The average game today it takes about 40-60 hours of game play to finish the main missions. Now I’m not sure who counts those hours because I find if a game says about 40 hours of game play it takes me double. I cant just play the main missions and not do the side missions when I come across them. Also I have to explore every crevice of the map and get all the collectables. This takes time and adds those hours up and if you have a huge game like Fallout 4 or Witcher iii it can take 300-400 hours to finish all of the game and get all the achievements.
Good thing about that is for the 59.00-89.00 dollars spent on a game its well worth the money. The days of the simple games are over like donkey kong or pac man..LOL Games now take more money to produce then major blockbuster movies and also out sell those blockbusters by a hundred million. It takes a thousand people and often many studios and art, editing, directing, voice acting etc. Big budget game like Grand Theft Auto iv cost 100 million to make.
Halo 5 Guardians to date has sold 4.10 mil copies ! Now at 59.00 – 89.00 for the deluxe version you do the math that’s huge money. Grand theft Auto 5 sold 45 million copies at better then 59.99. The global game industry now is set to exceed 82 billion to 140 billion or more no one really has a concrete answer. But I think the social and economic impact to yong teens and adults is worrisome.
There are already some impact to health among young teens and young adults. They are having blood clots, There, having heart problems, and diabetes. They’re overweight and out of shape gaming is contributing to this. But who can resist living through a character in a game and doing things that you just cannot do in life. It is an addictive antisocial behavior that is learned not Intuitive. When I was a kid I would come home from school and then ride. My bike run and play till about 6-7 o’clock at night when we all sat down and ate dinner.
When you add to this, the phone. The Internet and TV time. Humans are now wasting more time watching stuff than actually doing something. There has to be an emotional and a physical affect to all this. And you have to wonder about the billions of connections in the brain if your flooding it with nothing but visual information. It’s like having a hard drive full of crap, you have no place to put anything else. This worries me and I am one of those people that spend a lot of time gaming.