Learning to Love Learning: Learning From Video Games

Video Games

One look at a GME earnings calendar will show you that video games are all the rage right now. Still, people might not know that they have come a long way since arcade games. Just like people can use the internet for anything these days, it might have something to teach players about character, coaching, or work. Not everyone knows it, but video games are art. Some of the most breathtaking artistic work today happens through this medium. However, video games are also so much more than that. It is also training tools, secret tellers, literature, and teachers.

Video games are working dioramas of the things they describe. If somebody is a lifelong learner, they will learn all about the game’s topic, which can be very beneficial. For example, Madden teaches people how to play football. Calling the middle play will fix the flaws in someone playing; while the first play will help the player become more confident in their skills. While Madden helps coach people, other games also play a role in learning through doing.

Aside from this topic is the concept of serious simulations. It can these days be so intricate that they can even count as training tools. For example, when tuned for realism, people can use Flight Simulator in place of some flying hours when getting a pilot’s license. Video games that cost a mere sixty dollars allow anyone with a pulse to use a complex geopolitical simulator that is as accurate as an expert in predicting world events. So there is obvious value in giving a political science major such a toy. It crept up on the world, but video games are today complex enough to teach.

A magnificent facet of video games that people learn from is, much like a storybook, they let people peer behind the walls that keep them from seeing intriguing places. There are video games that show players the secrets of the famous and what lies behind police tape. Beyond someone’s final schoolbook, there is no teacher when learning. Still, people learn some of life’s best things somewhere other than a classroom, and video games supply the details to some of the world’s most exciting subjects. It is only worth the time and money it requires if it is enjoyable; video games have the power to teach what someone otherwise would never know.

Incredulously, the art in video games often passes unnoticed by those who adore the lovelier elements of a classic painting. For those people, video game art would appear to be a captivating experience that deals with all of literature’s characteristics. At the same time, the player is a character. A favorite video game trope is to study character because the player is controlling a character. Who better to define morality than the reader? What better way to learn the ins and outs of art than to have its elements happening all around? It is one thing to say the lair was full of rats and traps and quite another to kill a rat with a sword, turn a corner and lose some health points to a bear trap. Video games show off fine art, and that teaches everyone something.

One of the overlooked parts of a child’s development is reacting well to both success and failure. If someone struggles to handle these things, they are often setting themselves up for failure and blow-back. Video games do work hard to bring out people’s competitive spirit; but they also teach players the lessons of sport and competition. As a sport, video games are perfect for learning some of life’s lessons; though there is a distinct lack of physical activity through them.

While many people might not assume so on the surface, there is plenty of learning within the confines of a video game. It have developed beyond mere entertainment, from RPGs that speak on morality to sports games that teach finer coaching points. Suppose somebody wants to learn but is a little past school age. A video game could be a significant part of becoming a lifelong learner.