We all are aware of the feeling when we are totally hooked up with a great game. It is the state where we are entirely focused on playing, and all other things become irrelevant. This blog is about why we get that amazing feeling when we play video games.
What do you do to assure that the activities we do give us pleasure?
Games are especially designed to deal with this issue, and its not just include video games, but all types of games. We play games against ourself, against a computer, against other people or perhaps even against the forces of nature. But have you wondered what these games have in common?
It is the goals they have set with certain rules that you have to follow to play a particular game. By this, it gets much easier for us to decide what to do and what strategy will lead to getting the end result easily. Games also give us the learning aspect that includes improving our skills in order to beat our competition.
Have you ever thought if playing video games is an activity that gives us pleasure, why do certain games give us more pleasure than others?
Imagine being totally involved in an activity for its sake. Your ego falls away. Time flies quickly. Every movement, action, and thought arise necessarily from the previous one, just like playing jazz. You are wholly involved in it, and you’re using your skills to the maximum.
That’s the feeling when you are completely into a game! People who love playing games in such a manner can likely relate to this feeling. And almost everyone will agree that this feeling is very pleasurable. But makes us reach this state of mind?
- It is an activity that we can perform as a challenge, and it requires all our skills. Also, we love playing it.
- We concentrate on what we are doing and what our next step would be.
- We have to make clear goals for our gameplay.
- We love getting constant feedback on our progress.
- We work with our deep involvement that releases us from our everyday worries.
- We can exercise control over our environment.
- We become self-engaged.
- Our perception of time is changed.
Games maximize the amount of pleasure we get from them. They are our way of having fun, regardless of our current life situation. We need not to abide by the limitations of the ordinary world. We can invent our rules where our special talents can be appreciated and rewarded.
Tell us about the games that make you completely involved into them in our comments section!
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