Nvidia Shield TV is a media streaming box that does so much more

Nvidia Shield TV is a media streaming box that does so much more

Movies, TV series, music and games are all that we can broadcast from the Internet. Nvidia believes that the new Shield is the best that most versatile device about such a purpose. After launching at CES, I went to Munich, where I had the opportunity to spend some time with the equipment, test it at home and ask around about a few major issues.

New remote control and new controller

New remote control and new controllerNvidia’s meeting with journalists, held in Munich, was organized with proper interior design. Instead of a mini-conference, we met in a room designed to resemble living conditions. Large living room with large and comfortable sofa surrounded by 5.1 sound system. In the center of attention, of course, was the TV and connected to it two copies of the device.

Regarding the first model of Shield TV, the new basic version (not equipped with a hard drive) is a lot, because it is 40% less. Nvidia has confirmed my assumptions about the numerous user requests to reduce the size of the console. Additional devices in the TV area should not pay attention to themselves, but simply fulfill their role and become invisible. In the case of Shield TV, however, we are not dealing with the typical kanciastym design (for example, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV), and the characteristic (though almost identical) design and thin green backlight.

In the second approach, Nvidia has implemented user requests, so complete with the remote control, we will replace conventional batteries, rather than connect it to charge. If having a 3.5 mm Jack headphone Jack was important to you, then unfortunately I have bad news – the new remote is devoid of it. With Nvidia relations shows that it did not enjoy too much popularity, so it was expected that the increase in battery life, along with the increase in the size of the remote will be obtained positively. And in fact, using the remote is more convenient, and the battery does not have to be changed more often than once every few months. Nvidia Shield TV is a media streaming box that does so much more. Unfortunately, I am one of those who incredibly appreciate the opportunity to ascend, headphones, so despite their shortcomings will remain a supporter of the first version.

There were definitely more changes for the controller. Its design is completely updated, it is not so stocky, which is certainly more convenient, holding it in your hands. With remote borrowed touch panel that allows you to adjust the volume level, which replaced the classic button “+” and “ – ” and capacitive buttons “back” and “home screen” is replaced by physical keys. Moved them below eye level, allowing you to fully comfortably delve into their side with your thumb at any time. Rest assured, the new pad didn’t say goodbye to the headphone Jack.

New features, new software

New features, new softwareNvidia Shield TV this year has the same specification as the previous version. Of course, there may be objections about being out of date components, but the truth is that Shield TV has overtaken the competition, just a few steps and have not noticed the need for technical changes. This confirms my meeting with two copies of the new Shield TV, which for a minute did not refuse to cooperate. The only problem was external access to the Internet.

The Nvidia device itself didn’t make a wybrakowanego impression in terms of computing power, and aside from streaming video in 4K, we played several streamowanych titles from the network and the computer nearby. A wired connection is used and this is recommended for maximum bandwidth, but if you have a high shelf router, no cable connection is required.

The most important features of the new Shield TV are full support for 4K resolution, support for HDR10 and Dolby Atmos, and the availability of Amazon Video applications. Nvidia has worked closely with Jeff Bezosa to bring this app to the trafiającym device on Monday to market, and so far the only equipment of this type that has an official Amazon Prime Video app. Previously, it also appeared on TV with Android TV from Sony, but in the segment of snacks Nvidia boasts writing.

Let’s play!

Let's play!Nvidia Shield TV is like a 3 in 1 device when it comes to gaming. The equipment will allow us to stream many titles from the network, thanks to the service GeForce Now will allow for mirror games from a computer with Nvidia system on the TV screen, and will launch the game dedicated Android TV platform. In addition to these common in the Google Play store are also preparing special editions dedicated only and exclusively to Shield TV – owned by M. in particular Half-Life.

Unlike the current available version of the software, the new version of the game view has been simplified, accuracy. Instead of sections dedicated to each of the services, we have a full list of games, regardless of the method of delivery to your device. This tells us a small PostScript on the icon of each of the names.

The game host during the show was the division from Ubisoft. Not without occasion, as Nvidia’s collaboration with Ubisoft will result in the appearance of most of the most important names in GeForce Now equally with their launch on other platforms. In addition, thanks to the support of Uplay available standard multiplayer mode, for example, in The Division.

However, I did not have the opportunity to play online with other players and learn how the updated architecture of the Nvidia cloud based on Pascale works in such conditions, but the usual game was completely without problems. I did not notice any delays in the transmission of images and sound, nor the reaction of the game to my actions. Visually, The Division got pretty good-the level of detail I would rate on average in addition to the scale of the fight. The most demanding players might be deterred by this fact, but when we are at the recommended distance from the TV screen, most people will have no reason to complain. Technical questions? 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

Equally good, and sometimes even a little better, by the way, the ability to stream games from your computer. Running on a PC Titanfall looked great and in this case I also didn’t notice any delays. The fruit of Nvidia’s partnership with Valve is the app… Steam convert on request Shield TV to Steam-Link. This way, we can play titles from the Steam library on a large screen, broadcasting them from a computer.

Thank you TV Shield Helper Google first gets on TV. We’ll talk to him, thanks to the built-in controller and remote mikrofonom, but the market will do well as a small accessory called Spot that allows you to put the Helper in any room in our house. Shield TV will collaborate with multiple Spot microphones, so no matter where we are, we can have access to an Assistant. It is worth adding that the microphone located on the site will work in hands-free mode, listening all the time (this can be turned off). Unfortunately, this one is not in the remote control anymore.

No Man’s Sky NEXT Review

No Man’s Sky NEXT Review

NEXT is the largest content update in No Man’s Sky since the game’s release in 2016. The name introduces the long-awaited multiplayer mode, module almost unlimited capacity, fleet management frigates and dozens of other new products. There are so many changes that I started the game from scratch.

He immediately catches the eye of the third picture of the camera from the hand of the hero

The developers of No Man s Sky even changed the loading sequence of the mission, where the basics of survival are translated. Already in the first minutes of pleasure, the system teaches how to put buildings, as well as design portable machines. For example, a compact refinery can change the properties of raw materials. This gives an additional depth of collection and extraction of materials. Being at raw materials, behind them the standing system is completely modeled. The presence of many elements, you need to learn again.

He immediately catches the eye of the third picture of the camera from the hand of the heroPreviously, players only used FPP mode. Avatar is now we can freely edit, visit “the locker room” at the space stations. We choose not only from the garments, but also the available breeds. Want to play as a droid hunter? Any problem. The developers promise that new items of clothing will appear along with temporary social problems. Their first batch will be in the game any minute.

The new uniform is so important that the NMS has finally visited multiplayer mode. You need to show. The game, however, is not an MMO in the Elite Dangerous style. It is very rare for another player to visit your world. Fortunately, it is possible to invite friends. Thanks to NEXT all the elements of the game can be played in co-op mode. Including fighting, exploration and performing solo and multiplayer missions.

The latter is a novelty, available from the level of the captain’s bridge. You don’t have a frigate yet? The better. Here is a wonderful adventure. Feel that the creators have modified the generator of the planets. The surfaces of celestial bodies, they are more interesting.

No Man’s Sky NEXT update – what’s new?

Procedurally generated zone has become much more saturated. More mountains and funnels. The mountains have become higher and the meadows will have more interactive elements to collect. Thicker forests, the deserts there are additional molecular effects, and on planets with high radiation, toxic fog and deaf. I was surprised when my character suddenly invaded a large shadow. This is a new system of volumetric clouds that move in real time. One of them, it temporarily blocked out the sun.

No Man's Sky NEXT update - what's new?Wandering around the planets is now much more objects and places to discover. In the game there are buried Alien technology, as well as treasures hidden deep underground. It happens that with our feet down we can find entire buildings that were once on the surface. this discovery makes an amazing impression. Just like the wreckage of large ships, but they are available in the NMS already from the previous update. For now for some of them you can enter.

Procedurally created lifeforms from the base game screamed „kill me.” Randomly generated cartoons lay for no apparent reason, inexorably reacting to the presence of the player. It’s past. Now space creatures are highly active on our actions. Most often they run away in a panic, but the part, obviously, shows interest and desire to interact. It’s great that the herd mechanism came into play. Animals of the same species stick together, pushing on water or pastures.

It looks good when suddenly the whole group of ungulates starts to run away from my crazy owner and his laser gun. Unfortunately, very clever breeds are still welded to their places. NPCs stand still and wait for the interaction with the player. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to see a smart alien traveling the planet hunting other space creatures. Maybe along with the next update…

Unfortunately, code optimization is still far from ideal

In the game there are more planets with their own rings and orbits full of asteroids. More celestial bodies are also very close to each other. Thanks to this, even walking on the surface of the planet you will see in the sky giant balls, which at any time you can fly. The breathtaking effect of two Tatooine suns is made of brick. The maximum range of No Man’s Sky NEXT Review vision has also improved, although this field can still be much, much better. Especially when we are talking about databases and debris.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to test the new control system of my own Armada yet. Now the player can have a collection of giant frigates with a unique destiny. The interior of each ship can be changed to some extent, and it became faster to move between the locks. I can’t wait to build my own fleet and go to the conquest of the next models. NMS creators know how to effectively hang a carrot in front of the player’s nose.

Unfortunately, code optimization is still far from idealNo Man’s Sky NEXT makes that PlayStation 4 Pro Boo console feel like I should have flown into space myself. The first thing to do in the settings is to disable the dynamic number of frames per second. Reducing to 30 fps isn’t impressive, but it’s already the best solution from radical performance spikes. On 30 frames the NMS also jerks, but a relatively comfortable gameplay becomes possible.

Traveling the planets still shows how the textures are changed to these higher quality ones. The range of accurate rendering of the environment is up to several meters. Later, the game begins to apply different, but too often visible to the naked eye tricks. It is a pity that Hello Games wepchało for NEXT-new environmental effects, as well as new graphical effects, but still not resolved the issue of liquidity. Bah! I feel like after the update the game is running less efficiently than before.

Maybe it is affected by the new construction system. Thanks to NEXT, players can build structures wherever they want, and the number of finished building materials has grown to several hundred variations. Radically raised the limits of the area and scope for the constructed complexes. No Man’s Sky is more and more like Minecraft, and I have nothing against It. Construction is a very important and very interesting aspect of the game. Especially when a large space greenhouse puts together with friends on the local network.

From Russia with love

From Russia with love

The first part of Metal Gear Solid players they without popitki from the place, throwing it on the pedestal of industry milestones. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty shared players who weren’t fully answered by the new hero and little-understood storyline, but it was still a brilliant title that proudly introduced the series to a new generation.

Enviroment change

Enviroment changeKojima that early took up the third part, to which he was so impatient that he decided to take it back to the PS2, despite the fact that initially assumed its następczynię as a target platform. In the three ambitions of this Lord was the creation of something a little different than the previous titles, and it happened.

The change was the environment, because pretty much the action of Metal Gear Solid 3 takes place in the Soviet jungle. Yes, a fully open space is something we haven’t seen in the series so far. Both the image and the audio sphere shout loudly in our face that we are dealing with an aggressive environment.

A few steps from the start of the gameplay and you suddenly land in a swamp that has it to itself that sucks us inside without asking your opinion. You leave the swamp after the first shock on a small island to relax from the impressions, and then jebut crocodile knocks you to the first floor. Around the birds chirping merrily, and treacherously green hides the whole range of fauna and flora. That’s not all, because snake is not changed into bear Grylls, and soon discover that the forest is patrolled well known to us guys in the battle with the kalahi and the trumpeters.

Graphics in Metal Gear Solid 3

Graphics in Metal Gear Solid 3The forest is unfortunately not a completely free space after which you can run in all directions because it is basically one path with a few smaller lower legs and unfortunately is interrupted from time to time by short loading screens. Kojimie and the company failed to jump over the PS2’s capabilities, but the graphics quality in Metal Gear Solid 3 is the first League. In the two previous games of the series, we basically ran all the time in the same places. Here, in turn, every step we open new territories, although it will come to us sometimes and enter 2 times in the same river. Metal Gear Solid could not exist without hangars, so that in the future largely fly after them Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love.

An even bigger surprise kojima has prepared when it comes to the time frame of the game. So here is Metal Gear Solid 3 backtracking, us until 40 years relative to the first parts of, and until now this in chronological order, can be further is located part of. So for some, the shock may be the fact that we are controlling the snake again. Moreover, the madmen sent Kojim to use a time machine, but the solution is much more banal and rational.

Neither the time nor the place to tell the details of the story presented in this part, although a little hem I have to cancel. We’re in 1964. We start on a plane that will drop us into the Soviet jungle at any moment. Cold war to the fullest, and Soviet Russia armors with obvious purpose. To thwart at least some of their plans, which may allow even before the third world war, the Snake with a little help, should distract the scientist, who is the brain of the operation aimed at building a tank capable of launching nuclear missiles.

The differences

This time the plot is definitely a step back in regards to the second part, if at all it can be called that. Not so it turned out, confusing or, conversely, exaggerated. It’s a compact story that tracks, with eyes wide open, and that finally throws us to the ground and makes us look in a daze at the final letters. Thus, excited especially the tip in vain to look for in other productions. Absolutely first class and falls only in order to give honor to Kojima in gratitude for it.

The differencesIt seems to me that a little less cut-games in comparison with the previous parts, although, probably, there are also those for which this number will be further, is worthy of condemnation. The animation of the characters and their rich and detailed facial expressions just knock down. The only thing that can irritate is a slight mismatch of lip movements in the form of questions. Like what we have in the early ‚ 60s. this disappears the codec, and in its place there is a radio prototype.

There are no great differences, except that now during the dialogue we can see the photo of the interlocutor. Much less often people call us with every fart, and how they do it usually in order to hold a short and condensed conversation. The para medic recording the state of the game, in turn, likes to talk, but since she’s a passionate cinephile(or rather kojima), she bought me off the spot. Nice to listen to me as he talks about the movies that have today already half a century and more.

A familiar character, checked inventory, changed the arena of action, but in the plus, but something to me here, however, is not enough. Of course, in the upper right corner I do not see the radar, which will indicate to me the position of the enemy. I dig through options, call a friend, do 100 push-UPS, bake a poppy seed and nothing. Like he wasn’t there. I think maybe it someone of the Cossack, maybe it’s saving the us government, and then I realize that it’s 1964, and the radar will not be until the end of the game.

I won’t say I’m happy about it. I will say more, I was quite depressed. Unfortunately, you have to quickly shake and try to find a new situation. Instead, we were given a few gadgets, such as motion sensors or heat goggles. Origin won’t be easy, and it’s hard to adjust to a new way of doing things. The game certainly makes it more challenging and inconspicuous with a series of players, I would not recommend starting with this part. Often we will also rely on a sense of hearing, and the characteristic growing knocking on the floor will let us know that it is better not to lean out now. There’s another side to the coin, because the guards can hear us.

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a European megahit

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a European megahit

Nintendo has been waiting a long time with a bomb offer for 2018. The Japanese have offered a few strong games over the past months, but it’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the productions for which because of this year’s catalog we recommend you to familiarize yourself with the Nintendo Switch. It’s a fight overloaded with content.

You have them all? How you earn

Name Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be divided into two specific and reflects the meaning of all product elements. We have here the typical Super Smash Bros. that is, beat ‚ em up in rather unusual conditions, which, however, has success after success on the next Nintendo consoles. The second link of the name already refers to the content itself, as the Japanese offered the most extensive game from the universe. The name is almost complete.

You have them all? How you earnBefore I grab your heads and plunge them into the wreckage of this huge content, I have to explain one thing – the Foundation of the newest Nintendo cover is not any revolution compared to previous views. Again on the map there are several players who have health counters, and their filling makes it easier to throw the enemy out of the arena. For some, this is very good news, for others-dark, because it is because of the non-standard approach to the duel, not everyone can lose themselves in the proposal. However, if you belong to this big group that swallows the Nintendo concept without the ashes, then drop all the duties and run to the shops is what you’ve been waiting for.

Probably most of our readers have heard about the dizzying number of 74 fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The creators did not lie, throwing into production the immensity of heroes, but at the start we get only eight fighters. What about others? They need work. This is a fantastic idea, which reminded me of my childhood and unlock a consistent fighters in Tekken. Fortunately, this time I don’t need to repeat this process due to the lack of „memorki”-no doubt the developers could use the delicious, directly addictive play element.

The game encourages subsequent sessions, during which we have the opportunity to increase the set of characters, and it is necessary to hint that the unlock of the following characters is carried out in several ways – after the victory of the opponent in full-length mode, after the completion of the classic Smash mode, from time to time, even after the end of the match, we remain wyzwani opponent, and victory in this match will increase the library of personalities. I understand that not everyone will like this idea, although we must admit that the developers have cleverly prepared a mechanics Super Smash Bros. Ultimate overview that goes well with all modes.

Nintendo games only played by the Japanese? Nothing further from the truth

Nintendo games only played by the Japanese? Nothing further from the truthThe list is huge and overloaded with great fighters. „Ultimate” includes all the experts from fooling around with faces from previous views, so we can play, among other things, Mario, Mewtwo, Foxa, Samus, donkey Kong, Zeldę, Lucas, Pac-Man, Captain Falcon, Roy, Lavash, Shulka, Clouda, Bayonettę, Ryu, Snake’a or Sonic… And among the new identities you are, by the way, Dark Samus, Simon, Ken, Inkling, Isabella or „king-size” K. Roola, Ridley and even Incineroara. Not all fall into the Taste of Kowalski, and the next will not please the squire, but one thing is for sure – in the whole mass of 74 warriors you will find at least a dozen, which will play with blissful pleasure.

Here, each has its own unique style, characterized by a series of strengths and weaknesses, so that during the game we learn to use the positive and avoid these negative, but the fun lasts and lasts. And when we are tired? We take one, the other, and the other. I already have some caveats about balance, because curbing such a palette isn’t the easiest, but the creators intend to respond to community suggestions.

A similar amount can be determined by observing the total manufacturer area-96 returned and, at the same time, upiększonych platzkart and seven new arenas-these are numbers that are simply impressive. At the same time, I know that the maps are not the most important of their wide range, and in this case, their quality-here every place can surprise the implementation or active elements. As a result, during the game tired fingers, controlling the main character in areas among other things, from the following universes: Pokemon, Bayonetta, Final Fantasy, Earth, Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Tomodachi, Nintendo And not you, of course, you can forget about the cult of Mario.

The plot in the fight? A few hours!

The plot in the fight? A few hours!Sites live-move, there are new products, often literally change and as a result on a small screen console or TV with a large screen, we met a palette of beautiful colors. Well, it’s not the most beautiful fighting game of this generation, but the name has its own unique style, which pleases the eye, because – the concept of matches assumptions – in the end, during one fight can compete with him eight characters from different worlds. In addition, the authors are not confused, creating a soundtrack, as for the production dropped more than 800 songs-songs correspond to the characters, so you will hear the sounds of many rozpalających fire in your hearts names. Magic!

Now every good fighting game should have a story mode, so Nintendo decided to create a world of light. This is a completely new version of the game, in which all the characters will be careful because of the bad power, but only Kirby disappeared. „Pink ball”, „walking vacuum cleaner” or „Swallow” became the main hero of the adventure, during which we have the opportunity to move around the huge map and participate in dozens of fights.

When the dial-on-one with the damned, we can in a simple way, to unlock the cover murder, for example, Nessowi your friend will join our heroes and later we can operate in all the other variants. The developers probably did not understand that the running around the location and obijanie opponents tired of even the biggest fanatics Smasha, so we decided, interestingly, a variety of entertainment – in the game we collect „Spirits”. Special heroes we can compare with pokémon, but we have no way to put them in battle, although we can reap a handful of their stats. Spirits get levels, become stronger, at the same time the player gets access to three additional „cards” that allow him to improve some details.

How to speed up psn downloads

How to speed up psn downloads

Any of the following symptoms may indicate a low download speed:

  • Installation takes a long time.
  • The download or update indicator does not move for a certain period of time.

If you have problems connecting to the network or you are experiencing errors related to network connectivity, try solution network connection error on how to speed up psn downloads.

How to make ps4 games download faster

How to make ps4 games download fasterThe following steps can help you determine how to make ps4 games download faster if there’s a network issue when you download a game or app to your console, and can help you improve your network speed.

Scroll to the installation page… <name of the game you are downloading>. Save the download speed of the game or app you are installing how to make ps4 games download faster visible in the „Queue” section of the „Games and apps” section. This value indicates the current download speed. If you see a low speed (for example, less than 1 megabit per second), the download can take a very long time.

This information how to speed up psn downloads is only a hint and should not be considered as the exact download time. Actions such as streaming content, playing games, or streaming games from your console to your PC will limit bandwidth and increase download times.

How to speed up ps4 downloads

If you set the file size to 40 GB and shows you the information how to speed up ps4 downloads that you have downloaded 25% of the file (was 30 GB) and the connection speed is 10 Mbps, the download should be completed after approx. 4.4 hours. (Provided that the download speed does not change.)

How to speed up ps4 downloads

The connection speed must be at least 1.5 Mbps so that you can use all the features of how to speed up ps4 downloads without problems. For more information about bandwidth usage and Troubleshooting network connectivity, get a solution to network connectivity issues.

To ensure a better gaming experience, background downloads are limited when the game starts. To remove restrictions related to how to make your ps4 download faster the load, that relate to the installed game or application, you can wait until the console will pause the running game, but you can forcibly close the game by doing the following:

  1. From the home screen, go to the game you recently started. After selecting the game, press the Menu button and select Finish.
  2. After the closing of the recently launched games check how fast the game or app is loading. To avoid slow downloads, do not run any games or applications how to make your ps4 download faster until the download is complete.
  3. Press the Menu button to open the directory.
  4. Select „Settings” > „restart the console”. Select Yes to confirm https://www.videogamer.com/features/how-to-increase-psn-download-speed-on-ps4-and-ps3. It will automatically pause all of the current download operation. They will resume when the console restarts.

Does ps4 download faster in rest mode?

Does ps4 download faster in rest mode?

If you can’t access Explorer or if the console appears to be locked, press and hold ca. 10 seconds PS button on the console to keep the console on. After you turn off your console, press the PS button on your console to start it again.

Restarting the console will close all does ps4 download faster in rest mode open apps and games. After the console restarts, verify that the download was resumed by following these steps:

  • On the start screen, click Games and apps.
  • Select the Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download. The game or application must have a status of the installation…
  • If the status is „queued Or Paused,” select the game or app, click the Menu button , and then select Continue installation.
  • After checking if does ps4 download faster in rest mode the download has been resumed check how fast the game or app is loading.

To avoid slow downloads, do not run any games or applications until the download is complete.

How to download ps4 games faster

If the steps above do not resolve the issue how to download ps4 games faster, cancel the installation of the game. How to do it:

  1. On the start screen, click Games and apps.
  2. Select the Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller and select Cancel.
  4. You can then re-install the game by inserting the disc or re-download the game. To download the game again, find it, select it, and then select Install.

After rebooting, check the download speed of the game or app again.

If the previous solutions didn’t fix the how to download ps4 games faster problem , see how fast the console loads, by the way, compared to Your ISP subscription plan.

  • First, suspend any running or queued download operations
  • On the start screen, click Games and apps.
  • Select a Queue and select all games and apps that are downloaded or queued for download.
  • Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Pause installation for each game or app that is coming in or queued for download.
  • Then, close all games that are running on the system: From the home screen, go to the game you recently started. After selecting the game, press the Menu button and select Finish.

Now run the network speed test:

  • Press the PS button to open the directory.
  • Select System > Options.
  • Select Network > network setup > Detailed network statistics.

The console checks the connection and displays the detected download speed, which can be compared to the subscription plan of the ISP. If the download speed is visible on the Detailed network statistics page is significantly lower than expected, there may be several reasons for this.

Network load. Network devices can compete for home network resources and use the same download bandwidth as your console. Try pausing the download on other devices on your home network to see if this will increase your console’s download speed. Also, make sure That your home router supports the quality of service (QoS) features for connecting to the Internet. Enabling QoS On your home router can help set the network connection priority for ps4 to increase download speed.

Does the child learn aggressive behavior in games?

Yes. A game that uses violence to be effective is a form of repetitive exercise. If you play many times, the natural consequence – in accordance with the theory of learning – is the acquisition of certain habits.

The gaming participant must make quick decisions, and their brutality, striving to annihilate the opponent, is rewarded. In this way, the child learns behavior patterns, not realizing that they are risky in real life.

The first computer game was created in 1952

Although the game environment is not real, the player gets used to such behaviors, and – when in a similar but real situation – it is easier for him to reach the habits he has acquired in the game, eg react to provocation with an aggressive word or a physical attack.

Learning about certain behaviors is also conducive to the fact that playing creates strong emotions, and these are conducive to adopting specific patterns. What can you offer your children instead of violence games?

If the child is already playing games containing violence, he should also receive alternative games – such as where he has the opportunity to help someone or free himself from oppression thanks to the help of others. It is good to provide the child with real competition, for example in sport.

The first computer game was created in 1952

Regardless of what competition it is, it is essential that rules apply to it. Even in sports involving the use of physical advantage, i.e. boxing, judo, karate or wrestling, there are rules according to which it wins.

Computer games – a threat or a boon?

The first computer game was created in 1952. It was an ordinary „Tic-tac-toe”. The real revolution began only over twenty years younger „PONG”. Today, computer games are popular all over the world, adults and children play them, movies and huge amounts of money are made from them. Some of the people who play and most of those who do not play wondered what computer games really are. They are innocent entertainment, or another industry?

The drug, or the next, the eleventh, muse (after nine ancient and film)? Are they a threat or a boon? My opinion is divided, like many others, I try to notice positive and negative aspects of everything. It has been proved that you can get addicted to computer games like you do to drugs.

Strategic games help us to develop other features

Narcotics, like drugs and alcohol, slowly and imperceptibly take over the life of the user, until they are completely overwhelmed. I will try to show in my argument that games can work similarly. On the other hand, computer games, as close to, for example, interactive film, also have advantages. I will also try to introduce them.

Strategic games help us to develop other features

The first argument in favor of computer games is the fact that they help shape the imagination and develop the mind. We will not move on to the next stage of a logical or adventure game without mental effort. An example of this is the recently popular game „The Sims”, where we play the „guardian angel” of a virtual man, the so-called sim, in the virtual world.

You have to take care of good living conditions of the sim, build a house and find friends, which requires a lot of effort and imagination. Caring for an artificial man shapes our management skills and helps to prepare for arranging one’s own life. Strategic games help us to develop other features.

The complicated and realistic game „Europa Universalis” expands our planning and strategic thinking abilities and enlarges our knowledge of history. Many people point to the brutality of games as a source of aggression in youth. They are partly right.

Often, the aggression of the hero of the game moves to the player. Many immature players think that if they are allowed to do something in the game, it is slow and in the real world. This actually leads to aggression – quarrels and even brawl among children. There are even fatal cases.

Our computer is becoming our world

An example of this is the behavior of a ten-year-old who was a fan of Pokemon. During the „duel” with another boy, he decided that he should set fire to the opponent at the moment. And he did it, as a result of which the victim died. This case of deadly fun is of course extreme.

Another argument for playing is that it is a pleasant and safe way to spend your free time. When it’s cold or raining outside, we prefer to play football on the monitor (in addition to Brazil, not friends from the neighboring housing estate).

Our computer is becoming our world

The game allows you to relax when we are tense and tired after a hard day. Computer games are definitely better than sitting in front of beer in the stairwell, which in many cases is the only alternative to boredom. The greatest danger that threatens us with computer games is the possibility of addiction.

It is often noticed that instead of a reasonable hour or two, we spent five or ten hours in front of the screen. Sometimes this situation can become the norm – this is the introduction to addiction. We begin to lose contact with reality and the environment. Our relationships with family and friends are disappearing.

Our computer is becoming our world. Without access to the computer, we feel nervous and unable to concentrate. Cases of addicts are sometimes shocking. A teenager from Great Britain, for 84 hours, did not eat, drink or sleep. He played only. He finished the game, but it was his last – the body did not endure exhaustion.

Speaking of the positive aspects of computer games, attention should also be paid to their therapeutic function

More and more branches in hospitals are equipped with computers containing motion sensors. They play an unexpectedly big role during long-term rehabilitation in both physical and mental aspects.

Consoles with motion sensors force physical activity, which helps, for example, the improvement of limbs. As for the psyche of patients, especially the youngest ones, games improve their well-being, which in the hospital is not very good, and at the same time so desirable during treatment.

More and more branches in hospitals are equipped with computers containing motion sensors

Research on the valuable impact of computer games in medicine is still ongoing. Researchers are striving to create games that can be used to monitor and treat children with disorders such as autism, ADHD and ADD. Interestingly, even games with an increased dose of violence can help.

It turns out that the game originally intended for soldiers leaving for a mission to Iraq, which is a training program for them and teaching how to kill people, was transformed in such a way that it could serve the same soldiers as a help in treating trauma caused by wartime experiences. Of course, the effectiveness of therapy is primarily a merit of psychologists and psychiatrists, but the fact is that computer games have largely contributed to this.

More and more branches in hospitals are equipped with computers containing motion sensors

Computer games have both their supporters and opponents, and each of these groups is right. In my opinion, however, while maintaining common sense, they can bring a lot of benefits after all. Do not go to extremes, because you can become addicted to everything.

We should control not only the time we spend in front of the computer, but above all what we play. It is often the case that while sitting comfortably in an armchair and enjoying a moment’s respite, we do not realize that we are just murdering, though virtual, but how brutal, we stomp on the corpse by rubbing blood on the asphalt, thus enjoying the number of points gained.

The risk is greater for young children

So let’s not get absorbed by the colorful graphics and magic of the fictitious world. Let’s be a player with many passions who uses this entertainment sensibly and is not a slave to her. Remembering these simple rules, we can overthrow the stereotype circulating in society and put an end to the continuous generalization and blaming of computer games for all social pathologies and all the evils of this world.

The risk is greater for young children

Only from us depends on how they affect us. Rational use of them will not only be a source of pleasure but also bring us a lot of benefits. I think that the proper proverb will be the old proverb: „What is too much – it’s unhealthy.”

Games with violence – how do they affect children?

Intense playing games that contain violence can increase the aggressive behavior. The risk is greater for young children. However, it is important in which group the child functions and if he has good contact with the environment.

Research confirmed that playing games intensely, in which the child takes on the action participant, during which one should fight, shoot, chase someone, fight, can lead to the escalation of aggressive behavior.

At the same time, the willingness to help real people decreased

When it comes to adults, it turned out that these games would lead to violence. Bushman’s research on adults has shown that playing 20 minutes of such a game with many players raised the readiness to aggression in an emotional sense. At the same time, the willingness to help real people decreased.

At the same time, the willingness to help real people decreased

Is every child who plays more aggressive?

No. This is determined by a number of factors, but it is certainly exposed to children who do not have good peer contacts, not participating in real games, during which they have the opportunity to see that the beating hurts and aggressive behavior in the game results in the lack of friends.

Children who have this type of verification in real life are convinced that the patterns of behavior from games are not effective. It is also dangerous to play excessive games – that is, to devote many hours to them.