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Video Games (Overview)

A video game is any of a set of activities that include the presentation of moving images, and usually sound, to support a leisure past time. Video games may operate on a dedicated electronic device, or may operate as software on a general purpose computer.


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Can video games cause migraines?

Can video games cause migraines?

Possibly.: Migraines can be triggered by rapid visual stimuli or light such as those found in video games. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. Also, many games and systems have warnings about the potential for video games to bring on epileptic seizures, which have been linked to migraines. ...Read more

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Video Games (Overview)

A video game is any of a set of activities that include the presentation of moving images, and usually sound, to support a leisure past time. Video games may operate on a dedicated electronic device, or may operate as software on a general purpose computer.


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Can video games trigger migraines?

Can video games trigger migraines?

Yes: Those video games with sudden and repetitive flashes of lights have been shown to trigger migraine headaches is light sensitive individuals. ...Read more

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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Can video games cause behavior problems?

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep. A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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Can playing video games affect my memory?

May be?: It may make u inattentive ;since just u focus on playing u video games and u may neglect every thing else. ...Read more

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Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Is playing video games all day unhealthy?

Yes: One would hope for a more-than-cyber experience of life -- allowing real-time relationships with actual people, with all their challenges and rewards. Playing video games all day leaves no room for this, or for interests outside of video games. One's awareness would be extremely narrow. Also, unless you land a job as a tester of video games, it's hard to imagine earning a living that way. ...Read more

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Can playing video games destroy your vision?

Can playing video games destroy your vision?

No: The visual system can handle this and some consider it a form of training for things like being a fighter pilot. It may however, destroy your brain, your ambition and your fund of knowledge. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over my rage at video games?

The unthinkable....: Stop playing the video games. It is amazing how addicted we can become to things that are bad for us. Although you may find video games stimulating - they are clearly too stimulating for you. Find other life activities - how much time do you spend outdoors? Get fresh air. Be physically active. Do things in real life - person to person. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can my kids do instead of watching tv or playing video games?

Play outside: Your child should always be encouraged to play outside. ...Read more

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Are violent games generally more addictive than non-violent video games?

No Studies Yet: There hasn't been much research yet on the addictiveness of different varieties of video games, but it's likely that the key isn't in the genre of the game (shooters, sports, racing, etc.) but in the reward response it triggers in the patient. There is some research into similarites between gaming addiction and gambling addiction exploring the similar responses they both trigger. ...Read more

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