Have you ever had to run through an 8- bit world filled with mushrooms and evil turtles trying to save a princess? Well without video games, none of us would be able to have creative adventures like this one. Video games don’t mean anything to some people, but to others a game can be their second life outside reality. Zaheer Hussain, a member of the international journal of mental health and addiction, claims that Forty-one percent of people who play online video games admitted that they played computer games as an escape from the real world. Also the addicted gamers used video games to modify their moods, demonstrated tolerance, and showed signs of relapse. But video games don’t always bring negative effects to our society, they also benefit us in various ways that you might not even know. Video games although you might not think it, can help children expand their imaginations and have a more creative mind. A study called the children and technology project was done at Michigan State University. Its purpose was to show that kids who play videogames have more creativity as opposed to kids who don’t. In an article on MSU Today, The lead researcher stated that “The results of this project should motivate game designers to identify the aspects of video game activity that are responsible for the creative effects, Once they do that, video games can be designed to optimize the development of creativity while retaining their entertainment values such that a new generation of video games will blur the distinction between education and entertainment.” This would make video games even more useful to children’s creativity than they are now. Imagination isn’t the only way videogames can benefit our health. They also help us with decision making skills. Past research showed that people who play action video games have faster reaction times than those who don't play the games. Now scientists find action gamers apparently are better at making fast decisions, ones based on details they take from their surroundings. This appears to explain why video game-playing skills translate into broad improvements in many kinds of tasks, regardless of whether those depend on sharp eyes or the ability to pay attention. An article on the week.com states that researchers suggest that action-oriented games act as a simulator for the decision-making process by giving players several chances to infer information from their surroundings and forcing them to react accordingly. Video games also have a big toll on reducing stress and depression. Many gamers use these games as a way to vent their frustration. Once they pick up the controller they forget about their day and all the stress involved, it can clear your mind of everything. Although video games seem to have a lot of positive benefits, there are some negatives that can’t just be looked past. Some games now a days contain a substantial amount of violence. These violent games are getting blamed for some children’s aggressive behavior. On August 8 of 2013, an 8 year old boy grabbed a loaded gun and shot his grandmother in the back of the head right after playing the iconic violent video game Grand Theft Auto 4. There is no specific evidence on whether the motive for the murder was due to the game but there is no other evidence leading to any other motive. An article on CNN reports, "Although a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time investigators have learned that the juvenile suspect was playing a video game on the Play Station III called 'Grand Theft Auto IV,' a realistic game that has been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the homicide occurred."Also another form of graphic media in these games would be the aggressive online behavior. With technology now a days, we are able to communicate with a person all the way across the world. We…
MARKETING IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
American Intercontinental University
Professor Carol Sagers
March 31, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to identify issues that impact the marketing success of the video game industry and to address potential ways to overcome barriers and obstacles that hinder these companies. Economical restrictions are reviewed and how they play a key role in marketing development for video game products.
MARKETING IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
When I say the word gamer, many of you probably get an image in your head of a fat, lazy man sitting in front of his computer all day. I’m not saying that this image is completely inaccurate, but what if I were to tell you that the term “gamer” is used to describe thousands of members of a unified community?
I have been playing video games almost longer than I can remember walking, and have had lots of experience with other members of the gaming community, so…
R600- Video Games Essay Response
One of the most interesting facts about Video Games is that at this moment they are already part of our culture. Most of the teenagers around the world including me are gamers, and in my opinion I think there are more helpful benefits than dangerous consequences about it.
On one hand what I think according to the people who are against video games such as Bushman on his “Why do people deny violent media effects” is that they are afraid of…
Hamlet the Video Game: Quest for Vengeance
Just like movies, books and plays, a good video game can tell a story and transport a
player to a new world filled with wonderment and drama. William Shakespeare’s
provides a perfect example of a play that could easily
adapted into a video game. The world
famous play follows Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, taking revenge for his father’s murder. Hamlet
makes a perfect main character in a game, wandering the castle, finding items and interacting…
young people, especially boys, are playing grislier realistic video games. Critics argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for being aggressive, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. Violent video games have also been blamed for school shootings. Could these games be the reason why people are becoming more aggressive? Is it time to put down the controllers?
Video games often reward their players for simulating violence, which influences…
First of all, in my opinion, the demand for a new video game system would be less at start, because customers don’t know about it yet or they are still waiting on comments given by customers who have played the game already. They need to decide if it’s work the money. Then the demand would increase meaning people are aware about the new video game system and are buying it and introducing it to others. After reaching its demand peak, the demand could decrease due to some technical issues…
Violent Video Games
on Presence and Aggression
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Kirstie M. Farrar
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
The level of presence is likely to inﬂuence the effect of media violence. This project
examines the causes and consequences of presence in the context of violent video
game play. In a between subjects design, 227 participants were randomly assigned
to play either a violent or a nonviolent video game. The results…
Video games and Children
Recent years video game's popularity has risen to where everyone in the world is playing. It
does many other things to human beside the fact playing video games gives you enjoy. Children should
be allow to play video games more often. I understand that there are some cons with playing video
games but also there are good sides. Generation has changed over years, many from kids, adults,
parents, everyone is playing video games in the world now days.
Are Video Games To Be Blamed?
In today’s society, videos games are a source of controversy as they tend to be blamed for a lot of the violence and aggression experienced. It is true that violent video games can have lasting effects on younger children, but those types of games are not developed for children. They were developed for mature adults who should be able to handle their conduct. Not all video games are violent; in fact, only about five percent of the titles released are violent in nature…
Video Games and Chiropractors
Chiropractic (chiro- "hand" + praktikos "practical", means "done by hand.") is a complementary and alternative medicine health care profession (Dr. Gary Johnson, 12/6/12). My life focus has been sports. Any kind of sport: high school baseball, high school basketball, high school football, college football, college basketball, college baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football Association, and Major League Baseball. As a three sport athlete in…