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Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.

Researchers carried out a range of tests, including making a non-violent version of popular game Half-Life 2.

Games modified to have counter-intuitive, frustrating controls - leading to feelings of incompetence - produced more aggressive reactions.

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I have to say I kind of agree with this - the only times I have really felt any anger or aggression related to games are when the controls are a mess. Pretty much the reason I played less than an hour of Dead Space 1 and AC3.

I love the fact they call HL2 'graphic'.
Edited by GingerJohn - 4/7/14 at 11:57am
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I think this is fairly obvious. Its frustration that breeds anger/aggression (throwing controller), not the violence.
 
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Was just about to post this!!!

I agree, crappy controls really annoys me!
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the fact that people are still discussing that "violent games" are the problems is astounding.
simple analysis of how humans work can disprove that.
take tetris and have the controls randomly swap around every 15 seconds, dont tell the person playing...see how long they stay calm.
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the fact that people are still discussing that "violent games" are the problems is astounding.
simple analysis of how humans work can disprove that.
take tetris and have the controls randomly swap around every 15 seconds, dont tell the person playing...see how long they stay calm.


Your proof?

You have to discuss something to disprove it. That's kinda what this aims to do wink.gif
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OMG REALLY? IS THE SKY BLUE TOO? IS WATER A LIQUID? CAN I BREATHE AIR TOO? Holy crap the stupidity of people astounds me. The fact that they are just figuring this out now is just retarded.
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OMG REALLY? IS THE SKY BLUE TOO? IS WATER A LIQUID? CAN I BREATHE AIR TOO? Holy crap the stupidity of people astounds me. The fact that they are just figuring this out now is just retarded.

Why is the sky blue? Is water always a liquid? How much air do you need to breathe?

It's not really a case of "just figuring something out", science is about testing hypotheses and confirming or disproving them. They are also proposing to find out what the mechanisms are behind it.

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I would have to say early exposure to violence does have a negative impact on the mind same with music and movies... It is a desensitization process that has been proven. Tetris? I stay calm because I always last about three hours when I play it. I rarely fail on tetris.
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non violent version of half life 2?


half life 3 confirmed.
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I thought it said "linked to impotence"

Thought to myself...what will they think of next rolleyes.gif
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