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What are some pros and cons of playing video games?

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Pro: it provides entertainment for any one! Con: it can cost you time in your life that can be used for better things that can make you more successful in life.

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I would say the newtown shooting was a con

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That's actually false. You say video games was the main thing at fault? That's completely false.
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Well then what was?
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Uh, hello? Mentally Ill? Plus being exposed to violent content when they shouldn't have been? If you can't tell the difference between fiction and reality, you need help.
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Being exposed to violent content. AKA the thousands of dollars of violent video games they found in his basement
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And the fact that he was mentally ill being a factor he shouldn't of bin subjected to those types of themes for he is already troubled with reality.
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Uh, no.
To a mentally healthy person, those games would have no effect. Meaning they wouldn't go out shoot up a bunch of people.
To a mentally unhealthy person, well, you know what happened.
Conclusion. If you're sick in the head to begin with, you shouldn't be viewing violent content.
AKA, games don't kill people.
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Wow SouthernBoy.
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What CJ? Didn't you here about the games they found? I mean I play video games but the most violent is modern combat on my iPod that's it
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Ban video games? what about Ban stupid people that cant think for themselves!

Its not violent people that are the worst... its stupid people that will encourage dictators to ban everything...
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I didn't say anything about banning them????
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The kid was a loner, with little social life and mental issues. End of discussion. Blame his mom for not locking up the guns and taking the kid to a shooting range. Games had about as much to do with it as me playing Warcraft III means I'm destined to be a General in command of the United States Army in Afghanistan, where I'll have great success.
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-Pros:
-It's fun.
-Hand/eye coordination.
-Cons: You can get so stuck to it that you'll become a master of procrastination.

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Don't forget problem solving, field of peripheral vision, and sense of direction ( pros )
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They can be very creative and artistic and expand your mind's horizons. The cons though are that they take up too much time and most games are very superficial and pointless.

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I think you are right.
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Pros: They are fun and often challenging. Cons: They can become very addictive and you can waste your life away on them.

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Pros:
You have a good time, and it lasts.

Cons:
I got nothing.

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con you won't get any girls pro guys love guys

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good one gabrielz3 <3
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that,s inappropate.
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what the heck?!?!?!?!?
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I think they will become addictive and then you won,t be
interested in anything else.

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Wiii :D IS THE BEST GAME EVER !

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the Wii is not a game it is a game system theres a difference!!!!
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Pro- fun to play
Con- mushy brain

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pros include concentration cons waste time

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Pro: they are good entertainment for children who are sick or in the hospital. Con: most parents believe that ALL video games are violent and most children cannot play any of them (not even mario) Pro: some games are productive and creative (for example: minecraft) con: some are addicting and ruin peoples lives.

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Con: It might hurt your eyes if you play it a lot

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pros include better hand eye coordination improve mood for those of us with anti-social behavior Cons none. anyone who says its a waste of time either doesnt play or has nothing to to do but condemn other for enjoying their hobbies to you i say grow up high school is a long time ago people dont need to feel bad about how they spend their time. yes indulging a hobby 24/7 isnt health for anyone but not everyone can build birdhouses or go mountain biking or want to. end thought: cons to having hobbies: not getting work done





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video games fuel your imagination! It inspires you!
It empowers your psyche!
It remove stress!
Its Fun.. Well its supposed to be.
It gives you better rflexes, it sharpens your instincts.

Overall it makes your mind arithmetic much faster and better at using your intuition!

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#5 is a myth. It increases reaction time to predictable stimuli which helps very little outside the game/venue. Being able to press a button faster does next to nothing for you in the real world... unless you're a telemarketer. If you want to improve your reflexes you need to engage as much of your body and mind into something that is not as static as video games (Yes, they are a relatively static interface.) Upping the difficulty level doesn't count. #1, #3 and #4 hold true or have the potential to be.
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Pros: It's fun and entertaining, gives you hand-eye coordination.
Cons: You can get VERY addicted and waste your time (and even sometimes life!) to it.

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Pro: Angry Birds is very popular. Con: It turns out in 2012 Minecraft beats Angry Birds!

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Pros: it keeps you aware and determined
Cons: it can give you the need of glasses and it does give you lack of brain

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pros: wasting time if you have a lot of time to waste
cons: wasting you time

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Like everyone has been saying

Pros: They can be fun; a great way to kill some time. Actually one of the better ways to relieve any stress you might have. (Careful though, some games do increase your stress; usually when you start losing)

Cons: They can be time/life consuming if you're not careful.

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pros - video game players are proven to be good in real time problem solving and decision making,
cons - addictive and bad for your eyesight

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Pros: they take you away from boring everyday life. You can do things that you aren't supposed to be doing, or things you wanted to do but were to scared or worried that you couldn't. You forget who you are and what you're doing in real life. It's great!

Cons:...I forget...

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