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Forget Shock Treatment: Violent Video Games Can Increase Tolerance For Pain

New research from Keele University suggests that playing violent, first person shooter video games can increase one's tolerance for pain.

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mynameisEvil1810d ago

If true, this would certainly explain why I could take a beating in school when I never really did anything else to increase my tolerance for pain.

Whoa, just think about this for a minute: If you played nothing but violent video games in a long marathon (with food, drink, and enough sleep to survive) for, say, five years while doing almost nothing else... They could throw your ass in the military, give me a chaingun, tell you to talk like a Russian... and you could be tanking it up like the Heavy from TF2.
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or not. Probably not.