Video Games are mostly seen as entertainment and sometimes art, but has anyone really talked about how games have helped people? The answer would be yes most likely, but has anyone really give it much though, I would like to think yes and I might be right. I see games as more then entertaining art, I see them as ways to help out people and kids in need weather is be as a stress release or as some kind of help to get over a shitty day.
Gaming as a stress release is something I believe gaming does, just look at any multiplayer in gaming. I think most of the people who are on multiplayer, namely COD, are on to relieve some kind of pent up stress; while it may not look like it I think they are on a subconscious level. Just listen to a games chat, people are yelling their heads off calling people rude names and other insults. Now it may look like they are building anger(and they might be), but sometimes itís just good to yell and scream at someone just for the fuck of it.
Now just gaming can relieve stress it can also help someone get past a hard point in their day or life. I know of a quite a few people who when they are having a bad time hop on games, including myself. Just playing a game and thinking about the game and not what shitty things happened to you like a break up, a death from someone close to you or something else troubling to you is a good thing. Just as music can immerse you in other things, gaming can immerse you into another world to escape your own for a short time.
I like to believe these ideas because itís what I do; games have helped me past some hard times. When I was growing up and things werenít all sunshine and butterflies in my house I would play games because I wouldnít about what people were arguing about. When I would have a serious break up or was lead on by some girl I really liked I went and played games with my friends and used it to not think about the troubles in my life but to think about how I can make this craptastic day better than it is. These are just my thoughts. Iím interested in what you the person reading this thinks about the topic I have just rambled on about? read