“Gone are the days when gaming was just about a speedy blue hedgehog or fat plumbers with a mustaches. Video games provide kids with good hand, eye coordination like if they were to play a sport. As much as I love video games, nothing about them makes them a sport,but they are "mental" sports! A sport, is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment
Many kids who are not as strong as others in school and not as good in sport are picked on often. If video games are considered a sports this would greatly stop bulling kids in school that are not as athletic as others. And except it or dont, video games are the future and more and more kids are playing video games, and will become as popular as sports are very soon.
“Gone are the days when gaming was just about a speedy blue hedgehog or fat plumbers with a mustaches. Today.Today there is the dynamic world of competitive gaming out there, where elite players battle it out and millions watch all around the world,” says Al Jazeera, internet blogger. In the past few years, video games have become a worldwide hobby. From repetitive addicting games on your phone, to e-sports such as League of Legends, and Starcraft, video games have greatly evolved. These games are now massive industries in which companies, amateur and professional players, and fans all participate in.
First of all, what is a sport? A sport, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Funny because that's exactly what you do when playing video games, isn't it? You are using physical exertion, not just by moving your thumbs but by fast thinking and monitoring your health and ammo bars all while looking at the screen. You also need good Hand/Eye Co-Ordination skills (note the word skills) and fast reaction times in order to be good at the game, and you compete against other players and/or teams. Need I say more?
They should because some kids are not good at spots so this would help a lot! Personally I am really good at video games and good at some sports but do not enjoy them! It will help because video games are apart of our society and no one can change that. :)
They should because video games is practically already a sport, video games like: Dota,League of Legends,Call of Duty and other RTS and FPS games of other genres have actual competitive teams and actually compete and get paid,Competitive teams also have things like tournaments and semifinals just like any other sport. So in conclusion Video games should be a sport, but the next question is should video games be a school sport
Video Games Should They should because video games is practically already a sport, video games like: Dota,League of Legends,Call of Duty and other RTS and FPS games of other genres have actual competitive teams and actually compete and get paid,Competitive teams also have things like tournaments and semifinals just like any other sport. So in conclusion Video games should be a sport, but the next question is should video games be a school sport
By definition (according to dictionary.Com) a sport is "an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature". Video games are all physical activities (even if in a small way) and obviousl require skill. Take for example, professional Starcraft Players or League of Legends players. I believe that they are very skilled at what they do, and one would be hard-pressed to find someone without any previous experience or skill that could compete at their level. In addition, many video games (such as the aforementioned Starcraft 2 and League of Legends) are played competitively, and on a large scale. In this sense, I believe that it would actually be more difficult to argue that video games (at least ones with large competitive communities) are NOT sports - that is, the definition is definintely in video games favor.
Video games should be considered a sport because video games involve alot of skills and alot of physical activity. Video games also have alot of fitness like the Wii. Video games also teaches us how to make a good sport player In real life. So video games should be considered a sport.
A sport doesn't technically have to be physical. The definition of "sport" is: a game or contest "usually" contains some sort of physical activity and "usually" involves a ball in which people compete against each other. Notice how it says "usually" which means most times but not always so video games can be considered a sport.
I don't believe that video games should be considered a sport. There isn't any physical activity involved with playing video games, therefore can't be classified as a sport. Chess isn't considered a sport and neither is checkers, so why should video games be classified as a sport? Imagine playing video games as an Olympic sport?
Yes, a sport is a competition much like most video games, but I'm afraid video games take 0 effort, maybe 1 for remember which button is the letter A or B. Seriously though, football, volleyball, etc... Those are all sports that are entertaining to play AND watch. Video games are fun to play, but do you really want to watch a kid sit on the couch playing shoot-em-ups all day?
Video games should not be considered a sport because they have zero physical activity involved. However the wii may have physical activity but you are playing actual sports within the video game. It is not a sport in itself. Video games to not strengthen you or help your physical health in any way.
Well, first, you need to be specific on what kind of video game you are talking about, because PC gaming is definitely not active. Console games aren't either. I suppose a Wii Fit or XBox Kinect could be considered a sport, but that's stretching it. I honestly don't know who would ask this question. XD
Sitting on your butt eating chips, popcorn, pop and candy while moving your thumbs is not a sport. Playing a sport requires physical activity not moving your thumbs. People who call it a sport are just calling it one because they don"t play one. Video games are not a sport.
A sport is considered an activity where people go out into the world and get physical activity by playing games. A video game is the exact opposite of that. When one is playing a video game, they are most likely sitting inside, looking at a screen and not getting any physical activity whatsoever. Both sports and video games are considered games, but a sport is when you are getting physical activity while NOT staring at a screen.
An activity involving physical exertion. Playing a video game has nothing to do with physical exertion.Playing a video game is moving your thoumb back and forth and rotting your brain. I dont think that football or softball is going to rot your brian if anything it will help your brain on thinking a head and planning. Video games dont do that all they do is let you live in a fantacy world.
If we call video games a sport than I am ashamed to call myself an athlete. Video games require no amount of athletic ability, and there is nothing sportlike at all about video games. They do require good hand eye coordination and some skills, but that doesn't make them a sport.
A sport is something that gets you physical activity. In video games all you do is move your thumbs and look at a TV screen. The people on the screen are doing things but that doesn't count for physical activity. If video games are a sport then so is bird watching.
I myself like gaming, but at the same time, I know when the gamer idealism goes too far. In this day and age, we WANT children to be looking up to athletes. Intellectuals are very important role models, too, but fitness is such a huge problem now. If gamers, people who sit in front of a screen, are considered athletes, the people that many children look up to and want to be like, then we're going to slip further down the slippery slope we've been trapped in. Gaming is absolutely not a sport.