Persuasive Essay On Video Games

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In October of 1958, William Higinbotha pioneered the first ever piece of technology known to be a ‘video game’. Beginning as just an elementary adaptation of a tennis game, Higinbotha couldn’t begin to dream of what he had begun. Now in 2017, there are more than two-billion video game players world-wide. Just here in the United States, sixty-three percent of households have at least one person that spends a duration of over three hours a week dedicated strictly to video games. Today, in the United States, 91% of children between the ages of 2 and 17 play video games. Since this muli-billion-dollar industry has become such a present part of our society, it’s expected for people, specifically parents to have reservations. Forbes even states “Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good.” Sadly this assumption made by most parents doesn’t carry any basis. Opinions aside, there’s psychological proof that links playing video games during adolescence to creativity, better problem-solving skills, enhanced memory, and even more advantages that we’ll address. With this in mind, parents still seem to protest any sort of ‘screen-time’ for their children. Let’s change that archaic idea. According to a recent study done by Isabel Granic and published by American psychologist, video games can foster real world psychological benefits. Granic suggests that the nature of video games

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