– games built using the multimedia capabilities of the computer. Computer games are determined by an algorithm that describes the process of their passage. Computer games are divided into business, development, training and entertainment.
Views about computer games that reign in society are often far from reality. Let’s try to debunk the most common myths about computer games.
Adolescents become more aggressive playing violent computer games.
At the moment there is no evidence that the games provoke increased aggression. Moreover, some scientists have proved that games do not contribute to increasing the level of aggressiveness of players. On the contrary, they help patients to be distracted from pain, help to improve concentration and simply give people the opportunity to get rid of negative emotions.
Cheat codes are invented by developers specifically for gamers.
In fact, cheat codes exist for the convenience of the developers and testers. In addition, in recent years, publishers have changed their attitude towards codes and no longer consider them harmless. The fact is that the cheat codes shorten the time of passing the game, greatly simplifying and simplifying the task of the gamer. As a result, interest in the project is sharply reduced, which, of course, does not satisfy publishers.
Some games can cause nightmares and memory loss.
All statements on this topic are often unsubstantiated, or gamers complaining about ill-health spent too much time on the screen. A multi-hour game marathon is able to withstand not every organism, it should be remembered and just know the measure in everything.
Games on CDs, as well as paper books and magazines, will soon cease to be produced.
It may happen, but not soon. Buy music and games online? No problem, if you are a happy owner of high-quality broadband Internet and a large hard disk. And if you remember that in some localities and the Internet, then no, not that the latest models of the computer – it becomes immediately clear that the discs will go into oblivion soon.
Electronic Arts will fight all competitors and get all the licenses.
Wrong opinion. It’s unlikely that such big companies as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will just give up their positions. In addition, do not forget about the activities of other competitors. For example, the merger of Activision and Vivendi Games led to the birth of a company that is not inferior to Electronic Arts. In addition, there is antitrust legislation. If a large company acquires the rights of a monopolist, it is likely to be split into several companies.
Women are indifferent to the games.
In fact, women willingly play casual games such as Bejeweled, Zuma, Solitaire and Klaska, and some ladies simply adore The Sims, quests, races, action games and MMORPG. It is proved that ladies who play for strong, strong-willed characters gain confidence in themselves, easily overcome difficulties and conflict situations in real life.
To build a supercomputer for the army, Iraq acquired 4,000 consoles.
Indeed, the PlayStation was acquired, but the version of the military supercomputer was not confirmed. The fact is that the processor itself is not so powerful, and to make 4000 consoles work together – the task is more than complicated.
Gamers are self-isolated from society.
In fact, gamers often lead an active lifestyle. They go in for sports, read, communicate, and their creativity is close. And they spend three times more time on the above-mentioned cases than on games. In addition, in online universes they find friends and like-minded people, and many prefer to play with friends and family members.
Only the mouse and keyboard are suitable for playing shooters.
It should be noted that shooters on consoles have undergone many changes, as well as gamepads. Practice shows that people are all with great interest in the console FPS. Gamepad Xbox 360 and “sticky sight” make the game very comfortable. And to fight in Gears of War, BioShock and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on consoles is just as convenient and interesting as on PC. It’s only a matter of practice.
Console games are sold much better computer.
This is not true. In many countries, interest in computer games is extremely high, despite the fact that the PC has some problems with the gaming platform (piracy and some difficulties with the installation and launch on “machines” of different configurations).