Bitmob looks at the popular theory (mostly among non-gamers) that playing video games increases aggressive behavior and finds some disturbing details.
Outside is the solution ppl
Shit happens... Everyday social stress is way worse than video games
every single emotion to be multiplied by 10 fold...seriously i can be super happy gaming when i'm 38-2 in COD or be straight up pissed off when my lil bro beats me in Madden. Pros and Cons :D
I was playing the MoH beta earlier and got almost furious when I started to lag. That is when I knew it was time to take a break.
EXACTLY, emotional expression.. it's better than going out and starting a shootout is it not? haha Video games allows us to experience things that would be absurd to do in real life
the answer is yes...just look at the wow article -.-
yeah you're right....T_T.sniff* por computer! it was barely a child!! omg ....and it got falcon punched and kicked.
Ok, there's another one of these lame articles every week. Can we call it quits already?
Can increase aggressive behavior I hate when people try to pin anger on video games when I bet infact its the best way to release your stress/anger and cope with it. If your an angry person you will be an angry person before you put in the game and after you put in the game which means there were problems in the life already which can be proven its majority bad parenting and school related.
In the past two decades instances of violent crime has steadily decreased. I'm of the opinion that having an outlet for the violent urges that are natural to humans is responsible for this. Just as the prevalence of free available pornography is probably responsible for the decreasing frequency of sex crimes.
The keys to a peaceful word.
Red Tube :D
Yes, and depends also in the person.
Anybody remember 17 years ago or so when they were said watching the power rangers made people violent?
They also said that kids might start doing morphine
When I'm playing Killzone and I get sniped...I respawn aggressively looking for revenge ^.^
Can the news? Can violence on TV? Can abusive parents? How about a significant other? I hate things like this because the answer isn't yes or no. Can it cause violence/aggressive behavior? No, weak people cause that. For every murder (extreme situation) that's blamed on Beavis and Butthead, music, games, movies, etc, there are millions of people who have watched the same thing (or played/experienced) who didn't feel the need to act outwardly and cause harm. Who remain peaceful and respectable members of society. The general problem is that we as people seek blame. We need it. We cannot accept that people do this crap because they are just bad people. We want to see that everyone is good, but they aren't. It's a scary world when you realize the guy walking down the street could just as easily kill you as smile in your face if the right button is pushed. Putting the blame on games or other forms of media takes it off the shoulders of the news, parents, and the individuals themselves. Until we can come to grips with how evil people can be, regardless of outside influence, we'll continue to see articles just like this one looking for something else to blame.
I think you comment is fair, but if you read the piece it says that, while gaming is not to blame for school shootings and individual murders, that it has enough of an effect that parents should be more aware than they are. I completely agree that it is hard to pin one bad thing as the cause of violence, but if I had to pick major causes I would put many causes in front of video games.
I understand a game may influence a child or young person, but when you have mid range teenagers blaming video games it's just to get out of trouble. Unless there's something seriously wrong, no game will "cause" you to do something like that. In the vast majority of circumstances, things of that nature are just used out an excuse and such things shouldn't excuse anything. Blaming and overregulating video games is silly. Labels are there to tell parents of a games content just like all other forms of media. I don't think I fall in the minority in my feeling that parents should be parents to their young children. If an 8 year old child's mind is warped from playing Left 4 Dead then the parents should be punished, not the games industry. By your response you either don't have kids or have the belief as a parent that you don't have much control. Can you stop what your kids play? Yes. Can you regulate what they watch? Yes. Stop blaming outside sources and look within and at the individual responsible. While I hate to quote Eminem, he was quite right when he said, "But don't blame me when lil' Eric jumps off the terrace. You should'a been watchin' him--apparently you ain't parents." I hope you don't seriously think you don't have control over what you choose to do. Or that we as parents aren't responsible for our children's actions (don't want the responsibility, don't have kids). It's that same mentality that lead to the suing of McDonald's for making people fat. I'm still wondering when Budweiser will be sued for red-necked white guys sleeping with ugly chicks. Amongst grown individuals I don't think anything has lead to the murders/deaths, violent behaviors, or other acts of aggression towards more people than religion. I don't see that coming with a warning label.
I'm not saying there should be more regulation- I am saying that more parents should take responsibility and get informed. I actually think we agree a lot more than you think we do. I think the only way we disagree is that I do think games can raise aggression, but I don't believe they should be regulated. Parents just need to be aware and engaged in their children's lives. PS- I had to reply here because it wouldn't let me reply to your last post.
"Do Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior?" Of course not. If I see another article like this, I'll punch someone in the face!
Short answer: No. Long answer: Hell no.
For me it did, I had to move in my punching bag from my backyard to my room, MW2 can be so unfair at times.
hell yea games make me violent. was just playing some Flower and FFXIII, and of course they made me feel murderous. someone's gotta die and videogames made me do it.
Nope, they cut down on violence. Its so much easier to let your aggression out on a game, just drive around for 15 minutes killing loads of innocents in a game, and chill out and unwind.
yeas i think so but not to all
In my case not at all. I've never really been an aggressive person and I play Video Games all the time. Some people just need to start smoking weed and chill the fuck out.
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