APA Review Confirms Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression

Alex: The American Psychological Association's Task Force on Violent Media has publicly affirmed that playing violent video games is a consistent "risk factor" for both increased aggressive thoughts and behaviors (though not necessarily violence) and decreased empathy, based on its review of research on the topic published between 2005 and 2013.

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SaveFerris1627d ago

More importantly for game makers, the APA's public statement includes a call for the game industry to "design video games that include increased parental control over the amount of violence the games contain" and encouragement for "developers to design games that are appropriate to users’ age and psychological development."

This is what ratings are for and parents shouldn't be buying little Johnny games like Call of Duty and GTAV because they are rated 18. It is not the game developers job to raise American children.