Gamers are more creative
Both boys and girls who play video games tend to be more creative, regardless of whether the games are violent or nonviolent, according to new research by Michigan State University scholars. Gamers are generally exposed to serene and beautiful environments and also to very devastated and barren lands, these instances along with many others increase their idea of locations and surroundings.
Gamers have a good social life
People who play a lot of video games may be more likely to have better intellectual and social skills than their non-gaming peers.Not all gamers sit in their house chugging on cold drinks and chips, actually according to research gamers have a good social life.The gamers who play over the internet are connected to more people that you can imagine.They get connected to people from different countries and different states. they have different communities for different games where they get to know each other and increase their social skills.
Gamers have better reflexes
Ever seen someone who catches a falling object almost instantly? A non-official survey proved that a person who plays video-games will catch the object, say a pen, 8 out of 10 times while the person who doesn’t play games often will catch it just 5 out of 10 times. This is due to quick actions in games such as Counter-Strike. Research shows that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesn’t just make them better at playing video games but improves a wide variety of general skills.
Better team players
Ask anyone who has played Counterstrike, League of Legends or Dota with his friends. They are almost communicating telepathically with their teammates.Their coordination and communication go deeper than the usual partner we have with our conventional teammates in real life. Working together to achieve a common goal to the point that you will sacrifice yourself altruistically, comes quite naturally to gamers. Multiplayer Gamers, where you have to act in a team, even though you don’t know the other gamers fill the spirit of Team Playing and Team Work into gamers and they can easily adjust to a team of people whom they don’t know that much.
Almost all games are pro-risk. They are programmed to reward risk-takers. Outrageous solutions to the most difficult problems have you doing the victory dance.It helps in making you pro-risk, with calculated strategies, obviously. We all know the risk-reward correlation – the more the risk, the better the reward.
Better Hand-eye coordination
Yes, it has been scientifically proven that people who play Games over the computer/console have better hand-eye coordination than those who don’t. Have you ever wondered that you never look at your controller or keyboard but still press the correct buttons depending on what you see on the screen, well that is why it improves your Hand-Eye Coordination. Fast games falling in the genre of Hack and Slash such as God of War and Devil May Cry involve many multi-key combos which help in developing better Hand-Eye coordination.Non-gamers use a lot of brain juice to coordinate between eye movement and hand movement. A study has shown that gamers don’t even think about hand-eye coordination. Most of their brain power is focused on higher tasks like defeating the AI because hand-eye coordination is already automated.
Video games make you persevere
“I AM GONNA GET BACK AT YOU! YOU WAIT, YOU PIECE OF VILLAIN SHIT!”, you screamed as you lost to the boss/villain for the 9th time. But, you keep at it. Video games help you persevere.
It’s a very challenging setup and you don’t really want to give up, and you fight it again and again to beat the system. It really teaches you tenacity.
Video games improve your mood, are relaxing, and fade anxiety
Frustrated and angry? Play Angry birds! Who doesn’t like the sight of a whole big structure with pigs on it, brought down by an exploding fat bird? , Games like these instantly improve your mood. They also help you relax when you are anxious before attending that interview to the job you really want.
Gamers Have Better Decision Making Power and problem-solving skill
Ever played games such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution where the storyline is based completely on your decisions during the gameplay; the choices you make, the paths you take, the guns you shake, the story changes accordingly. Many games are based on this idea and thus, give the players a better decision-making strength.A hard level and epic boss can be a bitch. You work extra hard in your head to devise strategies to beat them. Unless you are a genius gamer, you fail the first time and then take another shot, but this time you are thinking of a different novel way to beat that mean bastard.
They earn a lot of money and help in international relations
Take the case of the youngest millionaire of Esports – Sumail. He hails from Pakistan and one of his teammates is Sahil Arora, an American-Indian.
Whaaaaat? An Indo-Pak team combo? A successful Indo-Pak team combo?! Yes! And they won a whopping $6 million when they won The International Dota 2 Championships this year, with Sumail pocketing a cool $1.2 million. An Indian and a Pakistani teamed up with three others to win a game that is dominated by the Asians.
And Sumail is just 16! He is 16 and he made his first million dollars!Esports is the future they say, with tournaments getting better with more audience and fatter prize money. People are realizing that there is a scope of getting into gaming professionally. Big bucks, fame, international friends and a faster, more intelligent brain.
“Every pro was once an ametuer
Every expert was once a beginner
So dream big and game hard“