Sunday, August 7, 2011

Good News About Video Games

It seems that surfing the web and playing video games has become part of everyday life. It is a great form of activity and has a lot to offer. There are lots of good reasons for playing video games.

Video games can be a new way of teaching children. Many schools are using video games as a teaching method. It's a great way to help children improve their academic skills and also help them develop both cognitive and creative thinking skills. Playing video games also improves hand and eye coordination which can be helpful for both adults and children in applying this skill to other activities. There are even some medical facilities that are using video games as a form of physiotherapy. Video games can help people recover faster from certain physical injuries and improve their motor sills and coordination. One of the best reasons for playing video games is to improve problem solving skills. Video games require problem solving in order to get to the next level in the game. Pokemon, which has been around for over ten years has a number of very interesting and challenging games.

Pokemon Diamond:

This game is very good and a bit addictive which will keep you busy for hours on end. You start out as a rookie trainer in the village. You will be asked to go and collect Pokemon data using a Pokedex. Your goal is to collect Pokemon, train them to take on other trainers. You will be collecting badges and so will your rival and he wants to prove that he is better than you. There is also an evil organization called Team Galactic who is looking to take over the world and want all the Pokemon. This is a strategic and in-depth video game and will require a lot of thought as some of the battles require a lot of skill. You will need to construct the perfect team in order to become the champion. You will find lots of secrets in this game including worldwide battles. There are more elaborate Pokemon contests as well as updated graphics and 3-D environments.

Pokemon Platinum:

Pokemon Platinum has some new characters that have been added to the storey. In fact, the storey is brand new and full of adventure with some never before seen forms of Pokemon. There is also a mysterious new world called Distortion World where normal rules of time and space don't apply. One of the added benefits of Pokemon Platinum is the ability to interact with up to 20 players from around the world in the amusement park style found in the WiFi Plaza where you can play games, take part in parades and even watch fireworks! You can even post battle videos! Some of the features including a leap to a piece of land suspended in midair, new ways to challenge yourself with five new Battle Facilities, and a new team leader named Galactic Commander Charon as well as the undercover detective Looker. And if that isn't enough for you, you can also re-battle Riley, Leader Wake, Leader Candice, and Leader Volkner.

Pokemon Emerald:

Pokemon Emerald will give you a new challenge. The story continues bringing together elements and character from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. This is the third in the adventure that takes place in the region called Hoenn and there are lots of new areas and exciting plot twists to deal with in Pokemon Emerald. Your character, an aspiring Trainer, is new in town and eventually you will meet a challenge that forces you to select three Pokemon so you can begin your quest to become the world's greatest Pokemon Trainer. A lot has changed in Pokemon Emerald from Ruby and Sapphire. Some of the new additions include Battle Frontier, a new Gym Leader and you will be up against some stiff completion. The Battle Frontier brings together seven battle facilities with each providing unique battle experiences. You will be faced with evil, clever and scheming gangs that really spice things up. There will be plenty of opportunities to hone your battle skills so that you can become the world's greatest Pokemon Trainer!

So the next time you or your child sits down to play a video game, just remember that you are honing your skills so you can have better hand to eye coordination. Pokemon has a number of great games that you can play.

The original Pokemon games were Japanese and had an element of strategy and as well are role-playing games with many sequels. The English translations are considered the main Pokemon game when they are referred to by fans. The Pokemon franchise is into its fourth generation which came out in 2006. The fifth generation of Pokemon will be out in the fall of 2011 with the release of Pokemon Black and White for Nintendo DS. There have also been a number of movies with the first one coming out in 1998 and the last one in 2010. As well, there is a Pokemon Trading Card Game with similar goals to the battle in the video games series.

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