How Do Video Games Affect Human Behavior

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Do you believe video games are a positive influence on people? Imagine you are a plumber trying to rescue a princess or a soldier fighting vs aliens for your life. Now these experiences and more are available in the comfort of your living room thanks to the video games industry. There are 1.23 billion people worldwide who spend an hour per day on average playing videogames. Also, in America, 81% of youths plays at least once a month. These statistics represent an important activity in the human life and they opened the door to the discussion that has lasted decades: the influence of video games on human behavior. Recently, according to researchers, video games are great for a number of cognitive functions and contain social benefits. These games can change us for the better and improve our attention, memory and visual skills. The history of video games, as an industry, begins in the 1970s. Pong was an early arcade game introduced by Atari in 1972. The first wildly popular home console system was the Atari 2600, released in 1977. It used plug-in cartridges to play many different kind of games, and thanks to the popularity of Space Invaders, it became a…show more content…
Like so many other topics these days, the concept of violence in video games is controversial. For this reason, it is important that the parents know what kind of games children are playing. Parents need to start talking early about Internet use and gaming with their kids. Also, it is necessary to set limits on how often and how long children can play video games. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has ratings that give concerned parents information about the content of the games. As you can see, video games have many benefits, introduce the kids to computer technology and can make learning fun. So, with all this information in mind, I just have one last thing to say: “Enjoy the game and have

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