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Shvoong Home>Internet & Technology>Gaming>Video Games for Learning and Working Out Review

Video Games for Learning and Working Out

Article Review   by:diasflacleo    
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Games, whatever the platform they run, are one of the most exciting and enjoyable entertaiment experience that people may have nowadays.

Some people have many wrong ideas about gaming such as: "games are for children","games are for vagabonds", or even worse like: "games make people violent and fat". It hurt my hears when I hear these prehistoric thoughts and I can say without exitation that these people know nothing about games.

The first wrong idea is saying that games are for kids. I am sure that these people never played God of War, for example, to see how adult the content is varing from scenes of violence to scenes of sex. For sure is an adult game but for some unknown reason this fact is not taken into consideration and they buy it for their kids, saying that the responsability for them playing adult games is government's or somebody else's fault.

I heard this words from my ex-wife once: " games are for vagabonds" and she said that a normal man does not play video games. I had to laugh. She was so immature and blind that all of my friends, even older than me, loved playing games. That's was one of the reason's she left me. but this is another story.

They say that games make people violent and fat. I have to disagree with this.We can choose the games we like to play, the same way we choose the movies we like to watch and the magazines we like to read. There is target public for specific genre of games. If we choose violent games to play it is because we cannot do it in real life.If the want to forbid violent games, why don't they forbid violent movies either? They also say that people who plays games are fat. So people cannot watch movies too because they are still, motionless paying attention to the movies, and not mention book readers, they read books on their beds and sofas, they may get fat as well don't they?

Fortunally, these conceptions are changing. I learned english through games and I am really proud of it. I want to show that besides being a lovely way to gather friends and family, we can learn about historic facts, culture and improve our language skills perfectly. And I go beyond, with new ways of interacting with a game, people are using games for different porposes like workin the body out. These new way of interaction has been attracting more and more players, from different ages and taste for games. You may be the next.

Published: June 21, 2011   
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