Portfolio Project

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Submitted By dadam28
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Denise Watson
ENGL101JM3 - Research and Writing I
Kristy Nelson
Bryant & amp; Stratton

Introduction
I want to introduce you to the world of video games and the power that it seems to possess. I will explore effects of violent video games, the addictive behavior it may cause, and how these behaviors have affected the youth of today. Then there are those who find video games to be a form of great entertainment. One professor states, ''Art has always been dangerous. It's not supposed to just reinforce happy ideals. It's supposed to be challenging.'' (Bogost, 2007, ¶ 14).

History

The history of video games in this country goes beyond what we as society could have imagined. I remember as child in 1988, begging my sister to let me play Pac-Man on her Atari Game System. The feeling of playing this game with colors and artistic structure that I had never encountered. Many years later I was introduced to a more futuristic video game system Nintendo. This gaming system offered educational and interactive cartridges that offered you a sense of control. But this is what video games have offered us since its patent in 1947. From a social aspect the controversy that surrounds games was developed due to censorship, violence, sexual refrains, profanity and drug distribution. Let’s explore the positives and the negatives of video games.

Affirmative
In 2003, video teaching systems were developed and referred to as serious games. These games were used by teachers to educate and give instruction to what is called the “Net Generation” (Annetta, 2006, ¶ 3). As we know this new age of Internet has opened a door for educators to reach students on their scale. One example is the serious game developed called Immune Attack. The game system allows students to learn biology and immunology on a playing field that is much more easy to receive. How incredible is…...

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