Whats your opinion on video games and world violence?
some people have different ideas on it?
but whats YOUR opinion?
I think violence in video games, movies and music certainly can contribute to violence in the real world. People can become desensitized to violence and perhaps find it easier to act out what they see on games and bring it into the real world.
I think that the idea that violence in video games contributes to violence in the real world is blown out of proportion. Millions of people play violent video games. The Halo series of games sells millions of copies, as does Call of Duty and Battlefield. The reality is that violence in the real world has always been there. What I do believe is that people who are not balanced emotionally will always lash out at the world. I always find it sad when the media report that a copy of a violent game was found in the home of a person who goes off the deep end. Wow, this person was playing a game, lets overlook the fact that they are obviously mentally unstable and blame the gaming industry. Come on. It just seems absurd to me. The gaming industry is huge. Most people my age probably have a copy of a violent video game in their home yet we are no more violent than before we started playing them. I think they are a great stress relief so I would argue that they probably lead to less violence in the world. Just my thoughts.
I agree completely, world violence is the cause of all video games, If it weren't for violence running rampid everywhere, nobody would need to relax and entertain themselves with video games. World violence also is reponsible for far too many high score rankings these days.
If the world expects to keep up their current state of regularly increasing violence on a global scale, they must discourage anyone from getting their frustrations out at home, by playing their favorite video game console and all games associated with it in their home.
I have no opinion whatsoever about why world violence should ever want to play games on or off video. Also world violence tends to hangout with analog people, while all video games reenforce the issues raised when all my friends are digital temporaries.
I think the maybe the two should have a celebrity death match, winner shuts up,
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i think they are unrelated. i believe people that claim they were influenced by a video game to engage in violent behavior already have the tendencies. they most likely even have already been doing violent things. people who are so easily influence need psychological help. lets hold individuals responsible for their own actions, and not outside influences.
Well videos games are great depending on what game it is but I'm not judging any one on playing games. World violence and violence video games all project all what's out here. See all the violence in the world and see how many violence video games being played. Maybe you can be the one to stop it but how put more love in to this world and see how it changes.
Actually, I remember seeing an article about report on a study that showed video games have little to no negative effect on kids. here's a bit from an article:
"The key findings that came out of the study included that exposure to video games from the age of five was shown to have no effect on behaviour, attention or emotional issues. Neither television nor video games caused attentional or emotional problems and there was no difference between boys and girls in the survey results."
and here's a link to the full article: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/18/ … e=facebook
This was a decade long study of over 11,000 children. now if you want to say they can still contribute to violence, let me say this: do you mean the violence that has always existed in mankind? the violence we see in robberies and crime in real life? the kind that soldiers are scarred by, haunting their dreams to this very day? Color me unwise if you like, but I sincerely doubt video games caused wars.
to answer your question as genuinely as possible, I don't think video games cause violence, rather they depict it in an interactive environment. Violence is caused by the recklessness of man, and their unwillingness to come to an understanding between one another, or to admit said recklessness..
It's not up for debate, there's no correlation. I won't deny that idiots will stab people just for a place in a midnight opening or a copy of a game, but wouldn't people do that if they were desperate enough for a book or a film? And that's the key word - desperation. When the desperation or hype has been sated, that's it, the player has no reason to be violent. But the same applies to anything, again a film or a book, maybe even food and water (though the latter are necessities), people will go insane if they don't have forms of entertainment be it in the form of mania or dementia.
A few gangster flicks make me want to be a 30s mobster, but video games have never had that effect on me. Is it because I feel like the mobster in the game, and have no reason to go outside and reinact it? Is it because the game lasts longer than the feature length runtime of a film of 80 minutes? Who knows, but all I know is I find films far more influencial over video games, yet I find the latter more immersive.
Before this argument can be made, video games will have to be vastly more graphic before they make sadists out of players unlike film in its current state. There's also too many non-violent/comically violent video games to brand the entire media form as a danger to public health. Otherwise I can argue every single book, painting, doodle, film and television series is violent and should be banned. It's as simple and as hyperbolic as that.
I disagree that there is no correlation. There have been times when kids (after playing a violent game) decided to act out in real life what they witnessed during game play.
Possibly but I can just as well argue that film, music, books, art and simple spoken word can make people act out because of what they witnessed or heard. If there is a correlation to games, other forms of media are equal.
There might be some association between the two, but there really shouldn't be. If you are an adult playing video games or watching a movie and then try to act out what you see (if your living in reality you know its not real), you have much bigger mental/maturity issues. A child/teenager should be taught right from wrong/real from pretend at a young age.
I think they have a negative effect on children. Obviously violence on TV and movies is far more common today than 30+ years ago. Video games in general can actually be helpful for children, but the constant flow of violence on TV and in video games from a young age most likely desensitizes children as they get older.
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