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Violent video games not linked to being less helpful - Times LIVE

Violent video games not linked to being less helpful - Times LIVE | Violence in Video Games | Scoop.it
Violent video games not linked to being less helpful
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"A recent meta-analysis conducted by Anderson and his colleagues suggested that violent video games increase anti-social behaviour.
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I think this article is a perfect example of the broader picture that there is no definitive evidence to point either against video games causing violence or for it. I think that using video games as a scapegoat for violent behaviors is unfair, but also can't argue against it because most of the time we never can find out what the perpetrator was truly thinking.

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“Video games do not cause violence”, says ex-FBI profiler | VG247

During a panel discussion on the correlation between videogames and acts of violence, ex-FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole has stated that while games are used during the agency's threat assessment of potentially violent ...
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I agree with the fact that video games are still in a societal panic phase. Given the nature of movies and music themes now, video games are on about the same level of mature themes. The relativity newness of higher definition video games seems to make the panic more prominent.

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Are gamers captives of virtual violence? - Ct Post

Are gamers captives of virtual violence? - Ct Post | Violence in Video Games | Scoop.it
Are gamers captives of virtual violence?
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Some news articles mentioned that before his rampage, Lanza had shut himself in his mother's Newtown basement and played violent video games. Only a few people took note.
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I do agree that video games are becoming increasingly more violent and with the fact that there's no true evidence for or against the argument about video games causing violence. However, I personally believe that video games are more of a release from real world and that people who act on violent thoughts and just so happen to play violent video games were already pre-destined to perform such violent act.

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Opinion: Changing the terms of the violent video game debate

Opinion: Changing the terms of the violent video game debate | Violence in Video Games | Scoop.it

A well though put article on the matter of "video game violence" '"We collectively need to change the terms of the conversation before we sit down to talk with anyone about violent games," says Game Developer magazine editor Patrick Miller.'


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This article seems to mimic a lot of my personal opinion along the lines of video games having a lot of the same themes as movies. I also very much agree with the new strategy to change the question of video game violence instead of dealing with the basic question that causes so much grey area.

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Amen: Former FBI Profiler Says Video Games Do Not Cause ...

Amen: Former FBI Profiler Says Video Games Do Not Cause ... | Violence in Video Games | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, there are some in Washington who don't blame real-world violence on violent video games. Shocking, we know, but it's true. Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole is one of them, and during a panel ...
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This is a glaring weakness in the argument against violent video games. The study is showing how little people pay attention to the predetermined ratings meant to warn them about the nature of the games they are purchasing, and some don't even pay attention to the ratings of games they are giving their kids, showing how people are always searching for a subject of blame in violent acts without even researching or understanding the subject itself.

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Video games don't create violence in society, they reflect it

Video games don't create violence in society, they reflect it | Violence in Video Games | Scoop.it
Last week the long-debated subject of violence in video games hit a crescendo of sorts. A topic often debated among game makers, game players, parents and politicians found itself at the center of a...
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I agree completely with the fact that video games are not directly correlated with a person's inclination of violence. Games do give their audience the chance to cause unnecessary havoc, but that reflects more on the gamer than the game itself.

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