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    The Video Game Culture

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    Video games is the fastest growing form of entertainment in the world, with a global market value of $67 billion in 2010 and a predicted value of $112 billion by 2015.1 Statistically speaking 97% of American adolescent aged 12-17 years play on the computer or console video games.2 To put it into frequency, 31% of adolescents play video games every day and another 21% play games 3-5 days a week.3 My project is to conduct a research based on a particular micro culture in the context of competitive gaming. This research is important because it gives us a better insight of the culture surrounding games that are usually viewed negatively. It will also be discussing and attempting to answer some career opportunities associated with gaming, as well…

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    Video games hold a high place in American culture. In the youth of America, video games are often looked at as more important than most things we do day to day. My generation is the first group to have been around the type of video games we have today. I imagine that my generation will be playing video games far into their lives. To get back to the topic of the youth and video games, the personalities and habits of younger kids in today’s world are far more different than kids who were growing…

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    Jack Flanagan argued that violent video games promote antisocial behavior.A major point of his was that the game 's environment affects the player 's attitude. He referenced an experiment to prove this; a group of players played a relaxing game and another played a tense game like resident evil. “Those who played high-stakes gaming like Resident Evil were more competitive than those that played less intense games like fishing”(Flanagan, 2015). The experiment suggested that “the link between game…

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    Video games are a very popular form of entertainment in our society. Nearly everyone has been exposed, or has played a video game at least once in their life. Video games are everywhere today. Most if not all kids today play some form of video game. Why have video games become such a popular outlet, what makes a video game popular, and how has the popularity of video games affected our culture? Video games have become very popular in the last few decades. Their mainstream popularity began…

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    Mehmet Saçaklı Aynur Kadıoğlu Eng 101-42 20Nov., 2014 Do Video Games Have Harms On Youth Culture Today Video games are the new phenomena of our age and their effects on teenagers is an complicated issue. Especially for the last twenty years, almost every teenager have interacted with video games one way or another. As a result of this, scientist and experts started to research about this issue and they want to find answer of one important question: Do video games have harms on youth culture…

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    Feminists? Video games are one of the markets largest entertaining enterprises. Devices such as consoles, smart phones, and computers are capable of running variant types of games. Throughout the 19th century video games began to grow in popularity and produced a large fan base. People from across the world have the ability to play games through a screen. Thus, giving individuals a chance to interact with one another. The virtual world brings lots of people together, and creates long-lasting…

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    On October 1958, physicist William Higinbotham, while working at Brookhaven National Laboratory created an interactive module with hopes of making lab tours less dull. The module was a game that allowed players to choose the balls angle with the twist of a knob and launch it towards the opponent with a push of a button. His creation was called Tennis for Two and it was the birthing world’s first video game. Fast forward nearly 60 years of technological advances and video games have imploded into…

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    Once a niche industry, videogames have transformed into a multi-billion-pound ubiquitous sector of contemporary culture’s mass media with a diverse audience, upon which it has a powerful influence. However, research has established that a pervasive ideology of hegemonic masculinity exists within the industry, its culture, and its associated partner agencies including advertising and journalism, enabling the audience and cultural identity of gaming to be defined as male, and thus excluding and…

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    WE USE BEING A GIRL TO WIN Can we again mention how silly all of these are? We can take the heat just as well as you can. We do not need you to go easy on us because we have a vagina. We do not need your in game gold because we have Fallopian tubes. We do not need you to let us win because we have breasts. We are strong, independent, gaming women that don’t need no extra help. 6. WE ARE NOOBS So, the logic here is that because I have different reproductive organs than someone else, my thumbs…

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    The Change in Female Video Game Characters When one enters a video game store and looks around at the different covers for the games. Most games one picks up will have a male character on the front and a less prominent woman character in the back(see fig. 1). In fact, most principal video game characters are male. The supporting roles are usually played by female characters if there are any female characters.Image Even some of the first characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man although they…

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