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This has been the biggest cop out since Marilyn Manson and I'm glad someone has done a study to try and prove otherwise.

Marilyn Masons music doesn't cause people to commit suicide and COD doesn't cause people to kill others. Mental illness, bad parents, religion and bullying/negative relationships trigger or develop this type of behavior in modern society. Not media.

Suicide and anti-social behavior/murderers existed long before video games or recorded music.

True but I think they're trying to prove that an increase in Anti-social / Murderous behavior is attributed to Video games and Music. I have to admit, I've been in therapy for aggressive temperament and the psychologist Immediately pointed to my taste in music and social activities. Not the fact that things annoy the hell out of me and I don't have an outlet for them until something makes me snap. PvP in games is one of those things, unfair "Hard modes" is another ( so yeah, I'm one of those peeps that plays on "easy" or "normal" for the sake of my keyboard tongue.gif )

Seriously though, how many annoyances do we have in modern times? My Life is nothing but; Get up > Work > eat > work > Try to unwind whilst counting down the hours till bed > sleep > repeat. There isn't anything for the "Younger generation" to do around here either, no social clubs, only sport is football, we only have one field nearby and one cinema ( Which at the price of things, why bother? ) It's all coming down to staying indoors and socialising on the PC or being unsocial and playing games. Parents do play a major part in children's development whether they think it or not, heck even brothers and sisters do. I feel my sisters take more after me than they do our parents because I spent more time babysitting whilst our parents were out working.

Video games can do a lot of things, they teach us about a lot of things and many we might not experience. Riding on the back of a mythical beast, managing a shop, flying a plane, etc; Some of those things, like war and killing, need to be restricted to a higher age than parents expose them at. We all know that constant exposure to certain elements desensitizes us to those things. So the earlier a child is exposed to violence the more likely they wouldn't think twice about inflicting it on others because it's been a way of life for so long. Thus, although games are a catalyst for such things, they aren't the root cause. They're a tool which helps the process along because they aren't being moderated enough, which in turn the finger points back to the parents.
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True but I think they're trying to prove that an increase in Anti-social / Murderous behavior is attributed to Video games and Music. I have to admit, I've been in therapy for aggressive temperament and the psychologist Immediately pointed to my taste in music and social activities. Not the fact that things annoy the hell out of me and I don't have an outlet for them until something makes me snap. PvP in games is one of those things, unfair "Hard modes" is another ( so yeah, I'm one of those peeps that plays on "easy" or "normal" for the sake of my keyboard tongue.gif )

Seriously though, how many annoyances do we have in modern times? My Life is nothing but; Get up > Work > eat > work > Try to unwind whilst counting down the hours till bed > sleep > repeat. There isn't anything for the "Younger generation" to do around here either, no social clubs, only sport is football, we only have one field nearby and one cinema ( Which at the price of things, why bother? ) It's all coming down to staying indoors and socialising on the PC or being unsocial and playing games. Parents do play a major part in children's development whether they think it or not, heck even brothers and sisters do. I feel my sisters take more after me than they do our parents because I spent more time babysitting whilst our parents were out working.

Video games can do a lot of things, they teach us about a lot of things and many we might not experience. Riding on the back of a mythical beast, managing a shop, flying a plane, etc; Some of those things, like war and killing, need to be restricted to a higher age than parents expose them at. We all know that constant exposure to certain elements desensitizes us to those things. So the earlier a child is exposed to violence the more likely they wouldn't think twice about inflicting it on others because it's been a way of life for so long. Thus, although games are a catalyst for such things, they aren't the root cause. They're a tool which helps the process along because they aren't being moderated enough, which in turn the finger points back to the parents.

I think events that occur with a cheating girlfriend or emotionally damaging relationship, a physically abusing realtionship, bad parents, douche bag boss, bullying co-worker, society being overly harsh and judgemental etc are all far far more likly to develop or trigger something like this.

We've all been there and had things happen to us like what I described and reacted to it but the difference is for a normal person they have restraint and a thought process that doesn't react in obscene ways or corellate between a minor event and a major reaction. A normal person doesnt over react and commit a murder/felony or worse trigger the intent to go home plan and commit a major pre-mediated crime a week or few months later.

COD by no means attributes to this kind of behaviour and you don't need a psyc degree to understand it. Watching UFC/wrestling can be taken out of content and be seen as celebrating violence, watching violent and gruesome horror movies about violence towards innocents like Saw etc can give ideas, spark desires to exhibit power over others and trigger an emotional reaction which are far far more likely to attribute to behaviour like this. COD and games just aren't graphic/realistic enough to trigger the emotional reaction needed to get the individual to want to recreate that feeling.

Or at least that's my opinion.
    
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There's a lot of things people talk about, but have no idea what it really means.

Oh, okay. I thought that was the only one.
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post #104 of 105
I agree with the headline, violent video games does not affect social behavior.

I think the internet in general influences anti-social behavior. I've seen it with my kids, their friends and people in general. People don't get together in person remotely as much as when I was young. They have phones but won't call the other party. They would rather spend 15 minutes texting something they could have said vocally in 4 minutes.
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I think Eddie Izzard summed it up best, "Hitler never played RISK as a child."
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