The Legal Arcade provides a master list of the general conclusions of video game research, revealing the vast contradictions between them and several surprising results.
this is what i like about this article:
- Raise the risk of aggressive behavior
- Teach both aggression and more useful things
- Can make you drive more aggressively
- Increase aggressive thoughts, but not behavior
- Make only angry people more aggressive
- Make only aggressive kids more aggressive
and heres another one
- Have absolutely nothing to do with aggression
um what? lol im pretty sure that just conflicts with half the list like i just showed u ^
which is a bit more fair than "experts" who ram the negatives down the public's throat.
i also think gamers as a whole need to be a bit more mature and accept that videogames aren't 100% good either.
but then again, anything good or bad is really bad when taken to an extreme.
Anyone can come up with any conclusion they want to based on what parameters they set for the study. These things are meaningless.
"Give you less time to study"
i wonder what kind of advanced mathematics and hypothesis testing they had to go tru to arrive to this conclusion. Absolutely stunning.
"are less emotionally involving than films"
i agree, but there are quite few exceptions- FF7, uncharted
games are not nearly as bad as some people percieve them to be- but i think manhunt went a little OTT and it resulted in deaths
the only bad games from an educational point of view are games like WoW- i think WoW is the worst piece of sh!t game there is and someone should go all out on the servers with a baseball bat
Hmm I found heavenly sword to be very emotionally involving. Okami as well!
MMO's can give you a Beer belly. If you play to much for to long.
I agree with most of it.
The immersion thing though.
Did they test it out with like Shadow of the Colossus or Kingdom Hearts? Those are pretty immersive...
All studies are skewed and opinionated. That plus the fact that the government will pay you lots of money to do studies... most grab the money, put out little effort, and run with it.
I emotional are affected am I from 2 much playing of the games I am.
If Adolf Hitler had had access to a 360 or ps3 he might have channelled his destructive energy and anger into harmless gaming rather than World domination fantasies...
Just imagine, no WWIII, only moderately angry gamers on N4G forums thanks to videogames!
... do the researchers ever bring that up?
Video games not as emotionally involving as film? What the hell do they mean by that? Have they ever seen the subject matter in games like Star Ocean, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Super Mario Brother, Legend of Zelda, etc etc.? What about the music? We have London Philharmonic recordings of music from Dragon Quest for goodness sakes.. These people know nothing.
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