Gaming has become much more than a means of escapist entertainment alone. While many might regard gaming as a waste of time, the truth of the matter is that there are many benefits to it when played in a time-controlled manner. Games that make us think improve memory and focus, making our senses sharper and enhancing our ability to take decisions at a faster rate. Social gaming strengthens our social bonds and builds trust. Whether you play games on your console, computer or on your tablet/phone, it is becoming apparent that augmented/virtual reality is the future of gaming. At GDC 2014 Sony unveiled Project Morpheus, its virtual reality head-mounted display which comes with a 1080p display and a 90 degree field of view, which demonstrates how serious developers are getting about virtual reality.
Nintendo has managed to bring families together with its innovative handheld controllers, which can be used as virtual tennis rackets, baseball bats and even as a pair of boxing gloves. People who scorned at computer games are now enjoying playing physical games on large screens with the entire family, removing all accusations that computer games can never match the health and social benefits of playing corporeal games outside the house.