A new report claims the harm of violent video games has "skewed the debate and fuels misguided calls for censorship ... and those who support [calls for censorship] ignore ample evidence to the contrary."
Has any other country besides the US think that there is a link between the two?
Actually a lot of countries have the same misguided idea. Humanity has always been violent since the beginning of time along with stupidity.
Has somebody come up with the idea that perhaps the liberation of guns is the main reason of gun violence? Just a thought. Has anybody thought that perhaps the violence in gaming lets people have their own "anti-violence" effect on people, since they have thrown their need for violence there? I think I've seen around here a study that proved with the coming years of evolution in gaming, young criminals were far less than before, at least those with associated gaming habits.
1 billion gamers Did 1 billion people go shoot somebody ? No ? Case closed. Nothing more needs to be said.
Unfortunately, I doubt any amount of evidence will quiet the rants about the poisonous influence of video games (or whatever headlines they use). It is what many of them want to believe, which makes them very unlikely to accept evidence (or lack thereof) that goes against their preconceived notions. I just don't understand the jump that an individual is supposed to make. You go from killing predominantly bad guys in a game, to shooting innocent people in real life? What's the cause? The game? Shooting people in a game doesn't give you a purpose/reason to do it in real life. You'd already have to be far gone in terms of mental instability to begin to think along those lines, which wouldn't be the fault of the game.
How come the media never talks about the good in video games? Like a little known fact that teaching a kid through games has a 90 percent improvement on what they learn? Gamers have better reaction times and have better memories. It relieves stress better than any other thing out there. Yet, hey lets pretend it causes violence.....
Small disagreement, I think some good sex relieves stress better than anything out there, lol.
I don't disagree, it comes down to the survey you find. Some say video games out pace it, while others say it comes in second. either way I think it has above a 50 percent change in people.
ROCK MUSIC IS EVIL NO SCRAP THAT MUSIC IS EVIL FILMS ARE EVIL AND VIDEO GAMES ARE EVIL SIMULATORS oh wait my bad just a planet full of bad parents, move on nothing to see here
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