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Are Video Games Bad?

        Video games have always been a subject of debate. Whether they’re good for you or whether you can benefit from them. In the following passage there will be arguments from both side of the table. Now although you may possible already have your mind set that video games are the work of the devil and that there can be no god from them, you must at least conceder the argument that there can be good. My own personal opinion of the matter is that although video games do have negative aspects, their positive properties greatly outnumber the negative and hopefully you can see it that way too.

        Now clearly the argument that video games are bad has been made a countless amount of times and with all the new graphics and gore it’s easy to see how people could claim that video games can only cause allot more harm and incite violence than anything else. Couple cases that easily come to mind are the Daniel Petric cause and the many times video game developers got sued for the content of their games.

        You’re probably wondering, who is Daniel Petric? Now although you probably don’t recognize the name you most certainly have heard about the boy who killed his mother over a video game or at least have heard some sort of familiar tell.

        Now according to a December 15, 2008 article by Plain dealer Staff, Daniel Petric shot his mother and injured his father because they took a game called Halo 3 away from him. Plain dealer Staff states, “In September 2007, Daniel, then 16, had sneaked out of his bedroom window to purchase the game at a store against his father's orders. When he returned home, his parents caught him with the game and took it from him. His father, Mark, a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, put the game in a lockbox in a closet where he also kept a 9mm handgun, according to prosecutor’s .About a month later, on Oct. 20, 2007, Daniel used his father's key to open the lockbox and remove the gun and the game. The boy shot his parents, killing his mother and gravely wounding his father. As his father lay wounded, Daniel tried to place the gun in his father's hand. Daniel fled after his sister and her husband arrived at the house, taking the Halo 3 game with him”.



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