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Benefits of Playing Video Games

- Video games have been argued about for decades. Some people have argued that video games are linked to violence. However, new research shows that video games can be used for therapeutic purposes, exercise, stress relievers, positive interactive learning, hand eye coordination, and different types of patient treatment for people all around the world. When playing video games, the coordination and concentration can physically, socially, and mentally benefit the user. Research today shows that certain video games can reduce fat and therefore promote weight loss....   [tags: Video Games]

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Video Games: A New Experience?

- In 1972, the famous video game Pong was released and quickly became the first popular arcade game. A simple game based on ping-pong with archaic graphic design and controls. Thirty-nine years later we have gone from Pong to elaborate Hollywood style games that are based around narrative like Call of Duty or Metal Gear Solid. Video games have come from simply being games to becoming what some argue is a new medium for narrative that can tell a story uniquely and completely unlike film and literature....   [tags: Video Games]

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Are Video Games Therapy?

- The use of video games has become a norm for many people and families. They may be used to relax after a long day of work, or as a way for the family to all participate in something together. Many people view video games as just another form of entertainment, but could they actually be more. Meditation is used as a therapy to reduce the stress of everyday life. It is a way to focus one’s mind on the present and alleviate the stress that life can cause. By focusing on something besides stress, a person is able to relax....   [tags: Video Games]

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History of Video Games

- Did you know that Pong; the first game made by Atari, wasn’t originally meant to be released to the public. A new Atari employee was given the assignment of making it simply as a test of his game design skills. Since Pong became a hit, video games have been a large part of the entertainment business. They have found their way into homes all over the world. “You can’t say that video games grew out of pinball, but you can assume that video games wouldn’t have happened without it. It’s like bicycles and cars....   [tags: Video Games]

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Video Games and Violence: Cause, or Scapegoat?

- 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. Between the lifetime I’ve spent playing and loving video games, and the articles I’ve found, I can tell you that video games do not cause violent behavior or thoughts....   [tags: Video Games]

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Video Games Effect On Society

- Video Games Effect On Society The U.S. population consumes violence media voraciously. Youths between the ages of 8 and 18 spend more than 40 hours per week using some type of media, not counting school or homework assignments (Rideout et al.). Television is the most common source of violent media, but electronic video games are rapidly growing in popularity. Numerous studies have shown that video games, especially ones with violent content, make teens more aggressive. Part of the increase in aggressive behavior is linked to the amount of time children are allowed to play video games....   [tags: video games, teens, entertaintment]

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The Effects of Video Games

- The Effects of Video Games Video games and its effects on adolescents and responsibility of parents is a topic that is widely debated whether it’s the parent’s responsibility or the game industry should be regulated. The video games industry itself has been available to consume for only about the last 30 years. With that being said the topic is still rather new in terms of its effects but its effects on children can currently be measured. The industry is very unique in terms of entertainment because players are transported into the game its self essentially becoming part of the script....   [tags: Adolescents, VIdeo Games, Violence]

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Positive Effects of Video Games

- In times when a child or a teenager is involved in violence, the Government Officials, Newspapers and parents have all blamed the video games as the culprit. As a result, video games have become a scapegoat for antisocial and violent behavior. It seems like the media always points out their fingers to something that they don’t fully understand. Studies had proved that video games are actually beneficial to different kind of people in many ways. For example: video games have helped kids with autism to improve their social skills....   [tags: video games, violent behavior, positive]

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The Rise of Video Games in Today’s Society

- ENC 1101 Cause and Effect Essay 06/12/10 Turnitin ID: 140507651 Word Count: 1015 The Rise of Video Games in Today’s Society (Zach and Herb) “Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him” - Louis L'Amour. Video games, quite possibly the most popular form of entertainment in today’s society and one of the few industry that are seemingly immune to the current economic situation, offer an invaluable outlet to countless individuals....   [tags: Video Games ]

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The Violence of Video Games and the Effect It Have On Society

- The Violence of Video Games and the Effect It Have On Society In today world video games have come along way since the birth of game consoles, with such games as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Frogger. Not only have the graphics done a complete three hundred and sixty degrees turn but the violence has also on video games. There have been many people discussing on the topic of video games that have violence and the effect it has on kids. It brings out more aggression on kids that play those types of games than those who does not....   [tags: Video Games]

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Top 5 Video Games

- When people ask, “what is your favorite game of all time”, you cannot help but feel somewhat lost in response. But when you put into context, and think very hard, the best you can do is narrow it down to a select few. And after much time and deliberation, I’ve managed to put it down to just 5. And that was only possible because I put the decade moniker on it. So, with that in mind, here are my top 5 games of the decade. #5: Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection: When you think of what you want in a hand held game, a lot of things may pop into your mind....   [tags: video games,]

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The Impact of Video Games on American Culture

- Video games are advanced, hands on form of entertainment that have been played for the past fifty-five years. The number of users of video games has dramatically increased over the past five decades, which has immensely impacted American society through numerous positive and negative aspects. Video games have emerged as one of the most popular forms of entertainment and have severely improved in quality on account of technological advancements. The very first video game ever created was by a man named Thomas T....   [tags: Anti Video Games]

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Video Games: Positive Agents Of Change

- Video games have come under fire recently. Many people claim the graphic violence and adult themes in the games have affected younger generations and caused many violent acts. Others claim that video games have contributed to obesity and a lack of communication skills. Both of these claims are most often an older generation's misunderstanding of today's youth and the overreaction of the media. Rarely does the mainstream media portray video games for what they really are, a new way for kids to interact and share meaningful experiences all without being in any danger....   [tags: Video Games Essays]

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Violent Video Games and Bad Behavior

- At this day in age we bask in the luxury of having easy access to advanced technology at our disposal. From the World Wide Web, to cell phones, music, movies and video games the human race has thought of any and everything to keep us entertained. Over the years studies have shown reasonable concerns regarding the long-term effects of video games. These games can desensitize gamers to real life violence, which is usually seen in the younger crowd. The studies especially hit on the games containing player-on-player violence....   [tags: Anti Violent Video Games]

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Violence in Video Games

- Imagine a calm setting at work one day and you get a phone call. It’s your child’s elementary school principal and he has awful news. An intruder has broken into your child’s school and he or she has performed what is commonly known as a school shooting. Things become hectic as you rush to the school to see if your child is okay. Luckily, he comes out of the school safely and you wrap him in your arms while other families are devastated by the results of the school shooting. The shooter’s motive was a result of playing violent video games....   [tags: Shooting, Violence, Profanity, Video Games]

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Exploring Different Types of Video Games

- Video games in today’s society have become very popular. Every new game that comes out to be played and conquered by the average gamer has its own category. There are several other types of genres of games that people play but because of big hit titles and the new popular game systems like the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, people become more interested in a game that is well known than a game they have never even heard of before. Every game has its own storyline and own way of how it unfolds and where the game ends according to game play....   [tags: Video Games, media, ]

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How Video Games Help Society

- “Lets play a money making game!” -The Legend of Zelda. Video Games are revolutionizing society. They have changed for the better, transitioning from mindless wastes of time, to useful tools of learning, video games are revolutionizing, and are becoming smarter, more complex, and healthier. Video games are not just simple, mindless forms of entertainment anymore; they can now teach, inspire, and provide the player with life skills, or the knowledge needed to start a successful career. Many games companies like Electronic Arts (EA) are changing the content of their games....   [tags: Technology, Video games]

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Video Games: An International Crisis

- A team of German researchers studied students in schools in central Germany. Of the students in the study, 1.3 percent met criteria for video game addiction, while an additional 2.65 percent were judged to be at risk (Vitelli). This is an insanely staggering number. Nearly four percent of these students meet criteria for video game addiction, or are at risk for addiction. Video game addiction is not a myth like some people think it is, it’s real. Ninth grade boys averaged two-hundred and seven minutes of video game playing each day (Vitelli)....   [tags: video games addcition,fantasy world,gamers]

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Censoring Video Games

- The censoring of violent video games has been a controversial issue since the early 90’s to the present time, and has been growing more and more with the advanced graphics that have been developing each and every year. (Including the fact that people react even more to the unexplained missions that they give in video games). For the good of society violent video games should be banned. There are many positive effects to censoring violent video games, but one that has the most impact on the whole controversial issue is health....   [tags: violent video games, obesity]

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The Unknown Effects of Video Games on Teens

- There has been quite a bit of controversy concerning the real effect video games are having on teenagers. Numerous studies have been done to show both positive effects, as well as negative effects on the rising generation. Furthermore, the increased sales of smartphones and, in effect, apps or video games on your phone, have led to an increased use of games. This in turn, has raised the level of force that these video games have. However, some say this increased power video games have is good, others say they are bad....   [tags: Controversy, Gaming Industry, Video Games]

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Connections between Video Games and Violence

- Many of the young people of today’s generation have played video games, whether it is Candy Crush, Flappy Bird, Mario, Sonic, Call of Duty, Minecraft, or Skyrim. Almost every electronic device is capable of running games. As advancement in technology increases, the video game industry will also advance. More and more of the next generations are bound to be affiliated with video games. There is a debate whether video games cause people to be violent, especially in adolescents. There has been much research done to come to a conclusion to this question....   [tags: Generation, Video Games, Violence, Teenagers]

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New Video Games and What They Offer

- This war has been fought with parents since the dawn of time. Well...maybe not the dawn of time but maybe when video games arrived. PAC-Man, Space invaders, and Super Mario 64 were such good games. As video games got more popular, the more violent and better they became. Video game companies started to produce games that were violent. Then video games became more realistic. More blood and gore. At least all the popular games out there are violent. The one that is the most violent and bad is the Saints row series....   [tags: game consoles, violence in video games]

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Should Violent Video Games Be Banned?

- Should Violent Video Games Be Banned. In 2008, the computer and video game industry has made $1.7 billion in revenue. Of this, 16% was made through the sale of violent video games (FYI: Video Game Statistics by the Entertainment Software Association | Critical Gaming Project). Many parents are concerned about these violent games because of how they can affect their children. Many think that these games are dangerous and should be banned. Others believe that the sale of these games should go unregulated....   [tags: minors, violent, video games, ratings]

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What are the Benefits of Video Games

- Video games are virtual worlds where a person is allowed to live in the life of somebody else. In some cases you are able to play as a wealthy, retired criminal and are free to do whatever your heart desires. Whether it’s shooting everyone in sight, or planning huge bank robberies with a crew composed of a bunch of friends, you can do it all. In other instances, you are placed on a team and are armed to fight other real people in an online, modern warfare environment. Although it may sound like fun, video games like these are on the “first to blame” list whenever kids do anything violent....   [tags: call of duty,grand theft auto,violent video games]

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Parents Must Control The Types Of Video Games Their Children Play

- Video games will turn thirty-eight in 2010. The industry the started with Pong is now a 10 billion dollar industry. These days, video games have become extremely popular, especially amongst children. Games of violent content are what children today like to play. Though some people say that it is a good way to relieve anger, others say it is desensitizing the youth. My presentation shows the risk parents take if they don’t control the type of games their children play as well as the amount of time that they play....   [tags: Video Games]

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Violent Video Games: Closing the Doors to Success

- An increase in violent outbreaks may be linked to violent video games. There has been an increasing amount of crime in the age groups involved violent video games in some way. In turn, watching and/or participating in violent video games can increase violent behavior. Violent outbreaks are more common with age groups that are actively participating in violent video games, or have an active role within the community of violent video games. An article states "Sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period" (Video Games ProCon.org)....   [tags: violent, video games, behavior]

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How Are Violent Video Games Affecting Young People?

- “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....   [tags: Society, Technology, Video Games]

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Youth Exposure to Stereotypical Gender-Bias in Video Games

- Playing video games has become an increasingly common activity for the youth world-wide; in contrast, this also results in a rise of concerns by the media and researchers about youth-engagement with video-games. This critical essay discusses some of the primary concerns of video-gaming, focusing primarily on youth engagement, from the age-group of 13-18, in relevance to the stereotypical gender-bias that exists within video-games. Many video games promote the passive role of women in our society relative to the dominant sex - men, thus, casting unjust roles and gendered societal expectations of women in our society....   [tags: Video Games, Male Roles]

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior?

- Does playing video games cause aggressive behavior. Because children and teenagers spend an increased amount of time each day playing video games, they are shaping their values, attitudes, and behaviors. For people who do act out aggressively, the results can be deadly. Monthly, the news is filled with blood-chilling accounts of crimes committed due to a copy-cat obsession with violent video games. This paper will present a brief review of literature and reveal the difficulties in answering this question with certainty....   [tags: Media, Violent Video Games]

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Exploring the Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

- Video games have changed our society radically, in which some people doubt it's for the better. According to one survey, 9 out of 10 U.S. households with children have rented or owned a video or computer game. Ever since the beginning of gaming, people have observed the effects of the games. Kids and adults alike, are more attracted to violent games. But is it the games to blame for how people act or behave around people or by themselves. A majority of gamers are adults, and what kind of games are they playing....   [tags: video games, media violence]

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Violent Video Games Do NOT Cause Violence

- People have always been looking for a reason why horrible things happen. The media is quick to blame video games as the target and cause of many shootings that have occurred, ever since Columbine and Quake. People have been blaming video games for violence for years now, ever since violent video games have been made. News reports blame video games more and more for each shooting, telling the public how this person played video games for x amount of hours a day, and that video games caused him or her to shoot people, and how video games encourage and reward violence....   [tags: video games, violence]

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Parental Responsibility in the Regulation of Violent Video Games

- One of the fastest growing sectors in the United States economy, with sales over six billion dollars in 2012 is the video gaming industry ("Games: Improving the Economy’). Technical innovation has given the video industry power to create exciting realistic worlds, turning video games into the vast entertainment business that it is today. Setting sales records, Violent Video Games (VVG) are now a common staple in many households. One of the most argued topics in media studies, investigation on the impact violence has on society from mass media continues to rage on....   [tags: Parenting, Youth, Video Games]

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Video games

- Do videogames really need to be censored by the United States’ Government. Over the past several years there has been a controversial court case under discussion to censor videogames. This case is trying to get the United States’ Government to prohibit the selling of all videogames that may include graphic violence, virtual sex, violent and gory scenes, partial or full nudity, portrayal of criminal behavior or other provocative and objectionable material (Mears, Para 1). There are numerous arguments why videogames should or should not be censored....   [tags: Government, Censoring Video Games]

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Violent Video Games Do NOT Contribute to Youth Violence

- Although violent video games are thought to encourage real world violence, they actually help to prevent it. I am focusing on violent video games and how they affect juveniles because I feel that this issue needs to be looked at in the criminal justice community. It is an unnecessary distraction to blame the actions of a disturbed youth on a form of entertainment that has been used by millions of people without incident. A review article published in The Psychiatric Quarterly found that many studies which claim to indicate an increase in aggression due to video games are, in fact, biased....   [tags: Video Games Violence]

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Why Video Games Give Positive Effects to People

- Video games, are they a godsend or are they a menace. Research has shown that they are, in fact, doing a lot of good for the human race. Effects such as better memory, increased hand-eye coordination, and a greater cognition are a few notable examples that video games have been shown to improve. The implications of video games on people are positive because it has effects such as better memory, it gives an increase to hand eye coordination and it helps people relieve the stress that they accumulate during the day....   [tags: Video Games, Virtual Reality]

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Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

- Bloodshed and aggression is everywhere; in magazines, in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are assumed to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a existing generation games console and video games have become a extraordinary source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: video games, violent games, call of duty]

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Violence and Sexuality in Video Games

- Violence and Sexuality in Video Games Unlike popular belief, the first violent video game was not Mortal Kombat. The killing started with a game called Death Race 2000 released in 1976 by Exidy Software. It was based on a B movie by the same title and features the main theme of the movie in the game: to run people over. You control the car to run over people, and the people you have killed become a cross. Needless to say, the game was quick to draw attentions towards it. The criticism from Americans all over the nation eventually got the game pulled off the market....   [tags: Video Games]

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The History of Video Games

- The History of Video Games 1972, the year the first home video game system, named Odyssey, is released by Magnavox. This main games featured on this system were a light gun game and a tennis game. During the same time, a game by the name of Pong is a success in the public. It is because people wanted to play Pong in the comfort of their own homes, that they bought Odyssey. The system only sold around 100,000 units since Magnavox only sold the game system from their own stores, making consumers believe that the game system would only work on Magnavox TV sets....   [tags: Video Games]

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Video Games Are Beneficial

- Video Games Are Beneficial Video Games have come a long way since their first introduction into the main stream. With video games becoming more sophisticated and using advanced technology, it seems as if video games are closing in on the gap between games and reality. However, as video games become ever so life-like it brings up the question of if the violence associated with video games is having a negative consequence. There have been many accusations over the years over the harm video games are causing children and teenagers....   [tags: Video Games]

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Do Video Games have a Negative Impact on Children

- In the world today, video games are a big part of almost more than half of America’s children. But some people like to believe that video games are a danger to their children and blame the violence in the world today among children on video games. But is that really the answer, blaming “violent” video games. Parents should be more involved in what their children interact with. However, it is highly doubtful when the creators of video games don’t force anyone to purchase their games; but only advertise and spread the word about their game....   [tags: virtual world, video games, violence]

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Violent Video games cause violence? I Think Not.

- Violence is everywhere, in magazines in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are said to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals. Is this really the case. Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a current generation games console and video games have become a fantastic source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like educationcity.com or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games....   [tags: Video Games, Violence, Media Source]

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School Shooters Direct Connection to Violent Video Games

- Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, Adam Lanza, Steven Phillip Kazmierczak, and Seung-Hui Cho all have a few things in common, they are all school shooters that have killed and injured a combined total of 149 human beings and are or were believed to be avid violent video game players, who also committed suicide immediately after carrying out their attacks. To the public, school shooters seem to share a direct connection to playing violent video games and that playing them leads to violent behavior....   [tags: behaviors, video games, media, violent]

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Can Video Games Really Improve Learning?

- The common stance toward video games is that they lead to seclusion, anti-social behaviors, obesity, and even sometimes violent crimes; however, video games today can benefit many gamers. They can improve learning, promoting physical activity, and benefit the brain, as well as create a positive social environment. There are even video games that are used to train our armed forces as well as games that get people that live in nursing homes up and moving. Can video games really improve learning. The answer to this question is yes....   [tags: gamers, gaming, video games, learning]

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The Significance of the Concepts of ‘Convergence’ and ‘Localisation’ for Understanding Today’s Global Video Games Industry?

- The video games industry today has evolved, adapted and advanced dramatically involving profoundly new and improved technologies, increasing communication (online and through the social aspect of gaming) and entertainment, since it first emerged in the 1920’s with the early pinball machines, continuing further into the 1960’s, with the first videogame called ‘Space War’ produced in 1962 by Steve Russell (Merino 2006) and further developing to become the successful multi billion global phenomenon that it is today....   [tags: Video Games]

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The Effects on Kids and Teens Due to Violent Video Games

- Games are cool and nice and all but there are some video games that are considered ultra violent video games due to the real world type of violence it shows. These games are graphic and do have violence in it, but it isn’t enough to conquer or influence a teen. In other cases, it may conquer or influence a kid because kids have fresh minds, and learn everything in their way. It’s been experimented to see if games do influence but until present day, yet, there’s no proof or evidence. Violent video games may have an affect on children depending on their age....   [tags: video games, violent games, grand theft auto]

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Bad Behavior?

- Ever since the video game was invented many years ago, violent, bloody games have existed also. Some include killing zombies, shooting people, and fighting that ends in either someone dying or being hurt. The outcome remains the same, and a select few continue to live out these games throughout their daily life. These games can sometimes cause people to become angry. Although, some video games may have a negative effect on some people’s lives, other reasons such as their home life can be a factor in these people’s behavior....   [tags: child's behavior, violent games,video games]

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What Video Games Can Teach You: How to Do Surgery

- Remember how your parents always said to you that video games does not teach you anything, that all it does is rot your mind and always telling you that video games are evil that can cause you to kill people. Most people think that video games just cause problems in the world today, when there are some video games out there that are teaching some children to how to become surgeons or doctors. The wii remote is used the same way how surgeons use there hands when doing an operation. It also states that people who play video games builds there reaction time and hand and eye coordination better than the people who do not play video games....   [tags: Video Games, Surgery, wii, ]

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Introducing Rubrics to Video Games through Grand Theft Auto IV

- The reviewer starts out by showing how he is driving up the central avenue in the game’s version of a GMC or Ford SUV listening to the radio before he is about to rob a warehouse of cocaine dealers. Then he explains that he got bored and carjacked a luxury SUV, visited a woman friend, and went to a Ricky Gervais comedy show. Next, he goes on to give background information of the game, it is a sequel of the original 1997 Grand Theft Auto that will be released for Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, for $60....   [tags: rubric, video games, review]

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Video Games and Ethical Responsibility

- Video Games and Ethical Responsibility We are the first generation to grow up in a world full of computers. Everyone and their cousin has one. It is almost impossible to go on a vacation anymore without seeing a computer. Some hotels and cruise ships have public computers and even many planes have video game systems built into the back of every chair. With computers being so predominant in our daily lives, we must have some use for them. Many people use them for work and many for the internet, but an overwhelming amount use them to play games as well....   [tags: Video Games Ethics]

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Violent Video Games and the Effects on Adolescents and Children

- In our society we have many issues that plague our youth. Problems such as substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and verbal bullying are just a few of the issues. There is one issue that has been on the rise for many years, and is relatively new to the world; and that is violence due to exposure to violent video games. Research done by a panel of scientists led by Professor Rowell Huesmann found “Unequivocal evidence that media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both immediate and long-term contexts” (qtd....   [tags: Video Games, Gaming Industry, Addictions, Teens]

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Violent Video Games: Society’s New Scapegoat

- Do modern video games contribute to the increasing level of violence that we see around us. Can we really attribute the shootings and bombings we see on the news to the increased violence and realism of video games. Every day, people are exposed to violence through the TV shows and movies they watch, the video games they play, and national media networks who bombard us with graphic information portraying violent and hard-hitting global events. To top it all off, the media frequently loves to make outrageous claims that video games either “inspired” or “trained” the culprits of many of these violent acts....   [tags: Video Games, sociology, psychology, social comment]

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Video Games: Assassin Simulations

- Video Games: Assassin Simulations Video game violence has been a wildly debated topic since the beginnings of the industry. The topic evolved from the debate on media violence or violence in print media. However, the video game debate brings a new angle. Video games, because of their immersive nature, are said to have more impact on children. The proponents and opponents of video game censorship do not really fall into traditional political boundaries. The proponents of censorship tend to be some parents and doctors....   [tags: Video Games Violence Papers]

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Video Games - The Forgotten Art

- Video Games - The Forgotten Art Ask any major in the fine arts for the definition of art. They're likely to tell you that it is self-expression through the use of some sort of medium. Most commonly thought of are clay for a sculpture, paint for a masterpiece, even music notes for a four-movement suite. The last thing you'd think of is a computer program for a video game. But why not. Don't video games incorporate both artwork and music. Each one is considered art, but many people consider the result, when put together, to be a waste of time....   [tags: Argument Paper Video Games Art]

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Video Games: Good or Bad?

-             Many young children and teenagers have heard their mother’s incessant plead to get away from the screen and to go outside or pick up a book for once instead. The urge to play “just one more level” before starting that homework or doing those chores can be quite distracting. But are video games really as awful as Mom exclaims or as brutal as those TV ads depict. It turns out that video games can have a strong impact on participants’ lives in both positive as well as negative ways. When imagining the typical video gamer, one might envision the stereotypical overweight, slightly nerdy looking man who traps himself within his basement till two every morning leveling his character....   [tags: Video Games Pros Cons 2014]

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Violent Video Games are a Key Contributor to Teen Violence in America

- Violence or aggression refers “to any behaviour that demonstrates a malicious intent to harm one another”. Numerous people are being killed and murdered because of the continuous violence happening all over the world, particularly in the United States. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence, in general, is among the leading causes of death, and that each year; over 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives due to it. WHO states that about 8.2% of the world’s population are being murdered because of violence in the United States....   [tags: violence, video games, argumentative, persuasive]

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Postive Impact of Playing Video Games

- In the past few decades there has been debate over the positive and negative affects of video games with a good deal of focus on more violent games. Prior to and concurrently with this debate, there have also been similar debates over radio, television, and movies but, as should be obvious from the current breadth of media, no studies have definitively proven any negative affects. The detractors of video games claim, based on media effects research, that people who play video games with any sort of violence in them have heightened antisocial and decreased prosocial tendencies afterwards; this is the assumed cause of certain acts of violence including the majority of school shootings....   [tags: Benefits Video Games 2014]

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Video Games in Education

- Video Games in Education Since the Early 70’s video games have been giving a bad name. Parents state that video games rot the minds of children and are influencing them do be violent. These accusations are far from the truth. In my research I found that there are many positive effects of gaming. Some of these effects are increased skills, creativity, general knowledge, and also help those in need. Parents can also take proper precautions and look into a game before buying it to see if it meets the criteria discussed in this paper....   [tags: Gaming Video Games Essays Papers]

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Should we Ban Violent Video Games for Fueling Violence in Teens?

- If the readers are familiar with video games, then ripping someone’s heart out right in front of their eyes and beating them to death with it should obviously ring a bell. Due to realism in today’s video games, many gamers are immune to strong language, blood, death and violence shown. As video games evolved, many critics believe that the strong content in video games are making gamers aggressive and lazy. There is an on going debate between many that critics are video games the gateway to violence....   [tags: grand theft auto,video games,gaming industry]

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Violent Video Games Don't Lead to Increases In Violent Behavior

- A young, blonde woman stands with her fists raised. She shifts her weight back and forth, staying in constant motion. Her jaw is set and her blue eyes dangerous. She faces her opponent with no fear. Her fellow combatant is a skilled warrior and a member of a Shirai Ryu clan. He’s spent years mastering his own special style of martial arts. The woman observes him carefully. He’s muscular and, no doubt, fast. She cannot see most of his face, as a gold and black mask obscures it, but she can see his eyes....   [tags: Video Games Don't Cause Children to be Violent]

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Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior

- Violent Video Games and Aggressive Behavior Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fail to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for....   [tags: Violent Video Games Youth Violence]

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Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Violence

- Do violent video games increase aggression in the people who play them. If so then video games could be responsible for much of the bad news we hear on television. Are video games responsible for school shootings. Do producers of video games need to tone down the violence. What will happen if video games become more and more violent and realistic. On the other hand, are video games to blame at all for the increase of violence in kids. When violence in video games started to increase, people started noticing an increase in the aggression of their children as well....   [tags: Violent Video Games 2014]

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Argumentative Essay: Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence

- Our nation has changed over the years. There is no question about that. The generation that my grandfather grew up in during the 1930’s and 1940’s has often been called “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw). Why is my generation not talked about for our inventions and advances in technology. Maybe that the downfall of our generation has been the media and the influence it has on the public. There is no doubt that the media can spin a story into a shocking and scary account produced solely on the intent to sell....   [tags: Violence, Video Games]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- Playing video games. Do you interest playing video game. Everywhere, every house and every place that you visit today in the United States you will see that the children and adults play video games. In today “some 150 million Americans play video games” so what are video games and what do people play video games. According to the Wikipedia “A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor....   [tags: Video game, Video game addiction, Game, Gameplay]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- Introduction Through the years gaming consoles and video game graphics have evolved, including the violence depicted in these games. Modern day video games are divided by genres of role-playing, first person shooter or sandbox games that involve their various types of violence. Often these video games make people feel that they are not in reality. Somehow the game they are playing immerse them into their virtual reality. Sometimes when a person is too immersed in a game, they may take it seriously and begin to get frustrated that may lead them to become aggressive verbally and physically....   [tags: Video game, Aggression, Video game console, Game]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- If video games did not exist what would society blame for peoples violent outbursts, or acts of aggression. The truth is video games have been around since 1958. In the 58 years after its creation, the video game continues to maintain its bearing even when its continually bombarded with false accusations of being the reason people in the gaming community act out with violence and aggression. True, there are those select few individuals that did something so shortsighted that they ended up on the news....   [tags: Video game, Game, Video game culture]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- What is a video game. The correct definition of video games is a game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen. However, if you ask someone what is a video game they will be most likely (Neg)to tell you that is that thing that kids play, another common answer will be that is that big wasting of time that most of guy’s do. This might be true specially if we consider that the video game instructive as become the major source of entertainment even more that the movies, in fact the video game industry make as twice as much as the movie industry....   [tags: Video game, Video game addiction, Addiction]

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Video Games do Not Cause Violent Behaviour in Children or Adolescents

- Video Games do Not Cause Violent Behaviour in Children or Adolescents From the beginnings of the industry, violence in video games has been an issue of discussion. From the pixilated weaponry in 'Space Invaders' to the myriad of weapons in 'Unreal Tournament 2003,' games have evolved over the years. Newer games are more real. Their environments are more immersive. Small details such as rain drops or a falling corpse are now realistically detailed in the games we play. Because of this, some people believe that this level of realism is desensitizing our kids and making them violent....   [tags: Video Games Teen Viloence Argumentative Essays]

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Video Games : A Video Game

- In the past, the kind of technology that we had to develop video games was just something really simple such as GoldSrc which was a game engine used internally by Valve Software to create a video game called Half-Life. We did not have anything advanced like Cryengine 3 or Frostbite 3 to create some currently well-known known games that have realistic looking graphics such as Crysis 3 or Battlefield Hardline. In our world today, entertainment has taken a big part in our lives, especially in developed countries such as the United States....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Atari, Half-Life]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- Of the 318.9 million people in the United States of America, 155 million of those people play video games(That is 48 percent!). 42% of Americans play video games regularly(3 hours or more.) Ever since I could remember, I had a controller in my hand. I can remember the day that my dad put a controller in my hand and I was hooked. I can remember that I started out on the Playstation 1. I played games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Gran Turismo, Monsters Inc, Need for Speed, Tomb Raider, Crash Team Racing, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, PaRappa the Rapper, and a whole lot of puzzle games....   [tags: Video game console, PlayStation 3, PlayStation]

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Video Games And The Video Game Industry

- 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 v...   [tags: Video game, Video game genres]

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Video Game : Video Games

- On the night of the November 14 2002, the video game world would change forever. This single night would lead a new generation of video game players into a world walked rarely in the past. Concept of online gaming through video game consoles has been used for several years but never adapted into the everyday minds of the general audience. The select gamers who took a chance on the wild card game console by Microsoft, called The Xbox, would begin shaping the future of the video game industry for years to come....   [tags: Video game console, Video game, Xbox Live, Gaming]

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Video Games And Violence : Video Game

- Video Games and Violence Throughout the century, video games have got a lot of attention from people of all ages and cultures. A study done by (Baran in 2012), shows that video gamer age range from the age of eight to forties. As video games started to progress more so did its fan base, products, as well as genre. Companies such as Capcom, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, and much more have paved the way to how video games are today. I remember my first Gameboy, you had to put two double A batteries to play it....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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Video Games And The Video Game Industry

- In 2017, video games are always a current trending topic for video game enthusiast like myself. According to IGN, the major news outlet for video games, stated that 16-30 years spend hundreds of dollars on a PlayStation 4 so they can play popular games such as FIFA and Call of Duty. American culture is obsessed with video games because you can disappear in this virtual world and play as a character that contradict your personality. You can be a sniper on Call of Duty; you can be a basketball player on NBA 2K17 or football player on Madden 2017; you can be a criminal on Grand Theft Auto, Mafia III, and Watchdogs 2....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Reinforcement]

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Video Games : Video Game Addiction

- Nowadays, technology gradually improve; humans make friends with video games when they were young.Video games are invented which is suitable for society’s development. Video games are inexpensive pastime which is easy to play. Moreover, videos games are really interesting with catchy images, vivid sounds, and attractive characters which get the youth and children’ attention. Video games are created for main purposes which are entertain and reduce stress in daily life. A lot of people show a question, which is” How do the video games affect humans life?’’....   [tags: Video game, Addiction, Video game addiction]

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Video Games : Playing Games

- Since I was young, playing games has been a major part of my life. I started out like most kids did, playing on a Nintendo console. From there I graduated to a Playstation, an Xbox 360, then eventually made it to my favorite platform for gaming: the PC. I became intrigued by games that are called MMORPGs (Massively multiplayer online role-playing games). The lore behind these games, the characters, the graphics, gameplay, and the overall concept of most MMORPGs got me interested in the creation of these games....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Game designer]

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Video Games : Video Game Industry

- Maneth Chan Video game industry is part of our culture not just the U.S. but around the world. The 2014 video games industry has come far from it original days, the graphic, sound, play ability, story and many more. To me video games are kind of like math or food since you can relate to it anywhere around the world. Video games goes as far back as early 1950s, when academics began designing simple game and other thing as a computer science research. They weren’t popular until 1970s and 1980s when arcade, consoles, home computer game were introduced to the public, now days the graphic in the game industry have amazingly realistic to them, you can almost mistake them for real if you’re not c...   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Arcade game]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Children

- Video games, once regarded as a preserve of teenage boys, are now considered as an entertainment on a par with movies and music. Even though the video game industry has only a short history since the early 1970s, it is obvious that they account for a large part of a person’s leisure time. Since video games might have a violence and isolation from society, the media and some experts occasionally condemn the adverse effect of video games. One of the detrimental effects of video games is that academic performance of students may decline due to playing video games....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Children

- Nowadays video games get nothing but bad reputations from people. You have people in powerful positions saying that video games have nothing but bad effects and that they only promote violence and lead to children acting out on that violence. Who are the people listening to these people in powerful positions. Parents. Some Parents have this misunderstanding that all video games are bad and that all video games have a negative effect on their child and how they develop. Some parents with that understanding are misinformed and need to understand just how beneficial video games can actually be for their children....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Children

- INTRO Today we find entertainment from various mediums;movies, music, images, and video games. One of the most debated mediums is video games, but why. You have the parents who want to say it just rots their children 's mind or it just teaches violence. Young children and teens argue that it helps them learn, and are not the cause of violence. But what is the truth. B “In America, 81% of youths play at least once a month, 8.5% of them are addictive and “the average 8- to 12 year-old now plays 13 hours of video games per week, while the average 13- to 18 year old plays 14 hours of video games per week””(vanderbilt CITE) This indicates that most American children play video games, some more th...   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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The Effects Of Video Games On Education

- Playing With Education: Effects of Video Games on Education The United States once sat at the top of the worlds ranking system for education. Over the years that top spot has slowly fallen out of grasp. There are many reasons and explanations as to why the United States has declined in the world ranking system. By looking at the effects of video games on education, the negative impacts of video games on education, and positive ways to use video games to assist education. The video game buzz began in the early 2000s, with the video-game companies Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft’s XBOX being the major video game Platforms of the new Millennium....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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