According to the film, what are
some pros and cons of playing videogames for individuals and societies?
There are some pros and cons of playing videogame. Playing videogame is a good chance to learn and an effective channel for education. For example, the introduction of army game in USA teaches the basic technique of shooting. Some game players are interested in the real training of army after they play that game. Also, it is a golden opportunity to earn big money. In South Korea, the professional players gain well respect from the public and earn huge income.
However, there are some disadvantages of playing videogame too. The excessive time of playing videogame cause different kind of health problems like the back and the muscle are painful. The videogame can gradually change the way we think. Even the professional game players earn a lot, they have to isolate from their family and feel lonely.
2. According to the film, is there any evidence that digital games can encourage aggressive values and anti-social actions in the real world? Do you agree?
There is no evidence show digital games can encourage aggressive values and anti-social actions in the real world. The digital game can arouse the aggressive feeling when you play the game. However, the game players are wise to distinguish the game from the reality. There is no proof for aggressive feeling during the play of game can stimulate aggressive action in the society.
I agree with this view. A rational person can easily distinguish the game and the real world. Many people like to play the violent game (shooting game/ fighting) as it helps to relieve their pressure. Therefore, it shows that playing digital games properly that can help to maintain the balance of mental health. There are many tragedies of shooting classmate in USA school. Then, some people may blame this for the negative influence of the aggressive digital games. It is may be true. However, this claim leaves out a number of complexities such as the mental condition of the criminal, the accessible of gun in USA and the accumulated conflicts between the criminal and classmates which are also the possible reasons to trigger off the misfortune.
3. Should governments have the right to ban a certain game or place age restrictions on it? Why?
Yes, governments should have the right to ban a certain game or place age restriction on it. There are some games emphasized on the content of sex and violent. It would definite have a bad influence on children as they are too young to distinguish the right from wrong. The game contains the elements of sex like exaggerate the female body and sexy clothes will distort the image of female which should place age restriction. The violent game likes shooting and fighting shows a bad way to solve the problem and dispute. It creates an illusion that violence can solve all problems and conflicts. Also, some game may include racial discrimination like shooting the other races should be banned.
B) Interview a Classmate
Vivian Ho likes the Sim City very much. She likes to design all the custom and the plan of the city. Everything is under her control that can create an ideal city. She claimed this game as an artwork. You have to communication with other citizens. The design of the game is attractive and beautiful. The game is similar to the real life which is fun and exciting to pursue your personal goal. The advantage of the game is you have to learn how to get well with others and improve your interpersonal skill.