Negative Video Games

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Technology has been taking over the lives of adults and children all over the world in a very adverse way. Video games today can be used for fun and entertainment, but can also have negative effects on the lives of people all around. To play it here or there a few times a week is okay, but when it starts to become an obsession and an everyday thing is when it becomes unhealthy. It’s very easy for kids and adults to get hooked to the game plots and fantasy worlds. It soon starts to become an addiction playing the latest and oldest games known using the games as a get away from the world.
While video games might be fun and entertaining, it could have an effect on your social life and skills in the real world. It’s easy to hide behind a screen
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With the violence in video games and the graphics improving it entices people’s brains to think in a way of reacting to situations violently.” …the man who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011 testified that he prepared for the assault by playing the first-person shooter video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Extensive research has linked violent video games and aggressive behavior, with outcomes moderated only slightly when cultural biases and gender are taken into consideration” (Weigal). Although not all situations pan out this way, some people use video games as a base to form their violent actions in the real world. It can negatively affect their behavior and how they react to conversations and events going on in their real life. “In extreme cases, addicted gamers may become violent, threatening those who try to control how much they play or who try to stop them.”(Young). They become so swallowed by the concepts and the amusement of the game when they have to deal with reality they lash out or get angry when told they need to stop. It’s a nice get away from reality, and forgetting the problems in life and instead taking on the fake cool ones of the games is often played

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