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Do video games have a positive effect on society?
Games are a means of maintaining deficient social relationships, which inevitably replace real, face-to-face relationships with other humans.
Most games only have social contact by text or voice.
In children we can see this emerging, as
they are spending less time outdoors (neglecting them these health and social benefits) and more time indoors on video games.
Events such as
or other types of events such as
League of Legends Championship
are a modern way of socializing as gamers get together and talk about games or other things that interest them. That leads to the creation of new relationships.
Games are a way of maintaining long distance relationships when people move away for school or new jobs.