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Online Video Game Store Helps Game Addiction

A retail video game store on the web recently reduced all video and pc game prices to "Sale" prices. Opponents of video games could view this action as offering cheap fuel for the video game addict. This is a look into the addictive nature of playing video and PC games.

Palm Bay, FL, December 19, 2006 --( In recent months, several attempts to effect the sale of video games have been made by opponents of video and pc games. Efforts to ban the sale of specific games, to the introduction of various bills in Congress that would restrict game content and sales, have been prevalent in the news.

Recently, the Online Video Game Store at, in response to a poll conducted on several internet gaming newsgroups, reduced all games offered on their website to "Sale" prices. Although, responses varied in detail, the overwhelming results of the poll was, YES, video game playing is addictive. However, considering the comments made by respondents, being addicted to playing video games may not be such a bad thing after all.

Every respondent agreed that playing pc games is addictive, to a point. However, any activity that brings enjoyment can also be considered "addictive". Everyone has a tendency to "be addicted" to those activities they find entertaining and fun, but seldom do you find activities with the benefits of playing video and pc games.

Many feel game playing to be a great stress reliever and somewhat therapeutic. It provides an escape from reality where frustrations can be taken out on a fictional character. Also, game playing can enhance a person's ability to interact socially through online multiplayer gaming.

The educational benefits alone make game playing addiction worthwhile. Many games improve analytical skills, cognitive skills, mental alertness, and even basic reading and writing. A game recently released is thought to exercise the brain and help improve mental functions including memory. So why is playing video and pc games considered a bad thing?

Instead of looking at difficult issues that affect our society, some politicians have decided to direct their attention toward the easy media-visible target of video gaming. These news media icons extol all the negative aspects of playing video games and none of the positives. The long line of legislation aimed at the video game industry would indicate our politicians are looking for an easy way to gain publicity. Isn't it time that we demand our law makers use their time to solve other more pressing issues and stop trying to control our lives?


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