The Pros And Cons Of Video Games

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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. Videogames and Violence One such critical view on video games is that it has caused an increase of violence and a desensitization of said violence in children. According to Nauert (2006) researchers at Iowa State University have performed studies on this in 2006 and concluded that compared…show more content…
Some view video games as simply that, games nothing more nothing less. Highly respected game designer, famed director, and creator of the Metal Gear Solid series Hideo Kojima has been quoted as saying “ If 100 people walk by and a single person is captivated by whatever a piece radiates it is art, however videogames are not trying to capture one person. A videogame should make sure that all 100 people that play the game should enjoy the service provided by the game. It’s something of a service. It is not art however.” Art has been described as many things, the literal definition of it is “the expression or application of human creative skill or imagination”. A lot of people have put their souls into their work and have expressed their very lives into what they are presenting. However movies have been considered works of art and they have been used to make money and attract the masses. Earlier this year in March software developer Square-Enix held an art exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles, California. To answer the question of whether or not a video game can be considered art, you must look at videogames as a whole and decide for yourself what you consider
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