Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Online Games: a Threat for Extinction of Outdoor Game

When I was in my school age, everybody is very excited to jump off to their seats right after class. Because at those times, we can now play our game called “patintero”. There’s no limit on the players for as long as both teams have an even line-up. This game is every exciting, not only fun but can also test your ability to think fast and practices your decision making. Also it involves cardio fitness exercise and speed. So it’s like playing and at the same time learning and exercising. There are a lot of games out there that can provide those kinds of benefits, just like hide and seek, Basketball, Volleyball, “tumbang preso”, playing with marbles, playing cards, and a whole lot more. It can make you feel young again.

But the kids now a day are preferred to play online or LAN games like DotA rather than outdoor games. Whole day staring at their monitors, clicking on their mouse and waiting for their characters to level up and some of those games are most likely exposing some violent act. They also pay not only for the time that they consume but also they will buy card for the purpose of that piece of crap, it doesn’t make any sense. I don’t get the point. Where’s the good beneficence that this online games provide? Others might say that, its fun or challenging or what so ever. The reality is, they spending their money for some non-sense business and then not even a single move of muscles it cannot provide.

If this act will continue without a proper guidance from the parents, these children will end up a rebellious and criminal minds in the near future. In related to health and fitness, prolong use of computer (online gaming freak) will be likely acquired symptoms like carpal tunnel syndrome (A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.), blurring of vision or worst is muscle atrophy (shrinking of muscles).

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