Video Games

Topics: Game, Violence, Crime Pages: 3 (1180 words) Published: February 24, 2014
Video Games Made Me Burn My House Down
It’s finally the Thursday night. You’ve seen the advertisements on television and have been waiting for this night for months. You have heard all of your friends talking about it. Tonight, your favorite video game is being released at midnight. You’re getting fidgety just thinking about it. You started counting down the clock as it ticks its way to midnight. Though the clock just past eight, you can’t stand the anticipation. You get in your car, start the engine, and head to the nearest GameStop. Knowing that you are staying up all night for this great, once in a lifetime event, you make a pit stop at Starbucks to get the highest caffeine on the menu. When you arrive at the store, you see a line of people already snaking outside of the store. The sight of the endless line is daunting, but that cup of coffee you got earlier keeps your spirit high. After you fing a parking space, you move toward the end of the line. While waiting, you make new friends, talking excitedly about the game; things like: rewards, tricks, strategy, and glitches. While talking and having fun, time flies, and it’s almost midnight. This is it. The moment you’ve been waiting for, finally within your grasp. Everyone is restless at the door; but something is not right. The door is not opening. With racing thoughts, you notice the crease of those around you. What is happening? Why isn’t the door opening? You’ve been waiting so long for the door to happiness to be opened. After an hour of nothing happening, you get in your car and head home. The next morning, you wake up to the sound of the television. Disappointed that it isn’t the game that you’re supposed to be playing, you move to turn the TV off. Just as you’re about to press the button, the news comes on. The news reporter reports a new law has been passed that video games rated M have been banned for sales. Apparently, statistics have shown that M rated video games leads to violence in...
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