Video Games: Harmful or Helpful?

Since the inception of video games as a market industry; there has been strong opposition against both video games themselves, and the developers and industry. Through countless hours of biased research, the opponents of video games has both tarnished the reputation of video games as causing violence as well as having negative impacts on academic progress, social development, physical development, and mental development. However, through countless hours of research performed by many different groups, the video games are finally getting a chance to redeem their name and completely destroy their opponent’s argument all together, and this is reflected in the South Park episode of “Make Love, not Warcraft”which portrays many of the video gamers’ in their stereotypical appearance that society as a whole has labeled them. When harnessed correctly, video games can be very beneficial to a highly developed society such as the United States of America.