Are Violent Video Games Good or Bad

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Excitement is felt in the air on Tuesdays and Thursdays . Speed clicking, card flipping, and button pushing are some of the wasy The Game Club levels up and continuously brings NYIT fun, each semester. Students are in different groups playing card games, PC games, and some just  chattering away even with a guitar. A lot of the students in the Game Club owns an Alienware,  which is a great laptop to game. The members in the Game Club even brings their own consoles and games systems during the free hour to play games. From small laptop screens to big projection screens, the Game Club creates many opportunities for the students to engage into the game world. The Game Club  is great for students when they are looking for something to do or need a little stress relief during the school days.

Andrew Mirabito, treasurer of the Game Club, explains how the club isn’t only for video games, but a variety of different games in general. From Magic to SuperSmashBros, not only do the students play video games, they play card games as well. There is much more to know about the club than just games. The Game Club has a goal to receive the fund from the club advisers and get the Booster Draft Simulators, which is a format for the card games in order to do a tournament, and also a small table top library RPG book.

With all these games in mind, people tend to think that games can either go wrong from the influence of the games, but Andrew Mirabito differs. The game contents may look violent with all the bloods, guns, knives, explosion, and more, but that doesn’t mean that everyone reacts the
same way in life just how the game is played. Mirabito said, “playing a violent video games is like watching sports.” The logic makes sense of how people react from sitting on the couch and watching a simple football game, yet they tend to yell, curse, get angry, and become violent from a sports game. Violent games don’t necessarily mean that people who play games will change into angry people. “A relaxing game is anything that you find relaxing,” meaning that even a gun game can be relaxing for some people. It is all up to the people and the choice of game they like
to enjoy,” says Mirabito.

Daniel Choi, a Pre-Med student at NYIT, attended Game Club couple of times and plays an online PC game called League of Legends  and says, “I rage a lot at the game, but doesn’t mean I get influenced in any negative way for the game to change  my personality.” Games may have some responsibilities when people act in a violent way, but this doesn’t mean that everyone who plays games will guarantee to become violent. He quotes that, “Games may infect the children and anyone that’s not mature in a negative way, but games are really not bad and are not responsible for any violent actions! People watch movies, and some movies have ten times more real violent actions than what games project!”  It is true that in movies that people project violence, while in games it can be a made up creature supposedly killing the other opponent.

Violent games are not bad to the society, but really harmless. It is how the people take onto the games and interact with it. The students in the Game Club, play games with positive manners with each other and in a enjoyable way. No one acted violent or said anything hateful to each other, but rather with calm attitudes and loads of smiles.

The Game Club has many exciting plans in mind, such as joining with WNYT, NYIT’s radio station, to create a Dance Dance Revolution, (DDR), tournament and get the students involved to become more active with the school. You can catch any of their future events by keeping a look
around the usual places where the posters and announcements are posted up. Catch the interview with Andrew Mirabito at www.campusslate.com.

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