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    Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Here's the catch. If video games cause violence... why is S. Korea and Japan, major gaming hubs, have very little violence.

    The south koreans should zerg one another and each other to get stronger on a daily basis. So no...
    They do tend far more strongly to fantasy in gaming. GTA and CoD (and Goldeneye )don't sell **** over there.

    I believe any media can desensitise one toward whatever they portray. This does not signal support for legislation to control it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yes they do.

    When I beat my friends at Goldeneye, occasionally they were so infuriated they took that three-pronged controller and smacked my leg with it.

    Then I killed them some more!
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    It could potentially cause people with mental issues to act out.

    I am pretty sure that when GTA4 came out someone in Calgary who was high on something went on a car jacking spree, and rob a store or two, that he probably was playing GTA 4 quite a bit before hand.
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    They do tend far more strongly to fantasy in gaming. GTA and CoD (and Goldeneye )don't sell **** over there.

    I believe any media can desensitise one toward whatever they portray. This does not signal support for legislation to control it.
    They play starcraft, they should start eating one another.

    Anyway. it's the same stimulus -> mass gaming culture.


    The problem is the media... it "popularizes" these people. Also maybe a lot more things... who knows, i'm not a psychologist.

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    No because, Violence is caused by a decision to act violently. However like any training simulator video games can provide practice, develop efficiency, and desensitize one who is prone to commit violence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    I was all about Pistols, Licence to Kill, Stack and no Oddjobs. Jaws meant you were an arrogant ****er. You?
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Every study on the subject has showed no link, correlation or causation, between playing video games and actual violence. Just like with books, movies, TV shows, campfire stories, limericks, legends, or paintings. We depict violence because it exists around us. We do not enact it because we depict it.
    If behavior isn't shaped by video images, why do companies spend millions each year or TV advertisements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    They play starcraft, they should start eating one another.

    Anyway. it's the same stimulus -> mass gaming culture.


    The problem is the media... it "popularizes" these people. Also maybe a lot more things... who knows, i'm not a psychologist.
    And if they produce a Hitler he can use Starcraft as a defence. The 1st/3rd person shooter phenomenon is a bit more personal when it comes to killing simulation. One can laugh at the idea of banning ****, I think it's unreasonable to think there's no connection between media and an individuals actions.

    Its hard to find a famous historical killer who wasn't a fanboy for something in the arts.

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    And if they produce a Hitler he can use Starcraft as a defence. The 1st/3rd person shooter phenomenon is a bit more personal when it comes to killing simulation. One can laugh at the idea of banning ****, I think it's unreasonable to think there's no connection between media and an individuals actions.

    Its hard to find a famous historical killer who wasn't a fanboy for something in the arts.
    I don't know man... i'm not a psychologist. I am just saying... it seems like this problem is more prevalent in the USA. Take Europe then, not a lot of crime due to violence in video games either. Sure we have crime... but it's for social reasons, not this.

    And blaming video games is really non-sensical. Just like banning movies for violence. Now most movies are crap but still...they don't cause violence. The root cause that make people do school shootings and whatever lies deeper than this shallow explanation.

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