As a parent today, you most likely understand the ratings on the movies that your children are watching. But, do you really know what the ratings on their video games mean? Are your children playing games on there video game systems or on the computer that are meant only for adults?
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has a very simple ratings system in place that we should know about. It is especially important to learn about the video game rating system, since most children can buy these games without a problem in many stores today.
EC Early Childhood
This rating indicates that the game is suitable for ages 3 and up. Games that are rated EC contain no material that parents would find inappropriate.
A game marked E is suitable for children 6 years and older. Ther...
Video games give little boys the opportunity to play major league sports in the comfort of their own home, and fantasize about what it would be like if they donned a colorful jersey of their favorite football or basketball team and took on their opponent in a National playoff game.
These action sports are displayed in realistic regulation sized court settings that come complete with the cheering fan sounds that come from a sell-out crowd, or a player might be subjected to boos and hisses from fans, that are emitted following a bad play on the playing field that resulted in an interception when the ball is on the 10 yard line.
All of these athletically oriented video games allow children to mentally interact in a fast paced game environment. These young children will become very knowl...
The Brain Games: How Videos Games Can Make You Smart
Video games have been getting a bad rap. Sure, a few involve nothing more than pointing several deadly weapons at the Undead and blasting them into a bajillion pieces. And there are cases of people wasting otherwise productive hours conquering a virtual kingdom and accumulating pixelized gold instead of going out and getting a real job.
But there are many, many times when video games actually provide a noble purpose in society. When they make you a better person. Or at least, a smarter person.
Because there are video games that are actually built on logic and reasoning, and involve complex problem solving that you can take with you even after youve walked away from the computer screen.
Take Tetris. Okay, so its a couple of co...
Life, in many ways, is just one big game full of challenges and pressures. Of course, as with any game, there are rules and guidelines that need to be followed to the letter. Naturally, as with any game, there are going to be those players who will need to find a little release every now and then from the pressure and grind. But it is not just the top-caliber athletes who need to unwind. Normal, everyday people also need to find some relief from the struggles of life. Indeed, stress relief is something that everyone has to delve into on a semi-regular basis, if only because it helps maintain our mental health.
There are already a number of ways by which to get some stress and anxiety relief. Some people have suggested that exercise is an effective form of stress relief. Others advocate ...
The argument as to whether video games are good or not is perhaps one of the hottest debates today. There are smart, well-educated, well-meaning people on each side of the debate.
As a non-gamer, I have an interesting perspective bring to the discussion – I’m a non-gamer who views video games favorably. Why? Allow me to explain.
Probably the largest complaint against video games is that they encourage violence. Perhaps they do. But I think that they are only a part of the picture. Playing a shooting game on your computer does not and can not by itself create a murderer. There are many other factors involved. In my experience, the gamers that I know are certainly not violent.
I believe that playing violent video games may increase violence only if and when other factors are present