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Are computer games not a purpose of a computer?

Since computer is not a toy, why do computer games even exist?

Олег Кияшко
Олег Кияшко
Don't mind my display name >.<
Kyiv, Ukraine

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Matthew Day
Matthew Day A geek London, GB

The first "home computers" were used for learning programming - and for games - and maybe a bit of word processing, if you had a printer to put it on paper, but in general, they were not really "useful" devices.

The major force behind ever increasing computer performance - is games

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Opinion 3 years ago
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Adam Clark expert
Adam Clark Father of 5, Technology Expert San Luis Obispo, US
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Purpose is what humans give something. A computer can have gaming as a "purpose" if you assign it that purpose. But, yes, I agree with Matthew, gaming drives a lot of how computers operate and innovation with them.

Games are more and more the best funded technology "research and development" firms, as they are using their money to innovate rapidly devices and software and such. And games are impacting business as a whole. I think games definitely have a place with today's world. They can help develop ways of thinking critical and problem solving, as well as social/virtual collaboration.

Of course, like anything, games can be a problem if they aren't an enhancement to life, but become life.

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Experience 3 years ago

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