Fox Saying Violent Video Games Training Kids to Kill (About Newtown Incident)

#51skyblasterPosted 12/17/2012 9:33:05 AM
Violent video games are one thing, but being able to differentiate between games and reality is another, and sadly it seems that a lack of such an ability amongst consumers is showing when it is actually possible to establish a correlation between increased aggressive behavior and exposure to violent media.
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#52_decitronPosted 12/17/2012 9:41:25 AM
EagleEyedTiger posted...
Notice they never blame TV and the fact that they will report all the violent details of a story for 24 hours a day. Maybe the shooters get the idea to do something like this from all the attention that is given to it from television.


studies suggest that violent video games have a stronger effect than violent television, movies, or music. the reasons for this:

video games are interactive and people learn better when they are actively involved in an activity. one of the things you learn playing violent video games is how to behave more aggressively.

it is easier to identify with characters in video games, and sometimes its more or less automatic, particularly for first person shooters. this identification is the result of being in direct control of that character, and research has shown that this identification with violent characters leads to increased aggression.

rewards for aggressive behavior are directly tied in in video games, in terms of points/score, advancement, visual/auditory stimuli. research has shown the powers of this kind of positive reinforcement.
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#53LodissPosted 12/17/2012 9:42:17 AM
Let's talk about banning music that mentions gun violence.

Let's talk about banning games that feature gun violence.

Let's talk about banning movies that show gun violence.

But we can never talk about banning guns. Nope. My right to own a gun supersedes your right to not get shot. Sorry, we need our guns because the world is a scary place where people get shot all the time.
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#54JonicitePosted 12/17/2012 9:42:19 AM
I feel like this thread has been bouncing around all morning, so I am sorry if I am repeating someone's thought. Anywho, I don't even care how violent video games are anymore. I'm not going to buy one just because it is violent, nor am I going to shy away from one if it happens to be so.

The bottom line is that games will continue to be violent. They will continue to do so whether I, or anyone, gives a rat's ***. Parents should be the gatekeepers. Parents should know what they are buying before they shell out the cash. Watch a few videos. Do a little research. My cousin is buying her 10 year old son Borderlands 2 and Black Ops 2. I don't think he should be playing these types of games at that age. I told her my thoughts, and she politely told me to "go **** myself." Again, it's up to parents to keep this stuff out of kiddos hands. If they fail in their job, it's their fault and their fault alone.
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#55SoleilArclionPosted 12/17/2012 9:59:39 AM
I love the irony of what they are thinking of doing -

Let us decrease funding to Mental Health MORE, because it TOTALLY isn't the mental health of these people that do these shootings that should be in question.
#56vyse_1986Posted 12/17/2012 10:01:43 AM
The only thing that might cause these murders are the excessive news reports that inspire other potential killers. Mass murderers are promoted to celebrity status in the days and weeks after the incident, and somewhere a poor soul watches these news reports and thinks to himself, "you could be that somebody, too". And that's one thing scientists actually agree on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezlFNTGWv4
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#57SniperFrogPosted 12/17/2012 10:03:46 AM
vyse_1986 posted...
The only thing that might cause these murders are the excessive news reports that inspire other potential killers. Mass murderers are promoted to celebrity status in the days and weeks after the incident, and somewhere a poor soul watches these news reports and thinks to himself, "you could be that somebody, too". And that's one thing scientists actually agree on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PezlFNTGWv4


Agree. 100%
#58davidjaffefixitPosted 12/17/2012 10:09:24 AM
the_grey_bush posted...
and before video games it was rap music, violent movies and that darn elvis swinging his hips. people need a scapegoat to rationalize irrational behavior.


reality tv is why this happens, it is brain washing kids and making kids feel like they don't have 2 work 4 anything
#59VIIVincentPosted 12/17/2012 10:11:16 AM
so...

what about all those criminals in jail from way then that had no access to "violent" video games? they killed people too and i'm pretty sure it wasnt because of a violent video game that made them go do it. some people are natural crazy.

why not ban all porn, alcohol, tobacco while we're at it? hell, no one goes to school anymore and everyone is home schooled or tough luck.
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#60the_grey_bushPosted 12/17/2012 10:11:36 AM
then how do you explain the incidents that happened before there was reality tv?
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