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Submitted by TheUltimateGamer 581d ago | article

Video Games don't Create Violence... Or do They?

In a recent blog post, we discussed how the self-appointed guardians of morality (IE, the parents who want to stop games like Grand Theft Auto being published) are an unnecessary burden to the gaming world. In this post, we’re going to prove it.

As the debate rages on and we fondly remember how we used to insist to our parents that games are (definitely!) good for us, helping our problem-solving skills and hand/eye coordination in the hope that we get the next title for our birthdays, science is proving what we already knew.

Let’s take a look at some experiments that are backing this up.

Gaming Can Help Our Fragile, Aging Minds

In May of this year, research was published by the University of Iowa where scientists studied hundreds of people over the age of 50 and set them up playing games every day. (Culture, Industry)

Lord_Sloth  +   581d ago
No more or less than movies, music, books, or any other form of entertainment. Violent people do violent things because they're violent and/or mentally unstable.
NihonjinChick  +   581d ago
Yes, they do. Every time I play Mario I get the sudden urge to kill turtles and smash my head into bricks.

I'm just kidding.

On a serious note. No, video games don't create violence. People should know the fine line between real and fake.
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PerryCaravello  +   581d ago
I can't tell the fine line between real or fake... Are you really a Grill? ...and are you really increbidle?
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NihonjinChick  +   581d ago
"Are you really a Grill"

Yes, I am a grill. I make all kinds of foods. Everything from steak to porkchops. Fill me with coal and I can make a mean T-bone.
PerryCaravello  +   581d ago
I think you missed the joke lol...

#ReadItAgain
NihonjinChick  +   581d ago
I think you missed my joke. Unless you thought I was really serious about being a grill?
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dennett316  +   581d ago
Movies, music, games etc. never create violence, but they can influence it in the minds of those predisposed to violent behaviour for whatever reason.
An otherwise normal/rational person does not sit down to watch a movie and become a violent killer, or play GTA and decide to go steal cars and mow down pedestrians.
Those capable of being influenced to the point of acting on it are the vast, vast, VAST minority....it's why it makes little sense to argue for bans on violent material.
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PerryCaravello  +   581d ago
Access to guns create the current epidemic that america has. Access to GUNS, not video games that depict guns.

Look at the statistics for America vs EVERY OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED FIRST-WORLD NATION.

They all play games, but every other country RESTRICTS/BANS GUNS. Hence violence is present, but GUN VIOLENCE is very low. America is like a backwards paradise for hillbillies who think more guns are the answer to gun violence lol.

Talking to republicans/conservatives/gun nuts is like talking to a stupid wall... they don't know the statistics, don't understand the facts. They cling to a love of guns and idealogy.

It's impossible to 'weed out' mental illeness in a country of 340million. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Even with "big government" intervention, which ironically enough gun nuts ALSO hate lol.
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