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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Online Gaming

Online gaming has been around for years and is constantly developing as technology improves.

But what do you know about online gaming? Read on for some interesting facts.

1. Online Gaming Started 40 years Ago

Online Gaming began in the seventies on a distributed computer network called the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) before the internet was created.

2. It Can Be a Nice Little Earner

Playing games over the internet can be a great way of boosting your income.

Sign up to one of the many casino or bingo websites to be in with a chance of winning guaranteed cash prizes.

3. Reduces Stress

Gaming is a fun hobby, which can help you relax – especially when you are feeling stressed.

A game usually demands most of your attention, which gives you the chance to escape the pressures of everyday life. This can lift your mood as well as making you feel happier as you unwind.

4. Improve Your Multi-Tasking Skills

Most games need you to focus on more than one thing at a time, such as moving your fingers over a keyboard or console pad while concentrating on what is happening on-screen.

This, inevitably, will increase your ability to multi-task.

5. Decision-Making Improved

Nearly all games are fast-paced and require you to be able to make quick decisions, whether you’re on a casino website playing for real money or taking part in an action video game.

The more you play, the more confident you will become in making decisions – a skill which you can transfer over to real life scenarios.

6. Cheats Can Be Dangerous

Some of you would consider searching for ‘cheats’ on the internet for the solution to completing a level or task – but this is risky.

Why? Downloading any type of ‘cheat’ which promises to help you could actually contain viruses or spyware, so be careful.

7. Not Everyone Wants To Be Your Friend

While online gaming is associated with socialising and making new friends from all over the globe – some people like to ruin it for others.

This type of player is a ‘griefer’ who enjoys being a nuisance by singling out others in online gaming communities to make their game-play less than enjoyable.

8. You Might Snack Less

Online gamers tend not to overeat because they are too distracted and focused on the game they are playing to think about snacking.

You could consume fewer calories without realizing.

9. Enjoy Teamwork

Playing as part of a team in an online game will teach you how to co-operate with others if you want to succeed in your game.

You will also find out who has certain skills and abilities necessary for particular roles. This is another transferable skill in which you can use in everyday situations.

10. Better Your Technology Skills

When playing online games, you are improving your ability to use technology without even knowing it.

We live in an age where it is necessary to be computer literate, and if playing online games can help aid your basic skills and knowledge – great!

About Sheila Thomas

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  1. Sherri Lewis says:

    I started playing games on Facebook/Zynga when they first started running tests trying to find out what was wrong with me (fibromyalgia). It helped keep my mind off things and not worry. It was a great stress reliever.

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