It is no secret that online games are popular. In fact, there are literally thousands of different games available, many of which are free to play and also many of which have very small learning curves that allow you to learn the rules and start playing very quickly.
Some new computers come with free online games, and there are also dozens (if not hundreds) of online sites full of online games. Both are evidence of a high demand for online games; after all, people aren’t going to waste time programming and loading games if no one is playing them.
But why are they so popular? Let’s take a look:
Fast: online games are fast. Most of them do not require significant time or emotional involvement. In fact, some games can be played very, very quickly; Often in less than a minute! For example, some of the “how far can you hit a ball?” kind of games are like that. In this type of game, the player controls a bat and “swings” by clicking the mouse. A ball will be thrown and you UFA will click the mouse when you want to swing and then see how far the ball hits. It all ends in a few seconds, and the purpose of the game is to see how high the score you can get is. Due to this feature of lack of time commitment, online games are very convenient to play when you only need to spend some time, which leads to the next point:
Pass the Time – The nature of the best online games makes it easy to get sucked into them despite their relatively simple designs. Do you have 5 minutes to kill on the train? Take out your cell phone and play an online game (or a mobile version you downloaded). Do you have 10 minutes before a meeting at work? Open your browser and play for a while. Not only will it help you pass the time, but it will also help you de-stress a bit. And let’s be honest, we’re probably not supposed to play online games at work, but who isn’t? You know even your boss knows, because you probably saw him when you came out from behind his cubicle to ask him a question!
Challenge / Coordination: Studies were conducted in the 1980s, when Nintendo was popular, which showed that playing video games helped improve hand-eye coordination, a skill that is transferable to many other areas of life. So in a way, playing action games online, or games that require reflexes and anticipation, are actually increasing the efficiency of your brain. Not to mention, the challenge that accompanies many games helps add to the fun, and there’s always a good sense of accomplishment when you finally get past a point where you were previously stuck.…