A video: “Video Arcade “Addiction”: When Pac-Man was King – CBS Evening News – January 29, 1982″

 

Video games, particularly arcade games, are becoming popular and causing concern about addiction and social isolation among teenagers.

00:04 Video arcades in America offer a unique experience

00:31 Teens spending excessive time on space game

01:05 Arcades in many cities are making the screens off-limits to teenagers during certain hours.

01:25 Video communication among youngsters is not addictive like a drug, but it can lead to physical dependency.

01:46 Teenagers are increasingly addicted to gambling and playing cards.

02:02 Video games are legal and addictive.

02:18 The current craze game is Pac-Man.

02:37 Psychologists remind us that every younger generation needs to scare adults.


Detailed Summary for Video Arcade “Addiction”: When Pac-Man was King – CBS Evening News – January 29, 1982 by Merlin

00:04 Video arcades in America offer a unique experience
– They have a variety of weird games like Pac-Man and Asteroids
– Some people view them as a challenge while others see them as a menace

00:31 Teens spending excessive time on space game
– Escaping reality and competing against the computer
– Psychologists concerned about negative impact on teens

01:05 Arcades in many cities are making the screens off-limits to teenagers during certain hours.
– This is happening in response to concerns about the negative impact of excessive screen time on teenagers.
– Psychologists warn that spending long hours at screens can lead to extreme introversion.

01:25 Video communication among youngsters is not addictive like a drug, but it can lead to physical dependency.
– Video communication in Fantasyland rather than with peers or parents.
– Video communication can lead to physical dependency due to arousal and relaxation response.

01:46 Teenagers are increasingly addicted to gambling and playing cards.
– Some teenagers openly admit to being dependent on these activities.
– The games require skill, hand-eye coordination, and are relatively inexpensive compared to other hobbies.

02:02 Video games are legal and addictive.
– Playing video games can be a compelling experience.
– Video games are highly popular.

02:18 The current craze game is Pac-Man.
– Pac-Man is a game where a little man eats up all the other things.
– There is a popular Pac-Man song that is heard around here all the time.

02:37 Psychologists remind us that every younger generation needs to scare adults.
– The song ‘Baby Shark’ became popular and is played on the jukebox at full volume.
– This phenomenon has been discussed by Terry Drinkwater on CBS News in San Francisco.

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