Technology has become part of people’s lives. With digital technologies evolving rapidly, games are no exception with video games consoles and online gaming.
Online gaming was considered to be a waste of time but more and more research suggests that appropriate use of recreational games could take out stress out of your lives as well as facilitate learning and the development of important skills.
Some games like Civilization, Rise of Nations make you learn about the social, political and historical situations while some others require players to develop skills such as teamwork, seeking information, self-assessment, communication, numeracy and spatial orientation.
MMOG, Massively Multiplayer Online Games offer a variety of virtual worlds which involves hundreds of thousands of players who need to communicate effectively to solve problems and achieve their goals, thus generating social support experiences of the most interesting.
To participate fully in MMOGs such as World of Warcraft or The Sims, it is essential to use critical thinking and have a good level of literacy.
In the digital world such as those generated by MMOGs, players do not only acquire skills through a wide range of technological tools, but also by the interactions they have with the completely different set of online players.
There are a lot of people playing online games for recreation and one the most popular online games include casino gaming.
Instead of traveling to places and moving from one casino to the other, people now prefer to play online at the comfort of their homes. Casino games such as roulette, blackjack, pachinko, baccarat, Lucky Nugget, etc. can now be played online.Some games let players play against other players online while in others the opponent is the house itself.
One of the other popular online gaming categories is Board Games where instead of using a physical board, people prefer to play online with challenging opponents worldwide. Games like scrabble are now played extensively on exclusive online gaming sites as well as social networking sites like facebook.
Technology has really changed how we’ve been playing games and there is huge future for online games.