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Reality Check - Could GTA V train you to kill?

Cam investigates if gunfire heavy video games like GTA V could actually train you to shoot people in real life.

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PoSTedUP1042d ago (Edited 1042d ago )

cool cast. im trying not to beat a dead horse so that is all i am goig to contribute.

HammadTheBeast1042d ago

Could SAW teach you to construct torture devices? Potentially. But would any sane person go for it? Of course not. Mental illness is the problem here. Games are a way to escape reality for people who are mentally ill which is why the media loves to target them as scapegoats.

xHeavYx1041d ago

I've been playing for a few hours, so once I figure out a way to connect the controller to my head to control myself, I'll go steal a Ferrari and start some trouble

snipab8t1042d ago

Good discussion. I agree with the final verdict. I have played more than 200 hours in Battlefield games and I would have no clue how to even load a combat rifle, let alone accurately aim.

Pintheshadows1041d ago

Not to mention that the reality of war and combat would most likely scare us all into crapping ourselves. They don't just train you to shoot in the military, they train your mind to handle the stress of battle as well.

I personally hope that I never have to handle a real gun in anger although i'd love to visit a range.

Axe991041d ago

This - I've fired an assault rifle, M-60 and a grenade launcher, and it's _nothing_ like using a controller. Any twit that thinks playing video games means they know how to shoot people is just that. Hell, anyone who plays too much video games would think that it's better to bring a knife anyways, they do more damage than guns ;). Last sentence is sarcastic, just in case anyone misses that ;).

snipab8t1041d ago

Very true. I always thought it was quite amusing that knives were so much more powerful than a bullet in games.
Also, I am guessing you live in USA. I wish we had the opportunity to fire some cool weapons in Australia in a controlled environment, however laws limit us to pistols and rifles.

Ohlmay1042d ago

I don't even know how to hold a weapon, I've never held one in my life and I have ZERO intention on doing so in the future. It's a VIDEO GAME, I can tell the difference between "FANTASY" and REALITY".

Grave1042d ago

No, but the Marine Corps can. Get some!

brich2331042d ago

The Military already trained me to use a rifle.

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