Are Violent Video Games Necessarily Bad For Children? Essay

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Are Violent Video Games Necessarily Bad for Children?”

In October 1958 Physicist William Higinbotham created the first video game; a simple tennis game. Since the completion of the first video game they have became one of the many escape outlets for people of all ages. It 's now common to catch your husband or children engrossed into the T.v playing a video game. By 2017 video games are predicted to reach $102.9 Billion in worldwide sales most of those sale being violent video games. On November 10, 2010 Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 was released which grossed $550 million in five days, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops grossed $360 million on its first day out. The evolution of video games has exceeded Physicist William Higinbotham former concept, video games that were once simple like tennis and ping pong have been faded out for a more realistic and advance experience.Video games like Grand Theft Auto and Destiney introduces a world of different forms of violence; physical, psychological, and emotional. Most parents especially mothers question if violent video games are necessarily bad for children? Throughout this essay key topics like brain function, behavior, and real vs fantasy will be discussed to help you form your own opinion. As games continue to become more advanced and realistic, the debt on if children should be exposed to violent video games continues.

Brain Function
To begin, as many as 97% of US kids ages 12-17 play video games, contributing to the…

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