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PTT
20th Sep 2013, 10:48
Brilliant!

'Video games lead to violence' claims lead to violence | Dean Burnett | Science | theguardian.com (http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2013/sep/20/video-games-cause-violence-claims-cause-violence)

There has never been any satisfactory scientific evidence for the association between video games and violent behaviour, but a recent study has revealed that baseless claims from the media that video games cause violence actually do cause violence

Flying Binghi
20th Sep 2013, 11:06
http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/324113-violent-television-kills-real-people.html












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PTT
20th Sep 2013, 11:43
That's more mainstream media knee-jerking, which is itself leading to more violence. MPs claiming one thing in order to garner votes and people actually studying in a scientific manner it are two very different concepts.

Flying Binghi
20th Sep 2013, 12:05
Hmmm... a quick Bing search dont show much about a Dr Mario Vance..:confused:

PTT
20th Sep 2013, 12:16
Weird, I found him with no real issues...

Mario is from the Mario Brothers games.
Vance is the surname of some of the central characters in the GTA series. Lance and Victor, I believe.
Dr (Gordon) Freeman is the central character in the HalfLife series of games.
The Rapture Institute is a fictional church from the GTA series.

The whole thing was written by a casual gamer, as stated at the end of the article. There's no link to a study and the plethora of links only lead to general statements defining the words used rather than evidence to back them up.

If you've not got it yet, it's a spoof.

vulcanised
20th Sep 2013, 12:34
Coming next - 'Pornography leads to sex attacks' ?

mikedreamer787
20th Sep 2013, 12:39
Well it does lead to a hell of a thrashing of the wife's love pouch! :E

Windy Militant
20th Sep 2013, 13:09
Well it did for that bloke who got mugged about ten minutes after he bought the new Grand theft auto game! :}

racedo
20th Sep 2013, 13:17
Kids who killed Jamie Bulger had pretty much had any semblance of humanity switched off with a constant died of F***** up movies they were watching and that was then.

I had a discussion with a priest and some friends couple of years where a study from Japan has highlighted that among young men there are severe social issues by use of constant porn / online games from an early age.
Apparently the wiring in the brain is still developing and porn and game addiction is leaving many young men unable to socialise away from a screen.

The brain struggles getting away from what it percieves is reality i.e. a screen to what is real life.

It comes as no shock that many males in particular are single and their whole life reverts around cyberspace with an inability to communicate beyond their screen.

Alloa Akbar
20th Sep 2013, 13:21
Video games DO incite violence.. no doubts - I told my kids to get off the Playbox3 station thingy and they ignored me, so I gave them a clip round the ear. Point proven :}

rgbrock1
20th Sep 2013, 13:36
Violent Television Kills REAL People

I've never encountered a violent television. Does it spit gamma rays at you? Does it turn its rabbit ear antennas into weapons?

:}:}:}

Lon More
21st Sep 2013, 06:38
Well it did for that bloke who got mugged about ten minutes after he bought the new Grand theft auto game!
Just got a Link (Well it did for that bloke who got mugged about ten minutes after he bought the new Grand theft auto game!) to that.

MG23
21st Sep 2013, 06:49
Kids who killed Jamie Bulger had pretty much had any semblance of humanity switched off with a constant died of F***** up movies they were watching and that was then.

The only proven link between media and violence is people copying crimes they see on the news.

Worrals in the wilds
21st Sep 2013, 07:15
It comes as no shock that many males in particular are single and their whole life reverts around cyberspace with an inability to communicate beyond their screen.
It's a chicken-egg thing though. Were they like that before (which is why they gravatated to computer games rather than human beings) or did the screen make them that way?

Violent games and porn are extremely popular, and the vast majority of users maintain a normal social life. The media are only interested in the few who don't, because they make for a good story.

I don't think young kids should be exposed to too much of it because a child does have trouble distinguishing screen fantasy from real life, but that's not a problem for a teenager. I wonder more about the constant sea of cop shows on maintstream TV; between all the alphabet cop shows you can watch ten to fifteen gruesomely real looking murders and crime scenes on any night of the week without really trying.

Cacophonix
21st Sep 2013, 07:17
This subject has been known to cause a lot of violence between statisticians and tendentious politicians etc. ;)

It is a reprise of the 'violent' TV debate that plagued academia and politics in the 70s and 80s.

Caco

mikedreamer787
21st Sep 2013, 11:32
I remember in Oz as a 60s little kid Caco that even
Star Trek wasn't spared the censor's whip of "too
much violence". I was too young to know if it was
a leftist thing or too many mums upset when Kirk
beat the shit out of some alien who badly deserved
it. Or simply shagged 'em.

Cacophonix
21st Sep 2013, 11:42
Star Trek... Or simply shagged them

Of course it wasn't violence one had in mind when one espied... ;)

http://www.dodlive.mil/files/2012/02/120229-F-NN123-001-300x225.jpg

Caco