What Do You Really Know about First-Person Shooting?

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

In today’s digital age, many have heard of the term ‘FPS’ but some might not know what it actually stands for. FPS games, most commonly known as First-Person Shooter games, is a genre that allows the player to play in a first-person perspective with the use of guns or other special weapons. FPS games share common traits with other shooter games in a genre but it’s more than just playing the game, it has its own community.

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Can you imagine? Players from different platforms can communicate and play together. The same game can cater to 3 different platforms like PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a 2019 shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It can fall under Action and FPS which allows players to cross-play. Nowadays in online video gaming, cross-playing or some would call it cross-platform-play is the ability of players to use different gaming platforms to play and communicate with each other. This feature is put into this game because developers want to factor in play balancing across different controller types since keyboard-and-mouse tends to offer better performance than a gamepad in shooter games.

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Often, people think that playing games can somehow make you more prone to acting violently. However, research has proven that it actually provides you several benefits, especially when playing FPS games. Playing this specific genre helps to improve brain functions like cognitive abilities and learning skills. Besides that, it improves executive control and decision making which helps you to develop a better working memory. To prove this statement, a study was conducted by the Scientific American Mind which showed those who played shooter games obtained better