Video Games : Video Game Addiction Essay examples

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The year is 2015 and video games are more popular now, than ever, due to the incorporation and expansion of the online factor in gaming. This online component has transmuted casual (offline) video gamers into addicted gamers. According to Rooji et al. “Both Korean and western researchers report specifically that Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) are the main culprits in cases of online video game addiction” (205). These massive multiplayer games are essentially a semi-large box with multiple computer hardware and software installed that creates a server. On these servers is the virtual reality that these video game addicts delve into and live out their dreams through a relatively non-existent universe via an Internet connection. Some of these famous games include, World of Warcraft (WoW), League of Legends (LoL), and Destiny. Players are surrendering their health, academics and social life at the expense of playing these video games for reasons no one can fathom. Although, these games may be fun and entertaining, that is all they should be. Constant advancement in technology lures kids and adults alike into purchasing the latest and greatest systems available. The enhancement of graphics creates a vibrant realm for players to experience and the lightning fast load screens due to hardware and software upgrades, attract the hardcore gaming addicts. Regardless, of how impressive these breakthroughs in technology are, they empower the addict to continue…

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