The world media has been accusing video games as a main source of aggression but video games actually can help people around the world in a social, physical, and intellectual way. A huge controversy was about the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. During December 2012, Adam Lanza, who was a video gamer, killed twenty children and six teachers after he shot his own mother. He killed himself shortly after the shooting ended. Authorities quickly used video games as a scapegoat to explain the mass killing.
“There are plenty of skills I’ve learned from playing video games. It’s more interactive then watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you’re using your brain.” This quote was said by the famous US athlete Shaun White. (Quote 1) Video games started in the late sixties and early seventies. (History 1) Later down the road, companies such as Sony and Nintendo came out with bigger and better consoles. “Sixty-three percent of parents believe that games are a positive part of their children’s lives.” (GCP 1) While video games can promote violence and cause adolescents to be lazy, video games are beneficial to adolescents because they help reduce stress and anxiety, they provide a fun way to learn, and they make exercise more appealing.
The creators of violent video games should be more respective to the public and not create so much violence in video games. December 14, 2012, was an ordinary day until a young man named Adam Lanza shocked the world. If Adam Lanza doesn’t ring a bell he is known for bringing a gun to Sandy Hook elementary school in Colorado. Newscast after newscast broadcast the story of Adam who drove to the elementary school and killed a total of twenty children and six adult staff members. Lanza was a video game addict.
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Still, where does that lead the question of what the effects of video game violence? Is it a therapeutic outlet that gamers use to vent daily frustrations or is it something detrimental that is warping the minds of our youth to commit violent crimes? This is an issue that can be taken from different perspectives. In Lance Ulanoff’s article in PC Magaz... ... middle of paper ... ...ever the purpose, video games will always be there. Works Cited Gershenfeld, Alan.
They think that violent video games make people violent, but that is not the case. Violent people play violent video games. Not everyone who plays video games are violent, but those who already are violent will play them as an outlet for their frustration and rage. If anything, video games keep violent people from going out and killing people in real life because they can vent in the virtual world. People become violent because of a lot of different factors in life.
It seems like everything coming out about video games is bad. A student tried to kill his fellow classmates, and he was an avid Call of Duty player. A study has been released that proves that playing video games will turn you into a criminal. The many benefits of games and gaming, such as their possible applications to education and their ability to tell more complex stories than other forms of media, are almost universally ignored. I know better, though.
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