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#22 - I literally just watched this part, seconds ago. That was close. 9 hours ago on GoT spoilers +1
#18 - It's not a trailer for a game though isn't it? It's a trailer … 06/22/2016 on Unity Adam demo - the full... 0
#208 - I remember back when FJ ironically supported Trump. W…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/04/2016 on leaving a trump rally 0
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#224 - planetside (06/04/2016) [-]
Only retards support things ironically
#221 - roneffinswanson (06/04/2016) [-]
#262 - I agree, studies should be viewed in aggregate. But the reason… 06/03/2016 on banned on reddit twice!... 0
#258 - I can't answer any of that. I'm just looking at this from a ps…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/03/2016 on banned on reddit twice!... +1
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#272 - Fgner (06/03/2016) [-]
Fair enough!
#257 - Most studies can't prove causation, which is why most are take… 06/03/2016 on banned on reddit twice!... 0
#39 - APA released this report last year that suggests there actuall…  [+] (9 new replies) 06/03/2016 on banned on reddit twice!... +7
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#177 - Fgner (06/03/2016) [-]
I advocate research into finding out the truth, and I'll embrace the truth wholeheartedly. But my biggest qualm with "violent video games cause violence" people is... so what? What's the next step of their brilliant plan if they can prove it?

Would they restrict access to just children or adults as well? Would they make it illegal to produce any form of entertainment that demonstrates violence? And where is that bound between entertainment and art? What do they define as violence, and where is the line? Is it the blood? Is it just the act of shooting? Are the three Stooges or Home Alone immoral because of the portrayal of violence as comedy? And what do they propose we replace it with?

Are they going to turn small causal links with aggressive behavior into a way of justifying censorship of media, art, and expression? And if so, what other things will they take away from us in the name of "safety" from statistical outliers who, frankly, will exist anyway.
#258 - mynameisnightwolf (06/03/2016) [-]
I can't answer any of that. I'm just looking at this from a psychological research point. APA is pretty unbiased, one of the best in the field of psychology actually. The questions you pose are for politicians and stay-at-home mom's with a facebook and too much time on their hands.
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#272 - Fgner (06/03/2016) [-]
Fair enough!
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#86 - skorve (06/03/2016) [-]
Correlation != causation. Do violent games make peaceful people violent, or do violent people choose to play violent games?

One seems more likely.
#257 - mynameisnightwolf (06/03/2016) [-]
Most studies can't prove causation, which is why most are taken with a grain of salt until a causal link can be found. The thing is, that is exactly what these kinds of studies are meant for. They attempt to isolate as many factors as possible (the risk factors I mentioned) in order to establish, not necessarily causation, but a study which attempts to shave off the confounding factors.

We can't go off what 'seems' more likely though, that would be the worst decision of all. In psychology it is typically the case that the 'seems like' is actually the answer, but there are plenty of times when what 'seems' to be the cause of something isn't the cause at all!
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#60 - DevilsCalling (06/03/2016) [-]
i grew up playing DOOM, then call of duty, and more recent games like AC and destiny..for years i've grown up since like the age of 5-8 first time i played DOOM i've never killed anyone or tortured a small animal. i knew it was a game and people didnt go around doing it. fuck i grew up watching action movies. first movies i can remember are the big 80's action movies. and in truth i aspired to be the good guy. have i ever wanted to kick the fuck out of someone sure who hasnt wished ill on some low life piece of shit. my point is i dont think games really do make us more violent. sure COD taught me how to reload guns. for the longest time i thought u just slapped the mag home on a pistol to reload it.i knew nothing of safeties and that such. but im also a register fire arm owner. some people lack the capacity to make those decisions but if that kid wasn't playing COD they'd blame it on rap music. or the terminator movies. or tv shows like game of thrones...its a blame game not the sick twisted persons fault. i could grab my gun right now and blow away my family and say well COD said it was ok and i'd get off for being crazy...some people are fucked its just the way it is.
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#58 - thefates (06/03/2016) [-]
Don't let a single study influence your view on a subject. Look at the studies as a whole mate. Most studies of the current era agree that there is no correlation. In fact some studies even assert the opposite, that experiencing violence can make one feel guilty subconsciously, and thus encourage empathy.
#262 - mynameisnightwolf (06/03/2016) [-]
I agree, studies should be viewed in aggregate. But the reason I bring this one up is two-fold.

First, its the American Psychological Association. That carries a lot of weight to it than some two-bit professor from nowhere or a 'study' conducted by some news column (not to say that actual good studies haven't been made that counter this one, just their is so much trash to wade through on the subject that we must only look at the credible ones). Because the APA is such a huge leader in the field, a pause must be taken to consider their findings, psychologists rarely assert something unless the results are definitive (or unless they have an agenda).

Second, this isn't a study. It is a review of literature on the topic. This is the findings of 150 studies that they reviewed. If you read through it, you can see that they have been very thorough with this. And the problem with looking at the majority of what studies are saying, is that they can and have been wrong before. Biases exist, mistakes can be made, and the nature of people (specifically their psychology) can change.
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#52 - robinwilliamson (06/03/2016) [-]
However, I'd suggest that the social impact of that would be heavily outweighed by the other social impact found by numerous studies over the last 10 years showing video games generally vent anger and relieve stress, including the violent kind.

And then there's Hatred. Fuck that game.
#3 - Atleast its self-aware. 06/01/2016 on At least he is self-aware +2
#7 - God damn it.  [+] (1 new reply) 05/24/2016 on batman +1
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#8 - episode (05/24/2016) [-]
#5 - Would also like show (specific episode would be sexy)  [+] (4 new replies) 05/24/2016 on batman +1
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#6 - episode (05/24/2016) [-]
Sorry specific and I no longer are involved together...... We have very different tastes....
#7 - mynameisnightwolf (05/24/2016) [-]
God damn it.
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#8 - episode (05/24/2016) [-]
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