There are many people who say that videogames and TV will rot your brain and cause brain damage. Plenty of research and articles are against children playing video games, but there are some that are in favor of video games, and that number is growing every day. Video games can have some medicinal uses from helping patients in physical therapy to improving ones vison. Many people do not see these uses and for every one for video games there are five who are against it, however as that number is slowly growing.
Video games have become a hot topic recently. There have been a lot of controversy over whether to play or not to play. The controversy is due to them being arguably more captivating than all other forms of entertainment. Video games narrate an epic tale like no other form of entertainment can. You can become immersed in video games, because of this they are both a highly entertaining escape from the real world and a complete waste of time.
Video games are a popular form of entertainment in today’s society. People of every age play video games during their spare time, whether it is on console or computer. Video games now come in the form of millions of different categories and titles. Video game companies will do anything possible so that each game appeals to its audience. This makes a strong connection between people and video games. Video games are known to be time consuming and addicting. Games are also designed to be enjoyable for hours and have some sort of replay value. It causes people to excessively play video games and result in negative side effects. Excessively playing video games cause people to be socially inept, have aggressive behavior, and develop personality issues.
Video games have been an activity for people to come together and do something they enjoy. It similar to when people come together to watch football, they bond over the game and their favorite teams, the same goes for when people are playing video games. Video games have now become a social event and people are starting to play in groups and pairs. Henry Jenkins stated that “sixty of frequent gamers plays with friends, thirty five percent play with sibling, and twenty five percent play with spouse and parents “(Jenkins, 451).Video games have become a middle ground for people to come together and enjoy each others company. In our society today video games have brought people together through the internet. Gaming community has developed on chat sites,YouTube, and even Facebook. People are not limited to the place they live, they can meet and connect to people all around the world. One of my friend 's older brother is really into video games and usually plays with people all over the world. By making those connections with people through video games he made a new friend , and went to visit him in London last year. This demonstrates that people use video games to gain friendship and be more social. Video games can help us to to build relationship with people that we might not have developed if not for common interest of games. Video games does a very effective job of bring people together that have the same interest,and giving them a sense of
Aside from the cognitive aspects, video games are also the tool of social interactions. Friendships can sometimes be developed through playing video games and ultimately keeping them away from drug usage and violent activities. Most of the video games today have either multiplayer or online capabilities or even ...
The lights, sounds, the visuals many things come into our minds when we think of video games. It has been seen as a detrimental part of society and as a form of art. In current times some of the biggest events are from video games. Today’s youth in society cannot almost not be spoken of without video games being mentioned at one point. As a form of media that touches our society from young and old, it has a lot of controversy surrounding certain aspects of it.
Video games have made an impact my generation by making gamers more social because in the article Elite Gaming, states that in past most the video games where single player now they’re mostly all multiplayer. Now they can play together. When they play together they can develop social skills with other people. They can also use the social skills in the real world. Now that they’re so social, they can partner up and compete in challenges. Now that electronics are more accessible
Video games are not always just for entertainment or to have fun, sometimes they can be of educational value toward many things or help develop your personality, most of the time people play games for more than just fun but to learn new ways to do some things in real life.
If you’re a gamer you already know how videogames build a person’s social skills. You go home turn on your council of choice for a relaxing game of Call of Duty, Halo, or Star Craft if you’re in to that sort of game. Most likely the next step is to plug in and put on your head set, immersing yourself in a social experience unlike anything you can find in real life. Most of videogame play is socially interactive. “Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends. Thirty-three percent play with siblings and 25 percent play with spouses or parents.” (Jenkins) And it’s not just cooperative game play that provides social growth, but competitive game play as well. “Two players may be fighting to death on screen and growing closer as friends off screen.” (Jenkins) The large misconception here is that videogames are socially isolating, a kid sits in his room and tunes out the rest of the world, while in fact they are connecting to more people than they could po...
It’s true, video games do affect how its players live their lives, but it may not be just quite how the media portrays its effects. Many parents believe that the violent games their kids are playing is causing a negative effect on their child, research contradicts this. Many studies have found that there is a huge positive side of playing video games. How Games Make Kids Smarter, a Ted Talk by Gabe Zichermann, tells the listener a story of how using educational based games in the classroom increased the students’ scores as well as their interest in school. Another study done by Stewart Trost, Deborah Sundal, and Gary Foster shows how active video games actually help lower obesity as well as increase activity rates within the tested children.
Tom Bissell presents an article in 2010, to college students of which is “Why Video Games Matter.” Bissell isn’t intending for the argument to be about video game criticism, the history of the gaming, or an assessment of anything. On the contrary, he wants to articulate his own opinions and thoughts on what playing games feels like, why he plays them, and the questions they make him think about. Being a gamer myself, I have also endured the struggles of what being obsessed with a video game feels like. It is understood that when first purchasing a video game, all one thinks about is getting home and popping it in the console, disregarding everything else that is happening in the vicinity.
Videogames are amazing they promote creativity, team-work and social interaction. Video games actually work to increase how good your eyesight is. One study done by scientist’s Daphne Bavelier and her team found that playing five to fifteen hours of action games (e.g., Call of Duty) a week increased how good the participants vision was in two ways "The first way is that they 're actually able to resolve small detail in the context of clutter… The other way that they are better is actually being able to resolve different levels of grey”. Sure games have violence in them but honestly what doesn’t, films and TV are chock full of it, heck even Tom and Jerry promote violence and animal abuse plus there is a reason that those big shiny red “18” stickers are put on games so that it is clearly shown that children aren 't supposed to be given access to these specific types of game. As for the “waste of time” nothing is really a waste of time if you gain something from it such as
Video games have both good and effects, but bad effects were greater. Limiting the time of playing video games and choosing the right type are the solutions of the elimination of bad effects on children. Thus, moderation between playing video games and playing sports or doing extracellular activities will benefit the child. Another important point would be avoiding violent video games because they influence children’s behavior in an aggressive way.