The Truth About Video Games

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The truth about videogames Videogames are the most money makers among today’s society from all the other things including, some sports like, hockey, basketball, tennis and many others. What people don’t realize is that videogames are not only bad for their children, but they are also bad for the adults. Videogames not only influence kids for violence and aggressive behavior, but also for many social issues. A kid playing videogames for at least twenty hours is less likely to go to school and more likely insensitive to violence. Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fall short to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for. As technology continues to forge ahead concerns about its effects on the general population are raised. Whether it is microwave ovens causing cancer or cell phones causing accidents, people are always interested in researching, and often accusing, these new products. Such is this case with videogames. Ever since PongÒ swept the nation, scholars have been researching videogames effects on children. The most popular aspect of videogame research is whether or not games increase aggression. Violent videogames can also have a major impact on a child's thinking and actions. In many ways video games have had a negative impact on young children in today's society. New game systems like Nintendo Wii, X Box 360, or Sony Play station 3 are the new hype of the 21st century. The games for these systems can affect children as well as adults. These
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