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Boost Your Skills By Playing Video Games

Written by Sindhu Eravelli

Many people have the misconception that playing video games is not good for you, but to the contrary the researches now are featuring how they’re beneficial.Video games can improve your memory and helps you to focus.People should realize that games can be “powerful tools to improve our attention, our mood, our cognitive strengths, and our relationships”.

Jane McGonigal, a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games wrote in her book, Super Better, that the researchers she talked to about this contradiction given a simple explanation: “Traditional video games are more complex and harder to master, and they require that the player learn a wider and more challenging range of skills and abilities.”

To spread the truth about common misconceptions in playing video games, seven neuro-scientists from around the world signed the document “A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry” from the Scientific Community in 2014 to say that brain teaser games can improve cognitive abilities, as no scientific evidence has been able to confirm such a claim.

So by playing one of these six games for about 20 minutes three times a week you can have fun and even it helps in stimulating your mind.

1.Call Of Duty

Playing main stream games like Call Of Duty, a first-person shooter game, can help improve visual attention and spatial intelligence skills, which can lead to better performance in science, technology,and problem solving abilities.



Fast-paced game like Forza, a car racing game, may help in improving  your ability to make accurate decisions under pressure.


3.Grand Theft

According to some studies by playing the Grand Theft Auto which takes on the role of a criminal in big city,may help in training you to process information faster and keep track of more information in high stress situation- up to three times compared to the non-gamer’s.

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A military science fiction game like Star-Craft, can also possibly improve the ability to solve imaginary and real-life problems, because they teach users to both formulate and execute strategic plans.


5.Mass Effect

Mass effect is a science fiction third person shooter game,that requires strategic thinking which helps you to test and refine your information gathering skills.

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6.Final Fantasy

Lastly,a fantasy role-playing game called Final Fantasy,which is one of the thinking games can help you to evaluate your options faster and more accurately.


Video games can come in many variations and types, and there is a impact of both positive and negative results.We are of the opinion that playing them responsibly is worthwhile, like relieving you from anxiety and pain,and it is helpful when played only for certain limit of time.

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