When it comes to video games, people always have the assumption that it’s for kids and “nerds.” Playing video games has had a negative stigma attached for a very long time too, especially if you’re an adult who likes to play. You’re either very immature or you live at home with your parents… and you don’t have a job!
Well, that isn’t the case at all. Television hasn’t done too good of a job disproving that stereotype with shows like The Big Bang Theory. It’s a show about a group of male friends with notable careers (physicists, engineer, and astronomer). The highlights of the show are their love for comic books, video games, and girls… and of course one of them lives with his mom.
Don’t Believe the Hype!
Although some of those stereotypes may hold true, that’s not the case for everyone. There are so many different people who love to play video games, and they don’t fit into that stereotype of people. Some of the most successful people and people you never thought of, play video games. Do you know why? Because gaming is actually good for your health.
Some people play video games as a stress reliever and some people play games to step away from the harsh realities of the world for a little while. However you choose to look at it, it helps with your cognitive abilities for sure… studies have proven that.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
The gaming industry is a lucrative business and has raked in sales larger than the box office. In fact, the first half of 2018, the video game Far Cry outsold the movie Black Panther in sales during their first week of releases by $18 million dollars. A video game pulling in those types of sales should make you want to at least see what all the fuss is about!
Give It a Try
Video gaming might not be your thing simply because you don’t understand the controllers or the mice are uncomfortable. Well, you no longer have to worry about that anymore because the gaming industry has made all types if advancements to make gaming more convenient and comfortable.
There are gaming mice designed for comfort, headphones that give you the best quality of sound, and monitors that change your whole gaming experience. If you’re a “newbie” to the world of gaming or never played before, here are 5 reasons why you should try gaming at least once in your lifetime.
You’ll Have a New Appreciation for the Advancement in Graphics
Video game developers have gotten so good at their crafts. They’ve invested so much time and energy in the scenery and worlds that gamers get immersed in. The worlds in some of these games are so realistic that it can make you feel like you’re really there! Especially if you have a good monitor for gaming.
Whether you’re playing Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty the scenery in the worlds your avatars are in are impeccable. Even the characters, down to their eyelashes blowing in the wind. If you get nothing out of playing the game, you will definitely have a new respect for the graphics that contribute to the beauty in the games.
You’ll Connect with the Characters on a Deeper Level
Everybody knows that in order to have a good storyline, you must have good characters. We fall in love with TV and movie characters watching our favorite shows, and the same can be said with video game characters as well. The only difference between the characters on TV and movies from video game characters is that you are in control of what they do and the actions they make.
You Can Experience a New Take on Role Playing
Pardon my French, but role-playing is not just for the bedroom anymore! Role-playing is becoming one of the most popular game genres today! This type of gaming allows you to create your own character, do whatever you want, and make your own decisions.
In gaming, you have the option to destroy everything in site or you can help others playing in your virtual world… the virtual world is practically the ONLY world where you can live that “do whatever I want” lifestyle.