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The Olympic Games : The Ancient Games

- AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES The Ancient Olympic Games, which occurred between 766BC and AD 395, caused residents from each corner of the classical world to travel to Olympia in western Greece. They did so in order to observe famous athletes competing (Swadding, 2002: 8). The goal of this essay is to discuss the importance of the Olympic Games in ancient Greek society, with specific emphasis on history, art, literature and the law. Furthermore, attention will be given to the way in which the ancient Games differ from the modern Olympic Games, by discussing the inclusion of women....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Olympic Games And The Games

- Naked Olympics The Olympic Games are a spectacle that all enjoy all over the world. The Olympic Games are a series of sporting events that are played by people all over the world. These athletes come from all corners of the globe to one place that changes every two years to partake in an epic event. Billions of people sit at home to watch the glory that is the Olympic Games, and some are even lucky enough to go to see the games in person. It seems that the Games always had this majestic feeling dating back to some of the very first Olympic Games, which can be traced to as early as 776 B.C....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Olympic Games : 2016 Olympics Games

- This documentary takes the opportunity to highlight the battle behind the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games and explores the problems that host nation Rio de Janeiro is going through, problems that the International Olympic Committee does not want people to know. Embroiled in scandals, and mistreatment of its own citizens Rio de Janeiro is looking to set an example to the rest of the world on how not to prepare for hosting an Olympic Games. The intent is to highlight the treatment of the people behind the country who promised to give them jobs, bring tourists and money to their country instead Rio may just spend more than they will receive....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Power of Games

- Games have long been besmirched by the idea that playing them makes a person socially undesirable, nerdy, fat, and lazy. The number of negative adjectives conjured up by gamings detractors to describe gamers is staggering. Even in the wake of the Columbine Massacre the media went to great lengths to correlate the gunmen’s horrible actions with the game Doom.(cite needed) When games are not being linked to violent actions they have generally been regarded as an “escapist waste of time” by those who don’t really enjoy playing them.(McGonigal) Indeed a prevalent and sweeping assessment amongst closed minded individuals is that games offer nothing to the individuals playing them....   [tags: Video Games, Negative Stigma]

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The Globalization Paradox Of The Olympic Games

- The Globalization Paradox of the Olympic Games In 2016, the International Olympic Committee, the IOC, decided to allow try outs for a ten-member Refugee Olympic team. These participants would stand under the Olympic flag and, if they were to win a gold medal, the Olympic song would play in place of their national anthem. This idea of a team competing “under an international flag that belongs to the whole world” is a highlight of the unifying effects of globalization (2016:1). However, once the title of refugee is gone, they are striped of this unifying international team to go back to the nationalistic world of their country (Prices and Malsin 2016)....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games : A World Competition

- The Olympic Games is a world competition in which various nations come together for a friendly competition to see which country competes best at each particular sport. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Greek Olympic games in the 8th century BC, which were held in Olympia, Greece. Presently, the Olympic Games are broken apart into the summer and winter Olympic Games and take place every 4 years, but alternate every 2 years from each other. The IOC stands for the International Olympic Committee, who is a non-profit independent international organization made up of volunteers who want “to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in their respective countries” (About...   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games : The Olympics

- The Olympic Games There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of the Olympic Games. Few look into its origins and evolution. The games were held initially as part of a religious festival to honor Zeus. The games can be traced back to 776 BC, though some researchers believe they could’ve started as early as the 9th Century BC. The games started out very simply, with the only competition being the Stadion race, a sprint 600 feet long. This remained the only even for the first 13 Olympic festivals....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games And The World Cup

- Introduction The hosting of major sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup are often characterized by vigorous competition among the bidding nations. Matheson (2004) compares this competition to that seen in athletes competing for participation slots in the games. The reasons behind the desire by nations to host hallmark events are many. They include the need to make a political statement as well as the potential for sharing the prestige and glory that comes with hosting such events (Matheson, 2004)....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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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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The Olympics : The Olympic Games

- The Olympics; an ancient tradition that can be historically traced back to 708 BC. These Olympic games were originally dedicated to the Twelve Olympian gods, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Hestia. Athletes would compete in events such as foot races, boxing matches, javelin throwing and long jumps. Although these events are still prevalent in current Olympic games, the course of history has drastically evolved the Olympics. In efforts to stay contemporary and modern the International Olympic Committee adds new events to the Olympic games every few years....   [tags: Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games]

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The Olympics And The Olympic Games

- Most people all around the world are very aware and have tons of knowledge about the Olympics today. It is watched in plenty of households every year to support the many countries included in the intriguing games. Have you ever thought about when, where, or even how the Olympics were created. Well, there are many baffling differences and yet a few similarities from the games now and then. Imagine the Olympics with fewer events, women forbidden in taking part in anything to deal with it, or competing nude....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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The Olympics Of The Paralympic Games

- According to Wikipedia, the “National Olympic Committees select from within their national territory cities to put forward bids to host an Olympic Games. The staging of the Paralympic Games is automatically included in the bid. Since the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, which successfully appropriated the name of the Ancient Greek Olympics to create a modern sporting event, interested cities have rivalled for selection as host of the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bids_for_Olympic_Games) The bidding process starts ten years out from the actual start of the Olympics in the invitation phase where the IOC invites those interested,...   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic 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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Olympic Athletes And The Olympic Games

- It is no stretch to say that the eyes of the world are on the Olympics. After all, the highly-anticipated event brings both world-renowned athletes and millions of adoring fans to the globally televised event. So, to propose that the actions of Olympic athletes are closely watched and reflective of the state of the sports-world is not far-fetched. Thus, the scandals and coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games, especially Ryan Lochte, exhibit the level of male privilege and sexism that is still prevalent in professional sports....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games

- The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will soon commence in Rio de Janeiro, but Mario and Sonic are looking to begin the festivities early this year. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is now available for the Nintendo 3DS, and it’s your opportunity to take home an Olympic Gold medal. While Wii U owners will have to wait for that version to finish it’s Olympic training as it won’t see release for a few more months, those with a 3DS can now participate in 3DS exclusive events and begin their quest to become an Olympic champion....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic 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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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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Analysis Of The Movie ' Olympic Games '

- Ema-Lee Brannon Vice/Aldridge 9th English/History 2 March 2016 Olympic Games On September 12, 1913, James Cleveland Owens was born. He grew to be an outstanding athlete and shattered track and field records left and right. As this was a time of great racial tension, he was often not treated fairly. He was offered the chance to go to the 1936 German Olympics, and he was greatly pressured not to go because of the persecution against Jews in Germany. In Germany he disproved Hitler’s superior race theory by beating his Nazis in his events....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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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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The Olympics And The Olympic Games

- The Olympics have been around since 776 BC and have changed a countless amount of times since then. As The Olympics grew with age, the purpose shifted from faith to reason. Where many people believed it brought the countries together, the reality is that is caused destruction throughout the countries. It heightened tension and pressure and stressed the economics of the country. The Olympic Games, as they are known today, were in Greece, to honor the god Zeus. The first games were held in the city of Olympia in 776 B.C....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Olympic Games Of Ancient Greece

- Everyone knows about the Olympic Games in present times; the world watches the top athletes from every country compete in a variety of sports. But few really know of the essence of the games other than they are held every four years, there are winter and summer games, the best of the best are entered, and the famous Olympic torch never dies out. There is more to the Olympics than meet the eye; these games actually originated over 3,000 years ago in Greece. According to Thomas Sienkewicz, author of Ancient Greece, the games were thought to have started because of the suggestion of an oracle from Delphi to promote peace throughout Greece (595)....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Greece]

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The Hunger Games

- In today's society, there are many bestselling children's book authors, but few manage to break through the universal cultural consciousness, but Suzanne Collins did it. Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy, which is a story about 24 teenagers are chosen by cruel government and they must fight each other in the annual Hunger Games. What’s more, all the games are televised live. Really gives the readers a spiritual shock. This novel is “Narrow” and “Deep”. In the novel, “Panem, the country that rose up out of the aches of a place that was once called North America…… as our yearly reminder that the Dark Days must never be repeated it gave us the Hunger Games.” (6) The hunger games is an...   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Effects of Video Games on Violence

- Video game violence has remained a controversy for numerous years. With the advancement of technology, video games have progressed in its practicality and genres. Technology has allowed video games to become very sophisticated and lifelike. This development has brought video games to a multi-billion dollar industry. Nevertheless, with the level of practicality, there are also negative affects to humanity. Since the manufacture of violent video games, there has been a constant quarrel whether or not violent video games increase fierceness in the player....   [tags: Violence in Games, Technology Advancements]

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The Olympics Olympic Games Should Be Banned

- When The International Olympic Committee was deciding where the 1936 Olympic Games should be, no one expected that having the games in Berlin, Germany would bring such a fuss. The Nazi party rose to power two years prior to the olympic games. When the Olympic Committee released that the location of the olympics would be in Berlin, Germany, people weren’t too happy about it. Nazism was known for their racism and harsh ways (“Berlin” ). When the games were announced, countries debated whether or not they should attend....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Impact of Computer Games in the UK

- ... With respect to behaviour of violent games players, Etchells (2013) quotes a study published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology that explains an experiment, which examines an effect of violent computer games on people’s behaviour. During the 3 days of the experiment, half of volunteers played aggressive games for twenty minutes a day, while the other half did not. Then organizers set a competition between pairs that consist of one who played games and one who did not and the winner blasted the loser with ugly noise....   [tags: electronic devices, video games]

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How Does Playing Games Affect the Mind?

- ... That’s a casual gamer. So let us put this in similar terms. So a Hard Core gamer is the diehard, I will play this game forever please don’t bother me, get at my level gamer. Then there is the casual gamer who enjoys playing, but doesn’t fully immerse themselves in it. So now lets us down to business. What kind of gamer do you think you are. Well let us see, Answer these question truthfully. Do you play games more then 6-10 hours a day. Do you eagerly wait for school to play on you council or Pc....   [tags: theories on games, subversion games]

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Politics, Propaganda and The Olympic Games

- Since the resurrection of the Olympic games in 1896, the games have slowly become compromised by politics and propaganda. The purity of the athleticism has been tarnished with scandal, corruption, commercialism, boycotts, political disputes, reputation promotion, as well as acts of terrorism. Mega sporting events such as the Olympics have the strange ability to not only momentarily unite national communities, but, conversely, mirror real world rivalries and conflicts (Grix). Politics have often been pushed to the forefront of the Olympics, altering their meaning from purely athletic competition to political aims and moneymaking propaganda....   [tags: athleticism, racism, commercialized games]

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Hubris And The Ancient Games

- The prompt that I have selected is the idea of hubris and the ancient games and comparing it to the modern world to see its similarities and differences. The text we will be looking at is Herodotus and we will also look at the sculpture The Diskobolos created by Myron. Off of these two we will discuss the idea of hubris and the Olympic games from Ancient Greece and compare it to the regular world. I wanted the ancient Greek games to our modern Olympic games which has changed from an event about honor to a commercialized event filled with cheating athletes....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Greece]

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Benefits Of Hosting The Olympic Games

- 118 years ago the first modern Olympic games were held in Athens, with a total of 311 participating athletes from a range of 16 different countries, it is only a fraction of the Olympic Games that we know today (Chalkley, 1999). Not only has the Games grew in number, but it has developed to be a showcase to allow for the host country to demonstrate their physical and economic capabilities. However, the Olympics has received many negative remarks debating whether if it is beneficial to the host....   [tags: Olympic Games, United States]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- A Fire of Revolution "There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance" (Walt Whitman). In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is a young girl from District 12, who lives in a society which finds great entertainment in the organized killing of children. These bloodbaths are constructed by the Capitol into an event known as the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, kids are thrown into a huge arena and forced to fight to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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How Games Affect the Mind?

- How does playing games affect the mind. Well in general there is so much to talk about games. From the History of games, to the vast variety of games in America. I mean, think about it, you have to have played at least some sort of game, but first I need to not get ahead of myself and first get you more informed on the history of gaming in America. How did games come to America. Good question, let us start off from the roots, before games even came to America. Dating back at least 2300 B.C Greeks, Japanese, Chinese and even the Romans were know to be playing risk games for amusement....   [tags: History of Games, America, Origins]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- “May the odds be ever in your favor” is a phrase that would launch Suzanne Collins and her book The Hunger Games into a world of success. A reward of a lifetime: fame, money, food, clothes, and a house in the prestigious Victor Village is all waiting for the victor of the Hunger Games, but it comes with a hefty price. Suzanne Collins published the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy in 2008. After the novel’s worldwide success, it was later adapted into a motion picture by Lionsgate with Suzanne Collins serving as part of the developmental team as the co-writer in 2012....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- The Hunger Games is a fantastic science fiction novel by the great and renowned American writer Suzanne Collins. This book is written in the voice of sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol is considered as the highly advanced metropolis as because this capitol exercises political control on rest of the nation. The Hunger Games in the book is the annual event in which one boy and one girl aged twelve to eighteen from each of the 12 districts that surrounds the Capitol are selected by lottery so that they can compete in a televised battle to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

- Suzanne Collins is the author of The Hunger Games, which is an intense, suspenseful, and thrilling book and movie that contains many unexpected twists and turns. All of the readers and viewers of the Hunger Games confirmed that this is an astonishing movie and book. The book keeps you interested, because you’re turning each page with suspense. For the movie, you are just waiting to see what will happen next. I’ve heard many positive review about this book and the movie too. Therefore, these are the reasons of why I choose The Hunger Games....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Effects Of Video Games On The Unknown

- Exposure to the unknown can affect everyone in different forms, but video games give nonpareil power that people would never obtain otherwise. Playing League of Legends has become an extremely common activity of my life since I began playing what seems like decades ago, but in actuality has been only two years. League of Legends is more than a game; League of Legends is a borderline sport, with regular people getting salaries equal, if not higher, than athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, FIFA, and etc....   [tags: Game, Play, Games, Toy]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- SACRIFICE IN THE HUNGER GAMES “I’m turning to fire again when the second knife catches me in the forehead. It slices above my right eyebrow, opening a gash that sends a gush running down my face, blinding my eye, filling my mouth with the sharp, metallic taste of my blood” (Collins,284). In The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, Panem is seen to be North America’s dystopia. It has the powerful Capital surrounded by twelve districts. The Capital rules all districts and keeps them at their mercy by forcing them to send one boy and one girl, ages twelve to eighteen to take place in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Have you ever imagined yourself in a different world. Can you imagine finding out you’re a wizard who gets to attend a magical boarding school or deciding to be a vampire, even though your Werewolf friends is madly in love with you. How about this: envision yourself fighting to the death in an arena for the world’s entertainment and hoping to be the last one alive. Fortunately, we don’t have to do this. However, that was not the case for Katniss Everdeen. Katniss Everdeen, a normal, teenage girl living life in her poverty-stricken district....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- erica’s Haunting Reflection The book, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins can be deciphered in many different ways. Emily Lem and Holly Hassle’s view on this story is how The Hunger Games defy the norm by breaking down gender-related barriers. They argue that, “Katniss capitalizes patriarchal values that privilege traditionally masculine qualities…” (Lem-Hassel 118). This perception is not entirely wrong, but it’s not the main theme of the book. Bill Clemente and Valerie Estelle Frankel argue that Panem is a political, cultural, and metaphorical parallel to our nation of America....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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Media, Video Games, and Boys

- ... Americans have brought over 215 million video games in the last year; that’s more than two video games per household. The video game industry made almost as much money from gross domestic income as Hollywood (Sternheimer199). Over the past 25 years, games have progressed and have come more realistic. But are video games teaching our children to kill. Jerkin would argue no because computer games are a popular art, an emerging art, a largely unrecognized art, but art nevertheless .Regardless, critics still continue to target video games, as they grow more complex....   [tags: behaviors, teenagers, games]

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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

- In the novel The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins a new country is created. Panem is born in place of North America, were the Hunger Games began. In the Hunger Games, there are 24 tributes. Tributes are people who live in the districts. The tributes in the Hunger Games are all the same. They kill one another and become the Capitols puppets. The tributes become violent, emotionless puppets. Then there is Katniss. Katniss is an excellent hunter and becomes lethal during the games. However, she has not lost her compassion....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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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 Olympic Games in Munich of 1972

- “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas” (Advertising, Demonstrations, Propaganda* 98). This rule shows just what the Germans were hoping for, a peaceful, passive, war-free environment in which countries can get together and compete. Although we all know that quite the antithesis was upon the 1972 Olympics in Munich between September the fifth and September the sixth. The Munich Massacre, one of the worst massacres of all time, was driven by the vengefulness of the Palestinian group known as Black September, towards the people of Israel, or more relevantly, towards their Olympic team (Rosenberg)....   [tags: Olympic Games, Venues, Sites]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- In the novel The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, a young woman who lives in District 12 of Panem, which is post-apocalyptic North America, struggles to put food on the table for her family. A country where the Capitol oppresses its citizen by keeping them fenced off from the outer world. The Capitol also forces a teenage boy and girl ages 12 to 18 from each district to fight in a blood sport that Capitol views as entertainment known as, The Hunger Games. During the reaping of the 74th Hunger Games Katniss’s sibling, Prim, is chosen as the female contestant for the game, which in turn makes Katniss volunteer herself to take Prims place....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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The Hunger Games: A Perfect Government

- The role of government The government’s role for the people is to challenge them like how contestants from “The Amazing Race” or “Fear Factor” are challenged. Government should be like a reality competition show filled with adventure and danger (Amazing Race, 2003) (Fear Factor, 2005). Just like the government in “The Hunger Games” (Collins, 2008). People should compete for rights and liberties. The competitions can be held under the government’s supervision. These competitions can involve multiple life daring tasks and only the ones that survive win....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- What causes a nation to become corrupt and evil. In her novel, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins portrays a country called Panem, through the eyes and voice of 16 year-old Katniss Everdeen. Through the course of this literary work, readers are shown a society that seems to have reached a pinnacle of cruelty and greed. Panem is characterized by a government that does not honor God and His laws. Similar to God’s absence in Panem, the United States as a culture has purposefully and forcefully attempted to remove God from a place of preeminence....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins]

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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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The Point of Theater Games

- Have you ever wondered what the point of playing theater games is. Before I took theater class, I thought they were just played to have fun. However, that is completely wrong. Theater games, as much fun as they are, have an absolute purpose. They help to develop skills in such areas of teamwork, focus, and observation. Theater games are a great alternative way of learning. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be up on my hands and feet having a great time learning, rather than sitting at a desk taking notes off of the board, being bored out of my mind....   [tags: Theater, games, exercises, ]

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The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

- Segregation, discrimination and racism are all derived from one thing: instinct. The claim could be made that forcing a certain form of superiority on a certain group or an individual is instinct, but it is not. Instead of instinct, a better phrase would express it in more accurate terms such as: “concern for the fellow man”, “being afraid of the unknown” or more likely “being an asshole”. Though instinct may play a role in segregation it should not overpower humanities greatest weapon, the human brain....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Development of Video Games

- In society’s current era of technological advancement, video games have gone a long way since they were first created. Video games in the twenty-first century are no longer just toys or junk in the lifestyles of the youth. They have become innovative inventions that not only entertain its users, but also help aid the people in both the academic field and in jobs. The influences that video games bring about in the culture of the youth today are, in fact, not the negative influences that most people think....   [tags: Technology, Arcade Games]

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The Rights Of Video Games

- Rights to Video Games If a person wants to establish their claim on a physical substance then that can be proven without much difficulty on the part of the owner. All the things that people invent and produce are physical in nature and can have some unique distinguish mark that sets them apart from the others and established the fact as to who made them. But the problem arise when it comes to intellectual property, ideas or thoughts, when the time to determine its owner comes into question. People all over the world from the time they are kids and even after they grow up play games in all different form....   [tags: Contract, Property, Game, Games]

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Suzanne Collins´ The Hunger Games

- In essence, Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games is a myth about the heroism of integrity and loyalty to others in the face of brutality, exploitation, and oppression. Katniss Everdeen, the heroine, is launched on her trajectory when her sister Prim is selected for the brutal Hunger Games. Unwilling to watch her sister go off to certain death, Katniss opts to take her place, and is thrust into the superficial, affluent, cruel world of the Capitol, where she must compete in the Hunger Games, a violent competition staged as entertainment....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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Video Games in Education

- Video games have been around since 1972, when Pong was released by the Atari Corporation. Since Pong, games have vastly improved in both realism and complexity. This has led some critics to attack video games because of their violence and numbing the player’s sensitivity to cruelty and death. However supporters of this new medium have tried to show how video games can also be used as a learning tool in the classroom (Aguilera, Video Games and Education). Through various studies games have proven themselves as an effective teaching tool and society is beginning to accept video games as more than just entertainment....   [tags: Games, Technology, Spacial]

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Serious Games and Learning

- Contents Serious games 2 Common game attributes 4 Serious games and Learning: 6 Who uses serious games? 7 Games in higher education: 7 Games in schools: 8 Meeting the needs of today’s learner 9 Let the games begin 10 Conclusion: 11 Description of a learning artifact: 12 Construct a model: 13 Discussion of learning artifact: 15 References 17 Serious games Serious games refers to video and computer games which are designed mainly for the purpose not for purely entertainment base but have a purpose more towards serious side....   [tags: Developing Serious Games]

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The Hunger Games

- One large tub of hot buttery popcorn and a medium cold iced coke, please. These are the words that millions of Americans will say while going to the movie theatres to watch the blockbuster movie The Hunger Games. This movie portrays the struggles between different sectors of society. The struggle to feed their families when government forces and geographical disparity hinder their progress. Far too often this movie parallels the real life circumstances of people all over the earth. The term hunger in America is not the same as hunger in underdeveloped countries like Africa....   [tags: Movies, Hunger Games, Film Analysis]

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Video Games and Society

- Video Games and Society Are video games really meant to be for society. Are they really as corruptive as most studies make them out to be. There is without doubt video games have made an impact on society. According to ProCon.org, “97% of 12-17 year olds in the US played videogames” (“Video Games”). You could ask nearly any teenager of the streets if they have played a video game, and their answer will most likely be yes. But is this a bad thing. Video games can help society in many different ways, more entertainment for all people and creating new inventions....   [tags: ipad games, learning, society]

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Evolution of Video Games

- 1. INTRODUCTION: 1. a What is Video Game. Video game is an electronic game seeking human interaction through an engaging user interface that is being fetched by a video device. Traditionally the term video in video game is referred as a raster display device, but it now implies any type of display device [monitors, TV etc] that can produce two or three-dimensional images. 1. b How does it work. The electronic systems used to play video games are referred to as platforms. The most famous platforms are personal computers and video game console while the platform ranges from large mainframe computers to small devices....   [tags: electronic games, devices]

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Advantageous and Disadvantageous Aspects of Computer Games for Children

- This essay will explore the advantageous and disadvantageous aspects of computer games for children, teenagers and adult and argue for its positive and negative health and social implications of this trend. Computer games are becoming increasingly more and more popular, and, in some situations, essential in our society. First, computer games provide a wide range of educational activities and encourage different aspect of imagination, learning, exploration and creativity. The use of computer games has been around for several years, and it is well documented through disease, disabilities, learning skills and entertainment....   [tags: Computer Games]

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The Hunger Games Trilogy

- “Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.”, a very well known quote from the book series The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Pg 19). The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzeanne Collins has become enormously popular. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay are the three works that make up the series. A major motion picture was released titled The Hunger Games, after the first book in the series, and it instantly became a box office hit. Those who have not read the books may be left wondering why a book series focused on kids ages 12-18 are put into an arena and fight to the death is creating such a commotion....   [tags: The Hunger Games Essays]

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The Impact Of Computer Games On Society

- Within this assignment I will describe the impact on computer games on society. Over the past twenty year, the influence of gaming development has both negative and positive effects on society. One of the impacts which affect the society is that the games will continue to develop and grown for the users to continue to pay and play the games which are released. For example, gaming hardware has to consistently grow and change for the direct effect on the users. This also has an impact on the gaming industry because the change in the technology....   [tags: Game, Play, Video game, Games]

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Video Games Vs. Books

- There exists a world where you can be or do something you’ve always imagined. You can fly in the sky or own a brand new custom Ferrari. You can be the central character and be hailed a hero or become a dreadful villain. You can do whatever your imagination wishes. What am I talking about. Video games. Now you may not believe it but video games actually contain a lot of reading, despite being action packed. Players have to read dialogues, hints, tips, help, paragraphs of information, narrations, explanations of various objectives, and more....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Game, Games]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Entertainment can come and be enjoyed in many different forms. Television shows and movies are some of the different forms of entertainment can be in. The lives of famous actors from shows or movies are constantly scrutinized on and off screen. Within the world of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a version of reality entertainment is the televised murder of innocent children. Those who are chosen to be within the Hunger Games become a scrutinized celebrity. Katniss and other tributes that are forced to fight and kill show how human identity can become lost as they become objectified for the people of Panem....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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Video Games as a Learning Tool

- There are several negative stereotypes associated with video games and those who play them; some of these may often hold true. However, there are plenty of learning opportunities in video games. While the direct purpose of some games is to educate or train, other games that do not directly have this purpose can still become a learning experience for the player. As Ntiedo Etuk, president of the educational video game company Tabula Digital said, “The traditional view of video games has been that they are distractions from the task of learning” (Electronic Education Report 1)....   [tags: computer based games, electronic education]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is an extraordinary book filled with constant suspense. If you 're looking for an action filled, fiction book, this is the perfet one for you. The Hunger Games has completely changed my view on books. Before, I was never interested in reading because I would get bored easily. I would never pay attention to what i was reading. If you look at books and get overwhelmed, this is one book that can definitly change your outlook on books because the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, District]

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The Olympic Games And The Principle Of Olympism

- There exists a contradiction of support and conflict with commercialization of the Olympic Games and the principle of Olympism that “seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” (IOC, 2013, p.13) The rising expense of the Games has caused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to enlist the help of sponsors which in turn causes conflicts of the Olympic values and ideals through their educational activities....   [tags: Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee]

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The Ancient Olympic Games Of Ancient Greece

- The ancient Olympic Games were a microcosm of Greek antiquity. Olympia was one of only a handful of festivals that had the prestige to draw athletes into competing from all corners of ancient Greece and the Greek colonies and kingdoms spread throughout the antique world. As the author Stephen G. Miller asserts that “The games brought all Greeks together (to the exclusion of all non-Greeks, to be sure) and, in some sense, promoted international (that is, inter-polis) communication and understanding, albeit on a much more restricted level than today.” And with athletes competing from every Greek state, it is no wonder that politics were endemic to the ancient Olympic Games....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- There’s twenty-four people and only one comes out. The Hunger Games is fantasy, adventure love story set in a utopian society about a teenaged girl from a poor district who volunteers to fight in the 74th Annual Hunger Games to take her sister’s place. The Hunger Games series consist of three books written by Suzanne Collins in 2008. These three books were later made into four movies starting in 2012 directed by Francis Lawrence and Gary Ross; starring Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth....   [tags: Actor, Film, Acting, The Hunger Games]

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The Olympic Games : The Best Sporting Event

- Today we recognize the prestigious Olympics every four years and it is labeled as the best sporting event the world has to offer. If you are in the Olympics, you are put into a category of being a supreme athlete and will represent your country with the best of your ability. Olympians are role models to children of all ages because of the simple fact that only a select few get to represent their country in front of millions each four years. The Olympic games is a test of honor and strength and it brings out the best of every participant involved....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Greece]

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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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The Hunger Games : Movie Review

- Have you ever watched a great dystopian action film that will leave you hanging from your seat. Well, lots of people love a good action film, even if it is corny or cheesy. Most people watch action films involving lots of action, high tech special effects, and sometimes even cheesy romance scenes. Viewers now a days have also been attracted to dystopian themed movies. For example, The Hunger Games is a profound film that greatly fits that description. This is a post-apocalyptic movie set that will leave the audience 's hanging out of their seats....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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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 Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- In the trilogy, The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins depicts a futuristic government that reaps from the twelve districts of Panem, two eligible contestant who will have to endure the Hunger Games. The story begins on the reaping day when Katniss Everdeen “volunteers as tribute” to save her little sister from having to experience such a cruel way of government control and high class entertainment. She then enters the arena with twenty-four other children, including a baker, Peeta Mellark who was also selected from her district....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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Dystopian Fiction And The Hunger Games

- Power, as defined by Dictionary.com, is “the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy”, whereas powerless means “lacking power to act; helpless". These two words are of vital importance in virtually all works of dystopian fiction, and The Hunger Games is no exception. While dystopian futures in fiction tend to have societies where all are powerless in different ways, the world of Panem has many clear distinctions between the powerful Capitol and the powerless Districts....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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Studying the Art of Games

- From the Discus to World of Warcraft all games have value, they have been played for thousands of years, and with the advent of digital media, have become ever more prevalent in our society. Much like what was once thought of movies, games are often dismissed as a form of artistic expression. Lacking this widespread acceptance, the study of games and their effects on our lives is somewhat lacking. Games provide incredible possibilities for artistic expression, and contain the potential to expand our academic understanding....   [tags: Games, Discus, Worls of Warcraft, History]

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The Modern Olympic Games Have A Product Of Their Times

- The Modern Olympic Games were a product of their times. After France was embarrassingly defeated in the Franco-Prussian war in 1871, the French people were left with a feeling of inadequacy. These feelings of inadequacy became a driving force for Baron Pierre de Coubertin in his quest to revive the Olympic Games. During the dominant times of The Age of Imperialism, some of the more successful countries found a way to incorporate sports into their educational systems. The competitive values reinforced by sports led to a more competitive society....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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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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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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The Hunger Games And Divergent

- Rarely in today 's society are there action based movies that have female protagonists. In the past four years, there has been two movies released with female lead actresses and they both have done extremely well in the box offices. Although they are both based off of best-selling novels, and share many characteristics, these movies contain multiple, distinct differences. In this essay, I will be comparing and contrasting The Hunger Games and Divergent. Both of these trilogies started off as small thoughts in the minds of two women who had no idea that they soon would create worlds that would be loved by millions....   [tags: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay]

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What Do I Think About The Olympic Games?

- What do I think of the Olympic Games. My first thought is that ‘think’ and ‘Olympic Games’ have no business sharing the same sentence. Surely, the whole purpose of the Olympic Games is to relieve us of the need to think. Instead, for two weeks every four years we can switch off our brains and watch wall-to-wall coverage of sports in which most of us are not usually in the least bit interested, accompanied by mind-numbing commentary interspersed with predictably platitudinous interviews with the competitors, whose blinkered dedication to their disciplines seems to have relieved them too of any time or need to think....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- Summary: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins narrates the story of a dystopian society with a strict regime and corrupt government system. It all occurs in the futuristic country of Panem – old North America– which originally consists of thirteen districts; however, due to a rebellion the Capitol drops bombs on the thirteenth district destroying it completely. This uprising leads to the creation of the Hunger Games in order to instill fear in the population and prevent a second revolution. Twelve districts remain but appear divided not only by physical fences but also emotional barriers, wealth, and power....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, The Hunger Games]

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