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Unformatted text preview: Jane Austen and women without the passion of Nathanial Hawthorn. #55 The Plays the Thing: In Defense of Video Games In Ted Fishmans article The Plays the Thing: In Defense of Video Games he presents an argument for the positive impact of video games in the lives of Americas youth. He argues that video games serve as more a healthier alternative to the make believe games of earlier generations. While you may be engaging in violence in a video game he argues it is no different than the cops and robbers of old. In fact he states it is better since they player is acting out this violence on a nonliving digitally generated character rather than a friend. Fishman also states that video games serve as a source of real life experience. In the case of skateboarding for instance, by playing the game the individual gains knowledge that will help them in the real life activity....
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '08
- A Modest Proposal