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Online Games the Planetary Pastime of the 21st Century?

In our free time, most of us sit down in front of the computer and find something to occupy ourselves. For many, especially younger generation web users, that something is online games. You can play alone against a software program or even with other online users live. You can rack up points, rewards, and tokens and for the adult (gambling) variety, even cash payouts!

When online game players spend increasing amounts of time playing, it can cause concerns…especially for parents who have gaming kids. However, some child behavioral experts have suggested that online games can be useful tools for child development. Here’s a link to an article entitled “How Kids Learn to Co-operate in Video Games.”

There are online games for all ages. Most sites that offer online games also offer a free trial membership to start so that you can try out a few games and see if you like what the site has to offer. Most of these sites will then offer you a membership program. Now for some, that may seem like a lure into taking your money. Actually when you think about it, compared to the price of just a fraction of your online gaming time spent at an arcade pumping quarters into the game machines, or the cost of an expensive home gaming system plus an ongoing supply of new games to play…well the membership for online gaming actually turns out to be a pretty good bargain. สล็อต

Of course parents with younger children should ALWAYS monitor the type of games their child has access to or takes an interest in. There are a variety of genera’s of online games and some can get violent or dark in nature but there are ample amounts of happy, safe, fun “kid friendly” games on most gaming sites. Another consideration is the option to play games against other users of the site if there is texting going on along side the game. That can be a big no-no for most parents of younger kids and we have all heard valid reasons for this.

All in all, online game sites are not a bad activity for the mind, young or old. They inspire thinking, planning, achieving goals, social activity and striving for improvement…not to mention the ‘ol hand-eye co-ordination! Have fun!

 

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