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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Enticing Your Inner Gamer

Ashley Halsey authorBy ASHLEY HALSEY - A Quick Guide On Finding The Right Genre To Play.

Gaming is a popular activity that people can enjoy on a regular basis. But which gaming genres actually turn you on?

In this article, we’ll explore gaming – why it matters, the hardware, the genres, and the skills in said genres. No matter the genre, there’s always a game for someone to play in the virtual world.

Why Gaming?

Gaming has been seen to affect the psychology of the gamer. Check out these amazing statistics:
In hindsight, while some people play leisurely to relieve stress, others play to stream and or compete.

Gaming Hardware

“Keep in mind that not all games are available on all platforms,” says Trinity Giese, a gaming blogger at Writinity and Last minute writing. “While some games are for PC, other games are strictly made for gaming consoles. And, there are also mobile games.”

So, when searching for games, consider the platforms and options:

  • PlayStation currently has a gaming library for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. You can find games on PlayStation Live and anywhere else where video games are sold.
  • Xbox also has a gaming library for newer and last-gen versions of the console (including the Series X|S). You can find games on Xbox Live, and any game retailers.
  • PC games are also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux through online gaming retailers like Steam and Microsoft Store.
  • You can also play games on your mobile devices by downloading them from the Google Play Store or the App Store.

Genres and Required Skills

Depending on your gaming skills, you might be good at some genres, and not others. For example, gifted problem solvers may gravitate towards strategy and/or puzzle games. Or, more creative gamers will most likely play simulation games.

Here are the most popular gaming genres (which we'll discuss later), along with the required skills needed to play them:
  • MMOs – Cooperation and communication
  • Role-Playing – Problem-solving, communication, decision making, and organization
  • Strategy – Logical thinking, problem-solving, organization, and time management
  • Action – Creativity, logic, patterns, and problem-solving
  • Puzzles – Problem-solving, patterns, and organization
  • Simulation – Creativity, problem-solving, organization, and decision making


Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) is a genre where you’re playing against hundreds – or even thousands – of people online. This is especially evident whenever you’re competing in online gaming tournaments. Some of the popular types of MMOs are battle royales (i.e. Fortnite) and fantasy exploration (i.e. World of Warcraft). All you need is reliable Internet.

Role-Playing (RPGs)

With RPGs, you can be who you want in a virtual world. You play as a character, if which you can customize (depending on the game) influence their storylines based on the choices you make. Great examples of RPGs are the Elder Scrolls series and Assassin's Creed.


Strategy games let you plan your play in the most accurate ways possible. Older games like Solitaire and Poker have already spawned digital versions no matter the gaming platform. Strategize accordingly, and you can win as many games as you want.


Action-packed games involve adventure-type scenarios in the virtual world. First-person shooters like Overwatch and Call of Duty offer plenty of action for gamers. Such games will throw you into the action right away, and you must reach objectives, respawn, and take down enemies.


“Puzzle-solving is another genre that requires concentration and strategy,” says Richard Humford, a journalist at Draft beyond and Research papers UK. “This genre is specifically for exercising the brain, whether it’s a quick game, or it’s something to help pass the time. Examples of puzzle games are Tetris, Sudoku, and so on.”


Finally, simulation games have hit the scene to take the “hectic” out of your life for a while. Games like Farming Simulator and Railway Empire allow you to take on jobs that you wouldn’t normally do in your real-world life. Even if you’re not good at being something like a farmer or an empire tycoon, you’ll get some joy out of doing it for fun.


So, there you have it! Everything you need to entice the inner gamer in you!

By researching the genres and requirements of gaming, you’ll eventually find the right gaming genre(s) for you.

Ashley Halsey is a writer and editor at Finance assignments and Gum essays. As a professional writer, she has been involved in many writing projects nationwide. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing video games with her two children.

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  3. I don't know about MMOs but I think I'd like to get into some strategy games in the future. I already know Solitaire, but big franchises like Advance Wars seem interesting. Too bad it's dead now...

    1. (Are we really all considering Solitaire to be a Strategy game?)

      Well, if you like your games to be RPG-ish, there's the upcoming PROJECT TRIANGLE STRATEGY!

    2. Solitaire is a strategy game! There ar very intense calculation necessary to decide on if you should put the red queen on the black king or leave it as is. Nah your right, it's not strategy at all. As for project triangle I tried it, but I'm not into it. I need to start with some of the simpler strategy titles before I get to those that try to shake u some things. The voting system seems cool though.

    3. I feel like there's not a market for strategy games that admit to being simple. :x

    4. Fair enough, I guess beginner would be a better word. I've just never really liked them, but I'd like to widen my gaming horizons. Any recommendations?


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