Everything in Moderation: Study of Violent Games’ Effects on Morality

GamerFitnation: The idea that violent games lead to violent teenagers and young adults has long persisted gaming history, and the topic has been discussed and researched extensively. A new study by Brock University takes a little more realistic look at the issue, focusing on the impact of violent games on empathy and morality.

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wls10123817d ago

I get way more angry playing side scrolling Mario games than I do COD or GTA,BUT THAT'S JUST ME.

dcj05243817d ago

I tried replaying SONIC 2 for the 6th time and I HATE ZONE 3 makes me wanna punch sonic in the face.

Ogygian3817d ago

This academic paper proves nothing but a correlation between the playing of violent video games and lower scores in a morality test.
It does nothing to account for the possibility of reverse causality (bad parents who might neglect to pass on any morals to their kids are probably more likely to buy them GTA or CoD, which 15 and 35 of the 109 13-14yo kids played respectively) and even admits that further research must be done.
Furthermore, this paper doesn't even bother to show the questions used, perhaps to shield it from deserved critique?

All we can take from this paper is that there is probably a strong correlation between kids playing 18+ video games and not conforming to established ideas of morality. That isn't exactly surprising.

fredolopez3817d ago

I like the point you brought up with the parenting. I think it's a little bit of both the parents and the games that influence the teens/young adults.

GentlemenRUs3817d ago

They need to stop with all these BS studies...


The 'Kawaii' Is A Nintendo Wii The Size Of A Keychain

Modders have cooked up something pretty special – a Wii console which is small enough to fit on your keys. A wee Wii.

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Top 10 Sexiest New Male Video Game Characters

Opportunities to objectify male characters are rare, and I seize them every chance I get.

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gold_drake3d ago

ff 16 cid is pretty hot.

also ff7 rebirth cid is pretty hot haha

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anast2d ago

'Opportunities to objectify male characters are rare'

Sounds like the writer needs more life experience.


Elden Ring's manga paused so the author can play the DLC instead

Elden Ring's manga has been put on hiatus so that the artist can play the DLC.

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phoenixwing33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Well 6 month hiatus it is. If not longer lol