However, many scientists and psychologists find that video games can actually have many benefits, the main one being making kids smart.
Video games may actually teach kids high-level thinking skill that they will need in the future.
Gamers are thought to become addicted to gaming, spending full days bingeing on video games, all the while eating snack (junk) foods to avoid leaving their gameplay too long.
My argument is that this is more laziness of the parent rather than the child.
If the series has any weaknesses that could immediately turn people off of the series, it's that he has a very dry (academic) presentation style and the series is - 28ish episodes that run anywhere from an hour and thirty minutes to three hours long - primarily because he narrates his gameplay with outlines rather than a script, so he'll sometimes take a minute to get around to a point or find himself suddenly cross examining himself.
I found all that endearing, though, and his involvement of reader questions and speculation at the end of each episode is a nice touch, especially again in the earlier episodes when the game was still fairly new and the DLC hadn't tied up several loose ends in the lore.
Furthermore, they can also be cheaper than television.
Although there are the negative side effects of video games, I have found evidence of many positive effects games have on children.
Video games are looked down upon by parents as time waster, and worse, some education experts think that these games corrupt the brain.
Violent video games are readily blamed by the media and some experts as the reason why some youth become violent or commit extreme anti social behaviour.