Video Game : The Effects Of Violent Video Games

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The violent video game controversy has been an issue since the 1970s, so it is time for a solution to be found. An arcade game that was developed was played by the player running over stick figures with a car. These stick figures were supposed to represent gremlins and not people, so protestors took the arcade game out into the parking lot to burn it. A website clarifies, “The debate over violent video games can be traced back to the 1976 release of the game Death Race” (ProCon.org). The effects of video games on children is a debate regarding the mentality of children as they play these games. A mother buys a video game for her son that has been begging for days. She walks in without bothering to look at the rating. Although on the case the game is rated “M” for mature audiences. The boy plays for hours on end as soon as he gets the game. Every day for the next week he sits and plays the game. He is immersed in the game, shooting enemies on the battlefield. He begins behaving aggressively at school towards his classmates. His mother wonders why, but it finally clicks that this did not happen until after the video game. She needs to find a solution and fast before this starts getting out of hand. The solution that makes the most sense is for children to be moderated as they play violent video games by their parents. Playing any video game, including violent ones, tend to be good for a person mentally and physically. Mike Wilcox, a newspaper journalist, states games can be
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