Video games no longer serve a purpose for simple entertainment. They are now used to teach kids how to do math, read and write. They also can teach languages. They also help bring families together. Video games also have expanded to now help people quit addicting habits such as smoking.
|Language Game for anyone.|
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|Video games used to stop addiction,|
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|Elementary School-aged children playing Vtech, an educational video game.|
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|Wii Sports, one of the first games that actually require movement from the person playing.|
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Video games have also taken over the music industry. Games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band allow the players to not only act as if they are in the band, but also to be exposed to different kinds of music. In fact, Guitar Hero 3 included a bonus track that came from France.
|Rock Band game logo|
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|Various Wii channels used to connect players.|
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Other examples of 'networks' can be found here (other links can be found on the same page).