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So, this has been on my mind recently, and it's really bugging me! I am so upset as to why people think video games are bad for you! I've been wanting to write a rant about this for so long!

So, parents believe that violent video games cause aggression in kids, and they have 'scientific studies' to back them up. If this 'study' is true, then who do we blame? The company? The child? No. We blame the parent.

Here's why.

 Violent video games are meant for mature adults. Not 7 year old children who forced their mom to buy CoD: Ghosts are gamestop. And frankly, gamers in that community dislike those kids a lot! I should know. I play GMod and the kids are absolutely annoying. Here's a question for all of you: How did these kids get their hands on this game?

I believe parents should be monitoring their children while they are playing a video game. Keep track of what your child is experiencing through this game play. What is your kid gonna learn from what he/she is seeing through that TV screen? What is your child hearing through those headphones?

 Here's a tip to handle this. Read.

You need to read what the game is about. Check the ESRB rating EVERY time. E games are fine for everyone. They're perfect for kids. In my opinion, E10+ games are still good. Now we get in to the big boy zone. T games. This part gets tricky. Now you need to flip the case, and read what 'violence' is in the game. If it's blood and gore, it's not okay for a child's eyes. If it's mature violence, then it's not okay. Notice the word mature. That's a very important word in this rant.

 Most children aren't mature enough to play most games. You can even see it in GTAV's title! "Grand THEFT Auto". Which word in that title sticks out the most, hm? Are you sure you want to see you kid beat up and steal another person's car? This might seem like the most logical thing to do, but people bypass this ALL the time.

 Now, you might be questioning, if video games aren't bad for you, then are they good for you?

 There have been studies that playing Super Mario 64 increased people's engineering skills. It is also said that gamers have a less chance of having nightmares than regular people. To be honest, I haven't had a nightmare in a loooooooong time! It also makes the player sleepy, just in time for bed. No more waiting to fall asleep :-)

 One more thing. If a person can't afford/doesn't want to buy a video game, then they'll most likely see game play for it on Youtube or Twitch or something. I think parent should monitor this too as they child may still learn what they shouldn't be learning for a while.

 Overall, I think video games can cause unwanted effects to a person, BUT it can also be prevented with a little bit of common sense and care.





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Hey guys! Thanks for reading through my rant! I know it might be annoying, but I needed to put it out there. I'm pretty sure no parent will ever see this, but this was something that I need to get off my chest for personal reasons. Better to write it out then to yell it out, right? lol

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to Defense Grid: The Awakening :D
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Crimson9876 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heyo! Thanks a lot for the fav, man!
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TooterScooter Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw that you liked PBG and I was wondering what your favorite moment was from him, also if you have any recommendations for my fanart! It just makes me happy to see another fakemon artist who likes PBG. You don't have to do that, I would just really appreciate it! :D Here it is so far (It's not finished at all): sta.sh/02593rb1rwx0
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Oh cool!

I like his Zelda month thing he does every November. I also really like the LoZ series and he gives out a lot of cool content about it.

And your fanart is really cool ^^ It really shows your dedication to the guy, and that's good! It's nice to draw what you like and PBG isn't an exception
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TooterScooter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright thanks! Also sorry my scanner cut a lot of it off....
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Steve14141 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :)
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
No problem! You have some fantastic fakemon ;)
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IceyPinkLemons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your style. cx Wish you made art more regularly.
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks! I've been busy a lot lately doing other things. Hopefully I will get time to draw :)
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IceyPinkLemons Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully. c:
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Steve14141 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
No problem! ^^
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Robinsu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thanks for the Favorite!
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Any time! ^^
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Blak-Foxx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tyvm for the watch dude! ^^
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