Video Games

Research states 68% of American households play computer or own video games. This is over half of the U.S. population. I think we live in a society that embarsses video games however there is some negatives and positives about video games. I believe some video games help develop children’s movement skills. An example of this bowling/ tennis on the Wii. Games like Michael Jackson Dance and Just Dance 1-4 guarantee to you get in shape. These games are physical work outs. I believe some games can increase your movement skills.

Now that was a workout!

Not only do I believe some video games will whip you in shape but there are some games that can help you increase your motor skills. They can even translate into helping you make quicker decisions. I believe games like Sparx help with eye coordinaton as well. Researchers have approved that playing certain video games help improve vision of adults with amblyopia or “lazy eye”. Studies show the average game player is age 35. 25% under 18years, 49% age 18 -49, 26% age 50+ and 25% age 51 +.

All ages purchase video games.

Video Game Sales by Genre

 Parental Awareness and Use of Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Source: Entertainment Software Association,

 Dr. Keith Ablow argues that we are in a video game crisis. Vice President Biden arranged a special task force targeting video game violence. I think that video game violence all result to lack of parenting. NPD report states sales on violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo fell 22% because of violent acts in the U.S.

 Results from a 2007 Poll to the Question: “Do you Think Violent Movies and Video Games Inspire Mentally Unstable People to Commit Acts of Violence Like the Shootings at Virginia Tech?”

 Dr. Keith Ablow discusses video game violence.

In conclusion, I think video games impact everybody. In observing my family play video games I found that feelings can change. Winning always help the soul and losing dampers you. Its good when video games and help you ease pain. Take your mind off certain stressful situations. We as adults and parents just like we do for movies, we need to monitor what our kids play. A lot of the video games are structured for adult entertainment.

Let’s do a better job in raising our children not to see these images!


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