Online Gaming: The World Of Online Games

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The world of online gaming has revolutionized within these past two decades. Because of gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4, XBOX 1, and even digital platforms such as Steam, there are millions of players interacting with each other online. As technology advances so will online gaming. People tend to link online gaming with the self-pleasure of playing games to kill time or see it as an addiction; however, as the gaming world advances, online gaming can be much more than just playing games. Online games should be utilized in clinics or schools because it can improve an individual’s personal or intellectual skill, can provide real life simulation for soldiers and medical professionals, and even become a therapeutic option for those with disabilities or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).…show more content…
Gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, and much more can be a server for online games. The world of online gaming is literally a global community with millions of users and that term would be called a massively multiplayer online game (MMO). Just within the United States, “it is estimated that video games are played in 67% U.S. homes” (Hastings 2015). Networks such as PSN, Xbox Live, Steam, and Second Life, have millions of players, and with this virtual community many people can be influenced by other users. The community of online gaming allows individuals to interact with a variety of personalities. Although there is a history of addiction, violence, anti-socialism, and other negative factors, many researchers are looking into the benefits of online

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