View Poll Results: Do games have a negative effect on people?

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  • Yes, a considerable amount.

    5 2.79%
  • Yes, to some extent.

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  • Undecided.

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  • No, but they could.

    50 27.93%
  • No, none what so ever.

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  1. #61
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    Violent video games, like FPS and other gory games de-sensitize the brain to violence. This in turn, can make people that already have a genetic disposition to sociopathic behaviors more likely to expound on the further de-sensitization. Now the vast majority of people it will have no affect, however it does subconsciously change our behavior towards violence and death, which could have unrealized repercussions to society at large.

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    Did you know back in the time of Plato so called "experts" said that reading was bad for you. Their argument was that if everything was contained in book form you'd no longer be forced to exercise your long term memory, thus becoming significantly less intelligent. Some things never change. ^_^ "TV will rot your brain!" "Books will rot your brain!"
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  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by Daelak View Post
    Violent video games, like FPS and other gory games de-sensitize the brain to violence. This in turn, can make people that already have a genetic disposition to sociopathic behaviors more likely to expound on the further de-sensitization. Now the vast majority of people it will have no affect, however it does subconsciously change our behavior towards violence and death, which could have unrealized repercussions to society at large.
    I guess that explains it. Despite my anitisocial behavior I hate FPS therefore I am not violent. My dream has always been to be a knight of justice that's why I wind up playing a paladin or a lawful/good warrior in most games. Lol
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    If anything, a lot of stupid people owe their continued existence to violent video games. The victims of that stupidity play video games and maim a few digital pixels instead of utterly destroying those stupid people in real life.

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  5. #65
    To say 'No, none what so ever' is rather narrow minded. For instance who hasn't completely raged over a game at some point? This could push someone already vulnerable over the edge but so could a lot of things. So to answer the topic question; yes, but no so more than other related factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus9001 View Post
    If anything, a lot of stupid people owe their continued existence to violent video games. The victims of that stupidity play video games and maim a few digital pixels instead of utterly destroying those stupid people in real life.
    In a similar way that I've seen a study (which I won't go looking for at the moment) showing the correlation between the internet and online pornography and the reduction in incidences of sexual assault, rape, and pedophilia. They get their outlet in other places.

  7. #67
    No. I can't stand it when parents blame movies or video games on their child's violent behavior. The only thing that you could possibly blame is your own shitty parenting. I've played violent games since I was a kid and I've never had any kind of restrictions on what movies or TV shows I watched. BUT, my parents taught me very early on that hurting other people was wrong, and I've never harmed anyone. Whereas my cousins have had almost no parenting at all, and they're awful in school and get suspended all the time for fighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kakazam View Post
    To say 'No, none what so ever' is rather narrow minded. For instance who hasn't completely raged over a game at some point? This could push someone already vulnerable over the edge but so could a lot of things. So to answer the topic question; yes, but no so more than other related factors.
    If they're so unstable that a game is going to push them over the edge, I think that they probably have some psychological issues that they need to sort out. Again, you can't really blame the game itself in that situation. A normal person doesn't behave that way.

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    I've been playing games since i was 4-5, 19 now and if anything i'm against violence
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  9. #69
    Genghis Khan obviously played the Total Wars series, and Hitler played Call of Duty.


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    Yes, it does to some extend. The effect is very minimal though, and usually gets ignored because there's so much other violence in todays society.

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    Actually, many kids do end up shooting each other with loaded weapons. Not out of malice, however; but more because they don't understand what it really is.
    only the ones who have access to loaded weapons due to extremely irresponsible people not taking care to keep said weapons safe
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  12. #72
    I think some people are more susceptible for it (and violence in other forms of media for that matter). But I think most people have the sense that what they do on TV can never happen in real life.

    So 99,9999% of the cases there is no problem but in a few it is. However, that does not mean that we should ban these forms of media but make sure that a person like that is spotted soon enough and gets proper care.

  13. #73
    Crazy people triggers violence. Gaming dosen't even inn the slighest encourage anything.

    The weak mind of some people cant be helped.
    One reason for WoW decline I often hear is that its an old game and naturally people get bored with it. But TV is much older and people still watch that. Surely if a thing you once enjoyed keept staying fun, you would still use it?

  14. #74
    No different to books, TV or movies.
    One cannot simply quit wow his way into Mordor.

  15. #75
    unstable people trigger violence, not video games

    it's like guns, guns dont kill people, people kill people - if we didn't have guns, people would still get stabbed, beaten, molested etc.

    if we didn't have video games, people would still get violent, but over things like sports instead.

    people are violent by nature, we've been killing each other for centuries, video games could never change that, they just give the media something else to blame instead of the lack of individual responsibility
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  16. #76
    No.

    Violent people, trigger Violence.

    People who blame movies or video games must think that over 100 years ago, violence was unheard off.

    There has been, and most likely always will be violence.

    I've played video games for as long as I remember, horror films have been my favourite kind of film since I was 10. Guess what, I'm not violent at all, I don't even like people killing spiders, and I bloody hate spiders!

    If you are influenced by video games to act violently, then you would react violently to many other things as well. Stop looking for excuses, some people are just messed up.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-27 at 12:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Heathy View Post
    I think the lack of decent games is enough to trigger violence, but no it comes down to the person entirely nothing makes you violent you either have it in you or not.
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    Last edited by Trix; 2012-11-27 at 12:48 PM.

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    No.

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  18. #78
    If you ask me, they help people release the steam they have so they don't do it in real life. I swear like hell when gaming, but never when I'm not.

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  19. #79
    I guess they can if they become too embedded in cultures. I didn't think that was the case in the late 90s/00's when all these stupid scare-stories started spreading, but video games are much more widely consumed these days, and a lot of the mainstream titles are formulaic shooters for example. But with lots of other factors at play, I wouldn't single out video games as the sole cause.

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    no i dont think gaming triggers violence, perhaps its does in younger kids with a terrible upbrining but i fail to see how thats the video games fault

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