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  • Intense Violence: Video Game Use Among Teens

    Parents can protect children from potential harm by limiting use of video games, particularly if they are concerned that their children might be vulnerable to the effects of violent content. They can check the Entertainment Software Rating Board to better understand what type of content a video game has. You can play video games with your children to better understand the content, and how children react. Also parents can put consoles and or gaming devices in more common areas…

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  • The Negative Impact Of Violent Video Games And Young Children

    The problem of violence in media that younger children are exposed to effects parents and adults that are allowing their children to participate in such actions. The problem was identified by some researchers that have done multiple studies to better help parents understand what is really at stake here (“Violent Video Games And Young People”). The problem is caused by the media that have chosen to show violent aggressive manners to the younger children, even if it means adding in violent actions…

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  • Microsoft Ballmer And Nokia Essay

    when Steve Ballmer was CEO of Microsoft. Under his leadership, he steered the company in 2011 to negotiate with Nokia on a takeover bid, which was finalized in September of 2013. The Microsoft board fought against the deal but Ballmer (sometimes verbally abusing) disregarded their opinions and ¨forced¨ the board along to complete the deal. We would argue that Ballmer was overconfident in his ability to turn Nokia around, and underestimated the risk of not succeeding. Also, as Ballmer had worked…

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  • Violence In Media

    Media violence is not something that is governmentally regulated in the US. A voluntary industry system, Motion Picture Association of America or Entertainment Software Rating Board, rate video games, movies, shows, and other medias. These various medias are becoming more and more violent. People are beginning to accept violence as a means of entertainment without stopping and thinking about what their brain is absorbing (Nakaya). Over 40 years ago, former Federal Communications Commissioner,…

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  • Causes Of Violent Video Games

    Tragedy strikes at a school, a shooting occurs and the assailant is a fan of video games, violent video games. Therefore, the hours the assailant spent enthralled in this fantasy world morphed a killing machine at least that is what some would claim. Violent videogames like Doom have been in the hot seat because according to some reports this was the favorite video game of the Columbine school shooters. Violent video games are not to blame for creating violent tendencies or creating confusion…

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  • Essay On Pros And Cons Of Video Games

    Pros and Cons of Video Games Video games have been around for more than 40 years and have kept advancing with each decade. According to Stastica.com1, as of 2013, the time spent playing a video game is 23.2 minutes per day. That adds up to over 150 hours a week. The video game industry is projected to grow to more than 101.6 billion in revenue in 2014 according to Gartner, Inc.’s (American information technology research and advisory) projections. Have you ever wondered how this could affect…

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  • Video Games Effect On Aggression

    video game players emerged, research began (Anderson & Bushman, 2001). The concern over the influence of video games led to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board in 1993, after lawmakers held a hearing concerning the matter. (ESRB; Kent, 2010). The ESRB is a self-regulatory organization whose sole purpose is to assign age and content ratings to video games (Markey, P. M., Markey, C. N., & French, J. E. 2014). There are many opposing views…

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  • Violent Video Games Essay

    several decades, video gaming has become one of the most, if not the most popular form of entertainment for teenagers in America and several other countries. Video game genres can vary from the casual puzzle/ problem solver variety to a fast paced first-person shooter types. Like many other forms of entertainment media, video gaming has received a great deal of scrutiny. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), the entity that rates video games (e.g., C, E, T, M and A), claims that in…

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  • Violent Video Games In College Students

    Violent, addicting, and frustrating are some of the characteristics used to describe video games. I’ve been playing video games for over five years now and have noticed the increase in violence. I remember one of the first really violent games I played “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”. As an 8 year old kid playing this game, rated M for mature, filled with lots of death, sex, and abuse of drugs and alcohol it led to be the gateway into my life of playing violent video games. I believe that video…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Violent Video Games

    Parents need to become more knowledgeable of content and exert greater supervision over the games their children are playing. In a study performed by Woodard and Gridina, they stated that, “While most parents (88%) report regularly supervising their children’s use of television, only about half (48%) report regularly supervising their children’s use of video games” (Woodard & Gridina). Why are parents worried about the programs that are on television more than the content in video games? Have…

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