Years ago, when I was young and we ride horses to go to the market, I remember the yearly mainstream TV article about videogames. It started showing it has this strange new thing the parents may have heard about, and how the parents should be wary and not let the kids indulge in it too much. Common topics were violence, low school grades, and lack of exercise. The article always ended with a "specialist" telling parents to limit the screen time to 1 hour a day.
Now videogames are the biggest entertainment industry out there I see mainstream articles talking about how games are good for your brain and a good option for those who stay inside. It helps lots of kids grew up with games and it's hard to sell the panic narrative to someone who know the subject but the companies fat checks surely helped mellowing out any dissenting voice, even if gambling and addictive mechanics are being inserted left and right.
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