Happy New Year! Its that time of year once again and 2018, looks rather promising for Gamers. With major titles planned to release such as God Of War, Red Redemption 2, and a slew of others, we Gamers, certainly have a lot to look forward too. But before we can dig into some hot new titles, we need to get our New Year resolutions in order. To help ring in the New Year, here are the top 5 resolutions for Gamers, in 2018!
1. Less Rage… this is a difficult task for some, as they may not even realize they have a rage issue. I’m not talking about getting pissed off and shutting a game down once in a while. I’m talking about those players that rage from the moment log into a multiplayer game. I don’t know what it is that causes so much anger for someone to want to smash their screen or make others ears bleed, but it is what it is. If you rage or have been accused of raging on a regular basis, you should consider adding this to your list.
2. Better parenting. This may be a touchy subject for some, but its on the list. There are many factors that contribute to poor parenting, but a parent that is selfish is one of the worst kinds. If you’re a Gamer/parent, and think its ok to let your toddler watch you play video games all day, you need some serious help. Kids look up to their parents and want to please them, so a lot of parents take advantage of this. Here’s an idea: Buy some games that are age appropriate for your children and play with them. There’s a reason we have programs such as sesame street. There are plenty of games for small children to play, but a selfish parent will not consider their child first. If you think its ok to skip bonding time with your kids and play your own games to keep them entertained, you should seek a therapist and probably shouldn’t even have kids. You may not like what I’m saying here, but this is real talk. Don’t be a selfish Gamer/parent. Take some responsibility for your children and start raising them.
3.Promote a positive gaming community. With all the negativity in world, it seems fitting that we should promote more positivity. A little trash talk never hurt anybody, but there are some folks that take it to the extreme. In the end, how we handle those moments is crucial. One way to promote more positivity is to just laugh off the trash talk. Maybe respond with some humor rather than with anger. Not always the easiest task, but we can do anything we put our minds too. With a little practice, you’ll be in self control all the time and readily to respond to the online heathens that give gaming such a bad reputation to outsiders.
4. Get good! That's right! I said get good. Ever hear the saying “practice makes perfect”? It is a true expression for many things and that includes video games. If you’re interested in multiplayer games for example, but don’t play much because you find yourself not quite holding your own against the opposition, don’t simply give up! Practice and get better! There is nothing wrong with being a novice player. In fact, if you ask others in the gaming community, they will often give you good advice and even offer to party up with you and help gain control of the playing field. You never know when you might come across a new gaming buddy for life. It's worth a try!
5. Less sitting and more exercise. Whether you want to lose weight or just get into better shape, sitting on our asses playing video games all day doesn’t help much. If you have VR, that helps a little, but its not quite enough. I am no personal trainer, so I don’t have much advice as far what to do when you’re working out, but I would recommend going for walks and possibly getting a membership at the gym. Counseling and personal trainers can also be an excellent tool to help you complete this type of goal. I would recommend Wii Fit, but that would probably make for a better dust collector than a suitable workout plan.
There you have it! The top 5 New Year Resolutions for Gamers in 2018. If you have any New Year Resolutions, share them with me in the comments and let me know what you’ll be working on next year! Whatever it is, I hope you find 2018 to be a wonderful year! Thank you for reading and have a safe and happy New Year! See you in 2018!