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Do violent video games cause behavior problems?

MDMA 2012/10/23 21:55:57
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  • Masonery 2012/11/08 12:00:11
    Masonery
    +3
    Well....
    Not directly. But if you have parents that allow you to play a rated M game at under 14, (I think above that it is fine to play) then that is not the best choice. And chances are, other choices they make aren't good either. Those parents tend to get their kids nerf guns. And believe me. I have a friend who has a neighbor obsessed with Nerf, and he is not stable.
    However, directly, it makes kids release their anger without being a bad person.
    Of course, there are the idiots who are constantly cursing on their when they die. THAT might cause some behavioral problems.
    Now, the reason this idea came out is because according to parents "video games are useless and lack creativity." But for goodness sake, Minecraft has taught me more about building, creating, and most of all electrical engineering than anything else. (Me gusta redstone) Parents only created this simply because games are "different."
    As I always say, "darn conservatives."

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  • Ronzo 2012/12/22 13:25:31
    Ronzo
    Ok Democrats the statistics are in, the investors in company that produce the violent video games for kids and twisted perverted movies producers of high sexual and violent movies are Democrat party loyal investors. The NRA with its controversial position is correct. Violent games for kids should be outlawed and parents held responsible for purchasing or allowing the purchase of these horrible mind altering games and movies. So Democrats, you Nancy, Harry, and many others who are getting investment returns on violence and then trying to focus on others as the reason for this crisis in our country. Democrats like Capitalism, that's how they make the millions of Dollars, right Mr. Soros. We have kids killing ever day using these violent games and our government leaders have allowed this to happen?????????
  • catlinyantha 2012/12/19 01:57:27
    catlinyantha
    I am getting sick of seeing this question all the time.......
  • Ronzo catliny... 2012/12/22 13:29:21
    Ronzo
    Then get off Sodahead and you won't have to read it here!!!!
  • catliny... Ronzo 2012/12/24 15:59:38
    catlinyantha
    I am just saying its a frequently asked question
  • brichards719 2012/12/18 04:40:43
    brichards719
    only if a person is mentally ill already. first let me say i'm pretty anti-gun. but i still play grand theft auto. games are only for fun and any sane person shouldn't have adverse effects from playing them.
  • Ronzo brichar... 2012/12/22 13:37:30
    Ronzo
    That applies to all things and as far as Guns killing what about alcohol, its legal but it is the cause of much more violence then Gun ownership. I see now wacky Weed is being legalized in some places so here we go again with another society created threat. The automobile kills more than guns in this country, people driving who are crazy and full of road rage kill thousands. The Sandy Conn. Tragedy is a result of irresponsible mother and a spoiled violent game playing sick kid and we got millions just like him. The crazy never admit they have a problem you get what I'm saying!!!!!
  • Swartzy 2012/11/16 21:44:53
    Swartzy
    No.
  • Grant Davison 2012/11/11 04:04:35
    Grant Davison
    +1
    I can't outright say no, as one person is hardly an experiment, however, I was playing 18 rated games at age 10, and I have never displayed any behavior issues. That said, I should say that it seems to have desensitized me to Violence, horror etc.

    It's one of the "Better be safe than sorry things" that at the end of the day should rest with parents, not a governing body. sugestions, yes, enforcement, maybe not.
  • James Dal Santo 2012/11/10 21:42:48
    James Dal Santo
    +1
    period
  • James Dal Santo 2012/11/10 21:42:39
    James Dal Santo
    no
  • katapultman 2012/11/10 12:47:07
    katapultman
    +2
    a little no and a little yes
  • michael 2012/11/09 19:43:38
    michael
    no
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/11/09 17:56:45 (edited)
    Prime Time Lime
    I would say these games distort violence.These games seem to have no consequences in the killing or maiming of others,thus setting a cold,unfeeling attitute that life is not that important.The plastic play rifles,and plastic 2 inch tall toy soldiers that were the norm decades ago are far less harmful to the psyche than todays video games.I have watched people play these games and found it disturbing.
  • Cyberwolf 71 2012/11/09 14:05:31
    Cyberwolf 71
    +2
    No, they relieve stress in a physically nonviolent way. I'd rather someone a teen bash a game character with a bat than me.
  • noha 2012/11/09 00:31:50
    noha
    +1
    yes ...
  • Justin noha 2012/12/14 18:41:54
    Justin
    +9
    Your right depending on who the person is.
  • Masonery 2012/11/08 12:00:11
    Masonery
    +3
    Well....
    Not directly. But if you have parents that allow you to play a rated M game at under 14, (I think above that it is fine to play) then that is not the best choice. And chances are, other choices they make aren't good either. Those parents tend to get their kids nerf guns. And believe me. I have a friend who has a neighbor obsessed with Nerf, and he is not stable.
    However, directly, it makes kids release their anger without being a bad person.
    Of course, there are the idiots who are constantly cursing on their when they die. THAT might cause some behavioral problems.
    Now, the reason this idea came out is because according to parents "video games are useless and lack creativity." But for goodness sake, Minecraft has taught me more about building, creating, and most of all electrical engineering than anything else. (Me gusta redstone) Parents only created this simply because games are "different."
    As I always say, "darn conservatives."
  • Muddytexan 2012/11/08 04:04:33
    Muddytexan
    +3
    Heck no! Great way to relieve stress!
  • Justin Muddytexan 2012/12/14 18:43:38
    Justin
    +9
    Not for every one but then again it does relief me.
  • Sing_it_Out 2012/11/08 00:43:06
    Sing_it_Out
    No. Heck...I grew up with Mortal Kombat and I won't even kill a spider (catch and release). If a video game "leads" someone to act out violently then they already have issues that existed beforehand. They are used to help desensitize people in the military, but that's not the same as causing violent tendencies or other behavioral problems.
  • Ben 2012/11/06 23:58:04
    Ben
    As far as I'm aware, there is no scientific or statistical evidence to support such a claim. And until there is, the media should shut up trying to make one.
  • Anonymous Loner 2012/11/06 18:09:44
    Anonymous Loner
    It can, if the person had a rough time growing up and they let out their anger through it far too much, in which they may start to kill little animals after no longer getting pleasure from video game violence. This can manifest itself to the point that they will want to kill other humans. But that's rare and they usually don't cause any problems.
  • Knoxy 2012/11/05 14:39:07
    Knoxy
    only if you are an idiot
  • Dave In Cali 2012/11/05 11:37:08
    Dave In Cali
    No, and the proof is in the numbers. Millions of people play violent video games every day; Only a tiny handful commit acts of violence. Violence and depravity definitely predate video games.
  • Dano9625 2012/11/05 01:25:28
    Dano9625
    +2
    No, the behaviour of people is how you are raised or how you just generally are games cannot change how you behave.
  • Nuke 2012/11/04 03:36:40
    Nuke
    No, they've proven this for a long time, I played duck hunt, I played violent video games plenty and so have millions of others without killing or having behavior problems.
    If video games influenced people there would be a lot more farmers thanks to facebook. lol
    Point is that people who have behavior problems would have snapped in spite of playing, Hitler never played video games, what did Hitler listen to? maybe we need to ban polka...
    Can we please stop the stupidity of blaming media for the problems people have?
  • alex 2012/11/03 22:02:01
    alex
    im no brain surgeon but i would like to argue that there are somethings enviornment can not change about your personality/behavior. i mean there were axe murderers before video games right, crazy is in your bones ^.^ all jokes aside from what i observed of my family and friends that play violent video games none of them seem to have any behavior issues. Bases on that i would say they dont effect behavior.
  • Mike Smith 2012/11/03 14:28:23 (edited)
    Mike Smith
    No. But then again, several years ago the U.S. Army produced a first person shooter for people to play for free on the internet to aid in recruitment efforts.
  • Swordfish 2012/11/02 12:13:15
    Swordfish
    Yeah totally. For some reason, when I play Skyrim, I want to ditch all my afternoon plans!
  • Cordell Bennett 2012/11/01 22:57:29
    Cordell Bennett
    No, Stupid parents cause behavior problems. These games are rated for a REASON. It's really smart to buy Grand Theft Auto for your 5 yr old son.
  • Fox 2012/11/01 16:47:57
    Fox
    No, my behavioral problems are effectively quelled by video games
  • thisisthegamesir 2012/11/01 13:55:33
    thisisthegamesir
    If they're playing violent games, the gamer should be mature enough to play it, and realize...well...it's just a game.
  • Rebel 2012/11/01 02:58:23
    Rebel
    Poor parenting causes behavior problems.
  • Sidney Broad 2012/11/01 01:45:27
    Sidney Broad
    +2
    No, I love violent games personally. I think it depends whether the kid can separate whats reality and whats not.
  • Sister Jean 2012/10/31 16:56:57
  • C. Timmerman 2012/10/30 21:57:05
  • Brandon Byrd 2012/10/30 12:44:49
    Brandon Byrd
    +1
    i guess it might with some people, not with me though
  • Kidasha 2012/10/28 02:43:34
    Kidasha
    HELL NO! They're a great way to relieve stress.
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/10/27 18:19:25
  • Rar 2012/10/26 12:28:33
    Rar
    No

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