As has been said in this thread and countless similar threads before it, and will no doubt be said in an infinite number of future threads...
You can't pin this sort of thing on gaming. So a few mentally unstable psychopaths have gone on killing sprees, and they just happened to play Counter-Strike in the 8th grade. Well, how many more killers does that leave who never played?
On that note, I found another interesting statistic. Almost 100% of all of history's serial killers and rapists drank milk! That's right, milk is to blame! The kids from Columbine? They drank milk, and then they went on a killing spree! Cho from Virginia Tech? He drank milk too! Milk obviously makes people into enraged killing machines!
woah *looks at milk carton* *throws it* i guess beer is the way for me. nothing can possibly go wrong with alcohol right?
crisissuit3;4784021woah *looks at milk carton* *throws it* i guess beer is the way for me. nothing can possibly go wrong with alcohol right?
Hey, the Columbine and V-Tech killers were underage, and probably never drank alcohol in their lives! Finish that beer faster, man!
Sociology;4783771[COLOR=black]I too, do not believe that it is gaming alone that has this effect on children. This is why i have asked for your opinions, and i do agree that there are [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]variables that haven't been accounted for, and this is why I wanted your feedback. I agree that there a certain factors like parennting and other media that contribute, but, these are not included in the study, SO FAR, but they will be adressed within a month or two, so please continue to reply, as your opinions and feedback do help in the process.[/COLOR] My aim is to get enough results to show that Gaming is not to blame as i believe that many people use this indeed as a scapegoat, therefore i have written on this forum to give the gamers that disagree a chance to, civilly, help me dispell the oft used scapegoat of "Games made my child bad" Thank you
glad you agree with me
I'm not a gamer. But if you kill people in games and you love it, how the blood spatters at the screen and your tongue is dripping out of your mouth while you do this, doesn't mean your a murderer in real life. It's how the situation at that person's home is. If he has a dad that doesn't give shit about him and hits him, his school points are bad, no friends, and he kills in real life someone, (he's a gamer, he drives people dead in games) then you don't need to point out that it are games that drive people mad. No way josé, it's the situation and your personality. Life sucks sometimes?
Christian Troy;4784353I'm not a gamer.
What the hell are you doing at a place called "Gaming Forums"? =p
gaming forums? filefront forums! I play patience and i buy in three years or so, a game, pure for the graphics like crysis, and that's it. I am here to follow up Dread and to laugh at small people.
Sociology;4783496Dear gamers, After doing several experiments on the impacts of Gaming on young children to young adults, a trend seems to be emerging, and that is that the more violent the material is the more prone to violence and criminal behaviour the child/teenager is. However, I would like to hear from Gamers to create an unbias finding. Please feel free to leave me feedback as I would really appreciate if you take the time to respond. Thank you
All I have to say is, don't go down the path Jack Thompson embarked on, you don't want that kind of agony in your life. He literally tore himself a new A hole by it and he only has himself to blame. The contradiction and hypocrisy is in your own words I just quoted. It takes some a lifetime to learn such mistakes. Thankfully a lot of people now know just what kind of person Thompson is. He literally put himself above the law in a profession that is supposed to uphold it.
Truth be told, you could take a handful of young people that have never been exposed to action movies, hard rock, pro wrestling, etc, inundate them with it for a few months, and their behavior might radically change. Why single out video gaming with such a test or use only young people for that matter, esp ones that have never played them before?
Did it ever occur to you you're exposing them to something that they can't comprehend maturely because it goes against their grain? I happen to be 50 yrs old and I have met gamers older than myself. Many gamers are also active military people. Are you going to label THEM as uncontrollably violent? It's absurd to even imply such things.
The above mentioned GTA IV is a good example of the kind of shitload of blame the video game industry gets singled out with. I can think of at least 3 key missions in that game that are styled after scenes from movies like Heat, To Live and Die in LA, etc. I don't see people up in arms about young movie goers being exposed to such things, some even under aged, dragged there by their parents, often asking why such things are going on in the movie they're watching because they can't comprehend it.
Why is it that an activity such as video gaming, taking place behind closed doors, with rendered vs real life images, gets assaulted when people can take their under aged kids to publicly shown box office movies with content just as much if not more violent? After all, they are showing real life people being maimed and killed by criminals and psychos. Somehow Hollywood gets a free ride in all the blame games going on. Maybe it's because they're controlled by the filthy rich and backed by lots of high ranking figures of society.
The problem with a lot of experiments is random people are subject to them vs certain people willingly taking on that activity by themselves. It involves forethought, watching others doing it, talking about it, etc. You can't just thrust a test subject into an experiment and expect to get the same results. For all the scientific advances we've seen, it appears some involved in experimental studies still have a lot to learn. You can't just water such a sociologically complex topic down into simple experiments, and I noticed you didn't even spell the word properly.
Despite the ridiculous blame we've endured, video gaming has gone on to become a huge source of economic revenue, and leader in it's own right as an entertainment medium. The irony is, now that it is such a large gross earner, it does a lot more FOR the public than some claim it does against it, merely for the stimulation of the economy. Yet some are still inclined to try and tear it down. I say be careful what you wish for. In times like these the economy needs all the stimulus it can get, regardless of the argument about social impact.
I just finished playing COD5 showing no mercy to the Nazis but does that make a phycopathic killer? I sincerly hope not Everyone who doesn't play games feel that they infulence us...only the mad
Not being social makes kids mad. not the games. The anti-social kids (also called as nerds lol) who dont spend time with friends (if they have any) seem more likely to go insane and shoot people than us, who go and meet friends and the games aren't the top priority. If you guys ask me, make your children go out, meet people, if not meet people - something else then! at summertime i jog!
conclusion: Anti-social psycopaths (not necessary nerds) - do something with the life you're given..