Video Game Subdiction : The Causes To Addiction To Video Games

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Video game addiction is a serious problem in many parts of the world today and deserves more attention. It is no secret that children and adults in many countries throughout the world play video games. According to Jennifer Seter Wagner, studies show 92 percent of under ages of 18 play video games frequently in the United States. A video game is an electronic game that needs the players to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or a computer device. There are two concepts that people have about addiction to video games: some people believe video games benefit children mind, but most people consider video games have negative side effects for all ages. I strongly believe that video games should avoid because addiction to video gaming has several negative side effects for teenagers such as wasting money, disobeying parents, skipping class to play games, and others.
To begin with, wasting money is the first problem for teenagers who addicted to video games. According to Pro Con, “US sales of video game hardware and software increased 204% from 1994 to 2014, reaching $13.1 billion in 2014”. These show video game players spend their money a lot. Game players buy a game box around $300-$1000. After they buy the box, they need to buy games almost biweekly, which cost them $5-$80. Since the game producers keep updating new features, the players will spend their money to keep up with fresh games. For instance, Abel, who was my classmate in Addis Ababa,

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