How video games are created reminds me of the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz”. It plays every year during the holidays. Everyone in the “Land of Oz” is in awe and wonder of the “Great Wizard”. He is the ruler of the land, all-knowing and all-powerful. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin-man, and the Cowardly … Read moreHow video games are created. It must be Magic.
Addiction: Being a slave to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics. The addiction may cause mental and physical distress if one tries to stop. Video game addiction: Video game addiction is a distinct addiction characterized by excessive or compulsive use of computer/ video games. … Read moreVideo Game Addiction: It’s not a Game!!!
When I first started working on my website, “gamingwithgrandpa.com”, I wanted it to be fun, entertaining, and informative. I want to look at all aspects of the “Video Gaming World”. The fun and entertaining part is easy, just play and have a good time. I love doing that. But what about the informative … Read moreDo video games promote violence?
What do you need and how much does it cost to play video games? Video gaming cost can vary from very expensive to not much more than dinner and a movie (which can cost a hundred dollars). In this post, I will look at the different equipment needed to play video games. I will compare … Read moreVideo Gaming Cost: “The Bottom Line.”
The history of video games popularity began in the early seventies with the first commercial arcade game called Computer Space. It was followed by Pong (my first introduction to video games). The first generation of home video game consoles was the Magnavox Odyssey. Home video games started to become popular in Japan around 1983. That … Read moreMost popular Video Games: The Hits never get old!!!
I don’t really get to play video games with women very often, so my personal knowledge on this subject is very limited. I will be looking at women and video games from a different perspective (an old guy). The only time I do play video games with a female is when my twentyish-year-old granddaughter, Sierra, … Read moreWomen and Video Games: Not just for guys!!!
Battlefield for the Mind: There is so much controversy over the positive and the negative effects of mental health and video games. One study says they are bad, while another says they are good. We can go back and forth on either side all day long. Like with everything in life, there are extremes in … Read moreMental Health and Video Games: Let’s think about this.
Before I get started, what the heck is “Video Game Genre”? Remember, I’m not real tech savvy, but I’m learning. The definition for “Video Game Genre” goes like this, “A video game genre is a specific category of games related by similar game play characteristics. As you will see genres may include a variety of … Read moreVideo Game Genre. Imagine it, Play it!!!
Virtual Reality, don’t just play, be in the game. I am sure a lot us remember the holodeck room in Star Trek: “The Next Generation”. It was a place where crew members could escape the pressures of flying and maintaining the Starship Enterprise. You could play sports, use it for training, spend a relaxing day … Read moreVirtual Reality, the Future in Gaming!
The following chart reflects the breakdown of people who play video games. Overview: Who is Playing? 1. The average age of gamers: 35 years old. 2. The average age of game purchasers: 38 years old. 3. Households that own a device used for playing video games: 65%. 4. Households that own a device exclusively … Read moreVideo Games for Older Adults.