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Submitted by GreenRanger 629d ago | article

Are Video Games Really The Villains In Our Violent Age?

guardian.co.uk: The Sandy Hook school massacre has revived concerns about the effects of first-person shooter games, but some of them are actually good for you
The number of aliens you kill may directly contribute to an improvement in your brain. This may not sound like a typical scientific discovery, but it has come from some of the world's finest neuroscience laboratories. In fact, it is the genuine outcome of studies on how action video games can improve your attention, mental control and visual skills. (Culture)

GreenRanger  +   629d ago
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Hell no.
Relientk77  +   629d ago
Haha ^ This
MmaFan-Qc  +   629d ago
sad thing is, the medias(mostly retarded, blatantly childish and double standard medias) tend to point at everything else excepted the individual who commit an horrible acts, on that note, i guess classical music is to be blamed for the genocide and hateful crimes Adolf Hitler did since he was a big fan of Richard Wagner...
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Ezz2013  +   629d ago
@greenranger_

****"Long answer: Hell no."****

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d3nworth1  +   629d ago
Considering the fact that people have been involved with violence for thousands of years. Blaming video games which have only been around for like 42 years is retarded.
FoxHound_  +   629d ago
If you were going to a school to shoot up little kids or anyone for that matter, you had that problem way before you started playing video games.
darkride66  +   629d ago
Exactly. It's nice to see articles looking at the positive effects of videogames for a change.
YourGreatUncle  +   629d ago
It all starts in the home. Blaming video games is a scapegoat for parents not to take the blame on themselves. If my kid ever went postal and shot a place up I'm not gonna blame video games. I'm gonna blame myself. It's the parents job to explain to the child that video games are a work of fiction not reality. I'm gonna be saying to myself well maybe if I had listened to him more, involved myself in his life more, or maybe if I did this different. One of the last things I'll say is video games made him do it.
rainslacker  +   629d ago
The thing is, is there's no reason for all these parents to blame themselves for what happened. They didn't have any influence in these shooter's lives. In some cases you could blame the parents of the person committing the crime, or you could do what is done more commonly in most crimes and blame the damn person who commits them. Outrageous concept I know.
YourGreatUncle  +   629d ago
Well I know the blame is one the person that committed the crime first and foremost. The thing is most people can't accept that a person is just messed up or well evil. They would rather try to find some underlying problem that led the person to commit it in the first place. People can not accept that maybe just maybe the person was a psychopath.
TheGOODKyle  +   629d ago
This video proves everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Neko_Mega  +   629d ago
Their was already someone that wrote a book about how violent video games don't make kids violent, the way I see it. Its the person thats screw up in the head.

Plus to blame video games is dumb, because movies, tv shows and books are no better, plus if video games really do screw up kids. Then why don't we see alot of kids being chase by ghost or jumping on turtles?
The_Nameless_One  +   629d ago
Our violent age?!

I expected more from you guardian.
2pacalypsenow  +   629d ago
Violence has been around since the beginning . But now that a school gets shot up people are NOW realizing humans are savages? Did people already forget columbine? Anyone seen saving private Ryan and Braveheart? Violence is part of humanity gaming is just a scapegoat
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GreenRanger  +   628d ago
Violence has been around long before games and will be around long after them too.

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