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Benefits Of Online Arcade Games

May 10, 2008
We all know that an online arcade game can do wonders for boredom- but has anyone ever given thought as to what an arcade game might do for the intellectual sense, reflexes, or even other types of benefits arcade games may give? If not, it is interesting to note just how much one can benefit from playing online games just by trying to keep from boredom.

Out of all the arcade games available, shooter games are the most popular on average. They allow for gamers to hone in on their accuracy and skill with weapons or other projectiles. But for the human body, playing such games will actually help atone the reflexivity of the one playing the game. In this case, gamers who play online arcade games will have faster reflexes and response times than those who don't on average.

While online arcade games might not necessarily educate gamers in the sense a textbook would, puzzle games can indeed give gamers the gift of critical thinking and thinking with a sense of logic. It has been shown that those who play puzzle games will be able to solve puzzles, outwit competitors, and overall think on a critical level better than those who do not play puzzle games on a long term basis.

Although fighting games don't seem like they would be much on giving gamers some sort of benefit, they do help improve the memory of gamers. Fighting games will almost always have complicated combination moves that require complex memorization. In this instance, fighting games can help gamers memorize things on a higher level.

The racing genre is another genre that doesn't seem like it would be too beneficial to a gamer. But in reality, it can teach driving skills to those who are unfamiliar with driving. Driving simulators have been created that can teach valuable skills in parallel parking, drifting, braking, and the proper driving skills needed to pass a driver's test to obtain a driver's license. In the case of the driver's license, online arcade games are obviously much more valuable than previously thought.

The action genre, lastly, helps get the adrenaline flowing. This can help stress management skills, as stress will often result in playing online arcade games. If one can manage to save the world while battling and defending their way to success and multitasking the whole way, their skills in stress management will likewise improve.

Closing Comments

The arcade game genre has truly expanded into something more than what most would think. We can now have driving simulations, memory management scenarios, stress management skills, and a plethora of other types of benefits thanks to the advent of the arcade game. So next time you're playing an arcade game- lighten up! You aren't completely wasting your time, after all.
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