I’m not a numbers guy. Sometimes stats and data fade into “worthless” information for me. It may be nice to know, especially if your job is dependent on it, but I don’t really care about the numbers. You are probably asking, “Well, johnny, then why are starting this post with a bunch of stats?” That … Read moreJobs in Video Gaming: “It’s a living”.
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 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 everything … Read moreMental Health and Video Games: Let’s think about this.
Before I get started, what the heck is a “Video Game Genre”? Remember, I’m not real tech savvy, but I’m learning. The definition for a “Video Game Genre” goes like this, a video game genre is a specific category of games related by similar gameplay 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 the game, 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. In the “Holodeck”, you can play sports, use it for … Read moreVirtual Reality, the Future in Gaming!