Video games have evolved from just sitting in front of a TV with a controller. There are games that actually require you to be active, like the games where you stand on a skateboard or skis. They are mainly at the arcade, but home versions are being made now.
A very good example of this is Dance Dance Revolution. Kids no longer have to be gaining weight as they play video games. They can actually lose weight. It can be very good exercise for people who don’t. Since it’s a game, lazy kids might even be motivated to try it. DDR has helped some people to lose up to 200 pounds! That’s impressive considering that a lot of people say you will amount to nothing if you play video games a lot. This shows that video games are useful, and can make a difference.
Bad things can happen, too, if you aren’t careful. A 15 year old girl from my town had a heart attack while playing. As long as you know your limits, this won’t happen to you. The only thing you have to worry about is people walking by and making fun of you.