With the advent of the internet era, online games have now become one of the most common pastimes – not just for children but also for adults. It can be as a diversion from a typical, boring day at the office, while college students see them as a means to relieve all the stress they have from their demanding schoolwork. Even your typical housewives are getting hooked on these addictive games, which serve as a form of entertainment in between chores, but as for the young ones, online games just rock their world!
Whatever reasons you have for your addiction to cyber games, you must be aware that while they have many advantages, they too have numerous disadvantages. You should be aware of principles of these games and whether or not they are appropriate for your children.
You can do it by yourself.
Whenever you get bored you can just turn on the PC and start playing. No more calling up whoever is available or sitting around waiting for everyone to come. All you need is a computer LIVE22 , internet connection, and your gaming programs – it’s as simple as A, B, C.
Educational and psychological benefits.
Research shows that online games help to develop children’s logical thinking and their capacities for problem solving. They also help to enhance mental alertness, sense of self-worth and their skills in decision-making. In fact, it has been established that a person who regularly plays online games have higher vision test scores compared to non-regular players.
Enhanced technological skills.
Practically every profession requires the use of some sort of technical equipment and most job classifieds nowadays will require you to be computer literate at the very least. Without a doubt, practicing your computer literacy skills at an early age will come as a much-needed advantage.
Lack of physical interaction.
Although there are some games that you can play with friends, the interpersonal aspect of such games is still much lower than the traditional games or sports. There is a big chance that you will become isolated from your family and friends. There’s no such thing as interaction – you play alone, win alone and lose alone.
Exposure to violent scenarios.
Many online games have violent themes such as war, theft and uninhibited road rage. Children grow and adapt to the environment that they are exposed to, and if that environment involves violence they may start acting aggressively towards others.
People who engage in online gaming as a way of life will tend to be shy around other people because of their constant lack of social interaction. Oftentimes, they won’t know what to do when confronted by another human being because they’re so used to being in front of a PC.
Now that you can see the positive and the negative side of online games, you can make the choice for yourself. Remember there’s no harm in having some fun, as long as everything is in moderation.
FantaZ is one of a new crop of network marketing companies trying hard to figure out a way to tap into the rapid growth of the online gaming market.
Now FantaZ which recently entered the world of MLM has a totally virtual product, online gaming, and hopes to be able to capitalize on what is by their accounts a $4 billion online gaming industry.
Now this is a strong niche market, and I think that is what the founders of FantaZ are counting on.
If FantaZ can reach enough of the online gamer market and convince them that this is the way to go it could explode through the industry and grow virally and of course the people who push it could make a lot of money.
However it seems that as popular as online gaming is, the lion’s share of this market belongs to the big game developers who have branded themselves over the years and developed a fanatical following.
Success stories such as World of Warcraft who by some accounts had 12 million subscribers as of October 2010. They are currently the world’s most-subscribed online gaming site and hold about 62% of the MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) subscription market.
Now of course not begin a gamer myself I am observing this world and business model from the outside, so a gamer’s view may be different, but it seems that the big franchises in this market all developed highly designed computer games with massive content and then branched that into the online world so they already had a natural market following for this.
Now FantaZ does seem to have a pretty wide variety of games such as golf, pool, fantasy sports, and many others, but it would seem that to enter this market as a new company with no followers, that the best approach would be to develop a killer game app but I am not seeing that.
FantaZ is counting on the general popularity of online gaming combined with an MLM business profit structure to drive a marketing explosion, but then developed a rather tame 7 level unilevel compensation so there is really not a lot of money here unless you develop a really big group.
Now if online gaming is your passion and you like the business model then by all means go for it. FantaZ could be that unique opportunity for you to combine something you love with getting paid to do it.
However remember that every MLM compensation plan requires a different business plan to really drive it and capitalize on the growth.
With the potentially low dollar payout on volume based on FantaZ monthly membership fees ($25 to $50) and not a lot of meat in the sign up package ($99), you are going to have to build a very large group in FantaZ to make decent money and your market niche is going to be fairly limited.
Now because FantaZ is targeting an online business model, Old School MLM marketing approaches do not seem to be a good fit here, the best approach would be to use an online marketing model to generate a high volume of prospects and target the online gaming market specifically.
You could also use some viral tools such as a downloadable PDF with game tips or some other game giveaway with embedded links back to my capture page so that your prospects would take your “free gift” and share it virally through their network.
Marc Barrett is a recognized top MLM Marketing expert. He has been awarded “Millionaires Circle” designation, served on advisory boards of several large MLM companies, and authored multiple MLM Marketing training programs.