Benefits of games – computers and video games

Not only are new PCs and video games capable of providing fun and excitement for everyone, they can also offer certain advantages and advantages.

With the help of advanced and popular technology, the games industry has rapidly developed and expanded over the years.

If we were looking for a video game rating, it would be divided into eight major categories:


These are quick steps and may contain a lot of violence because of this. Action games are usually not suitable for children. Such games fall into the category "M" (mature rating). Examples include Halo, Star Wars, Jedi Knight, and Enter the Matrix.

Adventure and role playing

This is usually not as graphical as action games and can take the player to surreal and imaginative. Although adventure and role-playing games often contain violence, they are not as strong as violence in action games. Examples of this category are Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy, Legend of Mana, and Billy Hatcher.

First person shooters

As the name implies, it is a game in which the player sees movement through the eyes of the character he represents and includes the use of pistols or rifles to kill the enemy. Due to the violence involved in this type of game, it is not suitable for young children. Examples of these games include "Half-Life", "Half-Life 2", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", etc.

Building and managing simulations (CMS)

As the name implies, in games of this genre, players are expected to build, expand, and manage imaginative projects and societies with very little resources. Examples of this genre include "SimCity" and "Harvest Moon".


Here the focus is on strategy, not violence, and these games are slower, which gives the player time to think strategically, manage resources, and plan for victory. Most of them are war-based and therefore violence is not completely absent. These games are not suitable for children. Some examples: Advanced Wars I & II, Civilis V, Crusader Kings II.


These are video or computer games that simulate real-world situations within game settings. In this category, the three well-known games are Racing Simulators, Flight Simulators and Sims. There are a lot of games in this category to entertain children. Some examples of simulation games are: Football Manager, Farming Simulator 2013, The Sims and Evil Genius.


Platform or Platformer consists of jumping between suspended platforms with different heights or obstacles and sometimes to advance in the game. Some examples of Platformer are 40 winks and abuse, Action 52 and Adventure Island.


Puzzle video games are a category of games that require solving puzzles. Types of puzzles that need to be solved can include many problem solving skills, such as using logic, word completion sequence, strategy, and pattern recognition. Some examples of Puzzle Puzzle games are Mario, Bejeweled 3, Cradle of Rome 2, and Hidden Objects.

While in this topic, let's not forget sports like NHL 13, FIFA Soccer 13 and Arcade like Chicken Shoot 1, Toy Story Mania and Angry Birds just to name a few.

Nowadays, video games are enjoyed by a wide cross section of our community, from young children to grandparents, and these games have been accepted by everyone as a good way to entertain, and are seen as better than watching TV because they require viewers to participate and interact.

The general feeling is that video games do not provide any benefits to the player, especially in the case of children.

Contrary to this belief, there are many benefits in allowing children to play certain types of games. The most important of these benefits is the development of:

Cognitive thinking skills

Fine motor skills

Real-time decision-making capabilities

Hand-eye coordination

Cooperative playing skills

Keeping video games out of the reach of children can only deprive them of these benefits.

The child's imagination can be stimulated by role-playing and adventure. Even if some of these games seem tasteless due to their graphical nature and violence, they can play a positive and important role in a child's development by encouraging teamwork, building confidence, and improving motor skills. Playing these video games will only provide the child with a healthy way to express.

Some video games are believed to teach children high-level thinking skills that they will benefit from in the future.

Now that we've looked at the benefits of children, let's take a look at the benefits video games have for us.

The pros and cons of video games are being researched by different bodies including universities in some parts of the world and the result is that the positives outweigh the negatives in terms of benefits.

When playing video games, you will need to quickly respond and make second division decisions in order to succeed in the specific task. It is believed that this type of practice will provide benefits in real life where you can interact quickly and make quick decisions.

Brain scientists have discovered that a specific driving game, created by the University of California San Francisco research and development team can improve short-term memory and long-term focus for older adults.

It was found that indulging in a game distracts the mind from pain and discomfort. As a result of this reason, some hospitals have begun to suggest that children and others undergoing painful treatments are playing games to relieve their stress and anxiety.

Some video games have improved "cognitive flexibility", the ability to quickly switch from one task to another.

Researchers from North Carolina State University found a link between playing video games and mental well-being among the elderly. They found that these citizens who played video games, even sometimes, experienced happiness and happiness.

Games can also improve family relationships, because some of these games can and should play together.

According to some studies conducted at the University of Rochester, people playing some video game titles have shown improvements in tests in the following areas:

• multitasking

• Attention

• Health

• Vision

The only thing that a video game player or family should make sure of is that it does not become addictive in any way. The video game player must not end up long hours playing games and losing time and space while at the same time neglecting their duties, personal actions and responsibilities.

Another thing that parents of minors need is to ensure that their children only have access to educational or similar toys that are appropriate for their age group and the good news is that there is a large selection of toys available suitable for all ages.

Video game content rating is a system available in many countries, and it is used to classify video games into age groups related to relevance in terms of its content which, if followed, will help reduce the negative aspects of some games.

Finally, if video game players are able to play moderately, and stick to game categories appropriate for their ages, they can get a number of benefits as mentioned above.