Grade: 6 | Year: 2010
There is nothing like the thrill of beating the final level of a video game that you have been playing. Figuring out all the tricks and shortcuts in a difficult game is a challenge that most of us enjoy. What happens, though, when the gaming starts to take over? When you dream the game… When your fingers start mimicking playing the game when you are nowhere near it? When you are dying to get back home so that you can continue where you left off… Welcome staff, students, parents, and honorable judges.
Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry. So as you can imagine, there are a lot of people making a lot of money from it. They are not all bad news, some games are educational and used for purposes like improving eyesight or teaching medical students how to perform surgery. But the majority of video games are strictly for entertainment. Here’s where the problems arise.