For so long, gaming has gotten a really bad reputation through a lot of media outlets. Claims that it can have negative effects on a person’s psyche run rampant, and that’s a real shame. Not only because it degrades and attacks an entire industry of creativity, but also because it hides and masks the positive nature…
16-Bit Dad wrote a post recently on how games can help mental health. I believe this is something that everyone should know about video games. I have anxiety and a big thing that helps with my anxiety is video games. They allow me to just get away from whatever is making me anxious and just relax.
For example, last week I started my next semester of grad school. This week I was feeling anxious over an assignment that I really wanted to be perfect. After I was done working on the assignment for the day, I played Yakuza Kiwami for a little bit. I felt better after running around helping people and laughing at the ridiculous side quests. I felt energized and ready to start working more on my assignment the next day!
I think this article is a perfect example of the positives of playing video games. Check out the article here!