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  • 1. The Educational Application of Video Games
    By: Larry Vogel
  • 2. Two out of three American households contain at least one video game console, or a computer with gaming capabilities
    The average age of gamers is 34, with over a quarter being 50 or older (Industry Facts)
    Numbers are only growing as the hobby is passed down to children
    Statistics from the ESA
  • 3. Violence has become more prevalent in video games over the industry’s lifespan
    Implemented in order to incite a more emotional response to video games from the biggest market, adults
    NOT targeted at children, as many opposed to the video game industry believe
    Violence in Video Games
  • 4. Have received a reputation of encouraging violence and aggression
    Violent behavior is only a problem in people who already have a history of anger management problems
    Aggression is increased, but this is no more an issue caused by video games as it is caused by sports or any other competition
  • 5. Entertainment Software Rating Board
    Rates the content of everything in the game based on a strict procedure
    Considers violence, language, “mature” content (ESRB Rating Process Summary)
    Prevents children from obtaining games without parental approval
  • 6. Massively Multiplayer games (Online Roleplaying games, First person shooters, etc.) are infamous for being major time-sinks to the point of being addictive
    Being combated by game developers via the use of Parental settings to limit use,
    In-game messages suggesting that players take periodic breaks from the game
  • 7. Major developers (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) creating innovative games requiring more physical input
    Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, PlaystationMove
    Various Fitness games with built in exercise regimen and diet plans (Wii Fit, EA Active)
    Physical Fitness
  • 8. Puzzle games like the Brain Age series proven to increase blood flow to the brain
    Video games have shown efficiency at improving hand-eye coordination
    Improved reflexes and mental response time from first person shooters, which reward quick thinking
    Mental Fitness
  • 9. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have experimented with commercially successful video games in gauging Surgical skills (Rosenberg 372-376)
    Games being used to directly teach/increase understanding in subjects taught in schools
    Real World Applications
  • 10. Toy company Leapfrog sells a line of educational video games designed to teach children basic core school skills (Math, Spelling, etc.) at a variety of grade levels
    Chemu, a game designed by Robert Cosmano has shown promise as a study tool similar to conventional studying methods, but more engaging and enjoyable by its users (Cosmano)
  • 11. Rosenberg, Bradley H. “Can Video Games be Used to Predict or Improve Laparoscopic Skills?” Journal of Endourology Vol.19 Issue: 3. (2005): 372-376. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 March, 2011.
    Cosmano, Robert Anthony. “An Application of Videogame Design Principles to Science Education.” Thesis. North Dakota State Universty. 2007. Print. 11 March, 2011.
    “ESRB Rating Process Summary.” Entertainment Software Rating Board. N.d. Web. 20 March, 2011.
    “Industry Facts” Entertainment Software Association. (2011) Web. 20 March 2010.
    Kennoy, Hunter “Phanterm”. Horace., 2010. Song.
  • 12. The End
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