Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Jul 2006 18:44 UTC, submitted by Mugshot link
Games Research led by a pair of Iowa State University psychologists has proven for the first time that exposure to violent video games can desensitize individuals to real-life violence. "The results demonstrate that playing violent video games, even for just 20 minutes, can cause people to become less physiologically aroused by real violence."
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Just remembered
by Dr-ROX on Mon 24th Jul 2006 19:13 UTC
Dr-ROX
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2006-01-03

I've just remembered those 'crazy angry gamer' videos from internet, where children and even adults turns crazy when playing or especially when they are not allowed to play or their computer crashes ;)

Some of them...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9HKoJmd3ZM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4535339736414711626
http://www.guzer.com/videos/angry_gamer2.php

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RE: Just remembered
by Celerate on Mon 24th Jul 2006 20:03 in reply to "Just remembered"
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2005-06-29

I remember getting mad at my parents for taking my Nintendo away every time I got frustrated enough at a game to start swearing, throwing anything, or smacking the TV. Because of that I learned how to take a break every time that happened, because taking a ten minute break was better than having the Nintendo taken away for 24 hrs.

I'm amazed that the kid in the second video can yell so loud without his parents hearing it. Of course like many parents they may simply have made a habit of not hearing it. Either way I'm glad I didn't turn out like him.

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