Video Game Impacts by Monserrat

February 22, 2021


Video Game Impacts

In the article, “War Games” it mentions that in Afghanistan that is widely known for a country that has a never ending war life, has become an environment that kids find playing war games as a distraction. It is actually ironic for kids who live in an environment that typicaly in a war zone but find violent war games as a distraction when it is their reality. The younger generations and generations that have been in this violent area have forgotten the time were peace was established, which is a gut-wrenching feeling to realize that you have no memory of peace in that country. Afghanistan, known as a country to be in a war life environment has been in a war for more than 40 years now; which the most recent conflict was in 2001. The US answered to the 9/11 terrorist attack that was made by the Al Qaeda leaders that had operated in Afghanistan.

For younger generations to find some sort of comfort in violent video games, can seen strange but in their minds it is seen as a distraction to the reality they live in. It seems as they are not getting bothered in living in such a harsh environment, kinda like they are normalizing the violence.

What do you do to find comfort in a chaotic environment?