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Analysis Of Mario And The Axe Advertisement

- Evidently, society refers a male by its specific feature. Usually when it comes to talking about males, the society tends to go for a massive masculine oriented word. Some also may use to a strong, powerful words such as personal power, protector and not emotional being. These types of amazingly descriptive words build a robust male gender. These masculinity and vigorous description can correspond to the toy figure of Mario and the Axe advertisement. This can be approved by observing and the stereotypes of today’s society....   [tags: Gender, Male, Masculinity, Man]

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The Family By Mario Puzo -Reshma

- An exciting tale of greed, treachery,sin and power beyond mortal imagination (Book Summary), The Borgia family was indeed, the first original crime family.Written by Mario Puzo and finished by his girlfriend Carol Gino , The Family is an epic tale of a man’s rise to power , a father and his children , a tale that shows the strength , devotion and love of family. Set in Italy in the 15th century , where the Church and the Papal states-Romagna,The Marches,Umbria,Sabina,Patrimony of St.Peter,Latium and Campagna-was the greatest power that flourished, Rodrigo Borgia began his infamous journey to becoming a historical crime figure of the century.Mario Puzo had matched the historical and geographi...   [tags: borgia family, crime family, italian mafia]

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo

- In a world little seen or heard of, the Godfather emerges as the universal symbol of organized crime for all of those who read or watch this tale. From killing Fanucci, a local extortionist, to becoming the most powerful Don in the United States, Vito Corleone’s rise to power is indeed spectacular. The book opens emphasizing the network of friends that Don Corleone has created, starting at the wedding where they have their meetings. After failed negotiations to save his godson Johnny’s movie career, the Don sends Luca Brasi to kill Jack Woltz’s prized $600,000 racehorse and place its head in his bed....   [tags: organized crime, Corleone, Don Vito]

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The Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio

- Jorge Mario Bergoglio commenced his controversial and trailblazing papacy on March 13, 2013, when he was elected the 266th Pope. From the moment Bergoglio became Pontiff, he fell under worldwide dispute. Primarily, he was the first Pope to hail from somewhere other than Europe, being the Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a native of the city (“Biography” 1). He also stirred immediate controversy by electing the papal name of Francis; a name that was thought by many Catholics to only belong to St....   [tags: catholics, breaking social norm]

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Mario Hendrix

- In 1922, women from Calvary Episcopal Church and St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral established the Church Mission of Help, based on an outreach mission program at Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. The program focused delinquent women and girls over sixteen who found themselves in difficult situations. The program was run by volunteers until 1924 when the first staff person was hired, Miss Theresa de Birmingham, as Executive Secretary. In 1925, Miss Agnes Grabau became Executive Secretary and served in that capacity until 1960....   [tags: Case Study ]

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The Importance Of Reading, By Mario Vergas Llosa

- Today, it seems as if it is uncool to read. Teenagers will never admit that they enjoy reading, even if they do. Many of these people are most likely “closet readers.” This phrase describes people who enjoy reading, but are worried that they may be judged for it, by their peers. In “Why Literature?”, Mario Vergas Llosa says it may not be cool, but it is essential to communicate effectively. He attempts to prove that literature is essential, and shouldn’t be an afterthought. Literature should be a cornerstone in every single person’s education....   [tags: Writing, Literature, Nobel Prize in Literature]

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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

- ... The ZR and ZL buttons are predominantly used to serve a few simple, though important, functions. Key examples of this are tapping them to earn a boost from the starting line in events like speed skating, getting a running start to enter a bobsled, or to shift your weight while snowboarding. We particularly enjoyed using the GamePad’s motion controls. The size of the GamePad works well with events like snowboarding, bobsledding, curling, etc. as they are all basically steering games and the GamePad provides a great sense of control....   [tags: video game analysis]

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Mario's Tutte Bene Classic Italian Restaurant

- The smooth, heart felt voice of Jersey Boy, Frank Sinatra, floods your ears as you enter Mario’s Tutte Bene. The dim lighted, dining room with hanging Tiffany Lamps and era style tables from the 1940’s, takes you back into an era of glamor and organized crime. The half-moon Italian leather booths that surround the outmost of the dinner room are soft and comfortable. The authentic Italian foods such as Penne Vodka, Chicken Saltimbocca, Shrimp Scampi and Veal Parmigiana engulf your sense of smell and make your mouth water....   [tags: food and restaurant critique]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Hagamos Un Trato ' By Mario Benedetti

- A Love Poem’s Translation Mario Benedetti was a Uruguayan novelist, journalist and poet. He was born in 1920 and was considered one of Latin America’s most prominent writers. His poem “Hagamos un Trato” is a very relatable poem that illustrates a love and bond between two individuals. This assignment gave me a new outlook on the importance of translation and how innovative it can be. I chose a Spanish poem because I have a basic understanding of the Spanish language and grammar through a couple of years of foreign class....   [tags: Poetry, Translation, Stanza, Machine translation]

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Analysis Of Mario Camerini 's Il Signor Max

- Thesis Statement Mario Camerini’s Il Signor Max is a film in which Gianni, the protagonist, learns his place in the world. Gianni discovers that his middle-class world is authentic, meaningful, and worthy of having pride in, despite the fact that his life is not as glamourous as those of the frivolous upper class. Make: a film on self-discovery, on class differences Mode: how: dialogue of the upper class, Gianni being both an insider and outsider, Lauretta’s disenchantment with the upper class, the OND as a place of “real” Italians....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Chemist Jose Mario Molina and the Discovery of How Chlorofluorocarbons Affect the Ozone Layer

- Chemists are the specialists in chemistry, that interact with chemical properties, and reactions. The earth is made up of different gases. Some of this gases are needed for life in the planet but other gases can be harmful to the living. Gas’s use in regular quantities are favorable to the earth. The world started to become more advance and had to use more of this gases to produce everyday objects and inventions by men. Little did we knew this chemicals we going to affect us in our life....   [tags: environmental sciences breakthroughs]

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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García

- Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants]

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The Fence of Economy in Mario Vargas Llosa's Essay, The Fence of Lies

- ... A guard can detect an intruder much more easily when there is a large wall hindering easy crossing. Therefore, even though a wall will not effectively stop illegal immigration, it certainly can slow border crossings. Vargas Llosa employs a few arguments in defense of his stance, some helpful, others actually harmful. One of his most helpful arguments is for the environment. He writes, “this predatory, contaminating monstrosity… wreaking havoc on the environment” (Vargas Llosa 47). His point here is extremely valid....   [tags: hispanic, border, immigration]

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Nature Vs Nurture Mario Puzo - Peter Cary

- Nature Vs. Nurture Mario Puzo’s, Omerta, reflects the theory of Thomas Hobbes In the state of nature, where the theory states, that in the state of nature“…no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”(The Modern Age: Ideas In Western Civilization, Page 37-30) In Peter Cary’s, True History of the Kelly Gang, which conveys the theory of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Artificial Intelligence and Video Games

- What if someone told you that those turtles in Mario or the computer opponent in Pong had their own “brain” and that they are able to think and do things like humans do. What if you were told that we can create these brains and apply them to many other video game antagonists, like the ghosts from Pac Man or even the opposing team in Madden. These “artificial brains” are a product of a technology called artificial intelligence (AI). AI in video games can be applied to nearly anything, such as a boss as big as a city to a bird soaring in the sky....   [tags: pac man, mario, computer]

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Economics of Opening a Bakery

- Mario was thinking of going into the bakery business. Mario knows that the bakery business holds a lot of uncertainty, his decision about prices, cost and production are critical for business survival, at the same time; he has to determine the pulse of the market. However, if he decides to work in another business, his choice will involve an opportunity cost. If Mario decides to push for the bakery business, he needs some money to start up his business. Total fixed Cost Mario first decision is buy an oven....   [tags: Mario wants to go into the bakery business]

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My Latino Heart by Mario Garcia and Of Cholos and Surfers by Jack Lopez

- My Latino Heart by Mario Garcia and Of Cholos and Surfers by Jack Lopez For my essay I have chosen to go with the idea, that not everything in California is what it seems. The truth behind the idea of California and the things that you can accomplish. What is hidden is the struggles and failure of some people when they do come to California. The connections in two stories one being “My Latino Heart” by Mario Garcia. The next story will be “Of Cholos and Surfers” by Jack Lopez. The connections in these two stories is that in Mr....   [tags: California Literature Garcia Latino Heart Lopez Ch]

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The Myth and Ritual of Coffee in Mario Puzo’s The Fortunate Pilgrim

- The Myth and Ritual of Coffee in Mario Puzo’s The Fortunate Pilgrim When I arrived in Italy in May 1998, my first order of business was to sample some Italian coffee. Being an avid coffee drinker, and having heard that Italians brew the best in the world, I was quite eager to find a little bar that would cheerfully quench my craving. I was not disappointed. The cappuccino that I sipped that day was a two-layer affair, a mountain of rich foamy milk atop a modest amount of strong, hot espresso....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Could Games like GTA Make You Smarter?

- Imagine that you are sitting peacefully in your living room, reading a book or maybe drinking some coffee in front of a crackling fire. Calm, isn’t it. Now imagine there is a loud BANG, followed by gunshots and screaming and yelling and explosions. What could be making all of this racket. Some kids playing video games. Video games have become extremely popular over the years as technology has advanced. However, with this rise in popularity also comes a growing concern in parents how the games may be affecting their children....   [tags: video games, violence, super mario]

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The Moral Responsibility Of The Internet

- The internet advanced technology in so many ways that humans never imagined possible. It first began as a simple wire connecting many universities to vast networks of computers, simplifying communication with each other. In the recent decade, the internet opened up an expansion of tools and entertainment systems. As developers began supplementing with new content, it became increasingly more addictive. Developers are constantly brewing up new ideas and creations to improve the common user’s daily experience....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Mario]

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Toadstool- Amanita Muscaria

- Everyone knows toadstools to be the mushrooms that the smurfs use to live up under and they also appear in Mario World the video games in the early part of their childhood. It is not exactly known who discorded the toadstool, but it is said that six different scientist discovered them. The actual fact is that toadstools are poisonous mushrooms to both human and animals. These mushrooms are associated with the work evil spirits such as witches and elves. After been oddly associated with evil things, toadstools are known for being harmful to the body eating away out muscle tissue....   [tags: Mushrooms, Smurfs, Mario Kart, Deadly]

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Cinematography in Godfather the Movie

- Mario Puzo’s "The Godfather" was the first and most influential gangster movie that paved the way for gangster movies of the future. The movie was directed by Frances Ford Copolla, who made many different ingenious ways to portray this gangster classic. The movie was a very subversive movie, and one of the first of all time.The Godfather has a many different uses of light settings through the whole movie, in which the movie can be interpreted on. The lighting in "The Godfather," is very dim and is often said to be compared with a Rembrant....   [tags: Film Mario Puzo]

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The Impact Of Lansdowne Road On West 43rd Street Streets

- Lansdowne Road, located on West 43rd street 10th Ave, brings people together in a popular neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen, located at the west side of Manhattan. Pat Hughes, owner of Lansdowne Road, and his partners Mike Pew and Dan McLaughlin established Lansdowne Road, an Irish bar, with their savings and loans from the bank in the mid-2000s. Lansdowne Road has 18 employees and makes on average $826,000 USD per year. This positions them to follow Governor Cuomo’s executive budget plan. Moreover, businesses with a sales volume of more than $500,000 USD per year, will be expected to apply a new minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2018....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Wage, Mario Cuomo]

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Analysis Of Lansdowne Road, Located At West 43rd Street Avenue

- Lansdowne Road, located at West 43rd street 10th Ave, brings people together in a popular neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen, located at the west side of Manhattan. Pat Hughes, owner of Lansdowne Road, and his partners Mike Pew and Dan McLaughlin established Lansdowne Road, an Irish bar, with their savings and loans from the bank in the mid-2000s. Lansdowne Road has 18 employees and has an income of $826,000 USD per year. Lansdowne Road’s income positions Lansdowne to accommodate each employee, due to Governor Cuomo’s executive budget plan....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Wage, Mario Cuomo]

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The Problem With $ 15 Per Hour

- Ben Kahan Mr. Short College Composition 12 April 2016 The Problem With $15 Per Hour This past July, a team appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, suggested a rise in the New York state minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 an hour. Governor Cuomo heard out their idea, and soon after, decided to make a law stating: large­chain fast food restaurants in the state must adhere by this 71% increase over the following 6 years. This plan, Cuomo said, is “...a victory for all men and women who work hard” (“New York Plans...”)....   [tags: Minimum wage, Employment, Wage, Mario Cuomo]

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The Night - Original Writing

- An urge to run came over him. When he willed himself to move, his limbs stiffened rendering him immobile. Then right before his eyes, a cloaked entity revealed itself. Its predatory crimson eyes glared back at him as it seized him by the neck with its claws piercing his flesh.. * * * The shrill buzzing of the alarm clock startled Adrian and he fell from bed landing on the ground. As he lay on the cold, hard floor, the warm glow of the sun gave him a sense of relief after experiencing a devilish nightmare....   [tags: God, Devil, Conceptions of God, Monotheism]

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Immigration Issues

- The United States has long served as a refuge for people who seek to escape hunger, poverty, torture, and the oppression of the human spirit in their own countries. However, the issue of immigration in the United States has become a political flashpoint since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The sacralization of the tragedy has served to paint all immigrants with the same fear-ladened brush, and has marginalized and stereotyped an already vulnerable population. Today, more than ever, immigrants in the United States face increasing stressors as they try to assimilate in a politically charged post 9/11 world....   [tags: Immigration, Psychiatry ]

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The Trailer Of The Film, La Mission

- Chicanos and Chicanas are often stereotyped by people based on crude and unfair assumptions but at the same time, these stereotypes are often based on the truth. Movie directors are no exception as they attempt to understand and give representation to entire Chicano/a and Latino/a culture in society. The trailer of the film, La Mission, Che seems to be happy with his life until he realizes his son, Jes, is gay. Che then finds himself in a struggle to accept the homosexuality of his son while at the same time, Jes is struggling to find his own identity and to fit into society....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gender]

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Will we see the Downfall of Nintendo?

- Let’s go back in time for a moment and recapture the epic crash to the video game industry in North America that took place in 1983. There was a flood of bad games that shrunk the games industry’s value from three billion dollars down to a few hundred million. The Atari 2600 system was pretty much the basic and most populated console in the states in the early 80s. Atari was mainly responsible for its lack of productions and marketing. Even the Commodore 64 and the ColecoVision had its share of failed productions along with many other brand consoles....   [tags: Video Game Industry, Technology]

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An Unfamiliar Voice Of The Classroom

- An unfamiliar voice called after him just as he stepped out of the classroom. This time it sounded like that of a girl 's. He turned flabbergasted to see Adelina. "Adrian, I know this may seem a little awkward, but I figured since we have such radically different beliefs that maybe we could discuss it over a cup of coffee. If you don 't mind?" He had to smile. Her desperate attempt to preach to him was amusing, and he did not want to hurt her feelings any more than he already had, so he accepted....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles]

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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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Video Games: Is the Controversy Really Worth It?

- Did you know that 58% of Americans play video games. This leads to a lot of controversy between whether they are good or bad for kids and young adults. Why is it a controversy. Because there are a lot of people against video games because of the negative effects on kids and young adults, such as violent or aggressive behavior. However, a lot of people support video games because they think they are fun and have been proven to have good effects. An example of this is the fact that scientists have proven that video games can increase focus and attention capabilities....   [tags: benefits, detriments, behavioral science]

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Wii : Personal Relevance, Value, And Social Need

- Wii U uses Personal relevance, value, and social need to motivate the consumer to buy their game. For the majority of gamers, Mario was introduced into their life since 1981. Therefore, Mario game is what most gamers are growing up with. Therefore, most gamers are likely to buy Wii U once they know that Wii U consists of Mario games. Because Mario reflected consumer’s childhood experience, which represents self-concept, the consumer is more likely to introduce Mario to their children too. If the parents had a good experience with the game, of cause the parents would want to share that experience with their son and daughter....   [tags: Video game console, Nintendo 64, Wii, Xbox 360]

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Who Holds The Clicker, By Lauren Slater

- In today’s world, technology has become a medium of connections among people. Through the advanced technology people are able to communicate with each other. Social media and artificial intelligence are one of these technologies. People are able to use robot in place of human. Medical technology has grown a lot to cure the patient’s diseases. In “Who Holds the Clicker”, Lauren slater’s article, she wrestles with the question of how to define good medical technology. She explains a mental disorder, OCD and how medical technologies are handling it through neural implants....   [tags: Emotion, Interpersonal relationship, Brain]

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Video Games Do Not Cause Violence

- People always blame seemingly senseless crimes or violence on the influence of video games. They are quick to identify shooting games or games with heavy tones/themes of violence like Grand Theft Auto as the cause. I’m a huge video game fan, I’ve been playing ever since I was able to grasp a remote control, dating back to the Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast days. As an avid fan, I’ve felt all the emotions one could experience while playing and I’m here to firmly state that video games do not cause violence, it is a choice made by the gamer....   [tags: Video game, Video game controversy]

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Experience of an Immigrant

- When I was deliberating topics for my case study ethnography report I was inspired to examine some one very close to me who is "undocumented", someone whose experience I have seen first hand, some one who has affected my life and understanding of immigrants with his situation; my partner, Mario. This class has exposed us to many writings on the subjects of migration, immigration and emigration. I began to compare the concepts and information in the readings to Mario’s personal situation. I was curious if his answer would be "In search of a better life" when asked, "Why did you come here?" By offering personal insights and experiences regarding his/our situation I would like to discuss issu...   [tags: Case Study Ethnography Report]

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Mcdonaldization Of Society

- The McDonaldization of:      If you have ever had a meal in a restaurant (fast-food/formal dining), used an ATM in a bank, spent your vacation at an amusement park or simply browsed through a mall, you have been exposed to McDonaldization. McDonaldization is “the process by which the principles of the fast food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of America society as well as the rest of the world” (Ritzer, 1996, 1). Nearly ever aspect of today’s society has been affected by McDonaldization including the restaurant business, education, work, healthcare, travel, leisure, dieting, politics and the family (Ritzer, 1996, 1)....   [tags: McDonald's Fast Food Standardization]

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Research: How did Cuba and Brazil Affect Popular Music, Culture and Dance in the 1940’s and 50’s?

- ... During the 1950’s Latin America had its last major influence on music, dance, and culture. This last major genre of music is known as the mambo, which originated in Cuba. In1948 a man named Perez Prado moved to Mexico hoping to make more money in the music industry. He did just this. While in Mexico Senior Prado made a band that focused mostly on mambo. They where known as El Rey del Mambo. During the 1950’s Perez Prado moved to New York and with him he brought the mambo, a brand new genre of music....   [tags: latin america, mambo genre]

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Media 's Influence On Gender Roles

- Growing up everyone plays games, whether it’s Monopoly, Mario Kart, or Simon Says. Regardless of whatever game you play, you have to follow certain rules. You go to jail if you land on “Go to Jail”; you drive one way in a race; and you do whatever Simon says. But what many don’t realize is that we are all playing a game, a gender game. Everyone follows certain rules and acts a certain way. Simon says your Princess Peach or Mario and you can only have the green property if you’re Mario. The question though is where do we learn these rules....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Femininity]

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Peach Princess Costume

- If you’re thinking of dressing in Peach Princess Costume this Halloween and want someone to give you the details, well here I am. You’ve come to the right place. We have all heard stories of a Prince Charming coming to rescue his damsel in distress. Be it Cinderella or Snow White, a knight in shining armor always comes. However, these fairy tales are common while Peach Princess from Mushroom Kingdom is not. She’s cute yet stubborn. She is head-strong, smart and kind-hearted and still sexy. She represents feminism with her pink dress, red heels and white gloves....   [tags: Product Review]

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Freedom and Responsibility

- Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the Bill of Rights in 1791....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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What is a Champion?

- What is a Champion. There are many definitions of the word 'champion,' and many reasons why people want that title. For some it's ego, for some it's pride, for some it's fame, and for others it's fortune. Perhaps the truest definition of a champion, though, is someone who doesn't think of themselves as one, but others do. After photographing the World Superfight Championship, I was standing by the ring as the arena emptied, when a middle-aged local man emerged from the crowd. Threading his way through the foot traffic, he walked up to one of the fighters signing autographs and apparently asked a question....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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The Many Benefits of Gaming

- In our society today, entertainment revolves around technology. Video games are a mass media form of entertainment that are enjoyed by all ages. Genres of video games range from violent action to emotional romance—much like how movies are. However, the general public views video games as a distraction or even a waste of time. The consensus of this opinion mostly stems from the fact that video games can intrigue a person for long periods of time. Interestingly enough, the same can be said for other activities such as reading books or watching videos on YouTube....   [tags: video games]

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2D Platformers

- So I'm sure most of you have played some sort of 2D platformer videogame in your life, be it Super Mario, Sonic, Megaman, etc. Well, recently I've been playing a lot of this indie 2D platformer for PC called Spelunky [link] and my mind has been off in video game land. Well, I think I've stumbled upon a great idea for a 2D platformer, but I'm not confident I could even manage to pull together the resources to make such a thing a reality. I don't want to go into too much detail about it in the event that I do give life to this idea, but it would be a fangame of a particular RPG favorite of mine, but as a platformer, and it would borrow a few gameplay elements from some well known platformers a...   [tags: Video Game Review]

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Journey As Metaphor in Literature

- Metaphor is most frequently employed as a literary device in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one article is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison. Journey serves as an effective metaphor because it can accurately portray many concepts from all walks of life without becoming vague. This feat is accomplished by utilizing the inherent characteristics of the word "journey" itself, as a journey can be representative of a process, physical travel, or any undertaking involving a goal....   [tags: Journey Metaphor Literature ]

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Halloween Costume Review

- Lookng for a unique Halloween rag doll costume. At bestbuy, you’ll find all your costume party needs, perfectly made just for you. This MOMMY TO BE RAG DOLL ADULT COSTUME is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a costume that is not usually worn by costume partygoers. This country style dress is one of a kind with its white and red checkered top with a maternity waist, nice white bloomers and an apron. Also attached are a pair of cool stockings with red and white stripes and a bonnet hat. You will be the most radiant looking mommy to be rag doll once you put this awesome Halloween rag doll costume....   [tags: Product Review]

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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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The Family Of Pascual Duarte And The House Of Bernarda Alba

- Being a parent is a full time job that by no means is easy. It takes a lot to raise a child. Usually there are many sacrifices the parent makes so their child has a better life and parents try to raise them in the best manner possible. In two different novels The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Cela and The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Lorca, readers are introduced to two mothers who are anything but great parents. However, Bernarda is a better mother than Pascual’s mother because she was only doing what she thought was best for her daughter’s whereas Pascual’s mother didn’t always act in the best interest of her children....   [tags: Family, Marriage, The House of Bernarda Alba]

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Change of Video Game Consoles Throughout the Years

- On January 27, 1972, Ralph Baer introduced something magnificent to the world. This something became well known as the Magnavox Odyssey. The Magnavox Odyssey was the very first video game console that was ever created; games like Roulette, Simon Says, Table Tennis, etc. were able to be purchased for the console. The system was a complete success, being as nobody had ever seen such a thing like it before. Baer’s invention of the Magnavox Odyssey was only the beginning of the advancements made to technology....   [tags: Video Games]

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Undocumented Immigrants Should Not Be Treated With Equality

- For many years, the United States has dealt with immigrants sneaking into the country. Along with them sneaking into the United States, there has also been a lot of disrespect and violence towards the undocumented immigrants. In reality, the American people don 't realize that these immigrants are in search of a better life in a country where they can live comfortably without being harassed by the corrupt government. There have also been children trying to sneak into the United States to avoid the corruption and frightening circumstances in Mexico....   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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Role Of Ethics And The Health Care Field

- Role of Ethics in Medicine Morality plays a huge role in the health care field. This principle of right and wrong behavior is significant to every doctor when evaluating the merits and difficulties of many medical procedures. One may find the advancement of medical technologies hard to endure, however, this increase in medical technology serves as a solution to our human imperfections. For example, using in-vitro fertilization to pick and choose embryos regarding an ideal genetic baby or human cloning....   [tags: Morality, Medicine, Ethics]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' El Romano '

- Born on October 4, 1935 in Mexico City, Gerardo Zepeda, my grandfather was able to accomplish his dreams in becoming an actor. Gerardo Zepeda is a Mexican actor and wrestler. He began fighting professionally at a very young age under the name of “El Romano” then later was casted as a monster for a film and thats how his acting career initiated. Gerardo admits that he was taught how to “steal camera” meaning if he talked more or said something funny the camera would obviously stay longer on him giving him more fame time....   [tags: Film, Actor, Acting, Mexico]

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Educational Achievements And Discoveries Of Maria Montessori

- Maria Montessori was the first female doctor in Italy. Her background in science guided her discoveries of children in Rome. It was these discoveries that led her to creating a method that would impact many students. The Montessori method in the United State has had in impact on US education. The story of its humble beginnings to its rise of influence supports just how impactful it has been in the United States. In the United State the Montessori method was spreading quickly. The 1910 article in the McClure Magazine praised Maria Montessori for her efforts in educational achievements and discoveries....   [tags: Education, United States, Montessori method]

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The History of Video Game Consoles

- ames have been played before we began to record time. Almost 50 years ago, games changed into a new form. Magnavox Odyssey can be debated to be the first game console. Throughout 50 years ago and now, video games have become essential to every living room and a pastime to every young child. Companies have risen from this new industry, to produce games to young investors and dominate the game world. With new technology, graphics, and software: gaming franchises run mostly by public support. Each decade that passes, games are changed by America’s public these games change based on how the public perceives them....   [tags: technology, Atari, Magnavox Odyssey]

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The Problem Of Global Climate Change

- We humans have accomplished so much, that we can do the things that we thought were unattainable. We talk to people who are millions mile away, we fly and go to our desire places, we even go to the moon and other planets, we bring the dead and we heal the sick people. How cool are we right. But why are we facing global climate change. Why are many species suddenly disappearing. It is because of us human beings, whom can do the impossible but fail to understand the simple side effect of our actions....   [tags: Pollution, Global warming, Air pollution]

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Video Games: Beneficial or Harmful

- Today's technological society consists of mass media, instant communication, and an infinite multitude of entertainment. Video games are mainly described under the last category, entertainment. Gaming is enjoyed by all ages whether it be a child in elementary school or a well-grown adult in their 40's. Genres of video games range from drama to action, to mystery, to puzzle, and the list just goes on forever—much like how movies and novels are. Margaret Rouse from Whatis.com defines gaming as the "the running of specialized applications known as electronic games, especially on machines designed for such programs." A person who indulges into the video game industry is basically a "gamer" (Ro...   [tags: technology, behavior, sociology]

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Franco and TPOK Jazz

- Congolese guitarist, singer, bandleader and composer Francois Luambo Makiadi (Franco) “the sorcerer of the guitar” was 20th century Africa’s most important musician; he was the greatest. My opinion is amply supported by the recent release of two double CD retrospectives Francophonic Volume 1(1953-1979) & 2 (1980-1989). The sets demonstrate Franco’s amazing longevity, prolificacy, and innovation. From 1950 until his death in 1989, he record over a thousand songs, created a dominate style of African guitar playing, trained generations of musicians, and attained a status equivalent in Africa to Elvis or the Beatles in the West....   [tags: Music Review]

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Women in Video Games

- Women in Video Games In the beginning, according to some, there was Adam and Eve. The story is a familiar one. It is taught to churchgoers from an early age. However, the tale of genesis and paradise bears a deeper meaning concerning the roles of its principle characters. Think of Adam. He was created in God’s image, and is the default model upon which the rest of humanity is based. Think of Eve. She was created as an after-thought, using Adam’s rib, and is of lesser importance and strength. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, it is Eve who gives in to temptation and gets the both of them thrown out of paradise....   [tags: patriarchal notions, stereotypes]

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Evils of Money and Industrialization in the Film, The Wages of Fear

- Evils of Money and Industrialization in the Film, The Wages of Fear   The messages or themes of The Wages of Fear are fairly easy to understand. Among them all, the strongest of these messages is that, simply, money and greed can corrupt and even kill. This message is clear in several aspects of the film. For example, the plot of the story is that several men take on an incredibly dangerous task, knowing they could die, because the completion of the task could bring them a large sum of money....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Investigating Two Types of Business Organizations

- Investigating Two Types of Business Organizations Introduction: In this assignment I shall be discussing my views on two different types of businesses. The businesses that will be discussed are a sole trader and a partnership. I have chosen two separate businesses, which are both located outside the borough of Enfield. The first is a Sole Trader, 'Mario's Barbers'. The owner of the business is Mario Poliviou he is the employer of my brother-in-law Vas Demetri, so when I asked Vas about what kind of business I should report about he simply replied, "why not a barber"....   [tags: Papers]

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Business Simulations

- Computer simulations are software applications that enable a user to run a model of a system. Users can interact with computer systems, setting input variables and observing what changes occur to outputs. They can animatedly explore the model domain in real time, start and stop the model, make changes to test hypotheses, and experiment in a non-prescriptive fashion. The interactive, dynamic and open nature computer-based simulation is an excellent teaching tool. A tool that put users in charge of their own learning, thinking process, and own understanding of a particular system, which create valuable individual learning experiences....   [tags: Business Management Strategy]

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Drugs and the Mafia

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The Effects Of Video Games On The Way Society Perceives Individuals Who Are Either Transgender And Or Non Binary?

- How does the role and representation of gender in video games influence the way society perceives individuals who are either transgender and/or non-binary. The representation of transgender and/or non-binary individuals within video games has dramatically changed over the course of the past three decades along side with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights movement. In saying that, due to the fact that I have already discussed the topic of the representation of the sexual orientation of individuals within the media who are not heterosexual....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Transgender]

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Did the Counterculture of the 1960s Have an Enormous Impact on the United States?

- Final Paper Did the counterculture of the 1960s have an enormous impact on the United States. The counterculture is known as the main cultural occurrence that began in the United States and spread worldwide. This countercultural movement picked up vast speed and became the revolutionary way for the people as well as the United States Government during the military invasion in Vietnam. By mid March 1961 the John Birch Society had well over 95,000 members. This society was known as the despicable joke of the conservatism of the Republicans....   [tags: military, culture, laws, drugs, sex, riots]

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Conquering a Solid and Wide Prison Reform: Why should the public be informed?

- Few, such as Webb, are courageous enough to describe the United States prison system as “flawed” in its approach for targeting, punishing and releasing individuals identified as criminals. Truthfully, our current prison system unfairly incarcerates people who do not belong in jail and does an inefficient job at protecting its citizens from violent criminals. It is crucial, then, to devise a way in which to tackle the issues of crime such as drug trafficking and nonviolent criminal behavior, while working towards minimizing violent crime and large-scale gang activity in order to fix the current prison system (Webb 1)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Game Analazation: Goober's World, Legend of Kindara, and Castle of the Winds Online

- Goober's World (Platform Game) by Emergency Studios, Legend of Kindara by BlueGalaxy Digital, and Castle of the Winds Online by Andrew Dahl are the three games that I chose for finding elements common to unsuccessful games. Once again, I have chosen games that are very different in genres. Finding common elements in games, especially ones that can make them un-successful, can often be challenging. There are so many different aspects in which to look from when determining if a game will be successful or not, including the players, the developers, and the publishers just to name a few points of view....   [tags: pc games, multiplayer online, platform game]

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Mang Sixto Is Playing A Guitar With The Chords Of An Emotional Song

- On an afternoon, in the quarters of the sakadas, Mang Sixto is playing a guitar with the chords of an emotional song, "Walay Angay", while her daughter, and is playing outside the quarters. They were indifferent of each other for a while, but there is a sudden change in the mood of the two. The daughter of Mang Sixto finally notices the chords that her father was playing and along with the music is her father 's very emotional presence. They were then engaged in a sudden conversation. The daughter interrogated her father of the about the sad song he was playing along with his guitars....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Universal quantification]

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Analysis of Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

- ... ‘…at the rush hour we collided instantly’ suggest that these four men are not working in a comfortable work environment. The narration in the second paragraph allows the reader to assume that the raconteur works in a hotel. This division is like a timeline; from morning till night. The word ‘spasmodic’ reminds the reader of spasms; bursts of excitements. It is as if the teller wants to elocutionist to know about the hectic environment they work in every day. This image continues in the first part of the second sentence, ‘We were never idle’ implying that they always have something to do....   [tags: work, hotel, stress, feels]

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America’s Mafia: From Real Life to Big Screen And Back Again

- America’s obsessions with the mafia and mafia-style films have existed for decades. The ability for an audience to connect on a deep level with a character of shady morals and seedy behavior is a requirement for gangster films to be successful. Hollywood has been able to successfully take real life mobsters and make them larger than life on the big screen. Though not all mafia films created are taken directly from real life, most movies have some essence of reality buried within the plot. To understand this obsession with the mafia, it is necessary to understand the beginning of the Mafia’s presence in America....   [tags: Organized Crime]

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The Simpsons ' The Longest Running Cartoon Of All Time '

- The Simpsons, the longest running cartoon of all time, is another cartoon that can affect children desire to participate in physical activities. Homer Simpson is another cartoon character who displays gluttony and inactivity. Homer Simpson is known for over-indulging food, such as doughnuts, burgers, pizza, ice-cream, candy, hot dogs, cupcakes, and beer; however, the main characteristic of Homer is his laziness. Homer is frequently seen asleep on a sofa or bed. Homer “laziness” can influence children that there is nothing wrong with sleeping “all day” and inactivity....   [tags: The Simpsons, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson]

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The Rights Of A Person Through A Fair And Equal Trial

- Due process reflects the rights of a person through a fair and equal trial, focusing on the privileges and responsibilities of humans. Americans have the entitlement to receive information on the law and to be informed of the charges against them. Our reflection of the law is understood in popular culture, specifically in crime shows and movies. Although they present us with a background of the legal system, they lack the knowledge of due process because they are not worried about the rights of a criminal; their only focus is to convict the criminal....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal justice, Law]

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How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound

- “A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.” ― Jane McGonigal, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World  "...But our princess is in another castle!" - toad, Super Mario The implementation of player motivation within games has been experimented with since the dawn of games to produce the perfect formula of general interest to be relevant towards the majority instead of the minority, nevertheless before the motivation in game can be delivered the first step is to attack the end user psychological...   [tags: Game Design]

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Video Games : A Waste Of Time, And A Distraction

- Video game have been claimed as addictive, a waste of time, and a distraction. While this does apply to some people, others have found the benefits to playing video games. These benefits include simulating working environments, helping people escape working environments, and giving great experiences. Although these benefits seems to be beneficial, it still stands that video games are a waste of time in which other things can be more productive. How does a video game, an object designed to have fun, simulate a working environment....   [tags: Massively multiplayer online game, Video game]

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History And Language Arts : The Pinnacle Of School Achievement

- Failure has led to many great things throughout history. Business moguls such as Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, and even Robert Kraft all failed in many of their first business ventures before coming what they are today. These failures did not stop them but instead spurred them on to do great things. I have also had a failure that made me become better in my life. During the 5th grade, I believed I was king of the world. After slaving through 5 years of elementary school, I had finally achieved what I thought to be the pinnacle of school achievement....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Mobile phone]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Jumped ' By Jorja Leap

- Jumped in by Jorja Leap is an autobiographical book about the experiences of a UCLA professor’s struggle to understand the lifestyle of gangs, and to figure out a way to end gang violence. Jorja Leap is an outsider looking at these communities from an intellectual sociological point of view, but she also has her personal biases shown. She stated in the book she is similar to an anthropologist, committing research specifically on gangs to comprehend their motivations. Her research leads her to interact with individuals that were or are affected by gang violence, whether they were the culprit or the victim....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Los Angeles]

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Hypersexualizing Female Characters in Video Games Should Be Discouraged

- The sun, that shines ever so brightly, wakes you from your deep slumber. It is noon. Exhilarating dreams of being a secret agent illuminates your mind, but cannot be expressed in the real world, so you close your window blinds. As you walk away from reality, a light bulb then appears above your head. You have an epiphany. You realize you can be the crime fighting, devious, secret agent you always wanted to be, but you must do one thing first—turn on the game console. You are now channeling yourself into a different world, where every fantasy you have ever had is considered normal....   [tags: female gamers' self perception]

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Analysis Of Video Games And The Wider Industry

- The representation of women in video games and the wider industry is a topic that has been greatly debated in recent times. With critics such as Anita Sarkeesian drawing criticism for their feminist analyses of the video games industry, and the controversy surrounding Zoe Quinn and the Gamergate movement, it’s clear that the industry is going through a major shift in perspective towards women and feminism, for better or for worse. One feminist criticism of video games is that there are very few games with women as central characters....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Character]

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Killer Hospital Bacteri Cracking A Superbug 's Armour

- In the article Killer Hospital Bacteria : Cracking a Superbug’s Armour(2012) Student Researchers Brent Weber, Jeremy Iwashkwi, along with lead researcher Mario Feldman from the University of Alabama believed to have found a weakness in the structure of the deadly bacteria Acinetobacter Baumanni. The researchers believe they have found a link between glycoproteins and the A.Baumanni due to the bacteria being able to cover a wide surface area with glycoproteins. The lead researcher Mario Feldman was quoted stating “If the Superbug cannot produce glycoproteins they become less virulent and less capable of forming biofilms” (University of Alberta, 2012)....   [tags: Bacteria, Immune system, Antibiotic resistance]

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Juvenile Punishment Is A Cruel And Unfair Punishment

- Throughout the years kids have been committing terrible crimes that are just as bad as the crimes an adult would commit, sometimes even worse. These children have received life sentences with the possibility of no parole along with counseling and even rehabilitation. Many believe that putting an adolescent in jail with a life sentences is a cruel and unfair punishment. In the past couple of years the law has changed to those under 18 will not be sent to jail, only to a rehabilitation center or juvenile hall for no more than a year....   [tags: Life imprisonment, Prison, Murder, Adolescence]

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Effects of Violent Media on the Youth

- It is that time of year again. With the Holidays closing in on the horizon, parents are scrambling to buy their children that perfect present. With that in mind, many parents will buy their little boys and girls the latest addition to the Microsoft Xbox family, the Xbox One, which is perhaps the hottest gift this season. Everybody wants it. But most of the Xbox games like Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, and Halo are extremely violent, depicting war, blood, and gore very nonchalantly. The television channel FX constantly shows movies such as the latest Batman trilogy which includes violent depictions of beatings, graphic shootings, dozens of explosions, neck snapping and back breaking, along...   [tags: violence, aggression, video games, television]

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