Definition – Online gaming is when you play a game that has network capability either with others, working together or against others e.g. Halo 4, Destiny, and Battlefield 4 etc. Games also are played on platforms such as Computers or consoles e.g. Xbox/PlayStation/Wii/Computer Advantages:
Increase in memory and capacity – most games test the knowledge of the player in most cases trying to remember certain things that were mentioned or viewed so in turn these players gain an increase in memory capacity Fast strategic thinking and problem solving – With games such as Halo wars and other real time based strategy games it requires the user to plan ahead of the game and solve problems if they occur e.g. how to defend against an upcoming attack or how to overcome an enemy, this will improve this thinking Develops hand-eye coordination – with players looking at the screen there are things to focus on all the time e.g. moving to a position you would have to look at the map and surroundings to ensure you get there quickly and safely they would have to keep looking at the screen to ensure this and having their hands on their controllers to move; they cannot look at their controller if they need to focus on the screen so by using the information on the screen telling the player where they are they can use the controller to make further decisions without looking at the controller Beneficial to those with attention disorders – There are games that help children and adults with ADD and ADHD to help conc3entrate on games that require the player to focus on certain tasks. A good example of one of these sites/programmes is Captain’s Log; on captain’s log this allows the user to select which games they want t...