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People Need To Stop Blame`n Everything On Video Games. I Believe its the parents fault for not lookin at the rating.
NO ONE LOOKS AT THE fudgeK`N RATING!
1st - comparing competitive sports with the sorts of violent and morally dubious roles people take on in video games is ridiculous and going nowhere.
2 - the statement you quoted is from research done by a well respected British scientist who specialises in brain deterioration and how our environments change the way our brains work and how that in turn effects out behaviour. Her name is Susan Greenfield.
So in assuming me opinion was without foundation has only shown you are in great need of taking your own advice. Idiocy indeed.
Thats a very good point to bring up, Baalthazaq. I was thinking about that myself.
Look, controversy is nothing new. People will always fear something new, and blame it on whatever troubles society at one point. Videogames happens to be the latest scape goat. To quote a good example of this:
"Young people play them and old folks don`t understand, so they must be bad. Don`t forget that in the 1950`s, rock and roll was linked to youth violence in the same way. The hedonistic, tribal rhythms were going to turn America`s youth into a bunch of violent maniacs. Rock and roll was banned and censored all over the country. A bill was even put before Congress in 1955 to ban rock and roll altogether. ...Something exactly like what is happening now."
several people died. *
*(of natural causes)
i do both sports and video games. soccer/wrestling/track and video games lol. im in a great mood all the time and an A student so those stupid reports arent always true. i liked this one though.
dogmas is *the* way to go... and ignorant comments that forces biased baseless opinions on others.
So, should we not allow kids to try boxing? Or martial arts? Or football? All of those directly involve attempting to hit the other players. And none of them are less real than pictures on a computer screen.
"but the damage it does re-wiring kids brains is much more insideous, leading to, for instance, an increase in a lack of empathy with others which can in turn lead to more anti social behaviour."
What makes you say this? Jumping to conclusions without any reasoning is just idiocy.
I want my Guns, Sex and Boobies dammit!
and nice find Maddog.
Many people here bring up a point. You really can`t put the blame on anyone but the parents. If a child is brought up to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants, he`s going to have it put in his head that its ok.
But I will to argue this. Playing video games, even excessively, won`t necessarily make you a social outcast. In a survey I read, 4 out of every 5 people (I believe ages were 16-25) played a video game on an almost daily basis, and of those 4, 3 played online.
So, on average, 3 of every 5 teenagers to young adults play online, with millions of others just like them. & chances are that if you play the same game, do the same things, & happen to meet this person, you may just share quite a bit in common.
I met a girl over Runescape. Now shes not going to be my future wife or anything, but we only played for maybe two months. I met her over 18 months ago, and I`ve gained many friends through her.
Video games are not always socially cripplin
UK Goverment Research nto Violent games!
Our goverment researched this, and you dont get higher than the goverment. Guess what they found!
The truth is, as long as parents follow the age ratings, there should not be a problem!
BTW much impressed by the way Fox4Brawl came back at DrewK.
The reason kids who spend all day playing video games are more violent is because they spend all day in there room - no friends. parents who don`t care or spend time with them. parents who don`t set guidelines, who don`t make them do homework. They get frustrated and angry.
The video games don`t do anything. Its they way they`re brought up.
Because the stereotype`s been proven enough times for it to become that stereotype.
I won`t argue one way or another on this topic, but I am refreshed to actually see a study on this from the other side. Logically, I can see it being the truth though. I feel a lot better after a round or two of Call of Duty or Battlefield 2. Helps relax the brain after a day of calculus, physics, and other math type subjects.
And more importantly, what the hell is up with Americans and basements? Don`t your children have rooms? I`ve never met anyone who lived in a basement, or played videogames in one, or played DnD in one.
When I play World of warcraft I do it by my balcony, or by the pool (no not in the pool) on my laptop. When I play dungeons and Dragons it`s at my friends own apartment, with my married/single/dating friends.
What is with the stereotyping of fat loner 16 year olds living with mom and Dad in the basement?
If your kids room is devoid of windows, rethink that before complaining about DnD/WoW/Etc?
... Have you been sleeping under a rock, how about the banned games in Germany and the UK ? This week I also saw a report babbling about how computer games where getting kids in the army and stuff. We have the same stupidity over here.
Violence in Videogames is the same as Violence in movies, media, the news and the little old lady beating a man up with her purse.
We as a society have dealt with violence for ages. Get the hell over violence. it happens.
As for kids - thats why we have parental ratings. Parents need to get off their asses and parent. Taking away videogames because of the violence is like stuffing a kid away in a padded cell because of air.
Kids will eventually grow up and hit the real world full in the face. I`d rather they know what they`re walking into.
You guys really gotta get some critical thinking going on there.
The study seems ok, however, this is one study on a show about videogames! How can you honestly sit there and complain about people getting their news from fox when you get yours directly from a show invested directly in videogames?
2 "Kids who don`t playvideogames at all at most risk". Who? Kids without a $400 game console or a $1000 pc? Lets simplify that equation: Kids without $400 to spare. Worse schools. Worse neighbourhoods.
Critical thought isn`t just isn`t just something you say to people who disagree with you.
I even AGREE with the conclusion (this is to test how many of you read this far). That doesn`t mean you can hammer on about how you`ve been vindicated, or yell "Aha! Proof!" as long as someone, somewhere, with a fancy title gives you a nod.
1. They`re inside playing video games all day. They don`t feel like robbing a bank.2. They`re too fat to run from cops anymore, so they`re scared of getting caught.3. They can vent by shooting people in a fantasy world instead of real life.
However, as far as I know, the main reason violence is decreasing is because of the way kids are being raised, which is as pussies. Kids across the nation are being taught not to stand up for themselves, to cower when kicked, and to follow the orders of anyone with a nicer suit than theirs.
But in hind-sight, I do wish I would of taken my unproductive ass and spent some time outdoors as well.
Hmm, let`s think: could this have something to do with absent/irresponsible parents? Think about it: if a child is influenced solely by violence in video games, television, movies, etc., it just means that those are the only things they can draw influence FROM. They can`t get GOOD influences from anywhere else. Anyone with common sense would tell you that a child wouldn`t go off and kill someone because of a video game. They would kill that person because there was something wrong with them in the first place.
Violance is nothing new, computer games have only been around for the past 20 years, and violent for the past 10. do you think that all violence throughout human history is due to video games?, did Hitler, Jack The Ripper, Ted Bundy, The Romans, The Mayans have Grand Theft Auto?
He didn`t just sit down and play the game a little bit... he played so much that it became a 2nd reality to him.
If his parent`s or brother would of stepped in on what wass happening in his school it would of never happened so once again it`s the parent`s.Not the game directly.
ive always wanted to shoot people and pull spines out of but holes and plant gernades on a dudes back
i dont do it irl becuase the games let me :D
or else ide be a phsyco path on the way to blowing up the earth and killing every one :|
Yes. As was mentioned in the video. People to tend to become more excited. NO LASTING SIDE EFFECTS.
"Vince Mathews, the principal investigator on the study, hesitates to make that leap. But he says he does think that the study should encourage parents to look more closely at the types of games their kids are playing."
“That’s like saying a soccer game or a football game will make a kid more aggressive,” she says. “It’s about self-control, and you’ve got to learn it.”
Key word: Parents. Enough Said
Fourth Article: little defense. Does it make kids lazier? yes. it does. im not here to defend that, because it does.
am i more likely to be a little more aggravated after losing in a game i just spent hours on? of course. Does it PROVE any long term effects? nope.
second article: "Adolescents who were more hostile tended to consume more electronic media, played more violent video games, prefer more violent content, and have fewer parental limits on the content of their video games," Gentile said.
FEWER. PARENTAL. LIMITS. to blame? the parents. Kids who have no role models in their lives do tend to become abnormal. If a child cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy, he has a mental disability, not a side effect of video games.
Most of the time it`s something in the kids` life that cause`s things such as school shootings.
I`ve read a lot of violence with kid`s and other things and sometimes they have played alot of violent video game`s.
One case was a teenager who he and his friend were constant victoms to bullying and other things in his school. This kid would play the game doom all the time with his friend, without any parental supervision. He also listened to bands such as the prodigy.
This kid wanting revenge on his bully`s aswell as other kid`s who picked on him did month`s of planing a school shooting. The parent`s never did anything because they just never payed attention to him.
Here`s a wiki article about it.
If we want to blame video game`s for violenc
I conclude that I release stress by playing gta and blowing peoples heads off with a sniper rifle.
Then again... i did just murder and rape a girl.
Violence in youth IS declining. The only reason why you don`t think so is because everytime there`s a school shooting, its EXLODED by the media and you`ll hear nothing else for weeks on end. And as its been proven right here, a lot the kids who partake in the shootings "didn`t play video games at all."
Once again, how about looking at it logically instead of screaming BUT THE PPLZ ON TEH TV TOLD ME! THEY DID! I SWAIR! THEYZ MUST B RITE! The media explodes EVERYTHING. every little thing. wanna argue that? tell me the first thing you think of when i say: "Mentally unstable mother loses right to see children; does too many drugs."
thats what I thought.
The funniest part is, it`s only really America that bitches on about these games.
im done ranting now B-|
So many people have been misinformed about the consequences of playing video games. It`s ridiculous. I did a research paper on it, and many of these said "studies" that were trying to prove "Playing Video Games causes Violence in Youth" turned out either false or inconclusive. In fact, there are very few studies out there that can link violence to video games.
Its annoying. Many politicians say "Oh well they played a violent video game at some point in their life, thats why they`re a criminal now."
Thats like saying "oh you flew a kite once. thats why you`re in the air force."
Of course they`ve played a violent video game at some point in their lives. Welcome to the 21st Century. I could bet anything 97% of kids out there have picked up a video game at some point.
People place the blame on video games because they won`t place the blame on themselves. Just like the rest of th
Yeah, I can see why this book would never make it to fox news. Really a shame.
They make a good point with the Wii thing.I love playing baseball with my dad. It`s so fun watching him lose miserably. :3
it`s nice to see people who are open minded.
i`m so shocked and relieved that people can be intelligent and not just blame video games for bad things. i may cry!
Lol Kutner, a House reference much?
On a more serious topic, I think this report should shut Jack Thompson the drat up. And it`s actually quite obvious why people who don`t play video games become more violent. It is because the only alternative that they waste time on is sports. Sports, where the entire game is competitive. Sports, where you can beat the living crap out of them in some. Sports, where the whole point is to steal from others and violently take the item back.
Seriously. It`s about time someone realized none of those idiot reports before made sense! Hopefull, someone`ll listen to them.