Videogames have been always an interesting topic,since the first videogames were made, arround 50 or 60 years ago. They are controversical because they have positive aspects and negative aspects, which can be really dangerous and can inspire people to do crazy things.
The first videogames were made up in 1948. The first videogames were recreative machines. Their graphics were really bad, comparing them to the current ones and there weren’t many pixels in the screens. Most mythical videogames were made up in the 70’s, games like “Pong” and “Pacman”. Those games were so addicting but they weren’t bad at all because people couldn’t play them at home and they only could do so in special places.
Later, the consoles evolved as well the technology did. Games were much complex and they had better graphics. Then, more advanced consoles were made: the NES (Nintendo Entretainment System) and the SEGA Master. There were some important brands like SONY or Microsoft. They ruled and still rule the sector of the video games. After 20 years they started to sell portable consoles, like the PSP or the Nintendo DS.
Now, an important brand has invented new visors of virtual reality. The project is called Oculux and it allows you to live the game more realistically.
Despite all the benefits of the videogames there are some disadvantages that the games have which can be dangerous. However, it depends of the game (some games are more agressive than others and there are other games, like strategy games or puzzle games which are often very positive because they active the mind and make you think) and the time of playing.
The main disadvantages are the following:
-A bad control of playing time can create social issues and it can break relationships with friends and family.
-They can create attention problems at school (especially the action/shooting games)
-Video games can produce eye tiredness.
They have advantages and disadvantages but there are many more of the first ones when the games are played correctly and without abuse. So we want to give you some advice about how to play games and manage your playing time smartly:
1. If you can, try to play less violent games. You can try videogames like the Professor Layton saga, which it’s really amene and it will make you think for hours in order to solve all the puzzles.
2. Think about the playing time you have. It should be less than 2 or 3 daily hours. You always can make a planning about your journey to organize your time. We recommend to do any homework you have before playing games because if you play them before it can make you to be less focused on the work and you’ll need more time to do it.