video games and violence

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As of 2001, roughly 79 percent of America's tennagers play video games. Beyond the obvious issues of concern, like "what happened to riding bikes around the neighborhood," there are bigger questions. Many people wonder how this type of exposure to violence kid effects social behavior. The rise in dramatically violent shootings by teenagers, many of whom apparently play violent video games, is helping the argument that video game violence translates into real-world situations. But other people aren't convinced and insist that video games are a scapegoat for people scared and looking to place blame. Entertainment media has always made a great scapegoat: In the 50s, lots of people blamed comic books for kids' bad behavior
Video games as we now know them are only about 20 years old, so there's nowhere near enough evidence for or against their violent effects than there is surrounding, say, television and violence. And even that's not a done deal.
So what exactly does science have to say about violent video games? Is there any evidence that shows a cause-effect relationship between shooting people in a game and shooting people in real life?
 
Mar 2009
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As of 2001, roughly 79 percent of America's tennagers play video games. Beyond the obvious issues of concern, like "what happened to riding bikes around the neighborhood," there are bigger questions. Many people wonder how this type of exposure to violence kid effects social behavior. The rise in dramatically violent shootings by teenagers, many of whom apparently play violent video games, is helping the argument that video game violence translates into real-world situations. But other people aren't convinced and insist that video games are a scapegoat for people scared and looking to place blame. Entertainment media has always made a great scapegoat: In the 50s, lots of people blamed comic books for kids' bad behavior
Video games as we now know them are only about 20 years old, so there's nowhere near enough evidence for or against their violent effects than there is surrounding, say, television and violence. And even that's not a done deal.
So what exactly does science have to say about violent video games? Is there any evidence that shows a cause-effect relationship between shooting people in a game and shooting people in real life?
It may have a link. I don't really know. I would not be a good judge because I am no gamer. I just don't care for video games. But then I am not much of a movie fan either.:rolleyes:
 
Mar 2009
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why arent you a movie fan movies are great
Most of them put me to sleep. It has caused many family disputes.:)

One reason may be I keep remembering other movies I have seen these actors in. One movie a guy is a bad ass, then the next one he is a coward on the run. Most of them can't make me believe their part enough to keep my interest. :p
 
Feb 2012
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either :)
 
Mar 2009
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either :)
There have been many "discussions" in my family about me sleeping through movies.:D
 
Jan 2012
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either :)
oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
 
Mar 2009
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oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
I would be one of the "hopeless" then. I just have no interest in most movies. We had our daughters DVDs of Hairy Potter for months. I think I saw about 5 minutes of one of them when my wife was watching.
 
Mar 2012
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I for one feel all video games should be banned. Lets all remodernize to a more classical America, an America that farms rice. Peace.