Video Games Persuasive Speech Essay

Did you know that in Canada studies have shown that there has been a 204% increase in a certain market from 1994 to 2014. Can you guess what market it is? Video games! Hello fellow classmates today I’ll be talking about video games as voices of creation and destruction. Although I will be focusing on the destructive viewpoint of video games I will be shedding some light on the creation side as well.
The destructive nature of video games is perhaps best illustrated by looking at gamers who play Call of Duty. This game causes the gamer’s brain to hyper-focus on all the information it has acquired about the game and disregard everything which isn’t about the game in an effort to improve game play. Moreover, according to a study conducted by 2 behavioural psychologists at Stanford University it has been shown that this game specifically has caused the gamer to become more violent which has led to aggressive behaviour being exhibited throughout the gamer’s life. Also by staring at the the Computer or T.V screen for endless…

As a child, when I entered middle school in grade 6 I had wanted to make a lot of friends except a lot of the kids talked about video games and up until then I wasn’t into video games at all. Back then the most popular games were Call of Duty and GTA which were quite violent games. Even though I was skeptical at first, I decided that I would still try out these games in an effort to make new friends. After 1 week I had 10-15 new friends all from playing Call of Duty, but I soon began to realize how naive I truly was. I realized that I was doing very poorly in school because gaming everyday caused me to neglect homework and studying, in an effort to focus on video games. I didn’t realize it, but it also made think of very violent scenarios because at school that is all that I would talk about with my friends. I eventually decided against playing Call of Duty and let go of my so-called…