It doesn’t matter whether it’s an online game, an offline game, a computer game, or something else, people just like playing games. The evidence is in the extensive existence of games you can buy both online and offline.
High-Speed Internet Availability
Now that wireless is so fast, you’re going to see even more games on mobile devices that are as good as console-type games. You can play anything from Solitare to Call of Duty: Mobile from almost anywhere, at almost any time!
Not to mention that playing console games with good internet is more fun too.
More Types of Games
There are games for every taste out there. You can play traditional console games, online games, games through Facebook and other platforms, and phone-based games too. It’s easy to find a game for your gaming style.
Online Gaming Is Affordable
Even if you can’t afford to buy the latest console or just-released and majorly-hyped physical game, you can often find free alternatives that work with whatever system you’ve got already.
Compared to other hobbies, even die-hard gamers don’t spend as much as they might on hobbies like golf or model airplane flying.
It Feels Rewarding
Playing games is popular because it speaks to your reward system. Most games today give you little feedback loops designed to make you feel good. They may be anything from points or actual words like “good game” from a teammate.
Some games even reward players with in-game currency or downloadable goodies.
It’s a Social Thing
Gaming at its heart is a social enterprise. People form communities for particular games that they like playing and they share a common lingo that others don’t know about.
Calms Anxiety and Depression
While playing games can have the opposite effect, many studies point to games helping people with depression and anxiety cope better by giving them a non-drug escape and mind-clearing thing to do that is almost like meditation to the brain.
Lots of “Better” New Releases
One reason that gaming is so popular is that the industry is constantly releasing new versions of older games that are even better. Better graphics, better sound, better response from the controls, and better team experiences.
Overall, gaming can help you relax, forget about your day, and feel accomplished all in one session. Who wouldn’t benefit from that?