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[Kotaku] (video) Kids who don't play games are at risk

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Check the link, there is a video

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Very interesting discussion on it, finally some defense for games.
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post #2 of 47
The Link is a little bit messed up >_> You fixed it yay!
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I knew it.

"Violent" Video games allow kids to get out all the aggression. And when they can't put there aggression into something, like sports, games or something else, it will just build up and lead to something violent happening.

That was a very interesting interview, glad there are people out there that actually do real research.
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Exactly, finally someone on the video game side in these arguments. I see video games as something you can vent in. They don't make you violent unless you're already messed up.
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post #5 of 47
Great find man! Very interesting vid. Might have to buy that book and ship it to my Mom so she stops ranting all her great psychological anti-violent video game know how. Yes, this book would definitely make her think twice. Mwuhahahahahahaha
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Yay for non-fudged research!!
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post #7 of 47
It's somewhat true though.... in this modern day, there are a lot of things externally that lead to violent or unusual social tendencies. What with having the mediums of gaming, and consoles, and either parenting or individual interactions with these, you have a lot of kids that do a lot of things online, but it keeps them from having such social anxieties that they take it out on mass groups or individuals.

So, gaming vs. non-gaming is divided by both intelligence and desire. Some that don't game have the choice not to, and may do better things without having those types of stimulations around to keep them from doing greater things. For those that do game, it's one of several types of venting or creative engines that allow them to pursue the idea of group therapy in a way, because in the end, it's a game, and that's the difference between a murder that dissolves after you progress to the next stage, and one that'll be remembered because of your actions. Games are just logical to keep people from total chaos.

We've got so much crap in the world, it makes it somewhat better to deal with.
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post #8 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
"Violent" Video games allow kids to get out all the aggression. And when they can't put there aggression into something, like sports, games or something else, it will just build up and lead to something violent happening.
I actually don't find this to be true.
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I totally agree with everything they are saying. I've been playing video games since I was a small child (Don't know exact age, but my first console was Sega Genesis) and I've played all the violent games. My neighbor, was never a gaming person. He didn't graduate high school and always got into trouble. I, on the other hand, never once got a detention, let alone any other worse offenses.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
I actually don't find this to be true.
odd because I do it for a fact
When Im all mad and really wanting to punch a hole through the wall - going onto my CSS server and reaking havok with headshots left and right soothes me.
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