Is Gaming Really Good For You?

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Is Gaming Really Good For You?

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Amelia Harrison, Staff Writer

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More than 150 million Americans play video games and 60% of them play video games daily. But the real question is, are they good for you?

Video games can help and hurt you. Some of the pros to gaming are helping depression, helping hand-eye coordination, help problems solving skills and the mind’s ability to process information. Video games are known to improve your self confidence and helps you experience more emotions. Some games that people have found that helps their depression is Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, World of Warcraft and more.

Dylan Matlock a 7th grader said, “They’re (video games) very educational, they help with stress relief, and fun!”

One story that video games help saved someone’s life was when a Norwegian boy had saved himself and his sister from a moose attack by using the skills he had from a video game called World of Warcraft. When the moose went to attack the boy, he had remembered from level 30 from the video game to fake his death and the moose had lost interest.

With all of the pros coming from video games there are also many cons. Most people who play video games lack the exercise they need and usually don’t go outside much which can lead to obesity which is a big problem for teens currently. People who play video games are most likely to be more aggressive, as some studies suggest. Video games are also easily addictive. As some students suggest, video gamers are more likely to develop depression, insomnia, social isolation and anxiety.

In the end you can get many benefits from gaming you just need to make sure you’re getting the exercise you need and still staying social.

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One Response to “Is Gaming Really Good For You?”

  1. XXX_Tentacion on March 13th, 2019 10:30 am

    I Love Fortnite, but i think that video games could hurt you.

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