Among Us

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Sara Lao

Among Us Article

By Sara Lao

March 29, 2021

 

There has been chart-breaking popularity for Among Us, the new online/device game. Everywhere you go, you will find students and adults talking about the fascinating features of the game Among Us. But, how do your parents feel about the violence in the game? How long have you been playing this game (days, months, years)? What is your top score? Do you like games? Why or why not? Well, let’s find out by hearing from some CPM students about their Among Us experiences! 

 

Emory A. King plays Among Us monthly but doesn’t like the game. He would like to play it again on a virtual field day. Regarding violence in the game, Emory says, “I play other games such as Overwatch and Call of Duty which has actual violence and they know I’m mature enough to handle that. In my opinion, the “ratings” that are given to games are not realistic because I know kids that played way more violent games when they were younger and they’re just fine.  For example, Overwatch is rated teen 13+ but I’ve been playing it since I was 11 and I’m perfectly fine. In addition, Call Of Duty is rated M for mature but my friend played it when he was 7 and he is perfectly normal. Also, in school, we learn about horrible forms of violence such as the Holocaust(I am currently learning about the Holocaust in English) and wars like WWII and the Vietnam war but a video game that has guns isn’t ok? Doesn’t make much sense to me. I played it when it got popular (about 5-7 months ago). There isn’t really a scoring system. I just play it casually and don’t really care if I win or lose.” Emory likes games, and plays “them nearly everyday. I like them because certain games promote teamwork, and make your hand-eye coordination better. They are also a fun social thing you can do with friends, in person or just online.”- Emory A. King

 

Merari Garcia-Guillen plays Among Us daily for 2 hours and likes the game. She would like to play it again on a virtual field day. “My parents have a limit for how much violence is in a game that my brothers and I play, they don’t mind if my brothers and I play Among Us because there isn’t that much violence. Besides, I don’t like games that include too much blood. I’ve been playing Among Us ever since I first got my phone which was in September; which was 9 months ago.” Merari likes games because they “teach us lessons; Among Us: Don’t trust strangers.” – Merari Garcia-Guillen

 

Jillian Hatzenbeler plays Among Us every other week and likes the game. She would like to play it again on a virtual field day. “My parents are fine with the violence in this game as long as it doesn’t turn us (my sis and I) into mass murderers.” Jillian has been playing for a few months. “I don’t really have a high score.” She does like games “because they give me something to do during my free time.” – Jillian Hatzenbeler

 

Veronica Janet Briones plays Among Us every other month but doesn’t like the game. She wouldn’t like to play it again on a virtual field day. Veronica’s parents don’t care about the violence in Among Us. “ I’ve owned the game on my switch for a while but I never was really motivated to play, it’s the same thing over and over again, the game has lost popularity, and really the memes have stayed. Among Us is more of a meme/joke now than a really popular game.” Veronica does like games “because of being an only child I like to be entertained by the internet.” – Veronica Janet Briones

 

Juliana Viveros-Benavides plays Among Us every month and likes the game. She would like to play it again on a virtual field day. “My parents are okay with me playing the game, but I do get why some parents don’t want their kids playing it. I have been playing this game for a few months. And I guess my top score is being the impostor and winning. I like the game but not too long ago they updated it to where you can say whatever you want. For me, that took the fun out of it so I would like to play it but talking out loud.” – Juliana Viveros-Benavides

 

Layla Wells plays Among Us daily for 1 hour and likes the game. She would like to play it again on a virtual field day. “I play this game with my mom daily. It’s her favorite game, hahaha. I have been playing since September, and I have a total of 90 tasks completed and 20 imposter kills.” Layla like games because “games are fun because they are good activities when you are bored, and you can play with your friends.” – Layla Wells

 

Anthony Yandel Miranda Patino plays Among Us and likes the game. He would like to play it again on a virtual field day. Anthony’s parents don’t mind the violence of the game because “it doesn’t trigger or cause any negative emotions on me or my sister, but it does sometimes make us upset but that quickly goes away. I haven’t played this game since last month or some times around that because it has become a bit boring with the usual things, and I don’t have a top score that I can remember.” Anthony likes “games because I get to meet new people from around the world and talk with other people instead of people around here, plus I’m a shy person so talking behind my character is nice cause they hear my voice and my chats but never know how I look like.” – Anthony Yandel Miranda Patino 

Sam Arguelles plays Among Us weekly and likes the game. He would like to play it again on a virtual field day. Regarding violence in the game, Sam says, that his parents don’t care about the violence in the game, and that “they like the game. I have been playing it for maybe 3 or 4 months. I like games however I don’t have any console or anything to play on, so I just play on my phone. I like playing games because you can make friends in the games, and you can play with your friends.” – Sam Arguelles