With time, video gaming has become an integral part of global culture, reaching across the globe as a popular and much hyped entertainment medium. However, while we regularly indulge in this medium, we don’t know the reasons why. What compels people to play video games? Is it just because video games are fun, or is it all part of something greater? In this essay, I will delve deep into the human psyche and the global culture, to answer the titular question: WHY DO YOU PLAY VIDEO GAMES?
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As Wikileaks exposed thousands of secret documents of government and revealed the surveillance or government on our private information, people panicked and started to think about the tradeoff between privacy and national security. There has been a fervent discussion over whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero. However, some people put the blames on the journalists who wrote about the events and disseminate the confidential information. The existence of free press enables journalists to write about truths and facts without considering about the inconvenience caused to the subject of the press. Journalists should only be responsible for their own ethics and deliver the information that people otherwise would not know about. In a country hailing the importance of democracy, should we charge journalists of impeding the national security?
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