Advantages And Disadvantages Of Video Games

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This article discuses the topic of Students using gaming as to escape reality. This article is based on true experiences; it describes the main purpose of video games, advantages and disadvantages of video games. This article is from The Miami Student Newspaper, which is a credible source because, The University of Miami; the oldest university in the United States published it. This article guides a reader to a better understanding of escapism through entertainment (video games), when comparing our World to Brave New World. In our World, for many people, the world of video games is a perfect break from a reality filled with deadlines, stress and responsibilities. Computer and video games are often used to help people focus on something other than life’s daunting problems. For a few fleeting moments, you are put in a place where you can be whoever or whatever you choose, without worrying about how you look or act, and without having to deal with real-life problems. “For Steven Beynon, video games provided relief from very different types of stress while he served in the Army in Afghanistan.” Deynon said. “They (video games) can do things a movie or a book can’t. Games have the advantage of being a social tool, being able to provide an immersive narrative, and demanding more attention than a TV show. In Brave New World, radio and television (TV) worked for Linda the same way as video games did for Alex. When Linda was on her soma holiday, in a bed, the radio and elevation was always on. “ She was on holiday in some other world, where the music of the radio was a labyrinth of sonorous colours , a sliding, palpitating labyrinth, that led (by what beautiful inevitable windings) to a bright centre of absolute conviction; wher...

... middle of paper ... article helps a reader to have a better understanding of escapism through sexual addiction compared to our World to Brave New World. In our World, for many people, sexual addiction is an escape from reality, from boredom, but mostly from their feelings. People have major lack of control; sexual addiction makes them feel powerful and in control. Psychological professionals believe that sexual addiction is an escape from problems and emotional pain. The behavior is used to adjust a mood, cope with emotional turmoil or to escape reality. In Brave New World, people are conditioned to sexual addiction since childhood. It is a habit for most people, but it can also be an escape from unwanted or strange feeling, for some people. On her date Lenina with Bernard; she was very disappointed. She spent the night with Bernard to escape her sadness and unpleasant feelings.
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