Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 9th Mar 2013 18:21 UTC
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I think violent games can trigger people that already have a (perhaps deep) embedded urge or like for violence. It may be why they started playing those games in the first place.

Killing people with airplanes is what I like doing, but I'm not very fond of heights and I would NEVER take off in a fighter jet even when a real pilot is flying it.

So I'm sure there are far many more people playing "violent" games that will develop no bad mental effects than people who do.

BTW this game got a lot of protest for being too violent in the 80's:

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