Parenting & Childcare

Video Gaming

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The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences.
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Video games provide kids with good hand, eye coordination like if they were to play a sport. As much as I love video games, nothing about them makes them a sport,but they are"mental" sports.
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I don't believe that video games should be considered a sport. There isn't any physical activity involved with playing video games, therefore can't be classified as a sport. Chess isn't considered a sport and neither is checkers, so why should video games be classified as a sport?
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By definition (according to dictionary.Com) a sport is"an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature". Video games are all physical activities (even if in a small way) and obviousl require skill. Take for example, professional Starcraft Players or League of Legends players. I believe that they are very skilled at what they do, and one would be hard-pressed to find someone without any previous experience or skill that could compete at their level. In addition, many video games (such as the aforementioned Starcraft 2 and League of Legends) are played competitively, and on a large scale. In this sense, I believe that it would actually be more difficult to argue that video games (at least ones with large competitive communities) are NOT sports - that is, the definition is definintely in video games favor.
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Video games should not be considered a sport because they have zero physical activity involved. However the wii may have physical activity but you are playing actual sports within the video game. It is not a sport in itself. Video games to not strengthen you or help your physical health in any way.
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Most people think video games are all about a child staring at a TV with a joystick in his hands. I don't. They should belong to the entire family. I want families to play video games together.

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Video games should be considered a sport like chess.
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I love video games!
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I would!
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