The Pros And Cons Of The Video Game Industry

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Due to the availability of news and media in today’s technologically advanced society, many people are aware of the violent acts that are committed every day all throughout the world. In addition, the technological advances of today’s society have continued to fuel one of the most successful industries of the present day: the video game industry. Many people have been eager to blame the video game industry for the violent acts that are committed throughout the world because the video game industry has continued to target an audience that seemingly craves an increasing amount of violence, and they criticize the video game industry for its complete lack of restrictions on the sale of violent video games to teenagers. However, although some experts believe that playing violent video games may perpetuate a violent disposition in a teenager, it has been demonstrated that…show more content…
In fact, according to Mikki H. Phan, the average person who plays video games states that they began to play video games at approximately seven years old. Phan also states that nearly 75 percent of all people who play video games play violent video games and that three of the top five most purchased video game series in 2010 were action video game series, which may contain violent content. Furthermore, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nearly 78 percent of boys in fourth grade through twelfth grade own video games that are rated “mature,” which may contain intense violence (1496). Due to the vast popularity of violent video games and the revenue that the sale of violent video games provides for the video game industry, a ban on the sale of violent video games to teenagers would be devastating to the video game

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