One of the ever growing industries in the world of entertainment and leisure activity are computer or video games. Although video games are with us since a reasonable time and are now evolving very fast, the introduction of gaming is the latest happening and is gaining huge fame in a very short span of time. It allows you to log on to your computer and have quick access to a vast range of games that can be played with people across the globe. This is surely an appealing facility. Here are some of the key features of online gaming.
The vast number of games shows that a great range of choice is available to the players. When talking about traditional games, an individual player may own only a few physical games; but when online, almost all the games are available which an individual may wish to play. These online games are just a click away and are in eternity as long as the internet is working.
It is fairly cheap to play games; it is as low as a dollar per hour in the forms of entertainment available. As long as the player has an internet broadband connection, several hours can be spent on enjoying gaming entertainment because of a very low cost which almost negligible. However, the cost of buying famous games can be disgusting but it is similar to purchasing physical games from a nearby store.
The main disadvantage of gaming is the natural lack of physical person-to-person contact. Computer gaming is very addictive for many people and it can put personal relationships and family life at the back. At the same time, many people would argue that online gaming is like a social contact where if else, isolated people can globally connect with people and play, talk and make relationships that they could not have made otherwise.
The main drawback of gaming comes from their very success. They are too much absorbing and entertaining that they can easily take many hours of an individual’s personal life and can have a negative effect on the physical and mental health. Online gaming is basically an indoor and inactive activity; spending large amount of time while engaged in it can result in health problems, psychological problems, work troubles and collapse in personal relationships. At the same time, people would argue that online gaming is so much fun that its addictiveness is positive no matter what side effects it causes.
Online gaming is good and bad. Good for those who know their limits and bad for those who fix themselves in the seats for long hours and cut off the interaction with rest of the world.