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  • Yes they do help

    Everyone says video games are bad for you. But Holly Black says, “People said that video games were bad because they made you numb to death, made you register entrails splattering across a screen as a sign of success.” Like video games could improve your vision

    People say video games ruin your vision, well correct them. After 40 hr of play 50% of people have better vision. A school tried an experiment and out of 22 people 43% of them had better vision. So someone who plays video games could have better vision next eye doctor visit.

    Another reason is video games can slow the ageing process. A study with researchers at the University of Iowa in Iowa City conducted a study of 681 healthy individuals, ages 50 and older. They found that people who played 10 hours of a specially designed video game that focused on improving the speed and quality of mental processing abilities were able to delay the natural decline of a range of cognitive skills in some cases, by up to seven years. Up to 70% of people who play video games live longer.

    Lastly video games encourage exercise. For example a kid see a sport in a video game and wants to try it (ex: lax). Another example is people learn new tricks or moves and want to try them.Also there are some games that are exercise like Zumba.

    So video games have a lot of advantages. Video games could improve your vision. Maybe slow the ageing process. So if someone says video games are bad correct them.

  • I don't think there's an unambiguous 'yes' or 'no' answer to this question.

    Videogames can be simultaneously good and bad for people depending on the circumstance. Can videogames be good for you? Sure. But it depends on the individual. Some people have addictive personalities and spend inordinate hours playing videogames leading to social anxiety, eye-fatigue, and health problems, only pulling themselves away from the TV for the mandatory wee and food break. I think videogames can be good in moderation, like everything in life, but when people play them obsessively that's when the bad benefits start to outweigh the good benefits. And the fact is a lot of people are obsessed with videogames which is unsurprising when you understand that videogames are designed specifically to be addictive, with their constant positive feedback reinforcements, powerful sense of agency and asynchronous gameplay, they make us feel special and capable, something that all of us don't experience too often in real-life. There is a scientific reason as to why people become addicted to videogames. When we play them they release powerful feel-good neurochemicals into our bloodstream, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, which keep us on an emotional high as Chris Bateman explains here: http://onlyagame.typepad.com/only_a_game/2008/04/top-ten-videoga.html However when videogames are played sensibly in moderation the benefits include such things as improved hand-to-eye co-ordination, a boosted self-esteem thanks to the aforementioned sense of agency, and problem solving. It also depends on what videogames you play. The problem with most online multiplayer games is that they don't give players the capacity for acting with kindness and compassion and an entire generation is growing up playing videogames like COD which is based on the premise of killing and humiliating others. These games, I'll say tentatively, can have negative impacts on your personality. Not so much the killing aspect, but the invariably rude people you meet online occasionally can rub off on you if you spend too long in that environment. To conclude, yes, I think games can be good for you, but it depends on the game and if you're playing the game responsibly in moderation and it isn't negatively interfering with your life.

  • They are too negatively influential

    After my first game of Call Of Duty I thought it was the greatest thing ever. However, the virtual target practice was just not fulfilling enough. Long story short, I don't have a family anymore but no one knows. Thankfully this site is anonymous so nobody knows yet. Now I am an avid believer in necrophilia. Nothing gets you hard like rigor mortis.

  • I like pie

    U like pie, I like pie, pie is yummy, I am intelligent due to games. Pie gives me intelligence. I can spell check the words intelligence, I also now know how to spell pie. Pie is yum, yum is game, so game is fun and teaches men spell check. So I ask my readers, do you like pie? If you do then tell me why, and then why you like games. I eat pie and learn stuff from games. When I was little I played operation, then I opera rated on my brother. He died. I need more realistic games or else other operations will not work. Please save families, show kids how to operate on people with a game about pies.


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