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Reasons of Computer Games Addiction

A Research Proposal Presented to
Ms. Jacquelyn M Asis
English Language Department
Makati Science High School

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for
Academic Discourse Writing
SY 2012-2013

by
Carl Angelo Arnaiz
III- Roentgen

Thesis Statement
Computer Games addiction is most common to teenagers because they have the knowledge and time. Outline
1. Introduction
1.1 Computer Games
1.1.1 Fighting Games
1.1.1.1 Street Fighter Series
1.1.2 Real Time Strategy
1.1.2.1 Starcraft
1.1.2.2 Warcraft III
1.1.3 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
1.1.3.1 DOTA
1.1.3.2 League of Legends
1.1.4 First Person Shooter
1.1.4.1 Counter- Strike
2. Body
2.1 Factors that Make Computer Games Addicting
2.1.1 High Score
2.1.2 Beating the Game
2.1.3 Role- Playing
2.1.4 Discovery
2.1.5 Relationship
2.1.6 Others
3. Conclusion
3.1 Computer Games Addiction is most common to teenagers.

Introduction
Computer Games nowadays are very popular especially here in the Philippines. Computer games evolved from video games. These are games that are designed or programmed on a machine with a screen and a controller ( joystick, mouse, keyboard ) that controls the game’s action. There different types of games played professionally. These games are divided into four classifications: Fighting games, Real- time strategy, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena and First person shooter. Fighting games were the earliest games to be played professionally. These games are played with joystick. These games can played either 1on 1 or 2on 2. Some of the popular fighting games are Street Fighter series and Mortal Kombat. Real-time strategy games are played by a player against another player. Some of the popular Real-time strategy games are Starcraft and Warcraft In South Korea , top Starcraft players are seen as celebrities. MOBA or Multiplayer Online Battle Arena are games that are played online. Examples are DOTA or Defense of the Ancients, DOTA 2 and League of Legends which was inspired by DOTA. In the Philippines DOTA is considered as one of the most popular online games in the country. First Person Shooter are games that are played team vs team. The game is played with the player holding a gun and weapons through a First-person perspective. In the Phiippines, League of Legends , Counter- Strike and DOTA are the most played games. Due to the poor law and policies implementation, computer shops and cyber cafés allow students to pay during class hours. These students are more likely to be from Fourth Grade to College. Factors that Make Computer Games Addicting

Computer Games are growing , Gaming industry is developing , more games are invented and E-sports continues to spread all over the world. According to the site ”Video Game Addiction” ,there are five major factors that make computer games addicting: High score, Beating the game, Role-playing, Discovery, and Relationship. High scores make computer games addicting. Run is a good example , the player tends to beat the high score even if the high score is his own high score. This factor can keep the player playing for several hours. Beating the game means completing the tasks or the missions of the game. In DOTA, the goal is to destroy your opponent’s Frozen Throne or World Tree. Role-playing games get to create the characters in the game and embark on an adventure that's somewhat unique to that character. Consequently, there's an emotional attachment to the character, and the story makes it much harder to stop playing. Discovery, some games especially Warcraft, League of Legends and DOTA have characters that are from imaginary worlds like Medusa and Zeus from Greek Mythology. This allows the players to discover different creatures and different imaginary worlds. Relationship is also another...
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