"Nonviolent Video Game" Essays and Research Papers

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Gamer: Violent Video Games

plays video games. From kids to adults, we all go through the phase of video games. Some are violent others aren't. So which ones are good for you and which aren't? Well I believe that video games in general are just games. They do not harm anything or anyone. Violent video games do not cause violent behavior. Just because you go around shooting people on a television doesn't mean your going to run around the street killing people. This misconception is often misunderstood. It's just a game. Your...

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Game over: the Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

Game Over: The effects of Violent Video Games on Children Seven hours. That is the amount of hours a day the average American child plays a video games (Anderson 354), and with technology advancing and games becoming more graphic, the concern over a violent game’s effect over a child’s development is growing. What does playing video games for seven hours do to a child’s development? Violent, role-playing video games adversely affects a child’s development and causes aggression in children and adolescents;...

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Video Games and Violence

Soloway UNV-104 Expository Essay Final Draft 8/17/13 Nikki Squire Video Games and Violence Playing video games is an ubiquitous pastime among youth today. Popular genres of video games are about conflict and resolution, much like real life. When people hear the words violent or violence, they automatically associate these words with negativity. However, studies have shown (Ferguson & Rueda, 2010) that in the world of video games, those that are considered violent can actually be of benefit to...

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Opinion Essay - Video Games

Writing Class Level 3 26 July 2013 Video games were made to be played Video games are usually considered an excellent electronic with the mainly purpose to propose entertainment. For different kinds of persons, from children that probably have more time to play it, until adults who usually have fun after their work. Technological advances in video gaming software have created a rapid evolution from 1970’s arcade game technology to today’s role playing games, featuring an almost life-like level...

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Argument Against Video Games

statement that video games have “a redeeming social value.” Do violent video games have “a redeeming social value?” You could get many different answers to this question depending on who you ask. Is there any good that can come from video games? What harm can come to people and society from video games? Is modern culture being affected either negatively or positively by today’s video games and those that play them? Are young, impressionable, people affected by playing video games for hours and...

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The Negative Effects of Video Games

The Negative Effects of Video Games The origin of video games can be traced all the way back to 1940. Since then video games have continued being advanced with the improvement of technology. They have changed from what was once arcade to handheld video games. The main purpose for introduction of video games was to bring new forms of entertainment in the limelight. That the reason behind their improvement with the advancement of technology. The popularity of this technology has been there for the...

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Video Games Are Bad for Children

Video games are bad for Children Stop the debate as to whether children who love playing video games should be encouraged to continue or should they be stopped. Several people think children need to play video games because they make them active, but still, numerous other people also believe video games are not good for children. Despite the fact that other people think video games are healthy for children, I strongly believe they are bad for them. There are several reasons why video games are...

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Video Games Case Study

going to discuss how different cultures view video games. I will also determine whether they see video games as beneficial to their culture. Video games can be a powerful learning tool according to Daphne Bavelier a researcher at the Unversity of Rochester. He did a study on the first-shooter game "Unreal tournament" found that players were able to increase there perceptual and atention skills by playing that game. Since this game is a pro-social game which means communcating with other people online...

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Effects of Violent Video Games

Effects of Violent Video Games Video games are getting advanced to the point where it has become graphic and where it looks all too real, revealing way too much for a child between the ages of 8-14. Some say that violent video games have little impact on young teenagers that most video game players live normal lives. The weakness in the argument is obvious because “some” not “most” not even “all” act out and run around taking people out with automatic rifles like they do in video games. As the years...

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Sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period. The 2008 study Grand Theft Childhood reported that 60% of middle school boys that played at least one Mature-rated game hit or beat up someone, compared to 39% of boys that did not play Mature-rated games. California passed a law in 2005 that would have required violent video games to include...

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