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User avatar #2 - flemsdfer ONLINE (02/19/2014) [-]
I think video games are the opposite of causing violence. It's a release of violence. I can shoot people in a video game or rip someone's limbs off....or punch a real person.
User avatar #4 to #2 - Zyklone (02/19/2014) [-]
i shoot hookers and run down pedestrians in GTA so i dont do it in real life.
User avatar #8 to #2 - isenseven (02/20/2014) [-]
That's a stupid argument. While I think that there is no relation between videogames and real life violence, studies have shown that acting out violence as a release doesn't help anything.
#13 to #8 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
Show me calmer and friendlier people than martial artists & metalheads and i'll believe you.
#24 to #13 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
They do it in a controlled, disciplined manner and it's more about form and competition than the violence. Acting out stress or anger through violence can actually be addictive because you get a huge rush of dopamine from it.
#1 - schnizel (02/19/2014) [-]
Well, to a nutjob it will add a sence of killing to him.
I play Total War all the time and it does not mean I'm going to use the tactics I learned from the game to conquer my homeland with my Hastatii.
User avatar #10 to #1 - IcyDeadPeople (02/20/2014) [-]
wait...youre not?
User avatar #11 to #10 - schnizel (02/20/2014) [-]
User avatar #23 to #1 - garin (02/20/2014) [-]
If you need any Saxon support, give a yell yea?
User avatar #39 to #23 - schnizel (02/20/2014) [-]
k muh saxon brotha
#31 to #1 - gerfox (02/20/2014) [-]
Well, I play Crusader Kings II - and I know that you would need a valid casus belli for that, unless they're filthy heathens!
#36 to #1 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
Hmmm, I don't know where I could get 6 units of armstrong guns, 4 units of Hussars, 9 units of line infantry and a generals body guard.... Otherwise the US would be MINE (when in doubt, pound them into dust with the Armstrongs, there is a reason your only allowed one in multiplayer (S2TW)
#42 to #36 - schnizel (02/20/2014) [-]
Dat polish cav
#15 - jayenoh (02/20/2014) [-]
Looks like medieval 2: total war, to me
User avatar #37 to #18 - kageshi (02/20/2014) [-]
One of the most violent games out there. Seriously, I heard you can lose at that game.
#3 - vitunhenkka (02/19/2014) [-]
yeah people were peaceful back then...
User avatar #28 - warbob (02/20/2014) [-]
Yeah , let us know what game they were playing for the past 5000 years.

We want to play it too.
User avatar #49 - anbieter (02/20/2014) [-]
Rock, Paper, Scissors
#48 - nicktheslayer (02/20/2014) [-]
Age of Empires
User avatar #52 - fyaq ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
INB4 blaming religion
User avatar #51 - ehzio (02/20/2014) [-]
Obviously Civ V since it looks England is in it's Golden Age right now
#47 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
Could we please stop with the ******** ?
All research over the last 10 years in this field shows that playing video games (including FPS) does not increase the potential of violent behaviour...
So maybe it's time we too shut the **** up about it so the uneducated soccer moms will as well some time in the future.
User avatar #57 to #47 - Zyklone (02/20/2014) [-]
you dont understand WHY a mother gets mad. its because of her children spout obscenities and enjoy violence. it has nothing to do with everyone TALKING about it
#59 to #57 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
Yeah, because as history shows, misdirected anger is always such a great idea.
Hint: Some people once believed the poor state of their country was all the jews' fault. That turned out well.

It doesn't matter why someone gets mad, blindly assigning blame without considering that observable facts completely oppose that theory is ******* stupid.
#60 to #59 - Zyklone (02/20/2014) [-]
You're saying blaming video games for violence is wrong?
So is the content you ming
keep your "hints" to yourself
User avatar #54 to #47 - soupkittenagain (02/20/2014) [-]
I really don't think us shutting up about it would do anything. They are just going to keeping circlejerking so much that soon everyone will think video games are wrong. Then video games will go through a period of time like movies did where everything is censored as **** .
#55 to #54 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
I just think the assumption is wrong.
Usually once proof exists that something that has been claimed for years is nonsense, most people will stop believing that **** . Nutjobs will continue to exist, but you can't fix that anyway.
User avatar #56 to #55 - soupkittenagain (02/20/2014) [-]
Well the problem with this is that pretty much every news site other than video game news sites only talks about how video games are the one to blame. There is proof that it's nonsense but the people that do think video games cause all of that stuff don't frequent places that show the proof.
#65 to #56 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
The thing is, content like that is sending the wrong message.
Instead of focusing on "video games", it would be much easier to actually convince people to open their minds a bit if we were to generalize games as a concept. But instead we are jerking around a specific detailed technological piece. This is stupid because how do you get someone who doesn't understand video games to even properly listen in the first place? Pick them up at a concept they are familiar with: games. The human nature of creating unnecessary obstacles. And move along from there.
User avatar #66 to #65 - soupkittenagain (02/20/2014) [-]
But that's all that people think of them, which are games. It's that line of thought that people will call a movie a work of art but a video game just as something to pass the time.
#67 to #66 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
Yes and yet, everyone does it. Literally everyone.
I do not know a single person who doesn't play games, whatever kind it might be. And because of that it would be a great common ground to start in my opinion.

There's a good reason why we do it and there are amazing resources on that topic (e.g. Vsauce's video on "why do we play games" or pretty much everything by Jane McGonigal). I think this would be the most promising approach to change the (very weird) thought pattern stuck in many people's heads that "games are a waste of time", while in turn they drive their kids to soccer practice or whatever twice a week. Which is a ******* game!
User avatar #68 to #67 - soupkittenagain (02/20/2014) [-]
True, but soccer requires much more physical movement than sitting in one place for a game.
#69 to #68 - fragman ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
It doesn't make any bloody difference whether you have to run around all day to play your game or you stand around or just sit. All you do is shifting the focus of what you're gaining from it from physical to mental.

Golf isn't much more than standing and driving around, yet it is considered a sport, not just a game. Chess would be another great example.

FPS players in general have a better reaction time, the ability to track around twice as many moving objects in their field of vision and better eyesight compared to non-players (assuming a similar baseline before they started to play). In a society where we spend countless more hours driving a car than walking around this has a much higher potential to save your life than physical fitness (not saying fitness isn't important).
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User avatar #43 - lurifax (02/20/2014) [-]
Dey was pleyin de assassin's creed

Historimacully axuratey gudnis
User avatar #58 to #43 - Zyklone (02/20/2014) [-]
get out
User avatar #61 to #58 - lurifax (02/20/2014) [-]
#64 to #62 - lurifax (02/20/2014) [-]
Less goooooooo
Less goooooooo
User avatar #33 - koneella (02/20/2014) [-]
yeah it's called catch the ******* .
#29 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
praise the sun
User avatar #26 - konradkurze (02/20/2014) [-]
**konradkurze rolled user marconde **
you are a violent ************
#63 to #26 - marconde (02/20/2014) [-]
Thank you.
#25 - vanderva (02/20/2014) [-]
Dude, violence has been going on for way longer than 5k years.
#40 to #25 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
Yeah dude, like when all those dinosaurs killed each other, and then those aliens said "Them ******* dinosaurs are too damn violent" and killed em with a giant ion lazor, then put humans down thinking "oh boy, intelligent life that wont kill each other and ruin this beautiful planet"... Ion lazor inbound
#41 to #40 - vanderva (02/20/2014) [-]
anon, you opinion does not count, anon scum
User avatar #53 to #41 - sciencexplain (02/20/2014) [-]
Anon made me laugh. So he kinda counts.
#14 - miwauturu (02/20/2014) [-]
While I don't agree that video games promote violence, this is a horrible argument against it.
User avatar #16 to #14 - lyiat ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
It really isn't. We as a culture have grown less violent since video games were invented. Arguments against violent video games would state that violence would increase, instead of decrease.
#38 to #16 - Rascal (02/20/2014) [-]
Except in America, we just kill people for the sake of killing people. Then there's North Korea.. . We like to pretend he doesn't exist
User avatar #20 to #16 - MegaAwesomeSauce (02/20/2014) [-]
The way you worded that implied that there is a correlation between video games and the decrease in violence, which is fairly untrue
User avatar #21 to #20 - lyiat ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
... A majority of studies indicate that it is far from untrue. Individuals who play a lot of games tend to be less prone to violent and criminal acts. This is true of anyone who has a hobby. Admittedly it's less a trait of video games and more due to the fact that it provides an outlet that would otherwise come out as dangerous behavior.
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User avatar #30 to #22 - eiaisqzbsesb (02/20/2014) [-]
What would society prefer? You going out and taking out your agressions by killing hookers, or doing it virtualy in GTA?
User avatar #32 to #30 - lyiat ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
No, mate. His username is tend. I said tend in the post. He's just being a mook.
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User avatar #45 to #44 - lyiat ONLINE (02/20/2014) [-]
Having such a commonly used word would tend to cause a problem, wouldn't it?
User avatar #34 to #32 - eiaisqzbsesb (02/20/2014) [-]
Allright, but point still stand. It's an example of what you said.
#12 - thiswasgone (02/20/2014) [-]
The game of life
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