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Thanks to the current media frenzy and barrage of lawsuits surrounding violent video games, I can't tell people what I do for a living without getting a lecture on the current plague of youth violence and the scourge that is Grand Theft Auto. I decided it was time for a rebuttal more effective than shrugging and saying, "Well, I think you're wrong."

So I sat down to write this article, and started doing some research. What I discovered startled me. I'm not sure I have the ability to write a totally serious piece - it is not in my nature to be serious, nor the nature of GR - but the issues are very serious indeed and the evidence is very real.

I am even going to use charts. With words on 'em. We spare no expense.

First off, I have absolute proof that video games are not the cause of this epidemic of youth violence in America. No, really, I do. Ready?




I've always told people video games were a good way to realease agression...
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thats what i always thought. if the video games are violent enough, you won't need to go try it yourself. just imagine if Ed Gein and Ed kemper we able to play these type of games. maybe we could have saved a few womens lives
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And finally someone figures out that video games DO NOT cause violence in real life.
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Yup, if anything games let people release anger on virtual characters rather than real people.
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first off Game can not be the only cause for deceases in violence i think improved police and better communities also contributed to the decreases


recenty my dad and my sister started to play team fortess 2 as well as my self

sence then i have heard my sister shouting at the screen getting more angry and my dad thinks every one cheats if she looses

but i don't do any of these and i have been playing games for ages so i think you should just play games if you actually good at them xD

and yea i think games is a good way to release aggression if you know how to not get pissed off on a game as i guess my sister and dad dont know but i do


DIE GERMANS *lol i like to think im killing Germans for some reason on games lol i have racist blood! i tell ye, nah i have loads of German friends lol i donno why i think it
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finaly some one has some common sense..
and lol@headcrabcake
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finaly some one has some common sense..
and lol@headcrabcake
die german!
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Those charts are very interesting. It seems like video games actually help people vent their anger somewhat so they don't do stupid things in real life.
 
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Im gonna go play some Doom 1 and slay everyone that looks like an alien with a chainsaw!
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Im gonna go play some Doom 1 and slay everyone that looks like an alien with a chainsaw!
to make you self very very calm!
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