Do video games cause violence?

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  • illage2 26 Feb 2013 13:34:19 2 posts
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    Just wanted to get people's opinion on the subject. Personally I don't think they do, but its always interesting to hear (or in this case read) what people have to say about it.
  • Physically_Insane 26 Feb 2013 13:34:34 10,461 posts
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    no
  • Youthist 26 Feb 2013 13:35:02 10,790 posts
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    yes
  • BigOrkWaaagh 26 Feb 2013 13:35:31 2,897 posts
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    maybe
  • mrpon 26 Feb 2013 13:35:44 30,713 posts
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    Definitely maybe.
  • ScoutTech 26 Feb 2013 13:35:50 2,429 posts
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    Depends.
  • elstoof 26 Feb 2013 13:36:16 9,981 posts
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    Apparently all the football firms get fired up before a rumble by having a blast on Lumines.
  • Youthist 26 Feb 2013 13:37:37 10,790 posts
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    Cow Clicker makes me want to punch old ladies and steal their coppers.
  • Tonka 26 Feb 2013 13:39:12 23,168 posts
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    Yes.
    But notkilling sprees.
  • quadfather 26 Feb 2013 13:39:48 17,530 posts
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    no. It's tabloid sensationalism. And people that are impressionable by computer games are just as likely to do something mental by watching a horror film
  • onestepfromlost 26 Feb 2013 13:41:17 2,198 posts
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    Its a backwards theory, the violent video games do not cause people to be violent, but people with violent dispositions will be drawn to violent video games.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 26 Feb 2013 13:41:59 17,075 posts
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    /wordlessly punches illage2 in the neck
  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 13:42:51
    The question suggests a very direct link, which I think makes the notion easy to dismiss.

    The question is whether they are a contributing factor, and the answer is almost certainly yes.
  • onestepfromlost 26 Feb 2013 13:42:54 2,198 posts
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    Do stupid questions on forums cause violence?
  • Flying_Pig 26 Feb 2013 13:43:17 13,062 posts
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    No

    But playing Motorstorm Pacific Rift did make me break a mug once. Fact.
  • ronuds 26 Feb 2013 13:45:02 21,786 posts
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    One time I threw my glasses because I missed a big shot in an NBA game.

    So, yes.
  • beastmaster 26 Feb 2013 13:45:29 13,301 posts
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    This thread needs a questionnaire.
  • Ultrasoundwave 26 Feb 2013 13:45:53 3,930 posts
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    Climbing the 'Spinning walls o' doom!' in God of War made me want to kill someone.




    But i didnt.
  • whatfruit 26 Feb 2013 13:48:03 2,051 posts
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    Only when I lose six figures worth of souls falling down a pit in Dark Souls.

    Edited by whatfruit at 13:49:40 26-02-2013
  • cubbymoore 26 Feb 2013 13:48:40 36,510 posts
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    I can vouch that they do.
  • DFawkes 26 Feb 2013 13:51:23 26,192 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    This thread needs a questionnaire.
    Wait a sec... only 2 posts from the OP and the very kind off question you'd expect for a thesis. It's a stealth questionnaire! Everybody abandon thread!
  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 13:51:32
    My dad is pushing 70 years old, and reads thrillers with very violent themes.

    Violence permeates all forms of media within our culture, so if ideas are contagious, which I believe they are, then my answer would be maybe.
  • whatfruit 26 Feb 2013 13:51:38 2,051 posts
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    Do video games reinforce racial sterotypes more than any other form of entertainment?
  • quadfather 26 Feb 2013 13:51:56 17,530 posts
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    Adverts make me more angry than games. Vacuous cunts.
  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 13:52:42
    I am saying 100% yes that games can cause violent behaviour in some people.
  • cubbymoore 26 Feb 2013 13:53:33 36,510 posts
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    Alipan wrote:
    I am saying 100% yes that games can cause violent behaviour in some people.
    You mean 100% maybe.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 26 Feb 2013 13:53:35 17,075 posts
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    I once disembowelled a man with a broken Sonic Adventure disc.
  • quadfather 26 Feb 2013 13:53:55 17,530 posts
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    Same 100% yes for those particular people for horror films too.
  • elstoof 26 Feb 2013 13:54:25 9,981 posts
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    Does violence cause video games?
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