posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 05:29 AM
reply to post by franspeakfree
Bideo games have been commercially around now for over 30 years. It's nothing new anymore and of course, the companies always try to create new
You shouldn't be so paranoid and thinking that all kids are just sitting at home and doing nothing but playing games. That's far from the truth.
First of all: Video Games aren't just for or played by kids. The average age of gamers is around 35 years old (a bit higher for PC than on consoles
Lots of people enjoy games. That's why the video game industry made nearly 60 million dollars last year in the middle of the so called financial
crisis (it was a new record for them!)
And as for kids: I don't know where you live, but i see a lot of kids out there. They may not play racist games like "cowboy and indians" (that
game is wrong on so many levels, i don't even know where to start...indians are the "bad guys" and kids shoot and kill...tse) anymore, but they
play a lot of soccer, running around, using bikes or skateboards. Everywhere i go, be it around here or around munich, in the summer the kids are all
over the place and doing things that don't have anything to do with video games.
Video games aren't evil, they aren't from Satan, they don't "brainwash" anything but video games can be very useful. You can learn a whole lot of
things with the right games. I learned the english language and even some italian. Adventure and puzzle games are way better than old crossword
puzzles, they train a lot of abilities and some historical games even teach you a little bit about human history.
Not all video games are violent or "stupid".