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    Had to go to a country with a billion people to find one person who killed because of a video game.

    And not, for example, a drug addict who failed out of school.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrazok View Post
    Once again they blame the video games when there is a good chance that the problem comes from his drug addiction. kek.
    Yeah I guess people can't become addicted to the internet or gaming at all, despite countries including gaming/internet disorder in their diagnostic manuals and details about problematic behavior in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    I don't think you can reach a reasonable answer when you use an unreasonable source as a jumping point. I mean, 'if the bible is to believed' then you already have your answer to why violent behaviour exists. The Bible states we're all born sinners.

    But of course, that doesn't make a good clickybaity headline.
    It's not as if I believe in what the bible says, it's just the earliest reference I could potentially think of.

    It's just that no one wants to think that all humans have the potential for violence, got to blame something else that puts the idea in the head. Which is of course, silly.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Tsugunai View Post
    This is one of many examples of how violent media fuels or nurtures psychopathic tendencies that inevitably erupt into murder. I think what people mistake is thinking it *creates* these tendencies. No, it just makes it worse.
    In this case, couldn't it be argued that it actually made it better and that taking it away was what made it worse? If we assume this person had psychopathic tendencies that needed some kind of outlet, that is.

    Coincidentally, isn't India where they banned porn and found rape rates to increase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybourne View Post
    In this case, couldn't it be argued that it actually made it better and that taking it away was what made it worse? If we assume this person had psychopathic tendencies that needed some kind of outlet, that is.
    I don't think there's any research supporting the idea that giving people "outlets" reduces their likelihood to commit a crime. Classical/operant conditioning would indicate that it would make someone more likely to commit a crime, if anything, because the outlet reinforces the behavior/desire.

    If you have some science though feel free to link it.

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    I'd murder someone if my only source of entertainment was PUBG too.

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    Yeah, I know everyone is going to close their eyes and blame the game when I'm quite certain more has gone on and it is a combination of drug abuse and stress in the household/life/depression just clicking on a reaction.
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    Some people have addictive personalities. It is a confluence of traits, some of which have been indicated to be genetic. For such people there is a multitude of activities that can lead to addiction. In this case it was drugs AND gaming.

    I don't understand the obsession among certain gamers with denying that gaming addiction can exist. Alchoholism certainly exists but no one said you cannot responsibly enjoy alchohol. Sex addicts are not that rare yet very few people not suffering from some form of psychosis will call for banning sex. Why can you not be addicted to games?

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    India? I put the odds at 60% China, 20% Florida, and 20% literally anywhere else (just from reading the thread title).

    Though in the end the underlying cause appears to be mental illness(es) that wasn't being addressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalcker View Post
    Well, in 1980s it was D&D!

    ...i went to look up what could go in 1800s, and apparently they had reading holding that blame:
    back in the 18th century many prominent voices were concerned about the threat posed by people reading too much. A dangerous disease appeared to afflict the young, which some diagnosed as reading addiction and others as reading rage, reading fever, reading mania or reading lust. Throughout Europe reports circulated about the outbreak of what was described as an epidemic of reading. The behaviours associated with this supposedly insidious contagion were sensation-seeking and morally dissolute and promiscuous behaviour. Even acts of self-destruction were associated with this new craze for the reading of novels.
    Ooooo shiiiiit...n I bought three book shelves this summer, there's no telling what I might do...

    Attack people with my space ship, murder people in alternative blade runner los angeles in 2017 (yes, I haf a time masheen!), lay siege to Mordor, fight with Aquaman over his crown..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Ooooo shiiiiit...n I bought three book shelves this summer, there's no telling what I might do...

    Attack people with my space ship, murder people in alternative blade runner los angeles in 2017 (yes, I haf a time masheen!), lay siege to Mordor, fight with Aquaman over his crown..
    Or you'll get taken over by reading lust and start staffing books up your . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celista View Post
    Yeah I guess people can't become addicted to the internet or gaming at all, despite countries including gaming/internet disorder in their diagnostic manuals and details about problematic behavior in the OP.
    You don't think the drugs made the addiction much, much worse? It takes more than just addiction to react in such an extreme and violent manner. It just says drug abuse which means we have no idea how severe it could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Wolf View Post
    You don't think the drugs made the addiction much, much worse? It takes more than just addiction to react in such an extreme and violent manner. It just says drug abuse which means we have no idea how severe it could be.
    Sure, absolutely important as to what happened. Probably related to the violent outbursts. But research has shown that video game addicts will react violently to being cut off from a game, with no substance use being notable. Probably because early research is showing that behavioral addictions (like gaming/internet addiction) can have an effect on the brain that is similar to substance use. Will be interesting to see where the neuro research will go with gaming and addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathora44 View Post
    Dungeons & Dragons in the 80's and before that was Comic Books in the 50's and 60's
    Dime store novels before that.

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    Dime store novels before that.
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    Raghuveer Kumbhar and Shankar Devappa Kumbhar in Siddeshwar Nagar in Kakati village of Belagavi. My first reaction reading this was "where in the fuck is this place that we're talking about here?".

    What makes this story even worse is that this was over a shitty ass mobile version of PUBG. It's like pissing in a puddle of diarrhea.

    With stories like this I always wonder what that kid is going to think 10-20 years from now. Looking back at the time he cut his dad's head off over a game that is no longer relevant or even playable due to it being unsupported by Epic's servers. You got to wonder what he's thinking, if he even cares. Maybe he's just another mentally disturbed psychopath.

    But no what am I saying? Surely it must've been all the video games he's been playing that made him do such an act, right? Surely it had to have been Fortnite that taught him how to cut his dad's head off and slice his limbs up. Curse them violent video games!
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    The game isn't the problem. The culture is to be blamed. A culture where anything goes, you shouldn't have limits or standards, you aren't allowed to share or impose morals or beliefs.

    There has been 'violence in media' since before the gaming culture. Have any of you listened to old radio broadcasts, read novels, watched the movies of the 70s and 80s? They weren't blamed for killers' motives.

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    Seems like a guy addicted to drugs, failing out of school and getting a lot of pressure from his parents made him snap more than him playing a video game. Reasons for things like this aren't just "he played video games and then killed someone for no reason".

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    VILE VIDEO GAMES OH MY GOD

    And you know, drugs may have been involved.

  20. #40
    This why gamer children support Andrew Yang so much, with their $1,000 a month they can buy pizza and game updates and not have to murder their parents for questioning their life choices.

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