Computer game is also called PC game. It is a video game played on a personal computer, rather than on a video game console. Computer games are software programs used for relaxation and to learn some skills.
A video game is an electronic or computerized game played by manipulating images on a video display television screen.
Computer games – video games
Examples of Computer Games
- Spider Solitaire
- Space Commander
Some computer games are supplied by Microsoft windows while some are downloaded from internet.
Input Devices for Playing Computer Games
Computer games can be played using the following input devices:
(i) Keyboard (through the arrow keys)
(iv) Game pad
Reasons for Playing Computer Games
For the purpose of entertainment
For educational purpose
For teaching purpose
To develops some skills
Types of Computer Games
There are many types of computer games. These have been classified into three categories:
These are games played at leisure time for relaxation after working for long period of time e.g. Free cell, Casino, heart
Skill Enhancement Games
They are games designed for skill enhancement and recycling, quizzing, puzzles, Mathematics games
These are types of games played to entertain friends and visitors e.g Musical games, Mimicking and guessing
Advantages of Computer Games
It helps to stimulate (encourage) children and adult interest in learning these of computers.
Computer games helps to develop habit of concentration e. Test Drive Game
It can be used to manage or reduce stress condition
Computer games enhanced the physical well-being of the player
Computer games are useful for recreation, skill acquisition and entertainment.
Disadvantages of Computer Games
It wastes valuable time.
It jeopardizes the opportunity for doing other good things.
What is computer game.
Name three input devices used to play computer games.
Mention two reasons for playing game.
State four disadvantages of playing computer game.
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