Its annoying how people call people who play video games gaming nerds, or geeks. I decided to write this in hopes of changing people's minds! And just encase, Disclaimer: I don't own any of the following video games or consoles!
Video games not only are fun, but sometimes can help your brain, take Legend of Zelda and Sonic the Hedgehog for an example, in both you can have a lot of fun and you still need to use your brain and figure out the puzzle. Video games are a great, fun way to do many things, yet people still go against them, but they are all looking at it in the wrong way. Here are the reasons why people don't want to play video games and why they are wrong...
I don't want to play video games! I'll have to wear glasses!
Okay sure, video games do cause bad eye sight, and most video gamers do need glasses, but most people who don't play video games go on the internet, or look at the sun, or watch movies really close up. Sure a lot of people have glasses, but most of them don't have glasses because of video games!
Besides, lots of people have glasses! Even celebrities! And if you are worried about your appearance, then you could get contacts or laser eye surgery! If you're going to get glasses, at least get them for a good reason!
I'll become a geek!
Peeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrr pppprrrreeeessssuuuurrrreeee ! Who care what other people think? Besides only some people think that video games are lame. Most of my friends (and more, even my enemies!) all love video games! I'm pretty sure that out of all the people I know only three people hate video games (and no, I don't just know four people). And to all those people who like video games but are afraid to admit it, don't be afraid! Show your awesomeness to the world!
You'll get no exercise!
That has been proven false ever since the Wii and the Xbox 360 were invented. You can have so much fun playing video games and STILL get a good exercise! Plus unlike basket ball, baseball, soccer, etc. you don't need more than one person! You also don't need to buy all those expensive balls and hoops, just pop in the disc and you're set!
They are so violent!
That is the most false stereotype I have ever heard of in my entire life! Sure games like Dead Space might be just a bit violent (sure 'just a bit'), but do you really think that a blue hedgehog that's catchphrase is 'way-past-cool' could be scary?...sure utterly terrifying... Besides there is always Mario (even if I don't like it that much, that doesn't mean that you won't), its the most popular, cheerful video game I have ever heard of. Not all video games are violent, I mean I'm pretty sure that they have made five Dora the Explorer games by now, so just play that!
Your grades will drop!
Who said you had to play during school? You could play on the weekends, holidays, or seasonal breaks! Video games can even improve your education sometimes, like those math games that are online, as boring as they may be, those are video games too! The fun video games can be educational as well, like I mentioned before Legend Of Zelda is an example, with all those puzzles and solving, you are practically using your brain every five minutes!
It's such a wast of time!
How many times have you heard this? "I'm booooorrrreeeddd!"...exactly... If you are so bored then go play a video game! It's a perfect time killer, and before you know it, you'll be disappointed that you'll have to go to bed! Video games aren't a waste of time, it's a fun way to kill time when you're bored. Don't have time to play? No problem, there is always tomorrow.
So seriously, next time you try to insult video games, try to think of the pros and not just the cons!
Yeah, like I said in the summary I'm not that good at persuading people, but I'm working on it!
thanks for spending your time reading!