Video Games are Good for You!
By: Alexander Lopez
Mrs. Wassers Period 7 Digital Literacy Class
Video Games Help You!
Video games can help your eyesight! Action gamers can see smaller letters. Minecraft, an extremely popular video game, is also good for you. It lets you be creative, leading to amazing buildings made by kids. You have better confidence while playing Minecraft and you experience teamwork.
One test asked 623 people around the age of 25 to play "Super Mario 64" for 30 minutes a day in two months. Another group did not play video games at all. After 2 months, they found that the gaming group had a rise in the right hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for strategic planning and fine motor skills in the hands.
Another test had 681 people ages 50 and older played online crossword puzzles. This test proved that challenging puzzles can slow down the aging process by 7 years.
I think video games are good for you, after researching this topic. I have a Wii and there are some fitness games. These types of games are perfect to exercise indoors while its raining outside. Lots of games help kids read better, improve their confidence, etc.
Some Examples of Good Video Games
Minecraft is one of the games shown here that is beneficial to kids. Kids become more creative, because they can create anything from huge, towering castles to luxury hotels. The only limit for gamers is their imagination.
Super Mario 64
Mario is good for your brain. Recent tests show that Mario can increase the size of cerebellum, a section in the brain that controls memory planning and fine motor skills.
Its a game and a fitness game! Wii Sports sounds like it. From tennis and golf to boxing, bowling, and baseball, this game gets you off the couch and onto the floor!