The Role of Video Games Now

Tonight is the night that I discuss one of my favorite topics: Video Games.

In my previous blog, I mentioned various console and handhelds I acquired over the years.  Well, to be honest, I didn’t even list them all.  Video games have been an intricate part of my life since I was around six with Mario Kart for the N64.  I know from personal experience that video games have helped promote my creativity. 

And I’m not the only one.

Video games can change a person’s brain and, as researchers are finding, often that change is for the better–[http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/06/hours-playing-video-games-can-change-brain-for-better-research-finds/ click to read more]

 

Video games and society are harmonious. You see video game material in movies, merchandise, books, and vice-versa. [Communication and Technology Update and Fundamentals, Ch. 16] Video games and people work together.  I know personally, without the privilege of the video games I have today, I would be under a lot more stress.  As a matter of fact, playing video games for a short while was one of the coping strategies my counselor gave me to deal with my anxiety.

I found another link depicting why video games are good for you and supporting my claims, 

[http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/10/5-reasons-video-games-are-actually-good-for-you]

I’d like for you to leave in the comments your stance on where video games fit into your life.  How big of an impact do they have on you or someone you know?

 

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One Response to The Role of Video Games Now

  1. Stuart Esrock says:

    OK here ya go. I think most things are OK in moderation and that’s the way I feel about video games. The problem is video gaming has an addictive tendency (I know first hand from my use going back in time of the Mattel Intellevision and my obsession for a period of time with SimCity) that there are many users of this technology who abandon the real world, interpersonal human communication, and things that are important (like school work). We have to put a “quota” on my 13 year old son of 1 hour/day maximum because otherwise he’d spend all his time playing. sle

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