Are Video Games Always To Blame Essay

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Mitzi Estrada Ms. Rios English 52 19 May 2014 Are Video Games Always to Blame? Since the 1970 video games have become more popular than ever before. Generating 11.7 billions of dollars of sells every year or more, the video game industry is considered one of the largest industries in this century. However, video games have been a topic of controversy. With the sales of violent video games going up and the increased violence in schools and teenagers, video games are always to blame. Many people speculate that video games are the cause on why many teenagers have developed aggressive and violent behavior, are desensitize to violence, and the increase violence in schools and public places. In contradiction, video games have little or no fault in teenagers’ violent behavior and shouldn’t always be blamed. For many years, many people have linked the increased violent and aggressive behavior in teenagers and children to violent video games for two main reasons. Video games are very addictive and gamers can become very violent and aggressive when someone tells them to stop playing and can spark the violence in people who already have aggressive behavior. Such examples of violence addictions were in the cases of Daniel Petric and a thirteen-year old that were very addictive to video games and had already aggressive behavior. Seventeen year old Daniel murdered his mother, Susan Petric, “after she being denied him access to Halo 3” (Massoud). If that didn’t sound horrifying, a “13-year-old boy murdered an 81-year-old for money to fund his online gaming addiction” (Massoud). We can’t deny the fact that these two cases of game addiction prove the argument, but everyone should ask themselves these questions. If parents did know about the viole... ... middle of paper ... Health Benefits of Playing Video Games.” Youtube. 14 November 2012. Web. 1 May 2014. AsapSCIENCE. “Can Video Games Make You Smarter?” Youtube. 10 January 2014. Web. 1 May 2014. Gallagher, Danny. “7 Health Benefits of Playing Video Games.” The WEEK. The WEEK Publications, Inc. 10 March 2013. Web. 3 May 2014. Jaccarino, Mike. “’Training Simulation:’ Mass Killers Often Share Obsession with Violent Video Games.” Fox News. FOX News Network. 12 September 2013. Web. 14 May 2014. Langman, Peter F. “Grasping for Answers.” Why Kids Kill: Inside The Minds of School Shooters. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 15. Print. Massoud, Justin. “Video Game Addiction – Five Extreme Cases.” Asylum For All Mankind. Aol Inc. 3 November 2009. Web. 5 May 2014. Toppo, Greg. “10 Years Later, The Real Story Behind Columbine.” USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc. 13 April 2009. Web. 17 May 2014.

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