Do video games cause violence? Page 3

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  • L_Franko Moderator 26 Feb 2013 15:47:14 9,694 posts
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    I've been killing or beating up things for years in games and not once have I felt the urge to commit a violent act.

    Driving (in real life) on the other hand...
  • ModishNouns 26 Feb 2013 15:47:19 4,654 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    Not people cause genocide, ideas cause genocide.
    Not this hoary old debate again. People cause genocide WITH ideas. And Gas. Usually lots of gas.

    Edited by ModishNouns at 15:48:27 26-02-2013
  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 15:49:18
    craigy wrote:
    @Aargh. Yeah, I guess people predisposed to the issues I mentioned above may have a tendency to play video games more than others. If you do suffer from any of the problems mentioned then unfortunately playing too many video games will exacerbate them.

    If you feel like any form of technology or media is having a negative effect on your psyche, get out into nature for a while. I'd suggest skinny dipping in a public fountain.
    How are you getting to them exacerbating the problem?

    I'm assuming anecdotal evidence or gut feel.
  • craigy Staff 26 Feb 2013 15:52:05 7,518 posts
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    @Aargh. Read it in a book, innit.
  • Dangerous_Dan 26 Feb 2013 15:59:44 2,378 posts
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    You are putting up a good show, Nouns.
    Up is down, black is white.
    The trick is to be slighthly ahead of the curve.
  • Dirtbox 26 Feb 2013 16:06:22 77,467 posts
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    If games cause violence, why is there a correlation between the rise of games and the drop in violent crime.

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  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 16:12:07
    Because kids don't go out and have fun anymore, they sit in front of a tv playing call of duty.
  • Dirtbox 26 Feb 2013 16:13:52 77,467 posts
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    Go out and have fun SLITTING EACH OTHERS THROATS WITH AK47S

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  • heyyo 26 Feb 2013 16:17:36 14,374 posts
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    Because victims don't want to waste precious gaming time reporting crimes to the police.
  • Dangerous_Dan 26 Feb 2013 16:18:51 2,378 posts
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    Of course it doesn't cause more violent behaviour. Guys, look the fuck around you. Is this a world where violence, aggressive behaviour and so on are virtuous or a bad thing? huh?

    So the whole entertainment industry is growing and growing and more of societal energies are pumped into pushing out more movies, more games, with more boom, boom, faster cuts and easier access and this is because... we want to see more violence... or because it keeps people relaxed and their violent impulses contained?

    No, of course I'm just trolling. I'll get my latte macchiato and relax. :cool:
  • craigy Staff 26 Feb 2013 16:19:26 7,518 posts
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    I'd like to know what game released in 1994 caused such an increase in women's violent crime. What year did Tomb Raider come out?
  • Roddles 26 Feb 2013 16:21:14 1,745 posts
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    Smells like a tabloid journo baiting for some quotes to be honest.

    That or somebody who can't start a conversation of their own.

    Edited by Roddles at 16:27:31 26-02-2013
  • ModishNouns 26 Feb 2013 16:23:41 4,654 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    You are putting [on] a good show, Nouns.
    \o/

    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    The trick is to be slighthly ahead of the curve.
    -_- Are you calling me fat?
  • Dangerous_Dan 26 Feb 2013 16:30:41 2,378 posts
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    ModishNouns wrote:
    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    You are putting [on] a good show, Nouns.
    \o/

    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    The trick is to be slighthly ahead of the curve.
    -_- Are you calling me fat?

    Thanks for putting on with me.

    Just heavy bones.
  • Big-Swiss 26 Feb 2013 16:41:42 8,076 posts
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    ModishNouns wrote:
    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    Not people cause genocide, ideas cause genocide.
    Not this hoary old debate again. People cause genocide WITH ideas. And Gas. Usually lots of gas.
    Gas is so 1940's, its all about Machetes and carbombs nowadays!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 26 Feb 2013 17:08:30 37,328 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    I'd like to know what game released in 1994 caused such an increase in women's violent crime. What year did Tomb Raider come out?
    1996

    Some other notable dates:
    Mortal Kombat - 1992
    Doom - 1993
    Carmageddon - 1997
    Grand Theft Auto - 1997
    Grand Theft Auto 3 - 2001

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  • beastmaster 26 Feb 2013 19:36:26 11,164 posts
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    Hang on. Where were the video games just a few hundred years ago when people were fighting each other in fields and cutting each others heads off?

    Were they playing Barbarian before chopping each others heads off? No!

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Rusty_M 26 Feb 2013 19:46:12 4,572 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Does violence cause video games?
    I'm guessing that's a silly comment, but i'd quite genuinely say that it does. Take games like the Silent Hunter or DCS series. Neither of these would be possible without real life violence having taken place.

    Even the first three Call of Duty games were based on real violence.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Dangerous_Dan 26 Feb 2013 20:26:00 2,378 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    Does violence cause video games?
    I'm guessing that's a silly comment, but i'd quite genuinely say that it does. Take games like the Silent Hunter or DCS series. Neither of these would be possible without real life violence having taken place.

    Even the first three Call of Duty games were based on real violence.
    Actually I think there would be no life without violence. Without eating and struggle and if it is only wasting space and denying some other creature room to live, it's all based on violence.
    I'm not sure though if life causes video games, I'll have to think about that.
  • ronuds 26 Feb 2013 22:00:44 21,788 posts
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  • localnotail 2 Apr 2013 19:15:05 23,093 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    This thread needs a questionnaire.
    Funny you should say that...

    If anyone has a few minutes spare, please consider filling out this questionnaire examining the issue. Not mine, it's from the student of a friend.

    It's a doozy, some of the questions are a bit mad.
    This study is being conducted to find out if there is a link between people that have an addiction to violent video games and an increased level of addiction with alcohol consumption and banned substance use. It has been shown that violent video games can cause an increased amount of aggression in people, so itís possible those people with addiction to games also can develop addiction to drugs, or alcohol.
    Edited by localnotail at 19:34:00 02-04-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • OptimusPube 2 Apr 2013 21:25:51 2,907 posts
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    It's a well known historical fact that Hitler lost his shit and went on his genocidal killing spree because he couldn't get past the third room on Jet Set Willy.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC≤

  • PazJohnMitch 3 Apr 2013 07:25:18 7,787 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    beastmaster wrote:
    This thread needs a questionnaire.
    Funny you should say that...

    If anyone has a few minutes spare, please consider filling out this questionnaire examining the issue. Not mine, it's from the student of a friend.

    It's a doozy, some of the questions are a bit mad.
    This study is being conducted to find out if there is a link between people that have an addiction to violent video games and an increased level of addiction with alcohol consumption and banned substance use. It has been shown that violent video games can cause an increased amount of aggression in people, so itís possible those people with addiction to games also can develop addiction to drugs, or alcohol.
    That survey pretty much asks: "Are you a wife beating, child abusing, rapist, redneck that likes drugs and video games?"

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 07:26:50 03-04-2013
  • localnotail 4 Apr 2013 00:00:07 23,093 posts
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    I made enquiries. Apparently it is the first in a series of investigations that propose there is no link. I guess that is why they've gone all out with the sociopathy. I probably made a mistake putting it on EG, the results might get skewed for lulz.

    Edited by localnotail at 00:01:06 04-04-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • PazJohnMitch 4 Apr 2013 02:57:36 7,787 posts
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    Not sure what they will make of a woolly liberal that plays lost of violent computer games and only drinks occassionally.

    I also play lots of non violent games but the survey did not cover that.

    Edited by PazJohnMitch at 02:58:26 04-04-2013
  • boo 4 Apr 2013 07:55:45 11,703 posts
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    Dangerous_Dan wrote:
    If it's about reducing violence in society then I'd give people some drugs which make them more relaxed - add it to the water supply would be an easy solution.
    Jeez! Did you not learn anything from watching Serenity?

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  • Chopsen 4 Apr 2013 09:52:36 15,714 posts
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    I'm not sure how much of this is anecdotal stuff that gets reported in the media, and how much is actual proper evidence, but there is a lot of argument that the increased access to porn has adversely affected people's attitude to sex. Specifically in terms of male expectation of what is acceptable behaviour, and in particular with men who are of the generation that have effectively grown up with internet porn.
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