Running Head: THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ON OUR CHILDREN. The Impact of Violent Video Games On Our Children. S.M Shah Newaz DeVry University August 17, 2015 ENG 112 Professor Patrick Jackson. 1
THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ON OUR CHILDREN. The Impact of Violent Video Games on Our Children. “"BOOM! Head shot! That guy was destroyed!" These are just some examples of the dialogue spoken between children who play video games with utmost violence. In today's age, kids often brag about the number of people they managed to kill while playing these games”(Vogler, n.d). Currently, the effect of violent video games in our kid’s behavior is quite clear. A long hour of playing video games does create a direct impact on our kid’s behavior. According to Carey. B a NY times journalist, "The young men who opened fire at Columbine High School, at the movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, and in other massacres had this in common: they were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy” (2013, p D1). It is confirmed by a lab experiment that playing games like “ Call of Duty,” Kill zone 3” or “Battlefield 3” really entice the kid gamers to aggression (Carey, 2013). They start to think like killing your enemies is the utmost victory in real life as well. So it is apparent that violent video games are really playing a bad impact in our children’s behavior, which needs serious attention on it. History of Video Games According to encyclopedia, if we start talk about video game history we have to go back to 1950, when academics began designing simple games and start simulating as part of their computer science research. Video gaming would not get this much popularity until it was 1970s and 1980s, when arcade video games, gaming consoles and home computer games were 2
THE IMPACT OF VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ON OUR CHILDREN. introduced to the general public. Since then, video gaming has become a popular form of entertainment and a part of modern culture in most parts of the world. As of 2015, there are eight generations of video game consoles. The very latest generation inclusion is Nintendo's Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox 3, and Sony's PlayStation 4. PC gaming has been holding a large market share in Asia and Europe for decades and continues to climb up. Mobile gaming has been given a new level of popularity with release of smartphones, an easy way for gaming company’s to reach out to people even to them either who were not interested in gaming before. So that proves the huge increasing popularity of video games.(History of video games, 2013, para 1) Current States of Violence Video Game With the increasing popularity of video games and with the development done to video games software is dragging people into playing video games. Now a days ten out of 9 houses has a play station and everyday you might going to hear the rumbling sound big machine gun taking down the enemies. Almost every people sped some of their time from their daily routine by playing these violent video games. They think they will get rid of exhaustion by
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