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The regular playing of video games by people of all ages not just children and adolescents has become fairly widespread and is not usually given two thoughts It does not take a certain type of person to enjoy at least one kind of video game the gaming possibilities are nearly endless with all the various consoles and genres to choose from Even most of the athletes and bookworms take time away from football and reading to play the occasional round of Mario Kart Why then do video games receive so much criticism on such a regular basis The people who play video games do not view them in the negative light that researchers and professors work so hard to shine and most likely see no reason to give up this type of activity A persons quality time with his Playstation can easily be a part of his quality time with friends or family and it even has intellectual and emotional benefits Video games do not cause the transformation of perfectly normal teenagers into antisocial hermits or crazed serial killers despite the stereotypical views of gamers as lonely nerds hulled up in their rooms or violent boys screaming at television screens during a session of Call of Duty Moderate video game play may come with risks like heightened aggression and addiction but these possibilities should not damage the acceptance or overshadow the educational and psychological benefits of video games as a wholeThe main concerns with video games over the years have been basically violence and aggression Obviously a lot of video games involve a lot of violent and sometimes even gruesome material It is common knowledge that most video games require the defeating of enemies in order to move on to higher levels and eventually beat the game Even the jolly plumber Mario perhaps the most well-known classic video game character of all knocks out the bad guys before they can kill him first
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