I have written this hub based on my personal experience with playing online games and the negative consequences I had experienced. If you want to share anymore disadvantages with regards to playing games, feel free to share them in the comment section!
When I started thinking about working from home and making an income online, I also tried some sites that have some good games that entertain you.I didn’t invest any cash to play games, but I lost my hard earned points for playing games. As you can understand, the hard earned points had the potential to earn me some money. So you can see how it was a big waste of time and effort.
If you are into video games, other than the negative effect of spending hours in front of the games, there is also the problem of getting involved in violent games, which may not be good. While those who make the games may argue that they are just games and they should be taken in that way, we can see that the video games are mostly played by kids. It may even affect your behaviour and result in other situations which can also affect your social life. It was a real waste of time and effort. But the momentary temptation in me to play the games, easily wasted the points in few minutes of time, that I earned over time. It is proven that those addicted to playing games tend to have an irritable nature sometimes, as a result of the negative consequences of lost games.
The serious addiction to games can affect your financial security, relationships and also social life. This can bring debts which you may not be able to pay back and it has the potential to bring negative situations to your life. While you may gain some good money when you gamble and play, the serious addiction will most probably lead to negative situations both financially and socially.
While staying away from the games may not be an option, I think having control over our time and the money that is spent over the games is very much essential. As parents, I think we have the responsibility to make sure our kids are not engaging too much in violent video games, which can affect them in a negative way.
If you are into gambling and invest money to play casino games and other online games, it is much more clear that the main disadvantage is the amount of money that is already lost and the amount of money that may be lost in your near future. Playing games is supposed to be fun and bring relaxation to our mind and life, so I think we should not let them take control of our lives.
There are far more negative consequences and disadvantages if you are addicted to playing games, whether they are free online games, or the casino games that need money for gambling, or the video games that you purchase and play at the comfort of your home.