The right to play video games

The right to play video games
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This news is a few weeks old but with the pressure of politics building hour after hour, day after day, it’s hard to ignore the scandals, the rumors, the controversies and so on. MaineDemocratic senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz was widely criticized when it was discovered that she played World of Warcraft as level 85 orc assassin rogue known as Santiaga.

Quotes from her game-play have circulated the web community as well as beyond, labeling her as a politician hiding a double life not to mention calling her “lazy” and “immature”.

Opinions vary of course, but we all know that no matter what profession a person has in the real world, its quite excessive to attack that person because he/she enjoys something fun like playing video games.

The video game voters network shared some interesting facts that they hope will help educate people in the benefits of gaming.

“Recent studies by the Entertainment Software Association found that the video game community is made up of many people from all walks of life. They showed us that the average age of video game players is 30 years old, 62 percent of parents believe that game play provides mental stimulation or education, and 47 percent of all players are women.”

What will the statistics be like in the next year, the year after that, in five or ten years?

While its true some might play games too often, ignoring their responsibilities as employees, students or parents, it’s impossible to ignore the immense good that comes from video games and being part of the video game community such as jobs, social networking, contributing to states’ tax bases, education and thanks to wii and Kinect technology, even health!

So please remember to support fellow gamers and industry members who are dedicated to the craft and creativity of gaming!

 

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