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Video Game Addiction

You will hear it said a lot, if you spend much time around gamers or their friends or parents – or indeed if you yourself are a gamer. The word is spat out with real feeling, but the way it is said is almost more mocking than angry, and it seems to cloud the real issue. You must have heard it, either reported, acted, or said for real. “That game, you’re always playing it – I sometimes think you’re addicted!” What might surprise some people is that playing video games can be genuinely addictive, and it can be a problem.
Indeed, some reviews of games and the advertising that takes quotes from them will use the word itself – “addictive”. Gamers themselves will say approvingly of a game that it is very addictive. It certainly is a selling point. But there is a fine line between “addictive” and addictive. Some people do develop an addiction to video games which is in its way as pernicious as nicotine, heroin or any other drug. It may be considered to be pretty lightweight compared to those, but for those who develop an addiction there are real problems.
Some people become sullen and withdrawn when circumstances prevent them from playing a video game, and some will respond in a very ungracious way to those who ask them to do something else. It is not as damaging, in real terms, as a drug addiction but it can be very damaging to social relationships and if you feel that you, or someone you know, has become addicted to video games (or one specific game), it is important to look for a solution to the matter.
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Save Money With Rented Games

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The ability to rent video games from home without leaving the house has always been a true dream of mine. Not only does renting video games online keep you busy, but it can be very satisfying knowing you can rent as many titles as you want at anytime and generally receive them within a day or two.
Here are some Video Game Rental Statistics you might find interesting:”U.S. consumers spent $633.6 million renting video games in 2001, and a record-breaking $6 billion buying video game software (including PC software).”
But why are people renting video games instead of buying? I guess I can’t say gamers are not buying video games.
“The U.S. computer and video game software sales grew four percent in
2004 to $7.3 billion — a more than doubling of industry software.”
But why rent games? I would estimate that people rent for 4 primary reasons.
1.The convenience
2.Its cheaper
3.Able to test games
4.Time sensitive
Convenience is truly a luxury worth having these days. People are looking for ways to save time and effort. Everything these days has to be fast and easy. Online video game rental companies provide that and much more. First of all and most important they deliver the game right to your front door. No more wasting your gas going to your favorite rental store, only to find out that the game you wanted is no longer available and won’t be available until you make that drive again. Gas is too expensive these day, who wants to spend all that money driving to a video store when you can easily accomplish the same task on your home computer?
Second of all it’s simple alot cheaper. The average video store charges from $4.00 to $6.00 dollars per video game rental. That could get expensive, specially if you’re renting numerous titles per week. Most of the well known game rental clubs like GameFly, Gottaplay, Intelliflix and RentZero only charge $12.95 to $19.95 per month for unlimited video game rental. So let’s say you rent 2 titles per week at the local video store. That equal around $30.00 dollars per month compared to $12 to $13 dollars per month with the online alternative. This is a large savings at the end of the month.
Now here is the greatest part. Have you ever purchased a video game and just hated it. You can’t just return the game, you’re stuck or you have to exchange it in for store credit. So you just have to suck it up and move on to the next game, which might not live up to your standards. Renting video games online gives you the chance to test the game first before you purchase. The companies will even allow you to purchase the games at discount rates and just keep the game if you enjoy it that much.
You can keep the games as long at you like just pay the monthly fee. If you want to play 6 to 7 games a month or more you can just pay the one time monthly fee and be done with it. You don’t even have to pay for postage. That’s a deal that I can get used to.

Learning While Playing Video Games

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While many people believe that online video games can increase anti-social behaviors, violence, loss of communication skills, and even health issues, such as obesity, some critics seem to agree that online video games can help the game players increase hand eye coordination. In this sense, it seems to be that most critics have already recognized the beneficial effects of video games in their mind.
Online educational games provide game players brain training that can help them become even more intelligent. These games work by testing the cognitive functions of your brain, such as memory, reasoning, logical decision making, and so fort .Let’s visualize yourself working out at a local health club to get your body in shape, playing educational video games is just like taking your brain to the same gym to get mentally in shape.
Educational games are often viewed as boring, un-cool, and primitive, but the truth is that educational games could be as much fun as any other types of game. Often, those educational game player could have a lot more fun because they feel rewarded from the game. Think back to that game of trivia you played with friends a few years ago, do you remember how good you felt when getting the right answer? That’s a type of feeling the game player could get from education games. The more people play these games, the greater confidence they have and which could bring them a better chance of succeeding at whatever they set their mind to achieve.
The best place to play free educational video games is on the internet. The internet could provide you a platform for educational learning which never happens before. Educational games have become an interesting and useful for the users. One of significant interests for many users is learning skills that can be applied in their workplace. One example of where this occurs is in the dental field. Many dental websites include online educational games that are both fun, informative, and catered towards user interests. Games could be, for example, Wordsearch, Matching Pair, and Crossword Puzzle. Each game will be fun and interactive for the user to learn real vocational terms that they can also use in their office.
The internet has transcended the traditional boundaries of online games by offering useful, and beneficial and educational contents for the user. After you play a few on line games, ask yourself if you’ve learned anything new and you will be probably surprised with the answer.

Types Of Online Arcade Games



Online arcade games give you a lot of choices to choose from. It’s as simple as it can be and can be so mind boggling you would not be able to finish it as fast as you thought. It provides you a straight up in your face game that you can always access with just a computer. There are many online arcade sites you can visit and play in. Some games need some money for you to play it and some are free.

Usually, the kinds of online arcade games are racing, shooting, exclusive, puzzle and brain, adventure, sport, action, RPG and strategy, dress up, card and board, and casino. There are now different kinds of games for you so you don’t have to get bored with the same genre of game.

Racing games offer you the different styles of racing. You can race in the streets or you can speed down the tracks with a professional formula 1 race car. You can also race in dirt rallies or in mountain slopes, whatever you fancy. The racing games are definitely for the computer fanatics who constantly seek sites that offer a variety of ways of racing.

The shooting games offer the in your face shooting in different ways. You can be playing a game where you are shooting people while going down in parachutes or shooting aliens to save the world. It practices your hand and eyes coordination and reaction since the targets in the games move fast that would require a lot of concentration.

The RPG and strategy games are for the gamers who love playing a certain character in a game with a story. You can be a king of an army and find a way to defeat the enemy’s army by coming up with strategies that would crush your enemies. You can be a vampire slayer and kill all the vampires that are havocking your city. As you go along this kind of game, it becomes harder and harder and you might have to use your brain for you to finish the game. Unlike any other online arcade games, this kind of game would take a long time to finish. If you are new to this type of game, it would take you a little while longer to finish a game like this than those who have been playing the RPG and strategy game.

The Casino kind of game offers you almost everything that is played in a real casino. You can play poker and other card game and play slot machines. It offers a somewhat casino feeling where you are not sure if you could win or not. Most of the time, this kind of game would need actual money so you can play them. It also offers a lot of kinds of the games offered. Armor slots, Crazy fruit slots, and birds of the same feather slots machines are just some of the offered games.

Playing online arcade games still give you that same feeling you have when you play in the arcade or in a game platform. Maybe these online arcade games have a less appealing graphic design but it rest assured; it is enjoyable like other games in other platforms.

Solving Puzzles and The Mind



Online games have been under fire for some months now as addictive. The facts are different. Some games are surely addictive, but benefits far outweigh the negatives. For example there is a big range of puzzle games available free online. Can puzzles be addictive? Can puzzles spoil children? Let us look at the benefits of online puzzle games in detail.

Online puzzle games benefits- every puzzle that we solve needs application of mind. No puzzle can be solved without concentrating the mind on the problem. Ultimately puzzles lead the student improve his/her logical and analytical ability. Subjects such as operations research need these qualities in abundance. Higher mathematic involves lot of game playing. Those games are different, but once your mind sharpens solving online puzzles, you can proceed to higher levels of games in mathematics that can help solve many problems.

We have been solving puzzles since ages. The only difference now is that one need not search for a book or a magazine to look for puzzles. One can get them online for free. Puzzles that involve alphabets, and numbers are a fantastic method to sharpen the ability of children in thinking. Please encourage your children solve puzzles. By depriving them that, you may drive them to something bad. Better to give them the satisfaction of solving online puzzles and sharpening their mind. Sit down with them and make the selection with them. After that give them the freedom to play and solve puzzles. You will find out the results yourself after sometime.