Videogames makeup to a big industry of about $67 billion dollars and according to 2013 statistics. Many big players are putting their stake in the gaming industry including Microsoft. Video Games are often treated as a waste of time which builds violence in you and makes you anti-social. But, what we fail to consider is the long-term benefits of video games; they help us grow smarter.
Recent studies have concluded that video games change the brain in a positive way and build strategic thinking, logic, decision making and many more traits in the player and make them faster with all these actions. Different games have a different impact on the player. Let’s look at them separately.
Puzzles increase the brain function and IQ
Puzzles and games like Angry Birds and Mario Bros boosts the mind with its jumping activities and obstacles placed around the match. These activities improve the reaction time as you have to be quick to pass the level and stay away from barriers and helps you to consider minute details in any situation increase the decision-making skills on an individual. The puzzles also enhance the IQ of the player.
Action Games increases the decision-making power
Action games are quick, and you have to be aware of everything going all around you especially on your back. You have to analyze the movement and be keen to detail of the computer playing with you. This skill from action games helps you make instant decisions on where to move and who to kill. The minute details of what the other person is doing increase your ability to read people in real life and keep a track of what’s going on in your surroundings.
Driving games make you aware of the signs and increase your real life driving
Driving games helps you to drive around with cars and many obstacles while also saving yourself from the accidents. The road signs in the match and obligation with the indications in the game can help you to remember them when you’re driving in real life. These games also increase your multitasking abilities as you’re focusing on different cars coming your way along with road signs to stop you. The game will increase your attention towards the road and will be quite beneficial in real life.
Moreover, these video games help us to learn from the past mistakes and to think and make decisions on the go. All these techniques which MBA’s learn in the university are given practical experience in the games. Hands-on experience always helps one more rather than reading books and therefore, individuals who play games can find out more from the games and are sharp, strategic and real decision makers when they enter the corporate world. So do we say games can help you more than doing an MBA? Still to find out!