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[TG]Video games don’t turn children into blood-thirsty killers – Harvard research

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A pair of Harvard researchers say violent video games don’t turn children into killers. According to a newly published book, ‘Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do’, psychologists Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson dispel common myths about violent games. In their two-year study, they found that there was no data to support any causation between games and real-life violence.
A very good and very thorough study that you guys can use against less-than-intelligent people who feel the opposite is true.

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Yay. A study that finally proves something that we all felt already was true.
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Yeah, but now we have a big name backing us which is more important than common sense.
    
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"...Increased carjacking skills [after playing gta iv]" LAWL!
    
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what pathetic games like GTAIV do is lower our ethical standards just one more notch as a society, not the kind of thing researchers can quantify.

You are deceiving yerselves if you think what we take in has no affect on us.
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what pathetic games like GTAIV do is lower our ethical standards just one more notch as a society, not the kind of thing researchers can quantify.

You are deceiving yerselves if you think what we take in has no affect on us.
I hope you have your flame-retardant suit on.

I am not a psycho axe murderer, and I love me some video games. Go figure, I'm in the vast majority. While I do agree that games like Postal, and to a degree GTA, try a bit too hard to push the envelope, and sometimes use unnecessary amounts of violence and other "bad" content to get some media coverage.
    
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what pathetic games like GTAIV do is lower our ethical standards just one more notch as a society, not the kind of thing researchers can quantify.

You are deceiving yerselves if you think what we take in has no affect on us.
Games are only an expression of the underlying problems and causes of and in society. They aren't 'making' what was already there.
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what pathetic games like GTAIV do is lower our ethical standards just one more notch as a society, not the kind of thing researchers can quantify.

You are deceiving yerselves if you think what we take in has no affect on us.
Ethics is subjective and evolving.
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Movies are worse you gonna say they need to stop making all movies that arent rated pg also its easyer for kids to watch movies now days then get ahold of games that are rated nc 17. Even now iv noticed alot of cable channels after midnight allow nudity and cuss words.
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