Literature Review: Understanding The Effects Of Violent Video Games

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The endless limitations and creativity every video game has to offer is what makes it so interesting and appealing to people. According to Granic, Lobel, and Engels (2014), Video games are a pervasive part of almost every children and adolescent’s life, with 97% playing at least one hour a day (p.1). Moreover, video games have created a big impact in the economy that in the United States, video games were said to be sold over 25 billion dollars last 2010 (Motion picture Association of America, 2011 as cited in Granic et al., 2014). People are more likely to imitate the undesirable traits and characteristics they get from fictional characters they portray as in violent video games because of the illusions violent video games have to offer…show more content…
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