We’re always hearing about how bad video games are bad you. People even try to blame mass murders and other crimes on people who play too many video games. But what about all the ways video games are actually good for?
1. Video games make you more creative.
Michigan State University did a study on video games and those who play them. Their results showed that kids who play video games are far more creative than those that don’t. Perhaps it’s to do with games like Minecraft where have can build and design in the game.
2. Video games improve your attention span.
Studies have shown that people who regularly play video games have better attention spans, better driving skills and a greater ability to multi-task.
3. Video games reduce pain.
In what sounds like a rather scary experiment, one man asked volunteers to play video games and be stimulated with pain. It was found that those who were playing video games felt less pain than those who weren’t.
4. Video games bring families closer together.
Now you might think that video games would bring rivalries between families, but apparently that’s not the case! Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life found in a study that daughters who played video games with their parents would have better mental health and feel more connected to their family.
5. Video games make learning fun!
Sometimes it can be hard to get your kids to learn – video games are a great way to get your kids learning. They’re also useful for employers too. By injecting training into video games you will find your employees will learn a lot faster.
6. Video games improve your memory.
Video games are now being used in rehabilitation programs to try and improve the memories of their patients. This is because these games will slow and even reverse the effects of memory loss due to ageing.
7. Video games will improve your decision-making skills.
If you find making decisions hard in life then you should play more video games. These games are fast-paced and require you to make tough decisions on the spot. A skill that you can then bring to real-life.
8. Video games improve your vision.
Research at Nottingham University has found that people with vision problems who play certain video games could vastly improve their vision. It would take an eye-patch 400 hours to achieve the same improvement that a video game did in an hour.