Many games such as Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, or Grand Theft Auto involve extreme violence, in which the player is killing other players to achieve objectives or points. From a narrative role, videogames offer many different options in terms of gameplay and the overall outcome at the end of the game. According to Darren Franich, “Videogames have become more “filmlike,” with more realistic characters and complex plotting,” (Franich, 2011). Video games affect the younger generation immensely, which is important to recognize because the younger generations are the ones causing the most problems within society. There are kids as young a ten years old playing violent video games for excessive hours, daily.
Psychological Effects of Video Games Video games have been a prominent figure in modern culture so much so that it can even effect views and influence decisions on individuals, but can this be a reason to explain violent outbreaks or worse, a homicide? As someone who has been an avid gamer for over eight years this is a confusing ideology. T.V. shows and movies also portray extreme violence that can appear realistic, but are almost never considered. Przbylski’s (2014) research suggest that the people who didn’t grow up during the time of video games (the older population) are likely to associate acts of violence in adolescents to video gaming.
Video Game Effects Around sixty-seven percent of U.S. households play video games and average almost eight hours of weekly playing time. The video game industry has grown tremendously over the past decade. Thanks to new technological advances, millions of people play video games on their phones, tablets, computers, and gaming consoles. Most of the people who play video games are adults, but younger children and teenagers are being introduced to gaming. The effects that video games have on children and teenagers can be both good and bad.
This brings up the question that many people are asking in today’s culture. Is the growth of violence in video games going to have an affect on the younger generations? Through these studies they have gained much knowledge about the effects video games can have on the brain. The video game industry is a prominent one and has been flourishing for decades. The question whether or not video games are harmful to its players is crucial to answer, as the industry grows even larger.
The human species is an inherently violent species in this generation. When we play video games for extended hours at a time, the game removes us from reality into a new dream world killing and fighting monsters, enemies, and villains. Most humans believe video games do not cause violence; however, drug addiction, murders, and victims of bullying are at an all the time high in the twenty-first century and I believe violent video games are the cause of this matter. Video games create stimulation in the brain that provokes addiction, bullying, and aggression that turns into violence. For hours at a time, young adults and teenagers glue themselves to a screen and play video games constantly.
“YOU SUCK!” “I killed him!” “Head shot!” These are just a few examples of dialogue spoken by children while they are playing violent video games. These video games might seem like harmless fun, but what if the violence in these games is affecting the behavior of young players interacting with others? In a society driven by technology, video games are becoming more popular each and everyday. People of all ages enjoy video games in their free time; these games allow the player to become an athlete, a soldier, or a professional fighter at the tip of their fingers. The biggest problem with these video games is that they are becoming too violent.
Research Paper Electronic games are the most sought after form of entertainment in modern societies and has grabbed the attention from a diverse audience. Video games are a fascinating form of entertainment because they thrill, arouse and inspire. Game developers are able to create vivid and imaginative realms, but what happens when players become too immersed in these worlds? Studies reveal that bodily harm can occur when subjected to video games throughout long periods of time. In addition perpetual game play causes severe effects to a player’s mind.
Video games also have some advantages to include hand eye coordination, a strategic mind set, educational and teach life lessons to the players. However, video games do cause more harm than good because the negative outcomes out weight the positive aspects of playing video games. The video gaming industry is a huge successful business and very popular around the world. Parks stated that “In 2006 worldwide spending on video games was more than 31 billion. In the United States more than 7.4 billion was spent on video games almost triple the sales of 1996.” Many different gaming consoles have been created as technology has advanced.
Not only young adults or teenegers have become addicted to video games, it is possible that older people also have been hooked . For this reason, this topic be worthy of doing an research about it.The specific motive of this research to detect whether video games have impact on players life or not and know the attractive things of video games. Survey Findings Most respondents that completed my survey were aged 18-19 (53%) which would be normal of students in the university. 98% of respondents were aged between 16 and 20, although 2% were aged 24 and above. According to the nationality of people surveyed, almost half of them were from Other Arab countries, while 40% were from Qatar and other GCC.