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5 Reasons Why Video Games Should Be Played

Updated on March 6, 2016

5) Teaches Problem Solving Skills

Many video games present their players with challenges and problems that have to be solved. Some of the solutions require an "outside the box" style of thought. Recent studies have shown that playing these types of games can increase student's grades in school, as well as, creativity. Considering all the other ways someone could improve their grades, video games has to be a popular choice.


4) Reduces Stress

People handle and reduce stress differently. For some, video games provide the outlet needed to relax after navigating their day. Evidence supports that video games can reduce stress for some people. Taking a few minutes out of your day to play a game might be just what you need to loosen up.


3) Provides Leadership Opprotunity

Many games have roles. Sometimes gamers find themselves in a leadership role. Learning a game and assisting others in their tasks through understanding and command helps people obtain leadership experience. Having leadership opportunities is sometimes difficult to find in real life. Gaming provides a niche in a simulated world to learn a very real world skill.


2) Improves Social Connections

With platforms such as Steam or Game Center, there is a built in social application for gamers to partner up and play together with ease. Humans are social creatures by nature and what was at times thought as isolationist behavior has become one of the greatest social experiences available to people today.


1) Helps Concentration

With the world becoming more technological we are faced with constant choices and decisions. Rare are the days where people are not in a constant state of multi tasking. Gaming helps people with focus and to concentrate on a single problem for a period of time. This can lead to better intensification in a world of distraction.


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