A Case Study on the Effects of Playing Dota

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CHAPTER I The Problem and its Background Introduction There are many students and even some young professional are addicted to Defense of the Ancients or DotA. This is a kind of computer games that can be played by many players and is one of the most popular games to young students. Many students get addicted to this game and they even long hours inside the computer shop just playing this kind of game. There are studies that getting addicted in playing computer games affects their studies and this is the cause why they are lying to their parents that they need extra money for their school project but the truth is they are just using the money to rent a computer where they can play DotA with their classmates. Sometimes in order…show more content…
➢ On Line Games – this are kinds of games that are played in a personal computer. There are various games that are available and the owner just has to ask for installation. CHAPTER II Review of Related Literature Foreign Literatures The increasingly realistic and exciting nature of electronic games has helped to make them enormously popular with children and youth. 79% of American children now play computer or video games on a regular basis. Children between the ages of seven and 17 play for an average of eight hours a week. Most of the games on the market are appropriate for these young players and the best of them can bring a lot of benefits. Besides being fun, some of the games provide practice in problem solving and logic as well as strategizing. In June 2008, Michael Walbridge, writing for Gama sutra, stated that DotA is likely the most popular and most discussed free, non-supported game mod in the world”. In pointing to the strong community built around the game, Walbridge stated that DotA shows it is much easier for a community game to be maintained by the community, and this is one of the maps greatest strengths Defense of the Ancients has been credited as one of the influences for the upcoming Gas Powered Games title Demigod, as well as Daisuke Ishiwatari “Melee Action” game, Guilty Gear 2 Overture. The American Medical Association on Wednesday backed off calling excessive video game playing a formal psychiatric

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