After decades of development, today’s generation of young gamers approaches games differently than before.
If you ask me what is the difference between a young gamer in the past and now when I have access to and play the game, wait a minute, let me reminisce for a moment…
I don’t know if you still remember the first time, when you had access to video games? Personally, I still vividly remember that wonderful moment. It gives me a new feeling that I have never had the opportunity to experience before. I’m very happy but my parents are not, this can’t be blamed on them, kids are happy, now that they have new hobbies, how can parents be assured?
As a filial child, I did not disappoint my parents when I quickly materialized their concerns into reality. That was the time when I started taking actions that made parents feel angry such as sometimes skipping school to play games, gathering friends in the net shop, fasting for breakfast to top up the card, etc. Even time My peak was skipping school for a whole week to get to my favorite item in the game.
Now that I think about it, sometimes I find myself boring in the past, but maybe thanks to my ancestors, I have a stable job, I don’t get rich, but in the end, I have enough to eat and wear. accumulate and… enough money to buy game recharge cards. Occasionally hovering over Facebook, seeing a new generation of gamers have access to video games with full family consent, social acceptance as well as experiencing the peak of technology development. make games.
I just realized how deprived the generation of gamers in my time, however, each era will have its own difficulties and pressures with video games. In short, happiness and suffering go hand in hand, so what’s the difference between the two generations of child gamers?
In the past, it was forbidden to play, but the more gamers banned it, the more they wanted to play
The biggest pressure of our generation of gamers back in the day when we wanted to approach video games was the rattan whip, flip flops from our parents, as well as invitations to drink tea from teachers at school. Take myself as an example of the first generation 9x. When 10 to 15 years ago, the internet and new video games were imported to Vietnam, making many children excited at that time, but parents did not think so.
At that time, our parents or grandparents were people from the previous generation, in their time did not have access to many things, so there will be thoughts and views that are no longer suitable for the following generations. Therefore, our generation of young gamers at that time always faced heavy criticism when we were found to be playing games. It wasn’t until later that we reached adulthood that we realized that adults ultimately only want the best for their children and grandchildren.
Another thing about the younger generation of gamers back in the day was that there weren’t many options for offline games. That is, going out to the net shop at that time only played online games. Offline games also only have CS 1.1 or Empire, a bit more popular will have Vice City with a list of available cheat codes solemnly pasted on the wall of the net shop. In addition, not all families are well-off enough to buy their children a separate desktop computer, or a PlayStation game console. If gamers at that time wanted to access video games, they only had to hide from their parents and meet at the bar.
What about mobile games? Obviously, in the days before smartphones did not appear, young gamers did not have access to video games on phones. If there are just some simple games on a small monochrome phone. It was not until color screen phones with GPRS platform appeared, that our generation of gamers could know many interesting games played over 2G networks.
In general, the previous generation of gamers lacked a lot of things. However, we were very fortunate back then to witness the first developments in technology and games.
Still difficult but gamers now access the game easier
Gamers in the past were like that, so what about young gamers today? A blessing of today’s generation is that they have the opportunity to have early access to video games. Although not all parents allow it, but today’s parents have begun to make changes, better understand the benefits of games if they know how to control their children’s playtime. After all, parents were once children. And the generation of gamers before reaching the age of parents also had a lot more comfortable thoughts than before.
Young gamers today also have access to the peak development stage of game making technology. Now we can see that the graphics platform of video games always makes players surprised because it is so beautiful. The quality of today’s games also changes a lot when it’s not simply entertainment. Instead, the game can also convey a lot of meaningful things and valuable lessons in life. Even many gamers can take advantage of improving their English skills.
In addition, most gamers, even when they are just starting to approach video games, already have good equipment in their home, which is a well-configured PC or a game console. Because today’s parents tend to want their children to access technology and the internet early so that they can broaden their horizons and develop many necessary skills for the future. So now, any child can easily access the game. Of course, this also brings a lot of bad things, but in the end it still depends on the way the family is raised.
Another difference of today’s generation of young gamers compared to the past is smartphones. Today’s young gamers have been receiving smartphones from a very early age, right at the peak of mobile gaming and 4G / 5G mobile networks or wifi wireless networks. This makes it possible for children to play games with beautiful graphics, easily connect with other gamers via the internet, and even form groups of up to several tens of thousands of members.
However, giving young gamers too early access to video games, especially mobile games, also entails many bad consequences. This is also the common situation of many families who let their children play games without control. The rapid development of technology always comes with harmful effects that few people expect.
Although there are differences, games in every era have good and bad sides. Depending on the perception of each person in generations, depending on the media and society, video games will receive a positive or negative view. But one thing I find today’s generation of gamers more fortunate, is that parents have a better understanding of their children’s passions. Of course, there are still people who insist on keeping their children away from the virtual world, but that does not mean that all parents consider their children’s gaming as a bad thing.
Today’s generation of gamers also have certain advantages to prove to parents that games are not bad if we know how to manage and allocate time appropriately to balance entertainment in parallel with other practical activities in life.
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