Are video games good for the health?

Studies have shown: Games can be good for the brain. Jigsaw, crosswords, and number puzzles have been found to improve cognitive function in older adults.
Meanwhile, some studies have shown that board games, chess, checkers and analog games appear to help enhance the brain’s processing speed and memory.
In 2015, a joint study of the Macquarie University in Sydney and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China revealed structural and functional reinforcements in the gamers’ brain using functional MRI. The researchers found that playing action video games is associated with increased volume of gray matter in the brain and strengthened networking within the brain, which is linked with hand-eye motor coordination, multisensory temporal processing abilities, memory encoding and retrieval, and other higher-order functions such as problem-solving and decision making.

Video games are much more high-tech and heavily visual, unlike traditional fun games. So, they are bound to keep players on a seat for long hours. However, I also think it’s all about what young players choose to do. Video game addiction will continue to spread especially as they advance.
Unfortunately, it won’t change especially when more players aspire to take up pro-gaming as a full-time career.

A lot of players are divided on if video games should be longer or shorter but when it comes to addiction, the fear lies in a lot of mobile games that are turning players into gambling.

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Oh really? I thought console games tend to be much more addictive because of their long story lines and immersive gameplays

Nope,not in most cases. Also console games can be finished within 2 or 3 days as the story is linear but mobile is intended for long play/replayability

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