Thursday, January 31, 2013


First of all , what is GAME ? A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The word video in video game traditionally referred to a cathode ray tube (CRT) display device,but it now implies any type of display device that can produce two or three dimensional images. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games, while previously common, have gradually declined in use. Video games have gone on to become an art form and industry

While playing game, there are too much of thing can always harm you. This rule also applies to video games. Playing video games too often and for too long can harm you in more than one way. Many people argue that video games are ruining the lives of many children in today’s world. This is because they have no restrictions on what they play and how long they play it. Many video games these days include a lot of weaponry and, and an objective that involves killing or having to injure someone. Of course it would be terrible if a child killed someone in the real world, so why should killing them in the virtual world be any different? According to Violent Video Games (2010), “playing violent video games can make some adolescents more hostile, particularly those who are less agreeable, less conscientious and easily angered”.
The disadvantages that are so commonly packaged with the word “video game” only come out in a child with the excessive use of them. There are good and bad games, and good and bad ways to use them (Chatfield, 2010). Blake (2006) found that “When kids play these games and see their favorite character commit some type of violent action, they want to repeat it”. Another negative affect that video games have on children is that they can put a bad image of women into their heads. Blake (2006) discovered that, “Women are not usually used in video games, and when they are, their purpose is usually sex appeal”. This causes children to think of women as just good looking objects to have sexual relations with. Another disadvantage of video games is that it causes children to be isolated from the social world around them. Whenever they are at home the child will go straight to the gaming console or computer. Also, while they are at school or somewhere else outside of the house, all they can focus on is thinking about how they are going to beat that next level once they get home. According to Blake (2006), “It causes the student not to care about grades or learning and to want to stay as far away from the real world as possible because of how much the player likes the videogame world”. Video games can have many bad affects if not limited. It is crucial for parents to limit their children’s video game intake, in order to avoid the horrible affects that it causes.

However, there is also some advantages of Playing Video Games. Most people think that video games only cause the corruption of a child’s mind, and destruction of someone’s physical ability. However, playing video games can have many benefits. Video games require that the player can use a controller while looking at a television screen. According to Impact of Video Games on Children (n.d), “this causes the player to train their manual dexterity and can make it better”. Video games have been proven to be much better for you than watching television. Manali Oak (n.d) found that, “this is because video games are interactive; the player has to think a little bit and analyze the situation they are in”. Playing video games involves problem solving, planning, estimation and analysis of the moves or actions of both you and your opponent.
According to Manali Oak (n.d), “This affects the player positively by developing in him/her problem-solving skills, analytical and estimation skills and quick decision-making”. Video games can help you learn lifelong skills. One of these is resource management. Children might have to manage their time or things like armor. Doing this while focusing on the actual gameplay is what helps build resource management. Manali Oak (n.d) discovered that when you play video games, “you learn to recognize types of situations and react to them quickly”. Some children have social disorders where they lack self-confidence. Playing video games can actually be used in therapy for social disorders such as these. A child gets a sense of participation, a sense of achievement, thus building his/her self-confidence. Children, after playing video games begin to feel excited about their lives, they start feeling positive and enthusiastic. Manali Oak (n.d) found that, “this enables them to defeat their psychological disorders to a certain extent”.
As a conclusion, we should enable to control our time when doing something. Make sure that you are in the right road before you doing something. That’s all !Thanks !
written by L.Theng
Group 7

1 comment:

  1. I am confused about video games. Are they good for school kids ? Many people admit that they are beneficial and some stick to the point that they are not at all good for kids. I am highly convinced with the above discussion.
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