The Addiction of Video Games Stimulate the Brain – But What Makes Them So Addictive?

Video games are designed to entertain players and give missions to complete all throughout the game. It is normally made to challenge players, and allow every player achieve small accomplishments that will give them the urge to continue playing. May it be small or big achievements, those achievements are somehow the driving force of players to keep on playing video games. There are many factors that make playing video games hard to control and sometimes addictive. These are:

· Beating the High Score

Trying to beat someone’s high score or even beating his very own high score can keep him playing the game for very long hours, without him noticing the time.

· Completing Missions

There are several missions in each game. And every mission completed is one step closer to finishing or beating the game. The player’s desire to beat the game is to successfully complete each mission by finding items or hidden clues. These missions will keep players playing nonstop just to advance to the next level.

· Role-Playing

Role-playing games are games that allow the players to have a more on-hand gaming experience. Players are given the chance to create their own character and embark on a unique adventure. Role-playing gives the player a sense of attachment to his character, makes it more difficult to stop playing the game.

· Relationships

In online role-playing games, building relationships with other player’s character is possible. Players are compelled to keep on playing the game to maintain the built relationships with other characters.

· Discovering hidden stages and/or tactics

Exploring to find hidden stages or tactics in games can hook players down to his seat. The thrill of discovery can give the player a feeling of fulfillment which makes it harder to stop playing the game.

Most players play games at least on their free time, however, an ordinary game playing time can possibly turn out to be an addiction. In no time, activities of daily living, school works, job, and even his social life can be neglected, since most of the time is spent playing video games. As mentioned above, those are some factors that make video games addictive. But not all games are addictive, some games are more addictive than other.

No one can really tell if the original data of the game will be damaged or lost, that is why, back up games are important. In case there will be damage to the original data of the video game, the player can still restore the game just the way as it is.

Video games that are well-designed are more played by people. Nowadays, there are millions of video games available in the market. However, only some of the millions are earning recognition as one of the top games. Here is a list of this year’s (2011) top 5 best video games:

Top 5: Dragon Age II (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Top 4: Mortal Kombat (PS3, Xbox 360)

Top 3: Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Top 2: Total War: Shogun 2 (PC)

Top 1: L.A. Noire (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Cristina is an avid gamer and webmaster for How to back up Xbox games, a site that helps gamers find legitimate ways to maintain copies of their original games. Check out her beginner’s guide on how to copy Wii games.

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