Video games - Dhungel 1 Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Lowery English 11 12 November 2019 Video Games Effects on the Brains Contrary to popular belief video

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Dhungel 1 Mahendra Dhungel Mr.Lowery English 11 12 November 2019 Video Games Effects on the Brains. Contrary to popular belief, video games are far more beneficial than they appear. According to an article on Medium, thanks to the rise of consoles and pcs, video games sales have skyrocketed from 100 million sales to 700 million in just a matter of 2 decades. As a result they have become a significant part of society. Naturally, some of us fear the power of video games, while others utilize them, as a tool for self- improvement and pleasure. In most cases video games can improve motor functions, critical thinking skills and memory, for kids and adults alike, instead of initiating violent acts. People have a long history of connecting the wrong dots, misinterpreting research and making things far more complicated than they are meant to be. Most parents generally believe that video games destroy their kid’s attention span and even believe games “rot” their brains. Thanks to games like Mortal Kombat, Grand Theft Auto and Doom; video games have a stigma attached to them. If video games truly caused kids and adults to act violently then, there should be a clear cause and effect relationship. But, statistics show no causation nor a correlation between videogames and violence. According to the article “The Incomplete History of Video Game Sales” the number of video games copies sold have steadily increased, from 200 million in 1966 to 700 million in 2008, at its peak. (Ioana, Medium) w W hile murder rates have decreased nearly by 50% from 1971 to 2008. The graph shows the murder rates per every 100,000 dropped from 8.6 murders in 1970 to 5.4 in 2008. (Deathpenaltyinfo) Therefore, statistics prove that
Dhungel 2 video games are not the main root of violence in the United States. Just because it’s easier to blame video games, does not mean the government shouldn’t focus on strict gun laws and creating more rehabilitation centers. Instead of criticizing the gaming community and using

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