Video Gaming & Lifestyle


Do you play games? Do you love them? If yes, what kind of games you right now have in your PC or games-collection-wallet.? Computer gaming is also an addiction and everybody knows that very well. But users of video games dont believe so. Everyone especially kids are often seen playing video games on their PCs(Personal Computers). “Anyone who has experienced it knows all too well – video game addiction is real” says an auther of video-game-addiction website.

This is a controversial issue that when first video game was produced. But according to my search and research, William Higinbotham produced first video game named ‘Tennis for Two’  in 1958. In 1962, Steve Russel, a young MIT programmer invented ‘SpaceWar’ which was the first video game ever invented for computer use. For using on TV sets, Ralph Baer created first video game called ‘Chase’ for TV sets. SpaceWar was liked by many guys at that time. After the great launch of PC (Personal Computer), playing games has appeared to be craze or something like addiction among youngsters. People especially kids love to enjoy playing games at home. In this desperate world of distress, if someone gets happiness by playing games, it appears to be great thing to do.

But there are disadvantages of playing these video games too. In playing games, youngsters waste their lots of energy and time. After playing a lot, they watch the time and say, “Oh it’s ___am or pm, I didn’t realize…” All this addiction leads them to discontentment and discontinuity in life. There are also social adherence too. You are playing your favorite game and suddenly, you listen a calling tone, you notice your close friend is making a call to you. You watch back to your PC-Screen and dont receive the call. You might think, “I’ll receive the call after completing this round of game.” This slowly makes you away from your social circle. Parents also get worried and talk from different perspectives that you may not feel good at them.

Apart from excessive use of PC games, these are also hazardous in growing a kid up. Most of the gamesare of fighting ones. Kids playing fighting games become distracted mentally. Their blood circulates more than that of an averege person. Their minds are filled with blodd, murders, fights & other illegal activities. Users in lots of games is supposed to kill many innocent person in the game in order to reach the final destination (round). And once, you are in final round of the game, you are to kill lots more fellows to win the game. According to video-game-addiction.org, “Today on Amazon.com, one of the most popular video games being sold is titled “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.” In this game, players can take on the role of either a U.S. or British soldier who is sent to military “hot spots” to defeat the world’s most dangerous enemies. Like other games in its genre, the images are near lifelike and the violence is graphic. As the level of violence in video games has increased, so has concern for the effects on those who play – especially those who play a lot. Many are quick to point out that most school shootings in recent years have been carried out by avid gamers, and their games of choice were always dark and violent.”

There are many stripping games (Adult Games) too in the market. In these games, user, after completing rounds gradually, gets reward of one item of clothes of girl removed.  According to Wikipedia, “Strip games are party games, usually involving more than one player, where players remove clothes when they lose a card hand, points in a game, or otherwise fail to come out ahead.” Such games can be very dangerous for the guys who are not still mature. They cannot resist being away from the opposite sex. So these games are also sex appealing. But what to do? Such games demanded by people are being produced by producing companies. And this willl continue untill users are organized, rationalised and awared of all consequences games can cause.

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