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haydenchristen says2016-08-20T10:06:57.3274879Z
@ stephannoi The statistic is deeply methodological flawed which most information could be skewed the truth.You couldn't 100 % rely everything on that.
haydenchristen says2016-08-20T10:12:26.2555964Z
As you have seen in the news,school shooting has always been coincidence with playing violent games or watching violent movies. Overall currently there are at least 5 school shooting incidents that is link to violent games in USA and 6 school shooting incidents in germany that is link to violent games.How could you say expose to violent media does not cause real-life violence ?
haydenchristen says2016-08-20T10:16:08.7286225Z
Also bullying and school violence has been more prevalent since more kids are likely to become victims of being bullied including other psychological problems such as depression,mental illness,suicidal,anxiety,and poor performance in school.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T10:20:08.9389623Z
@ stephannoi You couldn't use statistic to back up claim everything because it isn't is an information source that is always accurate.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T10:24:17.8541579Z
It's plausible to say that statistic information are highly likely to be logical fallacy.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T10:30:53.5038941Z
I truly believe that violent video games should be banned for young people under 18 since adolescent are on the process of developing and they can't truly analysis rationally like an adult.Brain are not fully developed until mid 20th.
reece says2016-08-20T11:01:20.9244897Z
You guys are conflating a whole bunch of ideas. For starters, can we agree that crime has decreased since violent video games have come about. Also, anyone would think the world was ending if their only prospective was the news.
TheChristian says2016-08-20T11:58:32.2664039Z
@ghostrecon- there is no evidence to show that violent video games make violent people. In fact, it has been proven by multiple researchers that violent video games can actually decrease violence. The overall violence level has been decreasing since violent video games were made
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T12:01:09.7494134Z
@ the christian So you don't believe in the research of MRI SCAN ?
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T12:02:19.1386582Z
Because neurological science prove that violent video games can cause violence in young people behavior.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T12:04:31.4587064Z
And what about Sandy hook elementary shooting,Navy shooting,Columbian shooting,and Virginia Tech shooting ? These rampage killers are all violent player before the plan on massacre.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T12:07:08.5985137Z
Adam Lanza spend large amount times on playing violent games such as Call of DUTY,and Grand Thef Auto.
Axonly says2016-08-20T12:08:54.4128399Z
People forget correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation -_-
reece says2016-08-20T12:35:43.5369840Z
@ghostrecon 100% of mass shooters inhaled oxygen.
Axonly says2016-08-20T12:54:01.5773455Z
@Reece: We should boycott oxygen! It corrodes iron, imagine what it is doing to your lungs!
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T12:56:42.5591955Z
I've played violent video games my entire life, and I've never thought to myself,"OH! I SHOULD PROBABLY GO KILL SOME PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE!!!!" Are you guys seriously going to nit-pick a few that have actually been inspired by these games, out of the millions of gamers that play these games and never commit any of these violent acts whatsoever? I sometimes play videogames that have aliens, does that also mean that I believe that I'll transform in some kind of alien?
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T12:58:50.7936615Z
America has had school shootings since before the 20th century. Are you going to blame those on videogames as well?
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T13:01:06.2354661Z
Video games also have ratings on them, to stop youngsters from playing them. It's the parents' duty not to let their little children play them if they're easily impressionable. Don't blame video games for bad parenting.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T13:45:34.4687716Z
@ foxxhajti I am wondering why bullying in school and school shooting are more predominant in USA than in any other countries around the world.In comparison ,the last time i went to india,there are only very few bullying in school happens.
triangle.128k says2016-08-20T13:45:39.8148801Z
Lol, I love how everyone is saying violent games are bad because school shooters played them. I guess using computers also make you violent because almost every school shooter has used a computer once...
triangle.128k says2016-08-20T13:46:34.0883238Z
What has been the cause for you people failing to remember that correlation does not necessarily equate to causation?
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T13:53:08.7592837Z
@ triangle 128k Because the statistic display that bullying and school shooting has become more common in USA than in any other countries . In contrast,to india there is not an single event of school shooting happen.
ghostrecon says2016-08-20T13:54:59.7695953Z
American parents need to educate and supervise their child better than this.
triangle.128k says2016-08-20T13:56:12.6410496Z
@ghost How do you know? You could easily be comparing a rural public high school in the US to a top tier one in India. What statistics do you have to prove this?
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T13:57:22.6041109Z
@ghostrecon, In my country, many guys play videogames, yet we never had a single school shooting, and boys don't really bully that much. As a kid, I was actually bullied by girls. You know..Those types of girls that play with Barbies. Guess Barbies make girls more violent as well. Ever thought that the school shootings that happen in the US are maybe because the PARENTS left the guns in the hands of their kids, and they took them to school??? Once again. The fault is in BAD PARENTING.
triangle.128k says2016-08-20T13:57:48.6296955Z
Indians on average have less education than Americans...
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T14:00:39.6557844Z
Do you know which country has more gamers than America? Japan. Guess what, they don't have as much gun crime as in the US!!!!! But hey, blame it on the violent video games!
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T14:01:46.7370744Z
Another country with more gamers than the US is South Korea, and once again, their crime rate is very low. Ever thought that it isn't the video games' fault?
foxxhajti says2016-08-20T14:14:05.6749408Z
Also, look at this list of the countries with highest gaming revenue: http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/24/gamer-globe-the-top-100-countries-by-2014-game-revenue/, yet these school shootings, magically only happen in the US. But yeah, it's TOTALLY the video games' fault (*sarcasm*).
itsmyopinion says2016-08-22T23:17:53.8311825Z
We don't know if all of the killers played violent video games...We do know they were all over privileged WHITE males for sure....
datGUUYY says2016-08-25T01:45:31.9575711Z
I am a gamer. My stance on violence is not something that I will go into here, as I only have so many words to say what I wish to say, and there is no point bringing up an argument I can only partially participate in. I will, however, state that anything and everything can and will impact the brain somehow; so yes, violent gaming can impact the game. I don't believe it can turn people into mass murderers, but it has an impact.
datGUUYY says2016-08-25T01:46:46.9326129Z
Lol left a typo in my comment
karlmarx59 says2016-08-26T02:10:02.8376387Z
Triangle128k My senior year in undergrad school I did an experiment with children and video games (violent) and my findings were that violent video games do affect children. They desensitize them to violence and if the child's home environment is unhealthy..This will only further promote the notion that violence is an acceptable solution to coping with a problem. If you cannot understand the correlation, think of this...A soldier goes to war and is exposed to violence and horror during their tour..They come back with PTSD and a lot end up committing suicide or have deep anger issues all due to that exposure. So it is though my research and many of my colleagues that violence and video games can play a part in overt violence in teen due in part to home environment , arrested development, mental anguish and inability to cope normally.
AnonymousAthiest says2017-03-09T17:23:27.6040050Z
Video games are a mere scapegoat for said violence, and likely not the cause. While certain games, if played for long periods of time on-end can lead to a person becoming temporarily more aggressive, most research shows this not to be permanent. While young children should probably not be playing excessively violent video games anyways, the ESRB rating system (or PEGI if you're in Europe) do exist for a reason. If a parent doesn't follow them, then that's the parent's fault, not the kid's. In fact, I actually prefer the PEGI system to the ESRB, as PEGI accounts for more things. For example, both Battlefield 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 (both released in 2013) are rated M on the ESRB, even though GTA 5 contains excessive violence, strong language, drug references, etc. while BF4 only contains small amounts of blood and gore and moderately strong language. In the PEGI system, BF4 is rated for 16+ (functionally, most ratings are purposely exaggerated by around 1-2 years), while GTA 5 is rated for 18+. Ultimately, violent video games should not be banned, as this breaches freedom of expression, and probably won't do much to help. Most people who were school shooters or the like played video games, yes, but were also mentally ill. Often times, their parents did little to remedy this, and this could be seen as the reason for these sorts of behavior.
AnonymousAthiest says2017-03-09T17:25:01.2508050Z
Video games are a mere scapegoat for said violence, and likely not the cause. While certain games, if played for long periods of time on-end can lead to a person becoming temporarily more aggressive, most research shows this not to be permanent. While young children should probably not be playing excessively violent video games anyways, the ESRB rating system (or PEGI if you're in Europe) do exist for a reason. If a parent doesn't follow them, then that's the parent's fault, not the kid's. In fact, I actually prefer the PEGI system to the ESRB, as PEGI accounts for more things. For example, both Battlefield 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 (both released in 2013) are rated M on the ESRB, even though GTA 5 contains excessive violence, strong language, drug references, etc. while BF4 only contains small amounts of blood and gore and moderately strong language. In the PEGI system, BF4 is rated for 16+ (functionally, most ratings are purposely exaggerated by around 1-2 years), while GTA 5 is rated for 18+. Ultimately, violent video games should not be banned, as this breaches freedom of expression, and probably won't do much to help. Most people who were school shooters or the like played video games, yes, but were also mentally ill. Often times, their parents did little to remedy this, and this could be seen as the reason for these sorts of behavior.

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