Nintendo’s Popularity Grows As Video Game Debate Continues
Whenever something becomes popular, especially with kids, then you know that there will be all sorts of claims that it won’t be healthy for them. We’ve seen it happen with comic books, music, movies, and television, and now we’re starting to see it with video games. Critics will try to paint the picture that kids that play video games will have more violent tendencies. Just remember that there isn’t any scientific proof of this and that good parenting is always essential. As with anything in life, moderation is key, so if you’re a parent complaining that your kid spends five hours a day on his Nintendo – well that’s your fault for not setting limits, not the creator of said video games.
The article below showed up in today’s Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho. They do showcase various points of view on the subject, so that’s encouraging!
What do you think? Are we making our kids braindead with video games and will the next generation of adults be worse off than this one? Weigh in with comments below!
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.