Among the many health benefits of gaming, stress relief has surfaced as a benefit in undertaken exploring the relationship between gameplay and stress levels. The research suggests that video and mobile games can offer a safe sandbox for people to develop their coping skills and enhance their levels of emotional awareness, allowing them to improve how they handle stressful situations in real-world applications.
From predatory in-app purchases in free-to-play games, which leave players spending more than they realise, to YouTubers incessantly advertising time sinks with stuttery framerates and uninteresting gameplay: poor examples of mobile gaming have been everywhere recently. Nonetheless, mobile gaming should not be treated as a lost cause, nor a no-man's-land of gaming ethics.
Climate change is commonly referred to as a wicked problem. This is because of the changing landscape of individual issues arising from it that are ever-changing and near impossible to resolve. One thing that is commonly agreed upon is its cause. The misuse of resources, particularly fossil fuels, has caused an undeniable increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that is warming the planet, acting like a blanket and trapping in heat energy from the sun.
2020 has already been a difficult year and has caused mental health to suffer for many people. However, there has been an increased dependence on technology and gaming to pass the time. Mobile gaming is often free to play and having entertainment, a way to socialise and a way to learn all in the palm of your hand has been essential to helping combat mental health issues.
The ability to play AAA titles in all their glory on your mobile device is certainly an appealing thought. Imagine titles such as Destiny 2 or Red Dead Redemption 2 being played without any loading screens, all in glorious HD at a smooth 60 FPS.
The gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the business world, employing tens of thousands of people to create quality products enjoyed by millions worldwide, while also generating billions of pounds in revenue every year.
We are always hearing about the negative effects of playing games on our phones, but is mobile gaming really as bad as it's made out to be? Here we look at four health benefits of mobile gaming.
The recent social distancing measures implemented by the government in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic have lead to an increase in games being purchased digitally rather than in-store.