In the United States of America, 65% of the households play some sort of video game. (http://www.onlineeducation.net/videogame) Whether its Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony's PS3 or Nintendo's Wii, most of the country plays video games. I myself, don't often have the time to indulge myself into one of these systems. That is why I decided to play a video game for this assignment. The game I played was on the PC. It was a game that I have had for years, but have not played in years. The game of course, is The SIMS. In this game, you take control of a family, build them a house and go through the daily motions of life. I played the game for about 45 minutes, and had to force myself to stop playing. After enjoying myself, I decided to look up some facts about video games, such as how do they affect one's school grades. I myself believed that there would be a correlation between the two, and that playing these games would reduce your grades and GPA. However, I was surprised to find that video games reduce your grades just as much as any other hobby, whether it be a sport or even reading.