Different Types of Games Engage Players
What’s the difference between video games and sporting activities? A video game is a computer-based interactive activity, usually played under an agreed set of guidelines, with an apparent aesthetic or developmental purpose: to enjoy or compete, for example, in a video game competition. A video game is usually a competitive interactive activity, involving one or more participants, defined again by an objective, and a set of related rules to play the game. The participant is not engaged in a face-to-face contact with the other participant and the interaction is between a series of images, sounds and movements on the part of the player and computer generated characters, sometimes providing 3D graphics, such as a car driving through a tunnel or a detailed representation of a real life situation.
Computer games can be very complex and involved. For this reason, many players find it hard to keep track of their progress, which results in many games being abandoned during the middle of a session. Further problems arise when players depend too much on a single system or piece of software to tell what they are doing and how. For example, a fighter in a game may spend several hours maneuvering his fighter plane so that he can engage in dog fighting. But if that fighter plane’s maneuvering isn’t relayed correctly to the game program, then all of the time that the fighter plane is spent flying around trying to engage in dog fighting is wasted, as the other players can then engaged in dog fighting from that point and win the game.
Video games provide an escape from the demands of the real world. The only requirements to enjoy a game are that the player interacts with computer generated characters. The interaction takes the form of clicking or selecting the required action and sometimes presenting visual images, or viewing pre-created virtual scenes. Players often have the opportunity to make new friends and communicate through various media. Video games can have a positive effect on the development of hand-eye coordination and increased attention spans.
Many players report that they spend an average of one hour a day playing video games. However, when analyzing the different types of gaming habits of the players, it was found that not all of them regularly play the same type of game. For instance, there are game players who play shooting or first person tactical war games that engage a great deal of strategy and tactics. Other players play a sport type video game that takes a relatively passive approach to playing.
Some players report having an immediate effect after playing a game. For instance, a player who plays a shooting video game reported that his finger muscles became very responsive after playing the game for a period of time. Other players report a delayed impact after playing a game, such as a player who plays a first person shooter game and reported that his finger muscles did not become fully responsive to the game’s actions for several hours after playing the game. In other cases, players notice little or no change in their finger or hand health after playing a certain type of game for a period of time. Most players notice significant improvements in hand-eye coordination after playing a particular type of game.
There are many other types of GAMES that some players report becoming engaged with after a certain period of time. For example, players report being more alert after playing chess. Other players notice a decrease in their level of alertness after playing card games, while others notice an increase in their alertness after playing an educational video game. The key to playing GAMES effectively is for you to find a way to engage with the game without becoming bored or burned out.