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Submitted by GameArmada 676d ago | opinion piece

Do co-op games make us less aggressive?

Gamasutra: "Psychologists are starting to examine the flipside of the video game violence coin and finding that violent games can actually lead to more trust and cooperation between players given the right circumstances. What's more, game designers might be able to capitalize on it." (Halo 2, PC, Portal 2, PS3, Xbox 360)

Griffin4871  +   676d ago
Less aggressive? What are we, armed soldiers? We're gamers.
Redgehammer  +   676d ago
We are human, and the frailties that are endemic to our species, unfortunately can lead to violence. Any of us who have been suckling upon the teat of the almighty "network", have quite possibly experienced digital bonding, and have a group of friends that we look forward to gaming with. I have some fantastic XBL friends, and we grew close through teamwork, and conversation. I would expect that to be a normal human response, (except for maybe the 1 in 100 psychopaths roaming around the rest of us) and would not need a psychologist to point out, what appears to
be, the obvious.
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jghvhv  +   676d ago
Player 1:Co op is awesome!
Player 2:It sure is!
Player1:It's so much better than playing alon-WTF! YOU STOLE MY KILL!

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Nocturne147  +   676d ago
How i hate these ''Psychologists '' as they call themselves.
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thebudgetgamer  +   676d ago
I remember co-op as the beginning of many childhood feuds.
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Moby-Royale  +   676d ago
Always. We(my best mate and I) are never concerned with failing. As a matter of fact we usually crack up when we die.

The only time I get agitated is when he snatches up all of the GOTdamn loot whilst I'm otherwise preoccupied fighting off the baddies.

Which reminds me.... Borderlands 2 is almost here, yo.

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