Video Games Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
What popular and classic video games do you known? Make a list.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you like video games? Why or why not?
  2. Do you play video games these days? How much time per week do you spend playing them?
  3. Some people say that video games are a waste of time. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. What was the first game you ever played? Where and when did you play it?
  5. What is your favorite all-time game? Why was it great?
  6. What type of games are good for playing alone? Which are good for playing with other people?
  7. How much money do you spend on video games? Is it more or less than you spend on other forms of entertainment?
  8. hands on a PlayStation controller
  9. People play games on computers, phones, consoles and in arcades. On what kind of machine or device to you prefer to play a game?
  10. Have you ever played a video game in an arcade? Are arcades popular in your country?
  11. Do video games help develop skills? What mental or physical skills do they help players to develop?
  12. Children enjoy video games. How old should a child be before he or she is allowed to play video games?
  13. It seems that most video game players are male. Why do boys like video games more than girls do?
  14. Have you ever played a game that requires physical movement, like with the Nintendo Wii? What are the benefits of this kind of game?
  15. Virtual reality systems are gaining popularity these days. Are you excited about the potential of virtual reality? Or are you worried? Why?
  16. Some video games are very violent. Do you think they influence their players to be violent in real life? If so, what should we do about it?
  17. Are video games addictive? Why can't some people stop playing?
  18. These days, some gamers make a living from playing video games. Do you think professional gamers are similar to the athletes in other sports? Why or why not?
  19. Is there an upcoming game you are looking forward to playing? What is it? What do you expect from it?