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Matthew Wills Dr. Toby Beeny English 1000 April 17, 2013 Do Video Games Improve Cognition? In today’s society, video games are becoming ever more popular and the more popularity video games receive, the more research that will be done on the topic. Many years ago you may have heard of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and of course the “classic” Super Mario. Today we have better technology and millions of different games out there that can put gamers in tough situations and can lure them to play for hours...

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Video Games

Video games, games a lot of kids play for fun and to escape from there world which might involve bullying. Lots of really good and bright kids have no intention of really hurting anyone. Take me for example, I play lots of video games black ops, modern warfare, call of duty and lots of other violent games, but me myself as a whole am not violent. A lot of people say that I am really nice. Of course while playing video games your adrenaline is rushing and you are excited and more alert but does that...

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The Importance Of Video Games?

years video games have gotten a bad reputation. They are considered to be intellectually lazy, violent and a complete waste of time. People also tend to think that people that play video games are more likely to be lonely with few friends and almost no social skills. And with the increasing amount of video games that are being developed faster in Generation Z parents are starting to worry about their children. However, multiple researches have proven all those things to be false. Playing video games...

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The video games phenomenon is somewhat new in this modern society. Although they often to be entertaining, the contents have become more violent and disturbing as computing technology has become much more advanced. These days, the popularity of violent video games has caused an increase in controversy. Parents and experts feel that some games are just too violent and they demand the government to regulate the sales of these games. However, I strongly believe violent video games do not cause an increase...

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Are Video Games Not Addictive?

immediately get on their phone or computer and play games as a way to relax. This impulsive need to play games expresses parents’ concerns that video games are truly addictive. People constantly have concerns about their child or friends’ fixation on video games, especially when they can get these games just about anywhere. Video games have a reward system that makes the gamer want to sit and play for hours, trying to achieve the goal of the game. This has caused problems and concerns from a multitude...

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many video games promote aggression and violence, how far do you agree? The future of entertainment resolves around technology. Video games become more and more realistic. Moreover, the main consumers for violent video games are teens, which the games encourage killing and fighting enemies. However, some of us who play this video game may ask the same question in their mind including myself: “Do violent video games influence youth to act aggressively and violence?” Overplaying video games can...

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Racism and Video Games

Racism and Video Games Video games are not what most people would go to when they think of racial controversy, but every media medium has had their own form of controversy one that happened most recently was the release of a game called Resident Evil 5 which is centered around a guy named Chris Redfield who is basically in a FBI like group centered around killing zombies. As you may have guest this is not the first in the series of the game the series has been around for about 15 years and has...

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Violent Video Games

Violent video games today may influence younger, more impressionable, and or weaker-willed players, but in general, the average gamer will know better than to let data on a plastic disc tell them how to live their lives. Alright, so…by a show of hands, how many of you in this room believe that violence in video games should be restricted, or “toned down”? *survey the votes* How many of you believe that violence in video games is the most influential factor in causing teens to commit violent crime...

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Gender Roles In Video Games

Video gaming is the largest entertainment industry, with an estimated 1.2 billion people engaged worldwide. Whilst women represent 46% of gamers and female game creators are increasing, games are still predominately made by and for men. As a result, misogynistic and sexist representations of women are created in the interest of male fantasy that is reflected in both game context and game play. Throughout many video games a patriarchal culture of sexism is maintained, reinforced and normalised through...

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video games: good or bad?

Video Games: Good or Bad? Spending hours upon hours playing video games, one would think that they would start to influence the day to day life. This controversy is brought up in the article “Defending Video Games: Breeding Evil?” written by the editor of Ecomunist.com. The article argues that violent video games do not necessarily make viewers violent, but may in fact be beneficial to the user’s health. The main topic is proving games do not influence their audience to the extent of behavioral...

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