If the dreadful ignorance often showcased by those that advocate the theory that video games desensitize young players to violence wasn’t enough, looks like some of them can see the future too.
he can see the future!
Must have been written by an insider.
"There’s also a growing consensus that violent video games make violence seem normal." Facepalm....Yeah, when i saw Kratos tear Helio's head off his shoulders i instantly accepted that as normal behaviour. In fact, i think i might repeat it on a few of my family members today..../s Such idiotic, biased and ignorant people. Too lazy to get to the root causes of violence, so they just blame videogames. Graphic movies and TV shows are completely fine though, it's only videogames that violent behaviour seem normal....../s Oh wow, in the article you can clearly see on the textbook that it says there is no evidence that TV causes violence but that there is a "growing consensus" that violent videogames do. I also love how they say "violent" videogames but but refer to TV as just "television"....how can they be so blatant with their bias!?
Growing consensus - (defn.) We dont have any evidence yet be we are super sure because we dont get any money from the videogame industry - so screw them.
Oh yes, tell these people to humour me please because I became a serial killer thanks to violent games/s.
He is right after all. Well he maybe forgot just one word "NOT" playing God Of War 4 makes me so agressive and violent. Seriously the wait for this game and its announcement just revives Kratos in me. /s
@ Lukas, Sadly they don't point to lack of parenting, broken families, lack of discipline and many many other factors in this.
There were more serial killers and sociopaths long before videogames even existed. Look at how Dexter displays violence - that it is a perfectly viable solution to a problem. It's no different than videogames. Yet, in real life we understand there are consequences to our actions, and that there are inherent cause and affect relationships between our actions and the outcomes of those actions. If you want to argue mentally ill people, we can't frame all of life based on what mentally ill people may or may not do. It's just impossible. We wouldn't have cars, or the internet, or crazy people working in governments that make up dumb shit like this.
GOW is rated mature anyways
lol lets ask him for lottery numbers
This genuinely pissed me off. Even though they simply state that there is a "consensus", which unfortunately is true within certain political circles, it is the way they present it which is so wrong. They clearly have a bias, and textbooks are suppossed to be as objective as possible, especially when something is yet to be proven. Then they go on to mention God of War 4 in the same sentence as School Shooter (wasn't school shooter some relatively tasteless "homemade game" with no sort of wide spread adoption)? It is quite funny though that those who make these accusations fail to mention the vast amount of youth who watch mature and violent films and tv. I sort of believe that this witch hunt against gaming will go away as the younger generations begin to find their way into upper-echelon political positions and research commities. Seems like old-school political figures looking for a way to sway older population into votes...just blame the violent foaming-out-the-mouth video game playing youth for every violent tragedy and then pursue that end.
Teachers be like... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
alot of articles before the actual naming of God of War Ascension did call it God of War IV so probably due to that....still the whole premise of games and violence being interlinked is pretty ridiculous, a (relatively) few cases of games being used as an excuse for violence while the millions and millions of non-violent gamers is disregarded
Most probably the ignorant writer just misnamed God of War 3 I don't think he was knowledgeable enough to know anything about a yet unreleased game.
How do we know this isn't just a typo? The words "There's also a growing consensus" make it sound like it's just reporting, and not claiming.
Didnt you guys know? Hitler was in love with GTA!
One of his top 5 games.
He wasn't keen on the original Wolfenstein. :)
It is also a fact that after violent cave drawings were banned, the entire mongol empire became super peaceful and are today known as hippies
Waiting for the Daily Mail to blame some game on the tense situation in Ukraine.
Many studies have proved otherwise. This game is also rated Mature.
The point is that the game isn't rated, because it hasn't even been announced :D
Just goes to show that the people that blame video games for societies woes have no real knowledge of the industry they fight so vehemently.
Do these fools not realise that we have been a violent species ever since we existed?
Yeah but if we look back at caves times i am sure all that violence could have been linked to tick tack toe
LMAO! "Tick tack toe"....I literally fell from my chair laughing!
Exactly this! The media is so obsessed with hiding the fact we're all absolute dicks to each other that they just straight up blame games with no justification. So apparently games are corrupting the moral values of our youth. Meanwhile, the same youth watching us "liberate" Syria and trying to "free" the Middle East with violence and thousands of innocent deaths does nothing but instil good values? The freakin' news is far worse than even the most realistically violent games imo!
Very true. I guess they forgot all the wars that broke out before videogames or television were ever created, not to mention the existence of guns, explosives and people just going crazy.
I think violent video games help me channel my anger lol
I can't wait for non violant video games. As we all know - video games make people aggressive. Or how else would you describe the cause for all the big wars. Jack the Ripper probably played a lot of video games too. Also Vlad the Impaler. People in New Orleans probably played video games before they looted...
That's just sad. The 'growing consensus' part, not the Gow4 part. There actually is no 'growing consensus' at all. What it really is, is a bunch of talking heads on the news and some random ppl looking for an excuse whenever something awful happens. These people are horrified by human nature and they find it easier to place blame on Kratos rather than the illness of the perpetrator. We all play games though, and we know the truth.
Oh please GOW help me understand Greek mythology so much. In 9th grade when we were talking and studying Greek Mythology I used GOW 3 as my research. I even cited GOW 3 as one of my sources.
Seriously? How did it go?
Went well... Until he ripped his teacher's head off and whipped his classmates with chains, shouting, "DAMN YOU ATHENA, WHY DO YOU MOCK ME SO?"!!
Sigh ... Violence has always been around its just that everybody has TVs and internet today so news are spreading at a much faster rate. And what about when there was no Video games? According to that logic violence appeared when video games appeared. I have been playing video games since i was 5-6 years old ... Now im 20 and i dont feel like shooting someone or driving over somebody. And why doesnt anybody blame bad parenting or movies? Sorry Fox News but video games contribute little to nothing when it comes to violence
What the hell is School Shooter?
A game made up by those with an agenda. If the next shooting tragedy were to tale place in a church, the new textbook will add "Church Killer" to the list.
Something that gaming's detractors lump in with mainstream titles to mislead people about video games. It's not much different than critiquing movies because pedophiles make child porn videos.
I'm pretty sure a majority of the research done on the subject says violent video games don't actually make people violent. Before games people blamed, movies, television, music, and even books for causing violence, in all reality people have been violent since one cave family came across another cave family, and started hitting each other with sticks
Please tell me what video games people where playing during 1400 centry till 1900 centry. There are recorded genocides..
In ten years, most serial killers will have played both Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga. Will they blame those, too? (Side note: No one will have played Half-life 3 yet.)
the lack of half life 3 may be the cause of all those killings...
How is this news?
Here we go again
God Of War does not lead to violent tendancies, sayeth the Doritos Pope! What leads to violent tendancies is bad parenting by allowing young children to play videogames not made for them and/or mental health problems! If you deny this ! You are to be ANATHEMATISED by our Holy Church of Doritos! The Spicy Chilli Purgatory awaits you ! So sayeth the Doritos Pope !
can someone please let this dude know that he is not funny at all is it just me?
First comment I saw by him was funny, now it's just cringey.
Considering GOW 4 doesn't exist it really does show the time and research these idiots put into their studies.
Why are video games always the culprit for violence? Isn't that based on the concept of "monkey see, monkey do?" If that's the case, then if I just watch a violent movie or TV show, then am I considered violent? Video games aren't the only form of violent media that's out there, people.
Wow these articles are getting ridiculous
Whats really sad is here you have a "textbook" that's supposed to be used to teach people accurate information for use later in their careers and yet it has information that is wrong. There are many factors in the world that cause psychotic people but I believe the main cause isn't games or tv so much as environment and upbringing. Still one of the biggest problems in this world is what the article shows but doesn't come out and say in that we have stupid people teaching stupid people and stupid people believing stupid people.
CAN violent games cause violence? Yes. CAN movies cause violence? Yes. But in such a small scale it's ridiculous to blame them for everything. And usually it's not even games alone. There's the possible mental problems, parenting etc. So much other factors that get overlooked when people find out the person that did something played games. It's stupid.
Videogames are just a scapegoat. Rather than try to find the true root causes of violent behaviour, games are just an easy target.
Jack the ripper was inspired by gta, those hoes had to go after he beat his first prostitute to deathto get his money back....he was dissapointed when money didnt pop out of his victims....sad jack was sad.
Riiiight, video games are the cause for violence, I guess that means that everything that happened before the Atari debuted was just make.belive. lol I wonder what other reason they'll come up with next? Gateway MT6706 2008
Who cares? Sociology's a worthless major anyways. No one cares what they have to say.
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