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Playing Video Games Good Or Bad ?

  1. jackspicer11 profile image58
    jackspicer11posted 6 years ago

    Playing Video Games Good Or Bad ?

    for health, for mind , time, study, or anything else ?
    in my opinion playing video games is good for your mind , it increases rate of action and problem solving abilities (BTW I use these lines to defend myself )
    what do you think ?

  2. ibbarkingmad profile image81
    ibbarkingmadposted 6 years ago

    To everything there is a season. A time to study, a time to blow Covenant forces to kingdom come. A time to sleep and a time to burn rubber down a virtual race track. A time to shoot real guns or to shoot simulated guns. Moderation is the key. I have seen some people waste their lives and most of their money on games. I enjoy a good game now and then to blow off steam. I just can't do it for hours at a time because there is life beyond the screen.

  3. Freegoldman profile image36
    Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago

    good old question.....Its always good to play video games unless u r addicted to it

  4. tingcruz profile image54
    tingcruzposted 6 years ago

    I agree, video games stimulates the mind to think quickly.  However, spending so much time in video games limits your physical activity and eats up much of your time to do other things.  Enjoy in moderation!

  5. Larry Gee profile image61
    Larry Geeposted 6 years ago

    I wonder... if we could put other forms of entertainment into this question, and if it would affect the answers you got.

    Theatre, good or bad?

    Novels, good or bad?

    Television, good or bad?

    Rugby, good or bad?

    Skydiving, good or bad?

    I think gaming is a more contentious topic than these, but the common theme we might see among the answers is they all have their good points and bad points. Time spent doing one thing is of course time you can't spend doing another. Prioritise sensibly, and who is to say you can't find satisfaction in the experience, or storylines, or even themes of a computer game?

  6. Slices of Life profile image72
    Slices of Lifeposted 6 years ago

    I think Video Games are good because they do promote critical thinking, problem solving, physics, and other mental functions that school these days are failing to stimulate. It also works on the visual centers of the brain, expanding the mind artistically.

    However, Video Games do not promote other world skills especially socializing. Though MMOs are using programs like Vent and Mumble to allow real-time verbal communications, it does not replace the face-to-face contact and learning how to read faces and body languages which is important when making deals, persuasion, etc.

    If you're a parent and worry about what you're kids are playing, do some research on the titles they're playing and remember just because they're beheading zombie pixels, doesn't mean they'll do such to real people and who knows? Maybe these zombie-beheading skills will pay off if the zombie apocalypse comes around.

  7. mudy247 profile image57
    mudy247posted 6 years ago

    Video games can be both good and bad. It just depends on how the player uses them. The player could be using video games maybe for entertainment, studying, researching, learning, etc. There are things that are good about video games such as learning something, like you said it can improve problem solving, and people who research these games for their job. Video games can also be a great stress reliever and great for entertainment.

    Video games aren't entirely bad at all but if used wrongly then they could be seen as that. If someone spends hours and hours sitting there playing video games, they may not be sitting there trying to learn anything at all without ever getting out into the real world. It just depends.

  8. theseattlegirl profile image88
    theseattlegirlposted 6 years ago

    The average American spends how many hours staring dully at a TV screen every day?

    I'd rather use my brain to develop tactical strategies, manage a group of 25 people, AND perform high-level mathematics to determine the best possible upgrades.

    Which sounds like it does the most harm: NOT using your brain for 4 hours (researchers have found that the brain essentially shuts off in front of a TV screen), or using my brain actively for 4 hours?

    I honestly don't see how playing a video game that deals with war is much different from reading a book that deals with war. Everyone has their bit of escapism.

  9. SD Dickens profile image83
    SD Dickensposted 6 years ago

    Video games have long been condemned and blamed for everything from childhood obesity to attention deficit disorder.  Now research shows that video games can actually be good for you. read more