Essay On Video Games Ethical Issues

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Ethical issues surrounding video games “In the United States alone, an estimated 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls play video games with 97 percent playing at least one hour per day. The revenue from the video game industry topped $25 billion dollars in 2010 alone (compared to Hollywood's box office sales of $10.8 billion for the U.S. and Canada) and video games have become an important part of popular culture.” (Vitelli, 2014). In today’s society, there is a lot of discussion on the potential dangers of people playing video games because of the likelihood of addiction and developing violent behavior, depression, and social anxiety. Consider a scenario, where a working professional in their twenties. The individual goes to work each…show more content…
We should act respectfully and not feel responsible for the individuals that choose to play video games in excess number of hours. Ultimately, it is a decision that rests solely on the individual’s shoulders to decide whether they should choose to play video games instead of tending to personal responsibilities. Eventually, a period of self-reflection may occur with that person and they may make the ethical choice based on their own principles and morals to decide when it is the right time to take a break from playing video games and take charge of personal responsibilities. The decision to take charge of personal responsibility is not something that other people should do or say to the individual to influence their right or wrong ethics on the decision-making process. By telling the individual to take personal responsibility instead of the person making that decision on their own, that would be an ethical altruism. Ethical altruism determines an individual’s action based on the interests of others all at the expense of that individual. The individual should act on their own interests and chose to deal with the consequences of their actions as long as those decisions are not harmful to others and within legal rules and regulations and are

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