Video Games Good Or Bad Essay

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Video games: Good or Bad? Since the last decade, video games – in the public eye - have been considered as a negative impact to our society. Government officials, news reporters, and parents alike have all pointed the finger at video games and their developers for — in one way or another — poisoning the minds of their children. However, recent studies have shown that video games is actually not a bad influence to our kids, and on the contrary, it could be the tool to develop their skills. The most common idea that was broadcasted consistently by the media about video games is that video games is the cause of violence. The media believe that people have difficulty to distinguish between real and fictional violent action. And yet, in a thought …show more content…
people complain about the lack of physical activities during games. This might have been true a few years ago, but nowadays, there are more emerging devices on the market that encourage movement. Devices like Kinect, not only encourage games that require running and jumping instead of controllers, but more games With intelligent instructors that can correct your movement are being created to make dancing, working out, yoga, and other activities more fun. In addition, affordable virtual reality like Oculus Rift combined with Omni Treadmill, allows you to walk around in any game environment you choose. This means that your usual half an hour jog, is now transformed into any gaming experience you want. The game distracts people from any fatigue or boredom, allowing them to exercise while they completely immersed in their favorite game. Moreover on the health benefits, video games also strengthen our visual proficiency. According to a University of Rochester study, expert action gamers [who] played first-person shooting games like “Call Of Duty” or “Medal of Honor” achieved a boost in their "contrast sensitivity function," or the ability to discern subtle changes in the brightness of an image- due to the process of locating and aiming at enemies exercised gamers ' eyes [run on sentence]. In other words, gamers actually improve their vision through the rigorous visual activities these games require. The study also showed that players have been shown to have better eyesight than average person. Games are also used to correct imbalance between the eyes, like lazy eyes or eyes with lesser focus. Furthermore, according to a study by Debbie Rand of Tel Aviv University, video games are a great way to rehabilitate stroke victims. The study showed that, compared to the group in which patients did traditional rehabilitation, the group of patients who played video games

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