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The World Since 1982

November 2023
1min read

The greatest change in my life has been the advent of video games. Since about 1980 [when the first videogame system was released], children have been playing in a more solitary way.

Before video games children read, played outside, rode bikes, and did many more physical activities, but now the majority of them mostly interact with the television. Some adults think it is a chance to have children play safely but others think that it is bad to stare at a television all day. Video games are the main topic of conversation with my friends.

I’m not sure which side I’m on: I am a great fan of video games yet I agree that they have problems.

Matthew Collins

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