This article talks about the use of violent video games in modern-day society and what effect it has on children, young people and gamers in general.
There are so many mediums that portray violence, it’d be ridiculous to single out video games
No, I still sometimes feel sick to my stomach when I see real life gore, compared to a video game, real life just has a different effect. At least to me
Right, but it can likely effect kids at least somewhat because they have impressionable minds, that's why age ratings are a thing. Try telling a screaming kid that a horror film is fake for example, not going to help much is it? Parents still buy adult stuff for their kids, so that is a problem for immature minds.
not in the slightest, I've seen someone on live tv announce that he was going to shoot himself right there and then and he did it in a calmly way while telling everyone around him they shouldn't be scared his not going to harm anyone and he just wants to end is life bc of his own guilt He then proceeded to pull a gun from a paper bag put it in his mouth and pull the trigger, no over the top violence or brain matter flying everywhere, just a persons life force fading away and his head slowly lowering That shook me to the core more then any MK video game, seeing a real person fade out like that.. our brains/instincts knows the difference when it comes to the real thing
Considering, and this is general statement but none the less accurate, they've spent the last 30yrs studying that and have found it doesnt, why ask such a click bait question? Oh right click bait.
Yes, I too have been studying this subject for more than 30 years and I can conclusively say that no, video games do NOT desensitize players to real-life violence. I have murdered many, many thousands of NPCs in myriad ways over the course of those years and yet, I STILL can not even watch C.S.I. because it's just too horrifying to me. I still have to cover the screen with my hand when gory stuff is happening in the movies. I usually just quickly skim the news headlines because I have difficulty if I think too much about some the terrible stuff that goes on. I wish video games could desensitize me just a little... and this is coming from a guy who had a rough youth and more than a few fistfights.
The irony of the thumbnail for the article being World War 2 based game, you know that world war that happened during a period without video games. Video games don't make people more violent, humans are just trash in general.
Nope, not even a little. Have played violent video games my whole life, and every once in a while I'll see an ISIS video or something on the internet without realizing what it is before hand, and it turns my stomach. I have to immediately click out or look away. Real life violence is in no way comparable with video game violence.
No. Real life is vastly different. How we react when we are in the midst of danger is nothing like the way we are when we're enjoying a video game that holds no consequences on us as an individual. What desensitizes us (if something were) is prolonged exposure of bad things happening being seen in person (real life) or told through the news. Example: Shootings in a specific country Natural disasters: In a specific country. When the bad keeps happening repeatedly with no change, we grow tired of hearing about it or view it as less of a big deal than it is. Video games however, aren't real.
Do games desensitise violence. Not for me. Been playing games since 79. Games, movies, are fatansy, make believe, not real, real life is real life. My parents taught me that at a very young age. There is a difference. They have ratings for a reason and parents must be parents.
I think real life is more desensitizing. The more you read or watch about true acts of violence, unfortunately the less shocking it is.
No, but being raised in an abusive and violent household does.
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