Gamers game to get an adrenaline rush and a dose of fun. But they also use it as a means to experience the world of fantasy, away from the mundane every day rituals of daily life.

A new study has discovered why people enjoy playing video games so much. … The attraction to playing videogames and what makes them fun is that it gives people the chance to think about a role they would ideally like to take and then get a chance to play that role,” explained lead researcher, Dr Andy Przybylski.

4 Reasons Why Gaming is Good for You. According to the American Psychological Association, playing video games, including shooter games, can boost learning, health and social skills. Gaming may strengthen a range of cognitive skills such as spatial navigation, reasoning, memory and perception.

Video game addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. … Some suffering from video game addiction may develop an emotional attachment to on-line friends and activities they create on their computer screens.

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