• Myths Surrounding Online Gaming

    For many years, video games have been a mystery for people who donít normally play them. When arcade games came around in the 70s, people who had never played them wondered what were the new coin-operated machines all about?! If not a pinball machine, were they some kind of jukeboxes? How much money did they make? Did they have anything to do with electronic foosball? Could they be addictive or make people sick?

    Even after 40 years, many of the myths associated with video games have stayed alive. What more, with the advent of online gaming, the number of such misconceptions has only increased. This isn't even getting into the different kinds of gaming there are online. Full, major releases from the biggest video game companies go head to head with simple but highly addictive web-games that are often the work of a single programmer. And then there's online gaming that brings a casino to your home with all the bells and whistles that implies. Best of all, going beyond your laptop or PC, if you're of age, you can enjoy fully functioning online casinos on your mobile phone to dip into wherever you happen to be. Few are more impressive than the Bet365 app for android which is a perfect example of everything that online gaming has to offer Ė only now, literally, in the palm of your hand.

    Letís acquaint you with some of these popular myths below:

    Isolates the person

    Online gaming has increased so much in popularity that you see new games being launched every other week. However, despite its increasing popularity, many people still believe that playing online games can make people less sociable, leading them to a state where they lose all contact with the real world.

    The reality is completely opposite. Scientific studies have revealed that online gaming in fact improves social skills of children and adults. Many websites that host these games have chat tools which enable players to constantly interact with each other. These chat features give people an ideal platform to meet and interact with other people with similar interests.

    Promotes violence

    Another common myth associated with the online gaming is that it makes players indulge in violent activities. The animations and graphics of these online games are all about violence, encouraging players to replicate them in real life.

    However, if you look closely, these games make it necessary for the players to be more agile and patient, rather than being violent. Even science has proved that thereís no evidence to support a link between violent video games and behaviour.

    They arenít addictive

    Majority of the players stay under the illusion that itís only the irresponsible people who get addicted to online games. Itís a scientific fact that anything can prove to be addictive if you indulge in it excessively, whether it is online gaming or recreational drugs. It is important that you know when to pause, and give yourself a break. Anyone who is unable to take regular breaks while playing these games, or is finding it hard to stop playing them, must seek help.

    Girls arenít into online games

    Itís a myth prevalent in every part of the world. People have this misconception that gaming is not for girls and is something that is indulged in only by men. As per reports, over 80% of people who play online casino games and online bingo are actually women! Women are fond of gaming as much as men, and the fact that they donít play very often is their personal choice. Checkout the games featured and reviewed on this website and youíd see that theyíre equally popular among the fairer sex.

    Online gaming wastes time

    Majority of people think that online gaming is a complete waste of both money and time. However, thatís far from the truth. It has been proved that playing these games can boost the players IQ and their mental health. A good number of online games require strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, which automatically make players think out of the box and improves their mental faculties.
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