Let the games begin!

Let the games begin!

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Let the games begin!
Vibrancy and excitement are the constant under currents in the gaming world and youngsters who are hooked onto video gaming would vouch for this.

Avid gamers in the city say that gaming lets them explore adventurous spaces and take control of just about any situation.

Gaming not only gives these young men and women a sense of deja vu but also makes them more confident individuals.

The games too have undergone a transformation of sorts and changed their character over the years.

The popular video games like ‘Call of Duty’, ‘FIFA’ and ‘Battlefield’ have evolved and taken on new dimensions and continue to command a large following.

Bharath Kupur started gaming when he was 12 years old to tide over the loss of his grandfather.

Now, the 28-year-old, says that not a day passes by when he doesn’t play his favourite game.

“Gaming is a great way to ease tension and I’ve met some good people through it. It’s also a great platform to socialise. I have friends ranging from 18 to 38 years ,” says Bharath.

He prefers to play games that involve action and strategy such as ‘Splinter Cell’ and adventure games like ‘Far Cry Primal’ that lets you explore the jungles across the world. Nahash Gerald has bought almost all the latest consoles such as PlayStation 4, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360.

“Gaming does different things to people, but I believe it has improved my concentration. It has sharpened my sense of strategy-making and is helping me focus on the task at hand,” says Nahash.     

It’s the excitement and competition in gaming that drew 22-year-old Vaibhav Karkera to it 10 years ago.

“I remember that I would return from college only to head straight for my console and spend hours on it till my parents would tell me to get off it. I was addicted to it at one point till I decided to go slow,” says Vaibhav.

According to him, games like ‘Battlefield’, Call of Duty’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ are popular. He also points out that violence is the root of all these games and that’s also one factors that it is so popular.

“Most video games are about defeating your enemy and emerging victorious,” he says.  He also feels that gaming increases and improves one’s reflexes.

Gaming is no more a male domain, adds Simran Dsouza, who started playing two years ago.

“My friends and I bond over gaming and I can tell from experience that gaming is an excellent de-stresser. It can lighten your mind,” says Simran.

Her favourite games include ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Call of Duty’ and a car racing game called ‘Blur’.
“There’s a sense of excitement, adventure and suspense in gaming when playing with a bunch of friends,” says adds.

It is Mohan Mahadeviah’s undying love for gaming that inspired him to open ‘The Living Room’, a gaming zone’ a while ago.

He says, “Games like the FIFA series, Tekken 7, Hitman and Halo are popular with the youngsters. People prefer to play in big groups rather than in the confines of their homes,” says Mohan.    

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