The world would be better off without video games.
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I love video games, but for the sake of this argument I will be playing devils advocate.
Video games have lowered birth rates and social skills in some countries.
Japan is a good example of a nation over-ran by video games to the point a lot of the male populace has given up on the idea of a girlfriend and the future beyond a glass screen.
All the "benefits" of video games, from increased intelligence and problem solving to increased reactions holds nearly no real world benefits.
The problem with today's society is, it's not what you know, it's who you know and a large percentage of hiring is done without open interviews. Many socially inept people, many who are gamers (not all) rely on open interviews to demonstrate skills, however many gamers lack the social skills necessary to swing the interviewer's opinion.
"Games that includes teamwork and independence are also good for teens."
This would be great, if Teens were playing Games designed for their age group, however too many Teens and even some children play Games that have mature content, and it's not the game, its the players.
Before Modern Warfare hit shelves you rarely heard trash talk over voice chat and especially not with the misguided intent of trying to fit in and "its all a part of the game." there is a fine line between what is "the game" and what is "the reality", too many children forget there not in the game when outside of it, leading to alienation from their peers and anger from parents and teachers when they unleash their mad MLG skills and trash talk which is usually some form of racial slur on a fellow classmate or sibling. The game makes it so kids don't understand the meaning behind their own words and actions.
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Vote Placed by Bosoxfaninla 1 year ago
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