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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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 11th Mar 2013 05:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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Yes, there is a difference between killing in a fight and execution... and playing a computer game.

It's all bits 'n' pixels really and I think (hope, suspect) most people see the difference between a game and reality.

But I do worry about things looking too realistic. I have no problem gunning down 16 color sprites that move on a 320x200 screen, but I find it creepy when kids enjoy killing people in a computer game in a realistic way.

Compare it to Tom & Jerry violence, where the most terrible things happen, and to horror movies. My 9 year old loves Tom & Jerry, but he wouldn't be able to sleep for weeks if I showed him a horror movie.

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