Video games are electronic programs with specific rules, played by one or more users.
Video games can be played either on a personal computer, mobile phone and tablet or on special consoles. A scene as well as the characters or actors are depicted on the monitor. The gamer can react to the action on the screen using a keyboard, mouse, touch screen or external control modules. Often the challenge of a video game is defined by levels of success, such as the collection of points or achieving a goal.
A hurricane sweeps across an island and thousands of people are left in dire need of support. In an emergency situation like this, how do you get as much help as possible directly to the people? And how could such a catastrophe possibly have been prevented? What could a better early warning system look like? Jan Roessner has come up with a way to try and answer these questions.
Better gaming than drugs you might think. But gaming also has its risks: it can lead to growing isolation, depression and more. But when does the addiction start? Experts say that if you would rather play video games than eat or shower, you’re an addict in need of treatment. A clinic in the west German town of Gütersloh is offering just that.