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Originally posted by Dr Slim
i had to write an essay on this in school as a kid, i remember that i got an A, i was and still am, an avid gamer, and it didnt affect any other aspects of my life, perfect grades, good job etc.
Originally posted by RoboKy
*Sigh* First off, this video is a hoax, these two kids have a series of videos were one brother pretends to film the other brother freaking out about something, without his knowledge. There are a lot of these types of videos floating around, most of them are done for laughs.
Second, just because we see some kid lose it over a game doesnt mean he has been driven completely mad because of video games. People lose their cool over tons of things all the time, it's just that those things arent hot button issues and there isnt a zillion videos on youtube of someone getting frustrated at a 10,000 piece puzzle.
Sorry, but the demonization of video games is baseless, as study after study has shown that there is no link between playing violent video games and overt, violent behavior. The same goes with music and what ever else the MSM drags out every time there's a school shooting.
Originally posted by Raustin
I saw this, thought it was hilarious. I don't think we need to blame the vidya games, just the parents of bratty kids. It would not be surprising if this turned out to be an act.
[edit on 13-5-2010 by Raustin]
Originally posted by unityemissions
People who are defending amoral television and video games are fools. Kids like to mimic what they see. Fact. People become desensitized to what they see repeatedly. Fact.
By showing mass violence, sex, drugs, etc..to people on a daily basis, we're becoming demoralized scumbags. People are more upset from someone smashing an Ipad than a human being
...and in this case, it leads to apathy, and demoralization of people.
Studies linking violence and video games are a dime a dozen, but, according to The Washington Post, Iowa State University psychologist Craig Anderson claims that playing violent games definitively leads to violent thought and action. Set to be published in the American Psychological Association's (APA) March journal, his research claims that data from previous studies, of 130,000 people total, demonstrates that violent games lead to violent behavior no matter the culture, age or sex of a person