Okay absolutely disagree with people who actually mean this ( I know a few). First off, violent video games don't cause actual violence. Granted, some claim a violent game was played prior to the violent crime being committed, but that only shows coincidental correlation. You can't just toss in anecdotes and call it true. I know many many more people who play violent video games and are very nice and respectable people. If a person can't tell the difference between reality and a virtual world, then there is a LOT more than the game to blame. Rant over sorry.
@airguitarpro, totally agree with what you said.
@airguitarpro, no, no, don't be sorry. 100% with you
@airguitarpro, and I don't think anyone could've worded that better.
@airguitarpro, statistically speaking, correlation does not imply causation.
@The Invisible Bro, Thank you! There are many that think it does though; this irritates me. My point was that just because it correlates does not mean it is causation. Thank you for a quick summary of my rant and have a nice day :)
@airguitarpro, agreed, I play mario but I don't do mushrooms
@airguitarpro, I slightly disagree. I do think that people that Already have mental problems can be adversely affected by a violent game. But to blame the game is about as stupid as blaming the guns used. Some people should just be careful...
@Ranstang94, I respect your opinion, and to an extent I also agree with it. If someone has a mental problem it is clear that we can mainly attribute the mental problem as the causation rather than the video game played. Thank you for sharing your opinion on the matter!
@airguitarpro, the same thing applies to metal music. We all don't worship Satan. Mosh pits are dangerous yes, but there is a lot of alcohol involved most of the time. We all go to shows to have a good time not to purposely beat the s*it out of each other. A lit of the points you brought up apply here as well
@airguitarpro, If I ever get to start a campaign about it I shall contact you.
@airguitarpro, yeah i agree that the games are never The Only cause, just that in some cases they are a factor. The problem is that there are so many possible factors it is hard to pin any one down and say "ah ha! If we remove that violence will stop!" I do know we are using games to treat soldiers with PTSD now, it helps them disconnect from the death and killing they experienced. I would say that it is possible that the same effect could be seen in some of the recent murder sprees.
@airguitarpro, I completely agree. I did a research paper on this and there is absolutely no evidence linking violence to violent games. It even acts as an outlet. The only time someone is more likely to have a burst of anger is 5 to 10 minutes after playing because there heart rate is up. If people hurt others because they saw it in a game, they have a deeper problem.
@airguitarpro, I want you to know that I copied your rant so I can use it during an argument about this topic at a future date. Well said. Ps, don't sue me please
@airguitarpro, I support each and every word of your rant
@airguitarpro, Exactly. Look at seananners. In real life he is all heart-to-heart. Saving injured cats etc. but in games he is like "Kill them all. With fire. Thanks for reading.
@Froggen, SEANANNERS IS THE BEST!!!
@airguitarpro, I do agree with you, but there has been studies where they have taken kids and adults, and set them in a "neutral environment. They then played a game for a set time. Each section was split into 2 groups, violent games, and non-violent. And then tested immediately after playing. Those who played the violent games showed more violent tendencies than the other. Now when it comes to the huge tragedies, you cannot blame any single source. But there is a direct correlation between violence in media and violent tendencies.
@airguitarpro, I couldn't have said it better myself.
@bronze512, of course violent video games correlate to violent behavior. Correlation and causation are two different things. In this case, this satire comic pokes fun at people using a simple correlation to prove causation. There are thousands of studies that show correlation but none or very few show causation. Thank you for your input though, you seem educated on this topic. Have a great day :)
@airguitarpro, Just like it's not the gun its the gunman, its the gamer NOT THE GAME.
@airguitarpro, Dont be sorry, everybody agrees, right? *Does that weird hand thingy from the hunger games*
@airguitarpro, Preference for violent media is an aspect of a violent person's behavior, not the cause.
I have to say something about that video game controversy. When I was young, around 12, 13 maybe, I was suffering from depression and anger issues. It was pretty much ruining my life. But, at around 14, I started playing violent video games. You guys don't know how much that helped. All my anger was being use, I concentrated on things other than my depression. I, for the first time in ages, felt good. A year later, I had a lot of friends, a girlfriend, and even a small job. So, what I'm trying to say here, is that video game saved me from the cold kiss of death, took down the fire that was my anger, and gave my a reason to live. So, thanks video games, I own you my life.
@Unofficial Badass, which game was it that saved your life, if you don't mind me asking?
The only reason that the lady was not freaking out at the news was that her hair was covering her eyes.
@Krewkatziol, if she even had eyes
It is true that playing violent video games and being violent are linked but that doesn't mean that violent video games cause people to be violent. It could be the other way around. Or it could be that some other factor causes people to be violent and like violent video games. Nobody really knows for sure
How do they sit on that sofa?
@John Titor, you don't sit, yoyrs squat
@John Titor, you*
This actually irritates me because this not like the news at all. Our news sugar coats things and doesn't show any of that. Try watching news from a different country and see what they show. We hide what's truly going on in the countries were "helping" with our military.
I guess they are one of those families that has a TV in the kitchen...not even sociology classes can stop my sexist jokes!
*reads comments* *all missing eye comments* *tries to come up with more clever comment* ...Her eyes are missing
True but there was no sexual content in that news broadcast.
Don't you hate it when you're so freaked out, you turn into a clown.
Shouldn't she be in the kitchen?
I thought it was going to be her flipping out over someone showing a nipple...
I wouldn't be concerned either if my eyes were being attacked by my hair
Im concered about the absence of eyes on that lady
WHERE ARE HER EYES