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Submitted by 4logpc 637d ago | opinion piece

Grand Theft Auto 5: Does Gaming Influence Behaviours?

With the increase in gaming, there has been much debate surrounding the influence that games have on the behavior of players and whether or not the type of game played actually alters someone’s state of mind. The gaming market is hugely successful with computer, online and console games dominating, with applications of all natures ranging from Mecca Bingo to Call of Duty. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

TheEnigma313  +   637d ago
Let's just say yes so this annoying subject won't come up anymore. Yes video games encourage behavior and the parent are not at fault for this.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   637d ago
If it was true then I should be the biggest killer in the world. Quit blaming games everyone. Just because you watch movies also doesn't wanna make me do what I see.
TheEnigma313  +   637d ago
Same here. I actually relieve stress more than anything. I wouldn't ever blame video games, movies, or tv for my son's behavior.
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shoddy  +   637d ago
Yes for little kids just like movies
RickHiggity  +   637d ago
I remember when the Matrix came out. A bunch of idiots in my third grade class were always trying to run up walls.
GaoomDerek  +   637d ago
Of course games affect people's behavior, but it depends on the person. When I see parents buying and letting their kids play games like GTA 5 when they are under 10, it makes me cringe. I mean, it is a topic to focus on but at the end of the day parents just don't need to let their kids play certain games at certain ages.
Lord_Sloth  +   637d ago
Hell no. Bad people encourage bad behavior!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   637d ago
"Does Gaming Influence Behaviours?"

For people who are too young to play such games, yes. Which is why they have age ratings, pay more attention parents! How many times does this same argument need to be brought up? Stop sealing with the surface issues, stop being lazy and address the core problems which for the most part is bad parenting.
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Sizzon  +   637d ago
Of course, depends tho.
KonsoruMasuta  +   637d ago
Yes, of course.

After my GTA V playthrough, I murdered 3 people, kidnapped the prime minister, and shot the pope.
ExposingLames  +   637d ago
Of course it does. Since I started gaming I kill 1 person in RL for every person I get in game. I'm trying to rank up, I want to beat Hitlers KDR.

This is the dumbest argument ever. What did these idiots blame for murders and stuff before video games existed? If someone is so simple minded that they can actually be influenced by a video game then anything can do as well as movies and music and everything else. It's not an entertainment problem its a person being feeble minded. And if that is the case its just their surroundings...I hope they don't watch the news.
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RickHiggity  +   637d ago
Before video games, it was music, and comics before that, and music again before that. People will ALWAYS find a scapegoat.
RickHiggity  +   637d ago
I flip people off a lot. But I was doing that before this game came out.
Dante81  +   637d ago
Only children without any guidance.
Enigma_2099  +   637d ago
This again... and OH LOOK, it's being asked in relation to GTA V again... WHO'S SURPRISED?!?!?!

Here's the problem I have... This question or belief is ONLY asked in relation to the GTA games, and NEVER in regards to all the OTHER violent games or forms of media, such as violent movies or TV shows!

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