reality bytes gaming myths

Henry Jenkins III, one of the directors of MIT‘s comparative media studies, has written an article called Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked. The eight myths [in this context to be understood as ‘false beliefs’] he deals with are:

1. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence.
2. Scientific evidence links violent game play with youth aggression.
3. Children are the primary market for video games.
4. Almost no girls play computer games.
5. Because games are used to train soldiers to kill, they have the same impact on the kids who play them.
6. Video games are not a meaningful form of expression.
7. Video game play is socially isolating.
8. Video game play is desensitizing.

The article has been published within the essays-section of the impact-of-gaming section of the video game revolution—definitely a great resource. [compare ↵gamer stereotypes fragged and my blog-entries on ↵computergamnes and violence]
via entry at infocult