Games on consoles were always very different than games on PCs .Even with older models, there were distinctive differences that separated games. Mostly in the gameplay itself, because consoles require a gamepad while PC games can be played both on joystick and mouse and keyboard. To determine which method of playing is better, if that is even possible, we need to look at advantages and disadvantages of each style of playing. The biggest concern for PC gamers is how to get better gaming equipment while console gamers don’t have that problem.
Having a PC doesn’t mean that you will spend most of your time playing games on it. Browsing the internet is also a thing that you often do on your computer. Just imagine if you have to do this on the console, picking characters letter by letter on your controller moving the pointer with the analog stick. It makes things a lot more difficult while all you want to do is visit a certain website and log in. Browsing on the computer is incomparably different while all you have to do is type the name of a website that you want on your keyboard and press enter. Concerning playing games on PC, the biggest problem that you might have is updating graphic card driver. Once you get the game and install it, the game will, in most cases, install the needed driver including C++ files.
In order to play games on a Console all you need to do is insert the CD into the console and wait for the game to load. There is a waiting time for download or installation to finish, and you won’t have to worry if you installed the right driver. This is the biggest advantage of the console. On the other hand, consoles were primarily designed to play games on. It was only with recent innovations by Sony that we can listen to music, watch shows, and movies, and browse the internet. Games that you play on consoles are working on the same frame rate, and all you need to do is buy the console and buy a game. While on PC you need to spend money on upgrading your graphic card, processor or on buying more RAM memory in order to play a specific game. There are no system requirements for console games as the console already has what it takes to play the game in high system settings.
So if you want to play games and maybe watch a couple of movies you should get a console. However, if you want more control over your content and the possibility to change how a game works by modifying system setting get a PC. There is also a matter of game availability as many games that are available on a console aren’t on PC and vice versa. This is why many gamers have both PC and console. This way they won’t miss out any game title that comes out.
Most older people see gaming as a waste of time, but thankfully, science has our backs.
Numerous experiments show that gaming, in fact, contributes a lot more to our overall physical and mental health than we know.
If you have been gaming since you were a kid, you definitely benefit from the things we will soon talk about, and if you don’t, maybe it’s time you started.
So, without delay, here are just some of the benefits of gaming.
The study showed that surgeons who played games for at least three hours a week showed thirty-two percent better results than their colleagues who haven’t played at all.
This has a lot to do with working under pressure, and most competitive games will certainly make you feel pressured. If you get used to the feeling, keep a cool head and make the right decisions in a short amount of time, it’s much more likely that your hands won’t shake when it comes to tough operations.
There have been cases where people overcame their dyslexia after heavy gaming sessions and the doctors justified it quite simply. The games offer a constantly changing environment which requires a lot of focus, and once your brain gets used to being focused on one thing, it can easily focus on another.
Games cannot help improve your vision regarding not needing glasses anymore, but they can improve your vision in other areas. For example, gamers after a couple of weeks could identify more shades of gray. But even more important, there have been reports that gaming cured the ”lazy eye” problem. People who performed such experiments had a dark patch over their normal eye, and they played games just by looking through the lazy eye. In time the lazy eye became much better or even became normal.
Certain game genres can improve your leadership traits by asking you to provide for communities, help keep someone safe and so on. By playing games a lot, you become better and better at some aspects of the game, and later on, you apply some of those aspects in real life. Some games demand fast solutions to potential threats which help you think faster. Fast thinking in an office crisis can boost your career a lot.
Not all teachers are the inspiring kind. Most kids like or dislike a subject in school because of the way it is presented to them. If the teacher doesn’t show much interest in the subject or doesn’t try hard to convince children how awesome it is, they won’t try hard either. A lot of games have been developed on accurate historical facts, and if players find them interesting, it might prompt them to educate themselves further.
The same concept applies to young children too. Experiments showed that children who are using maps, books and other resources connected to the games they show a lot more interest in learning than they would’ve otherwise.
Ever since the appearance of first video games, gaming was kind of exciting and widespread activity, everyone wanted to try it, and when they did, they became addicts. Today, with all this advanced technology people can hardly leave their computers and gaming equipment for a couple of hours, some of them don’t even have real lives. However, we won’t talk about the negative influences of gaming, but just the opposite, studies have shown that playing video games has a lot more good effects than bad ones on your health, education and social skills.
1. Educational benefits
2. Social Skills
If you started playing video games at a really young age, you are in luck, experiments with children have shown that children who played video games were a quicker learner than those who didn’t.
The trick is not to redirect it towards your teammates, but to release it through gameplay and physical activity.
Playing a video game sometimes isn’t an activity you can do on your own, it sometimes requires contact with other people mostly online contact. While you are playing let’s say CS: GO, you will need to get in touch with your teammates to make a strategy and agree on your moves. Your teammates can quickly become your friends in the real life. It makes you practice your social skills, understanding others, appreciating their efforts and time. In general, gaming teaches you how to behave towards other people. If you are having a hard time meeting people and socializing, gaming is the right way to do so.
3. Cognitive skills