The days of children going out to play are slowly ding out. Without one is living in the countryside with open space all around, a sweaty game of football may not be a distinct possibility. With concrete structures eating into every bit of open land, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a field to run around in. Most children these days get their exercise from school or on their way home. What do they do when it is time for play? They go to their rooms and switch on their computers.
Technology has made many inroads into our daily lives. It has also made a great impact on the way in which we entertain ourselves when our work for the day is done. We have all witnessed the emergence of video games that seem to have turned the people of the world into couch potatoes. With the development of computers and the rise of the Internet, gaming has become a huge and very profitable market. Interestingly, playing games in the virtual world has done on not just youngsters but also among adults of all ages. The addictive power of online games certainly can not be denied.
And what are the games that everyone seems to be playing? Whenever we think of computer games, we automatically conjure up images of shooting, speed, racing cars, and so on. I agree that some of the most popular games in the business are ones that involve either a lot of blood and gore or simply living life in the fast lane. However, not all online games involve shooting or car racing. There are hundreds of other games that a gamer might love. If you are a basketball lover who can not make it to a game, you can always play it online. Online games that simulate sports situations are among the most popular in the gaming world. Even if you are too short to make it to the basketball team, in the virtual world, you could show Michael Jordan how to shoot some hoops.
If you thought that only games that require rapid movement and planning were addictive, think again. Some of the most addicting games are those that require you to think before you click on the mouse. Chess is among the most popular board games to have made it to the virtual world. Card games remain evergreen favorites with poker sites raking in the profits. Games involved puzzles also tend to have a lot of fans.
This is the age of the virtual game, and everyone is getting addicted.