Laughing It Off

Joseph of - "The Violence In Video Games Labeling Act is apparently an attempt by Representatives Joe Baca and Frank Wolf to get all video games labelled up with the words “WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behaviour.”"

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SilentNegotiator3099d ago (Edited 3099d ago )

"WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior"

Except lots of other studies have shown the exact opposite. This isn't like cigarettes, filled with literal toxins and poisons, with the most counter-studies being from tobacco company-financed research facilities. This is subjective psychiatric interpretation.

Hicken3099d ago

There's always gotta be something else responsible. As long as people can blame something else for the behavior of their children, they can feel they haven't done a piss poor job as parents. Honestly, this is all it amounts to. Put more pressure on the gaming industry so the parents have less responsibility.

And, as you said, there are studies that show that violent games do NOT increase aggressive behavior. At best, the studies they'd be using as examples would show an increase in aggression, but no direct link to any acts being performed THROUGH aggression.