Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lies About PC Games

The world of gaming has grown very significantly in recent years, the issue is that when a medium becomes important, the attention of more people and it is inevitable that rumors start and above all, to invent lies to regard. In the case of video games, this is because many people know and make judgments on first impressions they leave or simple ignorance. Here are some examples.

Video games are for kids

In an investigation (you can read full here) of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) found that the average age of gamer in the United States is 34 years and that these people have played since the age of 12. That one of the reasons why now there are so many games rated M (for ages 17 and older). As you can see, the idea that video games are just for kids is one of the biggest lies in this area, but that brings us to see the other side of the coin.

All games have violence or sex

There are a number of people who know that video games are not for children, but have a completely opposite view and believe that above all games are beatings, bullets and blood.

The consoles of this generation have a wide range of genres, there are options for the whole family and even some teaching. There are also card games and board in general and a very good variety of sports titles. Interestingly, at ESA's research found that 82 percent of all video games sold in 2009, were rated for children under 16 years.

Women do not play video games

There are still people who believe that this statement is true. It is a fact that forty percent of U.S. gamers are women and not only that, they are also part of the establishment games and have been placed in important positions in some studies. An excellent example is Jade Raymond, Ubisoft CEO of Toronto.

The video games were better

Some say that games from previous generations are better than today, the truth is that we are living the best time that video games have seen so far. Thanks to the Internet you can update the game and correct mistakes that can be found after they go on sale or add new features that were not planned when the console is also created Internet also makes it possible to play and communicate with others the world instantaneously. The controls now have an excellent accuracy, ergonomic and wireless. Digital distribution has allowed some game developers to publish their work and graphic power of consoles has gone so far that the only limit is your own developers imagination.

Video games are guilty of violence and crimes

It is fashionable to blame the game for almost any type of misfortune. Attacks have been saying that are used to train terrorists and incite people to commit crimes, the fact is that this is only a strategy used by some parents to avoid responsibility for poor education they have given their children, and is also a tactic used by some lawyers to try to get some trouble to their customers. But Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk, I had explained to the comics, as these were also blamed for creating juvenile delinquents and generate violence in the decade of the fifties. The music, in turn, was targeted by these accusations at one time and it is likely that any future political ambitions, another half point as the culprit in many situations only to become famous.

Video games are useless

One of the most heard allegations that a gamer is, "That's not going to let anything good." The truth is that no research to prove that video games help improve reaction times, decision-making and hand-eye coordination. Some may serve as an exercise for a good memory, and now there are titles that have the specific goal of getting fit.

As you can see, most of the negative comments about the games are fake, the truth is that this hobby is one of the best on this and we are experiencing a great era in which many artists try to gain our attention with a huge variety of genres.

Source: UK Gaming Blog - PCGameTrek.com

16 comments:

  1. Video games are for kids: No, but my parents like making fun of me using this. They say; your body is grown up but you are in fact just a little kid, because you play games.

    All games have violence or sex: Yeah, like Mario. Soooo violent. It must be rated.... NO! It must be Banned!

    Women do not play video games: I actually believe in this. it's true that many women play games, however most of them are not considered hardcore gamers. playing tetris on your iphone once every month doesn't make you a gamer. and developers still design games with male audiences in mind. all games developed to specifically target female audiences have failed.

    The video games were better: I believe in this one too. specially in 5th generation, games were something..., different. All these cliche gameplay was just shaping in those days, and people weren't afraid to do something new. In fact, most designers who got into game industry were looking for something innovative and new. I'm not exactly sure when everything just turned upside down. Currently, every game is just a copy of another. Publishers are afraid to invest in something new. and people buy games not because of their quality, but because it's something everyone else is doing and they don't want to be left behind. (*cough*World of Warcraft*cough*)

    Video games are guilty of violence and crimes:

    Of course they are! last time I played counter-strike, I just picked an AK and killed all the people on the street. rly! I just can't tell the difference between video games and reality. Only if counter-strike never existed, people could have been happy. *cries*

    Video games are useless:

    They're just as useless as movies, T.V, music, and art. Infact everything is useless, isn't it? so why don't we just happily commit suicide? *jumps out of window*

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  2. Video games are for kids
    I as well disagree with this since many of the people with whom I play games with were 20 years or older, I have even had friends who were 40 years old which at the time was nearly thrice my age.
    All games have violence or sex
    Although it is true that many video games do contain these elements they are not exclusive to video games, many of the 17+ games contain a pg-13 sex scene which is present in many of today's tv shows and movies.
    Women do not play video games
    Women do in fact play video games especially with the recent releases of family based game systems such as wii. I know quite a few women who are hardcore gamers and can definetely be much better than males.
    The video games were better
    I personally think that the games that come out are much better with the exception of a few, since I play a lot of games such as mass effect and dragon age I find that I like each of the newer series more than the old one because they have a larger story, better graphics and generally a more realistic playthrough.
    Video games are guilty of violence and crimes
    Well you have told us all about how comics and the music industry show this tendency to contain the violence but you mention nothing of video games so I am a little bit confused as of your point.
    Video games are useless
    Video games are useless when you only play for long periods of time and do nothing else. But since many games are now focusing on playing in groups and are becoming more and more based on motion such as the wii and kinect we see gamers getting more and more exercise. Therefore games have their uses but like everything else they become useless when used in a great quantity.

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