So sometimes I feel like writing, but I don't just write short episodes of a series. Sometimes I enjoy writing essays, and while, most of you might not find this interesting it pertains to everyone who plays video games obsessively. I'm for the pro side. (Of course)Most gamers are children who are 12-17 years old, parents and older siblings might look at video games as being a waste of time or bad for their children/relatives. This is not always the case however think of a piano player who spends all day playing his chosen instrument, one might consider him an aspiring musician, now look at a football player who spends 12 hours a day practicing, some might see a uprising athlete. but look at a teen who spends hours a day figuring out how to solve the intricacies of a sophisticated video game and people who call him maladjusted, how does that make sense?Douglas Gentile, director of the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University, states that "Games are natural teachers, what they teach us depends on their content. If the content is violent, a child will learn." But not all games are violent, there are many games that can help improve a child's education, I'll use Mojang's Minecraft game as an example. A game meant to be played online and help develop social interaction also improves hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and help inspire a creative mind. Not all games are bad, if applied correctly they can be used to teach more than textbooks and workbooks can.There are many problems with playing video games such as obesity or damaged tendons, but these can be easily refutable. Obesity is a choice in over half of people who play video games every hour has a chance to raise obesity, but there are exercise games such as Dance, Dance Revolution for the Xbox Kinect or Xbox Sports. These games can be applied to be academic and self learning. By playing Dance, Dance Revolution, gamers help recognize the set moves and then repeat them, how is this any different than a P.E teacher who tells his/her students to start jumping jacks?Damaged Tendons are a major problem in most video gamers. Also known as "Nintendo Thumb" this issue can be easily rectified and if one wanted to, justified. "Nintendo Thumb" is simply a condition in unmonitored gaming, by allowing children to play the same game over and over again they are exposed to damaged tendons in their hands and fingers. But look at it this way. A man sits in his cubicle all day filing different folders for his company and sits on his phone all day staring at thousands of lines of information that flies across his screen. His job is to pick out certain lines that are beneficial to his line of work and file them away. What's the difference between sitting there or at a desk playing a video game talking to people who actually have something in common with you?"Most children sit on the floor playing games, or on their beds, or in chairs that are generally too big for them," says physiotherapist Wendy Emberson. "If they were at work, health and safety officers would have a field day!"