Tag 'Mental Health'
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.
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.
Since the earliest days of video games, there has always been controversy around whether gaming is a force for good or ill. Like anything else, the answer to this probably differs from person to person, but the consensus does seem to be shifting over time.
Players are given convenience and portability not seen in older forms of gaming. Because of this, it is no wonder that mobile games are becoming ever more popular. There are several health benefits of gaming, especially for those with mental issues.ap