Video Games And Its Effects On The World Essay

2345 Words Dec 6th, 2016 10 Pages
Video games, first introduced to the world in the 1950s very quickly spread throughout the United States and the world as a hobby, pastime, and career for many people. People of all different walks of life fell in love with the escape presented by video games and sparked the creation of a new industry with the sole purpose of entertaining anybody with the money to afford the systems that could play games. Since the humble beginnings of video games with 8-bit graphics and sounds on small television sets with minimal controllers, the video game industry has grown to demand computer technology at the forefront of human innovation and is now a multibillion-dollar industry. Today, more than forty percent of Americans play video games regularly, at least three hours per week, and about twenty-six percent of them are under the age of eighteen according to a study published by the Entertainment Software Association conducted in 2015. (Figure 1) With so many people playing video games and spending so much of their time on them, it’s understandable that researchers have started to wonder what effect this has had on those who participate in gaming and how they can use video games in a way that’s advantageous to mankind in a way other than a way to make time go by faster. There have been many who have found that video games are already have positive impacts on the brains of those who play often and are trying to convince the population that video games can be used for educational…

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