completely against PC games, it is not entirely harmful to kids. PC games do teach kids some valuable lessons that will be helpful for them in the future.

A Brief History

PC games also known as computer games are played on a computer and do not have a dedicated gaming console to it. You can either play this online for which you would need an internet connection or download it and play it offline at a time convenient to you. PC games became popular after the launch of the video game ‘crash’ in 1983. As more and more modifications were made to bulk computers and their processors, the gaming industry also underwent some huge changes. In the late 1980’s many popular games like Frogger, space invaders, centipede and Pac man became hugely popular and sold like hot cakes. Later on many companies entered the gaming world with their improvised versions of PC games. These days PC games have separate gaming consoles that offer high quality gaming experience.

Benefits

If you think video games spoil your kids and keep them away from their academics, think again. Playing PC or video games is said to help children with attention deficit disorders and aid them in gaining social skills. Multiplayer games teaches them team work and decision making ability. A game involving strategy can make your kid more creative and help them think out of the box. Computer games are also known to improve hand-to-eye co-ordination and help them largely in gaining self confidence.

Tips to Parents

Instead of shunning PC games altogether from your kid’s life, you can develop a strategy where you let your kid play PC games for a limited time every day. Make it a point to give academics top priority. When you know your kid is getting stressed due to pressure from school, allow them to play to take their mind off of studies. As parents make sure they are also playing games that induce thinking rather than violent games. Play with them on a weekend or during your free time to give your relationship a boost.

Playing Video Games on the Internet

Video games, no matter the genre, have become a popular hobby for millions of Americans and other gamers across the world. Video games have come a long way over the past couple of decades as graphics and overall game play has changed drastically. Video games can be played in the comfort of one’s own home, at their friend’s house, in the dorm room, in a hotel room, on a mobile phone, on an IPod, on a laptop or on a desktop computer. These games can be played on a gaming console against the computer, against a friend or family member, or against someone across the country or in another part of the world. A growing trend for video game systems these days is the ability for gamers to play games via the Internet.

Playing video games on the Internet has become widely popular because of the ability to compete with millions of different people all over the world. Being able to play these games on the Internet with a gaming system such as PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 makes it more interesting when a gamer doesn’t have a friend or relative to play the game against in person. If they are looking for real life competition, all they need to do is turn on their system and log onto the Internet. The first person that responds to their challenge will be the person they play against. Most new gaming systems that allow for Internet game play also provide gamers with the ability to talk with their competition via headsets that plug into the console. Xbox 360 is especially known for this feature. The headset looks like the one you would see a fast food drive-through worker wearing but they get the job done in the long run.

Video games can also be played on the Internet via the use of a mobile phone. They  can be purchased for mobile phones or free games can be downloaded for a BlackBerry, for an iPhone, or for another other phone that has the ability to access the Internet. These games can be card games, sports games, war games, simulation games and many other genres of games that the gamer wishes to play. The IPod Touch also has the ability to access the Internet via available wireless connections. Video games can also be played through the Internet on your IPod Touch if you can access the Internet at your location.

As the popularity of video games continues to increase, more websites are popping up that offer free video games for gamers to play. These websites do not feature major games from the major gaming systems. Instead, the games are ones created by the website they are on and are markedly different from games played on a PlayStation or Xbox system. Some of these websites provide their gamers with prizes if they compete at the experienced level and play the games that are subject to prizes. One drawback of being able to access video games on the Internet is that they can be a distraction from work or school.