“Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds,” or “PubG”, is one of the most-watched battle-royale game on Twitch. Young generation is playing it each and every day. Everyone loves to play it. Celebrities, Youtubers, college and school students all are playing it.
If you don’t know what PubG is. You must be not living on this planet. This is a multi-player online shooter game that allow for solo or team play and subscribes to the battle royale format, which drops 100 players at a time into an enclosed space where they must scavenge for weapons, medical supplies and other resources in an effort to be the last player standing and getting “Chicken dinner”. Yes, that’s what a winner team is called in PubG the “winner winner chicken dinner”. Lets see how PubG affects you in real life?
PubG game has both good effect and side effects or negative side effects on health, education, career on people’s life. Are there can be any benefits of playing PubG as well? How does it affect our mind in peositive or negative way?
Any kind of gaming is frowned upon by parents as time-wasters, and worse, some education experts believe that these games corrupt the brain. Playing violent video games can easily be blamed by the media and some experts as the reason why some young people become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. Yes, they do have. Everything which done out of bearable limit is poison for your life even the oxygen. Never make anything your addiction even this super game PubG.
Researchers are being done for games and into its effects on players, both positive and negative, is often trivialized.
The positive effect of the PubG
Many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits – the main one is making people smart. “Video games change your brain,” according to University of Wisconsin psychologist C. Shawn Green. Playing games alter the brain’s physiological structure in the same manner as do learning to read, navigating using a map, or playing the piano. Much like exercise can build muscle, the effective combination of concentration and rewarding surges of neurotransmitters like dopamine strengthen neural circuits which can build the brain.
In shooting games like PubG, the character may be running and shooting at the same time. This requires the real-world player to keep track of the position of the character, where he/she is heading, his speed, where the gun is aiming, if the gunfire is hitting the enemy, looking for the enemy and saving himself and so on. All these factors need to be taken into account, and then the player must then coordinate the brain’s interpretation and reaction with the movement in his hands and fingertips. This method requires a great deal of eye-hand coordination and visual-spatial capability to succeed.
Video Games Can Make You Less Anti-Social
One of the worst stereotype associated with playing games is that those who do are awkward social rejects. Individual who is afraid of speaking his feelings in front of the world can talk to other players while playing the PubG. What I think is we don’t actually need to play this on PC only, this is the one of the best game to play on your mobile phone.
When you play with your friends, you talk to them and you stay in contact with them. That’s really a very nice thing.
PubG makes you response faster than you use to do. One of my patients was really scared of centipede in her whole lifetime. Then, she started playing PubG. After some days, she saw a centipede in the bathroom. She wasn’t afraid, she wasn’t violent, she didn’t scream for the first time. She took the action immediately and throw that centipede out. This way it makes reflexes fast.
As you have to concentrate and do many things altogether in this game, this game is one of the best to get rid of any negative thoughts. One of my friend was going through a bad phase after she had a breakup, she was getting suicidal thoughts, and then PubG came in her life like miracle. She got to busy with this game for some days. And slowly, she moved on.
A 2017 study published in Frontiers in Psychology, for example, didn’t find any long-term effects of playing violent video games and empathy.
The negative effects of PubG
Most of the bad effects of video games are blamed on the violence they contain. That’s what people says about PubG as well. Children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and decreased helping others.
People can be addicted to video gaming. The WHO in 2018 declared gaming addiction as a mental health disorder. Addiction to video games increases their depression and anxiety levels.
Addicted people also exhibit social phobias. Too much video game playing makes you keep busy with the game only. You may become socially isolated. You may have less sleep. Also, you may spend less time on other activities such as doing reading, sports, interacting with the family and friends and also sometimes not concentrating on your career as well.
Although, Every other person react in a different way. For some, its interesting and competitive while for some its boring. A person had said “PubG did change my perception in real life. I have now became a better employee because I am more careful with every single detail at work (I work as a receptionist in a clinic). It’s like it unlocked a whole new Spectrum of ways to act in my brain. I know it sounds crazy but PubG really IS like a drug, a good one that is, when taking responsibly, just like anything else.” on reddit. PubG changed his life. But other people commented in another way on the same article.
I myself also played this game for few days. And my personal experience is- PubG is a very addictive game. You can’t get asleep while playing this. You spend or waste a hell lot of time on PubG. And also, you not only spend your time on playing but also on watching others on streaming channel and youtube. I also faced a kind of heaviness when i started playing because of too much concentration it needs. But, later on this got resolved. Don’t know about other, but i love this game untill and unless this is a huge addiction.
These days many news coming out regarding pubg like The teenager jumped to his death from his uncle’s fourth-floor flat in east China.
A single game takes around half an hour and yes, you can not stop at one game. So, this is really a time consuming game.
Also, i have noticed one of my friend complaining of vertigo, weakness and flickering in front of eyes after he became addicted to this.
What I suggest is Just don’t make this battleground game your addiction.