Who told you that you need to finish that level before you can go to sleep? Who said you have to solve that puzzle before you can go to school? Who said you have to destroy those pigs first before taking dinner? Most of the gamers set standard to themselves when playing a game. Reaching a specific goal fist before doing something is common among avid gamers of the latest hyped game, the Angry Birds. It shows a lack of self control and discipline.
The players should always remember that it should be you who is in control of the game and not the other way around. The player should be the one in control. But the tendency is that the addict players forget themselves and the things they need to do. They get stuck in the game for hours and hours, they tend to neglect the world around them. They get too engrossed in the game that often times their health is the price they have to pay. Some studies show that spending too much time with computer games or on internet tends to get the child to be obese. There are also a lot of thing that needs to be considered. So next time try to give yourself a break from the game.
My nephew is a strong willed child, spoiled by my sister; he has got to have the things he wants. Once he stayed over my place since my sister has to go to a business tour for a week, I took him to a grocery with me, he was being well behaved for a little while, when he saw something he likes he wants me to buy it for him and so I did. After I bought him a bag of mallows he was starting to point at other goodies again and I don’t have enough cash already.
The scary thing happened, he created a scene in the store and I don’t know how to handle tantrums! The first thing that came into my mind is to make him stop because I was so embarrassed! I took my phone and opened my Angry Birds application when he heard the sound he stopped right away; he looked at me and smiled. I was so relieved! I didn’t know that even four years old knows the game Angry Birds but for now he owns my phone but at least it keep him away from tantrums and keeps me away from shame.
Playing the Angry Birds game, we can all notice that the birds are fired to the pigs like a kamikaze, sacrificing their own lives to destroy the enemy even though some shots are not a sure hit to the target. And for some that made the game violent. The game also creates a bad impression to pigs. I saw my nephew hitting the book with a toy hammer once, I took the book and I saw a picture of a barn with Wilbur in it.
I was wondering why he acted that way. I later found out that his older brother is an Angry Birds player and his little brother is always watching him play and how he acts every time he hits a pig during the game was actually observed by his little brother and eventually mimic the behaviour towards the villain in the game and copy that feeling towards the real things in reality. Although we cannot deny that the game is very enjoyable that even adults get hook to it, we must have limits for the game. We must be observant of the little people who are also observing us, recording our actions and words, and playing it back to the real world. Games such as this should have parental guidance.