Monday, February 6, 2012

2) Write a blog arguing for or against the proposition that the heavy use of RPGs can blur one's ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality.

After reading "Video Games, Avatars, and Identity", in my opinion, the heavy use of RPG's can blur one's ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Personally, I've never really played any video games. Occasionally I play with friends, or cousins but rarely. But I have a little brother who can spend our playing video games. He is addicted to COD. He communicates to his friends and they start killing people (or whatever they have to do in the game). Although my brother plays video games, I'm glad to say he is not addicted. He also spends a lot of time outside of the house which is good. Personally, I haven't met anyone who is very addicted to games, but I've heard about some cases where kids cannot wait until they get home to play games. I actually believe that video games play a big role in children's (and some cases, adults) lives, specially boys. Since they are very young and their minds haven't developed completely, they can easily loose sight of what's real and what isn't and think that their lives are based on video games. In order to prevent this from happening, we have to be more social that way we can spend more time outside instead of playing video games all day.

1 comment:

  1. The social aspect of games has been studied a lot lately. Turns out, and I am sorry I can't remember the title of the book at the moment, that playing games for about 20 hours a week could actually be beneficial for a person (adult or child). More than that could cause depression. It's worth doing research for a possible paper topic.