A good rule of thumb in life is that if you enjoy something, it must be terrible for you. Kidding! Kind of. So it goes with video games. Except not, sometimes. But maybe also yes? Or both at the same time?
Historically speaking, video games are a relatively new cultural phenomenon. So, as you might expect, some of the science on their psychological and physiological effects is murky at best. Popular media organizations (hi!) looking for a common link between kids to explain uncommon behavior might also sensationalize video-game research.
It's probably safe to say that video games have some good effects on our health, along with some not-so-good effects, but it's not always easy to suss out which are which. Here are some examples of how confusing things get:
Games got nothing to do with any of thsoe effects directly - its a personal choice.
There is good and bad as there is with soo many things.
You can bring out those arguments with 100-s of other activities.
ITs liek religion - thsoe wh oare against it will look for absolutely any disadvantage, problem or bad thing about it or vice verse. OR few people who see the both sides.
Iv played games for years and majority of thsoe "researches" do not apply or both apply at the same time (agressive and relaxing for example) - as long as u play the game.
What do they want a already obese 200-300kg single ugly guy to do then? At least he can live in a fantasy world normally.
Stop wastign time on the Video game problems and solve real issues first, like: ALCOHOL AND TOBACO!!!!
People are unique and will react as an individual according to some studies and people are sheep and do as everyone else according to others, the issue is exactly as it is referenced in the article with the links to studies; there are studies to prove and dis prove any hypothesis. I always enjoyed the saying for every study there is an equal and opposite counter study. and science really come down to faith being more of a religion than than scientists will have you believe, but believe what you want and there will be facts and supportive evidence out there to prove your point to others, Example the flying spaghetti monster religion, proven to exist scientifically with rigorous fact and peer review. I ask: can you prove to me that the flying spaghetti monster isn't real? or unicorns for that matter, it boils down "in my Opinion" that yes there are certin things that can be proven such as 1+1=2 (unless you want to get irrational with it ...off topic... or is it) but as it goes with psychology and the human condition (the cyborg lemur condition for that matter) there is never a definitive yes or no black and white kindergarten answer. For some it will be good for others it will be bad there is only trial and error, and individual results.
Games Did not ruin my life!!!!!! It made me smarter hotter quicker reflexes ......
Common american excuses... Instead i am 200 pounds heavier and i am a pro at eating french fries and beating video games
Yes, It ultimately has to do with the persons ability to control ones action. But you cant say they dont influence us in the slighest bit. Or aleast influence the person who is persuaded easily plus mentally weak.
If TV/games where not persuasive then why do company's spend millions apon millions for commercials advertising there product.
Everything has some kind of influence on a person. Sad songs make some of us feel sad, up beat songs make other want to dance and others want to run away.
"Games can cause aggression" damn straight they can! Who hasnt gotten pissed for getting owned by a 7 year with a noob tube. The majority of us arent gonna go kill someone with that aggression. Yet there are some who might.
Its the same thing as if you work your tail off at work for that promotion and the lazy kiss butt gets it.
Ill shut up now......it makes sense in my head just not here i guess.
hey i know were we all coming from but ever since i started playing games i have been more athletic i can do all the things my teenage friends can do and i have anger issues but where i live it is a good thing.see video games are good for kids and adults by the way i am 12.u have to get outside to have those reflexes.