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    Jack says: I hope a lot of people read this article.
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    AL says: It is not about art or the freedom to choose, nor about every gamer being or becoming psychotic. It is your choice to design mass murder scenes of innocent people for fun and profit, for art and for free expression, because it is just a game and it\'s your right to do so. Just know that there are people who now what this looks like in the real world. Who know that it\'s about feeding that little tiny insignificant percentage (among hundreds of thousands of people) who think pulling a trigger in real life on your family or mine is getting to that maximum level.
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    B says: I sense a firestorm coming on this issue due to the terrible shooting in Connecticut. I wan't to say that as a game design student I'm insulted every time a connection between games and violence is made. Videogames come under attack every time some psycho kills people and also played videogames. Gamers are not psychotic school shooters who fantasize about blowing up someones head. People fail to see videogames as a legitimate art form. The gaming industry is huge yet so many people know so little about games. Too many people see games as mindless violence, which is what they are not. There are not enough representatives of the industry to defend videogames and that is why people do not understand.
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    Logic says: Videogames are intended to make money for the developers. If a developer wants to make the most money, he will market his game to what the average person enjoys. A proven fact is that sex sells and that violence is intriguing/attractive to the average person. Therefore, how is it even possible that the argument can be made? Violence is an integral part of everyone's genetics! Without violence, evolution is impossible, and we would have never become the humans that we are today. People need to understand that media is a mere reflection of what society already wants. If people want mindless violence (call of duty), it is not because call of duty made them violent, it is because they already had an innate desire to experience violence. The shooting in Connecticut brings a new element into play ; social disorders. People with social disorders are lacking in their interpersonal skills. One important interpersonal skill is Empathy. It is extremely possible that Adam Lanza, the shoot
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    Logic says: The shooting in Connecticut brings a new element into play ; social disorders. People with social disorders are lacking in their interpersonal skills. One important interpersonal skill is Empathy. It is extremely possible that Adam Lanza, the shooter, had a social disorder and did not fully develop an understanding of Empathy.
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    Hello! eadgeae interesting ea says: Hello! eadgeae interesting eadgeae site! I'm really like it! Very, very eadgeae good!
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    CLstream says: I think I'll play horror more than TF2 now. I fell really bad for Connecticut :'(
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    Name says: Type Your Comment Here
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    JD says: It's not about restricting the guns, but monitoring what our children see on the screen that brings out violent tendencies. Maybe a stricter law on the media, tv, and videogames and graphic content should be enacted to promote the limited distribution of these images. In this sense, we can discourage and discredit violent tendencies.
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    supreme court says: ruled that your evidence is not enough and very flawed. you cannot prove cuasation and the most you can do is is say that people get angry when they lose a game and that uninformed people believe a moral panic.
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    sooooo says: playing a video game will make you aggressive but watching sunday night football and yelling at the screen is more passive and less aggressive? methinks your studies are junk science.
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    lola says: there is nothing wrong with minors playing video games if the parent is alright with it and allows it to happen
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    xavier says: Rubbish
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    Name says: Perhaps because of your lack of parenting - discipline - teaching your child values of the world, instead of letting them play games as a babysitter so you can do more of what you want in your life... If you want your child to be respectful and courteous and decent, then YOU have to teach them those things... Too many people blame everything else on the planet for their failings because it is easier than to stop being lazy and stand up and do the right thing.
    Jebus says: Perhaps because of your lack of parenting - discipline - teaching your child values of the world, instead of letting them play games as a babysitter so you can do more of what you want in your life... If you want your child to be respectful and courteous and decent, then YOU have to teach them those things... Too many people blame everything else on the planet for their failings because it is easier than to stop being lazy and stand up and do the right thing.
    Pepsiruler says: Either you are making a false statement to attempt backing this flawed article or your child was bad from the start. Now i mean know disrespect and I dont want to give you advice on parenting your kids in an act of arrogance but u must understand. 1. A child cannot buy a M title on there own. 2. Look at the game rating and decide weather they are ready for the material. 3. If they Start acting up and u think it\\\'s the game see how they react to other violent games such as Call of Duty or Killzone. 4. If the tension increases then it\\\'s as simple as don\\\'t let them play games like that till they are self controlled and know the difference between right and wrong. To be honest it all comes down to decent parenting know need for government action. If they do take action then they are calling concerned parents like u to stupid to raise your kids right. Just because the news said it doesnt mean it\\\'s true. I hope this helped and I\\\'m sorry if I\\\'ve offended in any way but I hav
    Ivan says: Because you let your children play games meant for adults
    Ivan says: Because you let your children play games meant for adults
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    sia;ldhf says: all of your arguments on why video games encourage violent behavior, are based on people being idiots: 1. learning something doesn\'t make you use it. do people who play flight simulators try to pilot a plane? 2. video games don\'t teach people how to murder. you press the a button and something dies, it\'s nothing like a real gun. 3. people are not idiots. do you think that some one will become more aggresive in real life just to get extra points? 4. people go to video games to do something they can\'t in real life. why would they suddenly do that in real life. 5. violent games make you more aggresive...while you play them. that doesn\'t make you more aggresive in real life.
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    Concerned parent and health wo says: If what you say is true then please explain why my children are far more aggressive and non-compliant after playing violent video games than before. :-(
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    says: It may increase Aggression, but how much does it increase aggression? Does it increase aggression to the point that a non violent person will begin to assault and murder people?
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    Diogenes II says: This article is misleading and one-sided. I researched this issue and used the Wikipedia entry "video game controversies" as a starting point then followed or did internet searches for their references. I also did some other internet searches and looked at web pages that looked reliable. The fact of the matter is that there is plenty of academic research that contradicts the implications of this article. The U.S. Surgeon General, The U.S. Dept. of Education(in a joint study with the Secret Service), and the Supreme Court(in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association) in a review of the scientific literature determine that there was no direct link between violent video games and their influence on children. The National Institute of Mental Health also determine that at best there was only a very small increase in violent criminal behavior due to violent video games, but that further research and continued monitoring were warranted. The only real thing that anti-video game research
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    says: I would like to ask all the people who say violence in movies, television and video games has no effect on children why we then promote other repetitive viewing of 'educational' entertainment. Consider such programs as Sesame Street, for example, where children learn to count, read and behave in socially accepted ways. Why do we recognize that repeated exposure to good or desirable content will be absorbed by children but continue to deny that repeated exposure to violent content has no effect on them?
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    RG says: The argument shouldn't be that children aren't affected by violent media, it's that their parents should have a shred of responsibility for their kids and actually check what they're allowing their kids to view. There are ratings on movies, video games and even books; parents are just to lazy and irresponsible to actually check them.
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    Diogenes II says: @person comparing violence in media to programs like "Sesame Street" I was only commenting about violent video games and the fact that scientific research indicates that these games have no last negative impact on children and aren't related to violent criminal behavior. Although it is understandable that people might expect that there would be a lasting negative impact, the research shows this isn't the case. It's speculated that most children understand that these games aren't real and don't think it is ok to act that way, and that for many children playing these games is catharctic and has other positive effects that counterbalance any negative effects. Conversely research has shown that "Sesame Street" does have a last positive impact on children. Apparently violent video games aren't mirror images of "Sesame Street" in that regard.
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    stupid people says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmDjNCZR3k
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    for you stupid people that thi says: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHmDjNCZR3k
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    :) says: thank u for this artical very useful for my report !!!!!
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    11122222 says: games have no effect on people.
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    from a gamer and the boyfriend says: she has seen me before and after violent games and we talk all the time and , sometimes we do talk about very weird things but one day we got on the topic of well this, and i asked her \\\"do i act different after violent video games\\\" and she answered no to that, in my own personal experince waching people before and after video games with war shooting like call of duty and halo, they had no change in behavour or thinking, the whole time they were the same person. Note: i use video games with violence releive me of stress even my mom when im stressful says go play cod to calm down ok? so there is my poun of veiw that is backed up, im not pushing this on anyone so please be respectful of this comment
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