The positive and negative effects of video games

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Emiliano Ramirez, Contributor

Video games can be fun and stress relieving. There are many types of video games that you could play. There are also many brands that make video games. When playing video games there could be positive and negative effects. 

          There are many positive effects of video games. One positive effect is that people can interact with other people who play the same game. According to integratedlistening.com, it says, “A study from the University of Toronto finds that people who regularly play action video games, like Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed, are better able to learn new sensorimotor tasks, improve hand-eye coordination, than people who do not play video games.” Another positive effect is that video games can help people make new friends. Video games can also be fun and stress relieving.

          There are many negative effects of video games. According to kidshealth.org, it says that, “It’s hard to get enough active play and exercise if you’re always inside playing video games. And without enough exercise, kids can become overweight.” Video games can also distract kids from getting their homework done. It can also damage peoples’ eyes from looking at a screen for too long.

          When playing video games there can be both positive and negative effects. There are many brands that make video games. And there are many types of video games. Video can be both fun and stress relieving.