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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Sep 25 - Grand Theft Auto 5 Crime Spree Man Arrested Committing Real-Life GTA Crimes Zachary Burgess

    I am not sure if this was caused by the video game, stupidty or both.

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    This is a public poll.
    Until conclusive evidence is found that there is a link, (which I believe there is none) I vote no. I believe it has to do entirely with genetic predispositions, upbringing, and environment.
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Well, with Liberal logic with that, The millions of people who bought GTA 5 should be prostitute killing, gang banging, murders. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Sep 25 - Grand Theft Auto 5 Crime Spree Man Arrested Committing Real-Life GTA Crimes Zachary Burgess

    I am not sure if this was caused by the video game, stupidty or both.
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas105 View Post
    Well, with Liberal logic with that, The millions of people who bought GTA 5 should be prostitute killing, gang banging, murders. . .
    Give it time, the game just came out.

    So even though the suspect said he did what he did because he was playing the game, you think it really had nothing to do with it?

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    I hate these yes or no polls because there is never a definite answer. While generally speaking I do not believe violence in a video game cause real life violence, I do believe that those with metal disabilities and social disorders, it could push them over the edge to committing a violent crime. Though for the general population I don't think video games play much of a role in violence.
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Do video games cause real world violence?
    If they did I'd be a serial killer by now.

    When I was a kid, I heard the same kind of pap about playing "war", "cowboys and Indians", "cops and robbers"... and of course, rock and roll music. Meh. Video games are nothing more than entertainment, just like television, movies, and fiction novels, all of which contain graphic violence and all of which have been around for decades, without turning the older generations into mindless murdering killbots.

    Get over it, people. Quit trying to find something to blame in order to explain why kids today don't do the same things that you did when you were kids, because you were not blessed with the internet, and technology that allows you to destroy pixelated monsters with BFG's for mega-points and bragging rights. Deal with the jealousy!

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    No, no more than what you see on the news/newspaper or what people talk about everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Give it time, the game just came out.

    So even though the suspect said he did what he did because he was playing the game, you think it really had nothing to do with it?
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is nonsense. All people do not react the same way to the same stimulus. That reality in no way shape or form exonerates a particular stimulus for having an impact on some individuals and not upon others.

    Your statement is ridiculous on its face. So if some people can look at the sun and it triggers a sneezing response while others do not have the same response then by your statement its not the sun that made them sneeze. its just stupid and nonsensical.

    The fact is that the culture indeed plays a role. And that culture may help determine the role the stimulus plays in the response.
    Are you on autopilot?

    If you apply one stimulus to one group of people and then you apply THE SAME stimulus to another group of people... and one turns violent and the other remains benign... you deduce from this that the fault lies with the stimulus.

    Don't you think there is some fault with the people who turn violent... I mean it's just common sense to me. logic you know...

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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    It is one risk factor but not a determining one. If the player is also: poor, grows in a violent neighborhood, has a violent family, has violent friends, and has done some violence before, then playing violent games also may be an influence. On their own video games were not found to be direct influence to violence.

    Movies instead were found to be more prone to influence violence. But this was under controlled experimental conditions. It hints that movies may influence more violence but there may be other not considered in the experiment variables that might exist in real life while one watches violent movies.
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    Re: Do video games cause real world violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Are you on autopilot?

    If you apply one stimulus to one group of people and then you apply THE SAME stimulus to another group of people... and one turns violent and the other remains benign... you deduce from this that the fault lies with the stimulus.

    Don't you think there is some fault with the people who turn violent... I mean it's just common sense to me. logic you know...
    Maybe the question should have been if violent video games cause real world violence in the US.

    I do know that my son will start to see a psychologist on Wednesday for this very problem. He is acting out because his godfather lets him play these games even though they were prohibited by his mother and I. He is 8 and his godfather doesn't understand the damage these games do to such a young mind.

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