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Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?

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  • +136 +199 -63 DzKz_Phoenix May. 6, 2016
    "I think people control their own actions

    You can agree with me or not I really dont care. Im just stating my opinion"
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    • +2 +4 -2 i lovenighthawkflame Jan. 23, 2017
      "ya that very true"
  • +67 +158 -91 Jordan Gibbs Jun. 4, 2015
    "I say it depends on the on the person"
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    • +7 +10 -3 Seth Feb. 9, 2016
      "Everyone says it depends on the person"
  • +56 +155 -99 jason Oct. 22, 2015
    "It depends on how the person is"
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  • +36 +83 -47 yoda Nov. 3, 2016
    "video games help your brain man"
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    • +2 +2 0 rojer158 May. 20, 2018
  • +32 +118 -86 jared conkel May. 19, 2015
    "Improves hand-eye coordination for teens and children"
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    • -2 0 -2 Tyler Oct. 8, 2018
      "Yes, video game junkies are usually great athletes."
  • +28 +65 -37 DABitz Oct. 11, 2016
    "Totally depends. On how you live, your family . . ."
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  • +23 +30 -7 XxCerealxX Jan. 3, 2018
    "I think people control their own actions"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 7, 2018
      "You are so right on this one. Blaming video games for violence is like blaming alcohol for stupidity. That is a self inflicted thing. Video games are often an escape from violence, because they are a distraction from the every day, and they can take you into a world where you don't think about normal things. The thing is people want to blame something or someone other than themselves for things like that. Pathetic. People should stop blaming the companies that make the games, since it isn't their fault, and it isn't the companies, or government's job to play big brother or parent. That responsibility belongs to, according to what Charles Barkley said "to the parents." If parents can't take the responsibility to educate their children, don't have them. It's not the game companie's fault that you can't take care of your kids. So, in conclusion, if you can't educate or control your kids, DON'T HAVE THEM.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond."
  • +15 +31 -16 Darth Vader Jun. 6, 2017
    "It depends on the genre of the game, and the type of kid."
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  • +13 +34 -21 SUPERMAN May. 6, 2017
    "There is a difference between witnessing violence and actually participating in it. Viewing the maiming and mutilation in a movie and participating in the violence as the star of the movie, as in violent video games are two different things altogether."
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  • +8 +10 -2 Garrett W. Oct. 5, 2018
    "Being at the age of 17, going on 18, and ive been playing violent video games since for a long time. Technically, every game is violent to an extent. I have ADHD and anger issues but video games are a way to relieve stress. I would like to see SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE about how violent games actually contribute to youth violence"
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  • +6 +68 -62 Eric Aug. 15, 2015
    "I played violent video games growing up, I also saw combat overseas and the video games did not make me more violent nor did they give me some kind of advantage in being more violent. I have not robbed a bank or murdered anyone because I am free of mental illness, those that do those kind of things did them because of mental illness and not because of the video game. they were pre-disposed to violent/aggressive behavior through genetics or are a product of their environment (home/street life) 99.9% of people can differentiate fantasy/real life and that .1% that cannot would have done something stupid eventually, video games or not!"
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    • -10 +2 -12 Hajeeb Mehmet Mar. 1, 2016
      "Stolen valor is a crime. but in other words everything you said was wrong."
  • +3 +60 -57 river anderson Dec. 14, 2015
    "i have played violent video games all my life and i have not been efected so these reserchers say its bad its really not cause if you look thruogh most of the comments you would see most are not afected"
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    • -5 0 -5 Zootie Jul. 9, 2017
      "Since I don't know you I cannot take your claims at face value."
    • -7 0 -7 Kate Jun. 28, 2017
      "You might not have turned out to be violent, but take a look around the world. So many people are dying everyday due to those violent video games which cause anger and make people aggressive."
  • +1 +1 0 allScientificullness Jan. 9, 2019
    "I think that it depends on who the person is like for example: If a person who has a mental problem then yes it would contribute. On the other hand, if it was a regular ordinary person then it probably wouldn't contribute to any effect at all. But that's just my opinion"
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  • +1 +3 -2 L Dec. 11, 2018
    "dependent on the person"
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  • +1 +3 -2 :) Dec. 5, 2018
    "Video games are made for entertainment( I play them). if the game in question promotes behavior that would otherwise be sadistic and illegal were to be played by someone who is still young and inexperienced. that person would mistake violence for fun"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Zainab Dec. 12, 2018
    "There are many ways to learn, and one of them is by exposure. Being exposed to violent acts through video games allows an individual to observe and learn from these violent acts. Although they might not do whatever they see in the video game their aggression can be potentially increased through exposure, and observance of violent acts.The bobo doll experiment is an example of such learning."
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  • 0 +2 -2 andrea Dec. 11, 2018
    "I think that violent video games do have an effect on children. Because some children do what they see."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Gabe Oct. 30, 2018
    "Just read the proof. Go Minecraft, boo Fortnite."
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  • -3 +9 -12 Mrbeast6000 May. 30, 2018
    "minecraft is violent"
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    • +2 +2 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "you're swinging a blocky sword at blocky creatures, there is no blood in the game, and things go *poof* when they die"
  • -6 0 -6 Me Oct. 23, 2018
    "They totally do"
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  • -11 +13 -24 AL Mar. 23, 2017
    "i think that it really depends on the person and what they play at home in there room it may not be their parents fault but if they play the game then end up killing some then it is their own fault."
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  • -11 +33 -44 DzKz_Phoenix May. 6, 2016
    "Plus violent video games help me relieve stress.

    ps. Im 12 years old"
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    • +12 +13 -1 quantum Oct. 13, 2016
      "Kid don't post your age online"
    • +1 +3 -2 Denzel Jan. 24, 2017
      "thats doesnt have to anything with this argument."
  • -13 +4 -17 MooseAK Apr. 24, 2018
    "Contribute? Of course it does, read the supreme court dissenting opinion by Justice Breyer. How much or when it matters; we need to know. It certainly is a compelling theory (like evolution and climate change). Understanding this may help us find the 1 out of 50 million and get them some help before they get a video game banned."
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    • +4 +4 0 theman Sep. 27, 2018
      "Okay, you're really going to base your opinion on what a Supreme Court Justice says? Mind you, a person with zero experience OR education in psychology and/or child development. Really think about who you choose to back up because just because a quote comes from a higher - up in society, doesn't mean they have the qualifications to prove it, or even defend their argument with any type of degree in the SPECIFIC FIELD that this argument stems from in the first place. Check your facts."
  • -13 +27 -40 person Dec. 10, 2016
    "exactly, it can help you and other stuff, people should know about their own mental issues..."
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  • -14 +10 -24 hi Mar. 6, 2018
    "yes yes yes"
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  • -14 +20 -34 al Mar. 27, 2017
    "If your child has a mental issue then he/she should not play violent games. they can play other games but violent I don't they should.people like my mother told me "that video games are not the way to life. but the way to life is the path that you chose".so now i think you should make your own path chose it don't let your parent take control."
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    • +4 +4 0 anonymous Mar. 28, 2017
      "I have a mental issue and I played some violent video games and they didn't really had an effect at me"
    • +2 +2 0 Daniel Feb. 27, 2018
      "I'm with Anonymous here I have Multiple mental issues Possible depression, A.D.D or A.D.H.D, possible OCD, anxiety, etc"
    • +1 +1 0 theman Sep. 27, 2018
      "Listen, no offense, but I don't care what your mother said. She isn't credible. A mom saying video games are bad is a simple opinion based bias towards video games simply because they don't "approve" of the content. Personally, I've dealt with mental health issues for YEARS and my THERAPIST R-E-C-O-M-M-E-N-D-E-D Video games to me as a way to relax and take stress off my shoulders. The game she recommended: Call of Duty because "The violence in these games is an amazing creative outlet for teenagers to release their struggles through a competitive environment without exerting themselves on others in a negative way, and to also release stress by raising dopamine levels in the brain. Any game works for this purpose; however, video games with an element of violence work best as destressors.""
  • -14 +21 -35 Prefer not to share May. 6, 2015
    "I have researched various studies on this topic, and my own personal analysis has come to the conclusion that video games do not simply "cause" violence; video games merely desensitize cognitive areas of the brain (esp. the amygdala) to violence, and therefore may lead a child/teen/adult to proceed with choices that have a less sympathetic viewpoint towards individuals who may be affected. I could argue that video games INDIRECTLY cause violent behavior. Video games desensitize us; that is essentially a fact. Do they cause violence: that's hard to prove. The trick, here, is to ask the right question."
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
      "See, video games are not the only violent media, violent movies and television has existed far longer. And yes, I agree that viewing violence makes us desensitized to it. I know from experience playing violent games at a very young age. However, even if violence is desensitized doesn't mean you will do it, or that you think it is ok."
  • -15 +1 -16 Addie May. 21, 2018
    "they are terrible for minors and in this pros list there was an paragraph were Matt Bevin said that They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get eViolincextra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life. These are quote-unquote video games and they're forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech... They have desensitized people to the value of human life, to the dignity of women, to the dignity of human decency... We're training our society to kill." you can have own train of mind are own way we think but in this passage there is 17 cons that all sound the same and 18 ones that are all actually interesting.."
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    • +1 +1 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "because those 17 cons are saying the thing that completely shuts down your argument, its not the video games fault its the parents fault for not looking at the big M on the box saying mature"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Dec. 5, 2018
      "If your kid isn't mature enough to play, then don't buy the game. The games are gonna be played, whether you like it or not. the only reason people think violent video games create violent behavior is that of the violent stuff kids see and reacts too."
  • -15 +20 -35 Superman May. 5, 2017
    "It cannot be argued that persistent imaging of violent acts that include maiming and human disfigurement affects growing and impressionable minds."
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  • -15 +13 -28 Jacob Apr. 24, 2017
    "this is a very cool website. i'm a twelve year old boy who was looking for a topic and this website made me pick the topic do violent video games and TV shows make kids violent"
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    • +2 +2 0 Pam Nov. 3, 2017
      "Hi Jacob: I'm an old woman looking to see what someone who is young thinks of this. Do you think that the violent games make kids violent? Or do you think that they were already bent that way and the games kind of cementing their logic?"
  • -16 +15 -31 Angelina May. 4, 2016
    "I think it depends on the person and how they're raised. Also depends on the parents and what games they allow their child to play. Signs of violence other than playing the game, the child should't be allowed to play."
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  • -17 0 -17 jaden_123 May. 3, 2018
    "no because it makes people kill other people and when you make that happen, it makes everybody sad, and when you make everybody sad. also, to make you agree, the u.s army uses violent videogames to train the army to kill!!! in my opinion, that is not ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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  • -17 +3 -20 Alex A. Nov. 15, 2017
    "i think it does cause violence cause.i had personal experience with one of my brothers.he is more aggressive than i am. i don't really harm people i fake hit them."
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    • +3 +3 0 anomynous May. 1, 2018
      "or by the action of you "fake hitting" people might seem different in your brothers eyes and cause a reaction."
    • +3 +4 -1 Wyatt Feb. 2, 2018
      "or your brother is just violent different people act different ways"
  • -17 +9 -26 Jaina Apr. 25, 2017
    "this is a great article"
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  • -17 +25 -42 Ian Jul. 6, 2016
    "Yes, HOWEVER, they have no more or less impact on violence than a childs home environment or what they consume in media."
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    • 0 0 0 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
      "This. Precisely, plenty of factors can have the same desensitizing effect as violence in games."
  • -17 +4 -21 Procon reader May. 11, 2016
    "It depends on what type of family you have. If they were bad parents, they would let you play violent video games."
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  • -17 +9 -26 n.s May. 4, 2016
    "playing violent games will make kid act violent,bully and fightings because many people learn things by observing others espicialy kids,kids believe what they see, if they see someone kills for money they are gone wanna do it."
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    • +2 +2 0 Nick Mar. 31, 2017
      "What evidence shows that people who play violent video games are more likely to go out and commit violent acts."
  • -17 +9 -26 Chelloee Apr. 7, 2016
    "I haven't researched the subject, but before my cousin let me play his Call of Duty game, I was deathly afraid of guns. After spending a few months with only those video games as entertainment, when I saw a gun on TV, I was more intrigued than scared."
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    • +1 +1 0 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
      "I have had a similar experience. Still afraid of guns after years of call of duty and halo, but now I at least have an interest in them while still fearing what they can do."
  • -17 +12 -29 Al Mar. 23, 2016
    "It depends on parenting and how the person was raised. One is not born automatically knowing right from wrong. Who knows? Maybe games can change how a person acts. Addiction from games doesn't just effect physical health but mental heath as well."
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  • -17 +8 -25 gladis garcia Mar. 17, 2016
    "In my opinion i think that violent video games do contribute to your youth violence.
    One reason is because violent video games can cause aggression i guess.
    For example, some that had played violent video games were most likely to bully or cyber bully other people.
    This proves that violent video games can contribute with youth violence because violent video games can cause some people to have bad aggression.
    In conclusion violent video games can be bad leading them to bad examples."
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    • +2 +2 0 (= May. 3, 2016
      "actually, its not the people who play violent video games that become violent, its that violent people are prone to play violent video games, and so is 1/2 of society!"
  • -17 +8 -25 johana chavez Mar. 17, 2016
    "Violent video games contribute to youth violence.they have bad influences for people. people wont learn as much"
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    • +1 +1 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "fallout 4 is violent yet i learned a lot about boston in it while i was killing PIXELS ON A SCREEN"
  • -17 +6 -23 martin sanchez Mar. 17, 2016
    "I think video games are bad for kids.One reason is that some people have caused real-life tragedies.For example, a gamer made a school shooting."
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    • +1 +1 0 Video Game Supporter Mar. 26, 2018
      "So what? Non-gamers have committed crime too! Just because criminal plays games does not mean the games are to blame"
    • +1 +1 0 johnathon Oct. 3, 2016
      "you say that gaming cause school shootings but not all games teach you how to operate a gun. people who grew up with a gun in their hands i think are most likely do to things like this. something else like this is that will be like the people that go out hunting with their family. people like that will teach they son how to load the gun and take it off safty but most games don teach you how to do all that. another thing that may make this happen doesnt have to be blames on games like i know from experience because i got jumped and my family was ready to go up to that school loaded but i know that something had to happen at school to make someone go up to a school and start shooting people"
  • -17 +17 -34 bob Feb. 17, 2016
    "It depends on how the person acts after playing the game"
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  • -18 0 -18 kenneth hunter Apr. 3, 2018
    "I think that violent video games contribute to violence in the world. I think this because some young teens play GTA (Grand Theft Auto) and it contributes to violence."
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    • 0 0 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "young teens shouldn't be playing a game about robbing banks, killing people, and going to strip clubs :/"
  • -18 +3 -21 MCM Feb. 21, 2018
    "Yes because in the Florida and columbine shooting the shooters played violent video games!!!! It's a fact"
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 23, 2018
      "True to a point, but remember, there were other issues with them, such as the case with the Florida Shooter who got violent after a break up, or the Columbine kids with the bullying. You have to look at those issues too, not just blame the violence of video games. What went on with those people were very complex situations. Other shoots such as Jukkela, Virginia Tech, and Sand Hook, they didn't play violent video games, and yet they did that too. So there is a somewhat of a hole in that theory. There are people who play violent video games, and they DON'T go on shooting spree. In fact, if you researched history, people who go on shooting sprees don't play violent video games and do that. Violence has been around since the beginning of time. Most people play video games to ESCAPE their reality. That is the key word, REALITY. If they didn't have an escape, the violence would be out MORE. So, only two instances don't speak for all.

      Have a great 2018 and beyond. Peace."
    • +1 +1 0 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
      "Correlation isn't the same as causation."
    • 0 0 0 kevin Nov. 15, 2018
      "That may be a fact but what is the percentage of that to how many gamers that are nonviolent."
    • -1 +2 -3 Daniel Feb. 27, 2018
      "Bull crap, They are different. In pro 1 it says 60% of males (who fight anyways) are LIKELY to bully or fight that still leaves 40% who don't.
      The shooters just happened to play video games"
  • -18 +7 -25 Jk May. 4, 2016
    "Young kids should not be able to play these violent games because they can become violent, they'll want to re act what the video game is doing and mock the language. There should be more education games or games that mock how to deal with life."
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    • +2 +2 0 Ian Jul. 6, 2016
      "Those "life" games exist and are boring. We play games so we can escape from real life. Also, children ARE prohibited from playing violent games. That's why we have the ESRB ratings on all games in the US. I would recommend you research the issue more in depth. maybe play some games?"
    • +1 +1 0 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
      "yeah, and the way i deal with life is playing a violent video game, where i can take my anger out on PIXELS THAT HAVE NO FEELING!!!!"
  • -18 +9 -27 L.S May. 4, 2016
    "yes they do because kids start to become really aggressive when it. My brother is the only child in my house hold that was raised on video games and he is very aggressive and alway ready to hit people or say something smart back."
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  • -18 +9 -27 Sdm May. 4, 2016
    "I feel like violent video games somewhat contribute to youth violence. I don't feel like they have to do with one's behavior but its plays a role. Violent video games aren't so bad, I've played them myself and enjoy myself but because of the violence I don't have interest in hurting someone. When I see my little cousins play violent video games the outcome is like any other 6 year old. Pretending to have guns and "kill or shoot" each other. I think what feeds such violence,if it were to burst out of a child, is lack of communication with the child. Letting them what's real and what's pretend. One thinks that its just a child playing pretend but we don't really know what the child thinks, so I believe that violent videos do contribute to youth violence"
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  • -18 +6 -24 NN May. 4, 2016
    "I am pro violent videos games contributing to youth violence. The reason why is because a one of the examples that the pro side gave on playing violent video games was that it desensitize people to real world violent acts and mostly all of the murders who have carried out mass shootings played violent video games. It scares me that a one of the influences that leads to these violent acts is a simple video game. Especially if young kids are exposed and playing this video game then they think that it's okay or normal for this to happen and they have no feeling towards it because they have become to comfortable with playing out the acts through a video game at such a young age. And then as they get older they are more likely to carry out those violent acts because they maybe feel like they can."
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  • -18 +12 -30 rosa martinez May. 2, 2016
    "yes it does cause violence in youth because kids wil do antthing the see or learn because they are curious."
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    • +5 +5 0 (= May. 3, 2016
      "Only the younger kids, like 2-7 yr olds, Im 12-15, and I play Borderlands, Cod, and all kinds of first person shooter games, and I wouldn't purposely hurt somebody unless they tried hurting me, my family, or my friends."
  • -18 +11 -29 Yasmin Mar. 17, 2016
    "Simulating violence such as shooting guns and hand-to-hand combat in video games can cause real-life violent behavior. In the article it state that " Video games often require players to simulate violent actions, such as stabbing, shooting, or dismembering someone with an ax, sword, chainsaw, or other weapons other reason is that "Two teenagers in Tennessee who shot at passing cars and killed one driver told police they got the idea from playing Grand Theft Auto" As a result of this violent videos games Simulating violence such as shooting guns and hand-to-hand combat in video games can cause real-life violent behavior.
    Violent video games desensitize players to real-life the article it state that " The study found that just 20 minutes of playing a violent video game "can cause people to become less physiologically aroused by real violence" People desensitized to violence are more likely to commit a violent act. other reason is that By age 18, American children will have seen 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence depicted in violent video games,movies, and television.As a result of this Violent video games desensitize players to real-life violence."
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  • -18 +5 -23 Nayeli Mar. 17, 2016
    "video games are bad because they get you agressive and all the violence in it can make you lose your mind"
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    • +2 +2 0 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
      "has that ever happened to you?"
  • -18 +6 -24 xantos Mar. 17, 2016
    "I think videogames are bad because they can lead to bullying and fighting. One reason 60% of middle school boy and 40% of middle school girls that play m rated game either hit someone or beat someone up. For example "60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played m rated games or beat someone up." This proves that kid get to engages in violent video games in it make theme have agresiv thots in school. Video games are bad because they caes bullying and fighting."
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  • -18 +5 -23 angel Mar. 17, 2016
    "I think video games cause violence and is blamed for school shooting, bulling, and engage in drugs. violent video games can also take apart friends and family also can make you lazy and may also take away school work time and homework even aggressiveness."
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    • -1 0 -1 Ethan Jun. 28, 2017
      "I respect your opinion and I do agree that video games can take away time with family, friends work and social life. I also think there is a line of too much violence in a video game. On the other hand there are many books with violence, there are paintings of war, one of the first written poems in France is the Song of Roland an epic about stabbing people that is very long. In history classes people learn about war and then many movies have battles in them too. Are you saying only video games cause violence. I have played computer games and have not intentionally hurt someone. I don't feel that video games are the case of all of the problems you list."
  • -18 +3 -21 Sal Mar. 17, 2016
    "I think that the video games support no good into children's lives of or that it could effect the life choices of a child. Also, kids in 4 or 6 year old children could make the person/child a bad human to probably society if he was a outlaw or a criminal to be arrested for school shootings.For example, it could also causes teasing , bullying, and also maybe being part of a gang. These social paragraphs point to all of that video games cause aggression."
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    • +4 +4 0 ______ May. 17, 2016
      "Well yeah a 4-6 year old shouldn't be playing an M or T rated game."
  • -18 +4 -22 tp9vw7 Mar. 17, 2016
    "we are looking at a screen the whole time and it messes up our vision"
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    • +4 +4 0 Lolpoop45 Jun. 14, 2016
      "Violence how?"
  • -18 +4 -22 jazmin Mar. 17, 2016
    "Games these days have become more and more violent. Fallout: New Vegas you can shoot an enemy until they literally explode into a red mound on the ground. Assassin's Creed you kill people, destroy ships, and ruin lives for money and items of worth. Grand Theft Auto you beat people to death for absolutely no reason! Bioshock you murder horribly disfigured enemies for there money and ammo. Deus Ex: Human Revolution you sneak around killing people in the most exotic ways imaginable. In Gears of War you can shoot limbs off of enemies or stomp on there head so it explodes to kill them. In Borderlands, killing people is actually funny in some situations such as when you kill a large enemy and he says"
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    • +6 +6 0 _____ May. 17, 2016
      "But it's a game none of that is real, in assasins creed lives are being ruined the people don't have lives their collections of pixels doing what the code tells them, bioshock is a game set in a dystopian city where those horribly disfigured(you used the wrong there by the way it should be thier not there) are trying to kill you to get a genetic drug( but I would assume you haven't actually played into so you wouldn't know) borderlands is a comedic game in real life that wouldn't happen and people realize that. Deus Ex's world gives you a good reason to creatively kill, but again you wouldn't know becuas you're grasping at straws."
  • -18 +3 -21 IDEK Mar. 17, 2016
    "Video games could be bad for you.One reason why video games are bad for you is because it makes you be agressive.For example in the article "Cons and Pros" it states that it may make them prone to agressive thoughts,attitudes, and actions.This proves that they make you be agressive or have bad thoughts.I think video games are bad."
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    • +1 +1 0 critic catcher Mar. 23, 2017
      "I think you should do research on both sides of the argument, because I have played violent video games LITERALLY my whole life, and never once in my life have I ever even thought about doing anything of the sort, and if you have ever played a multiplayer game and died over, and over, and over then you will know what makes kids aggressive, even if for less than 5 minutes. playing a game you are bad at for example, is one way they may induce aggression, IN THOUGHTS mind you, and for less than 5 minutes. in other words, make sure you do some research before you throw out accusations."
  • -18 +3 -21 miguel Mar. 17, 2016
    "i think video games can be lots of damage to the human brain since there is man that played violent video games and he has done a mass shooting in a school."
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    • +2 +2 0 9125673 Apr. 6, 2017
      "just because someone who committed a crime owns a violent video game is no big news because at least 60% of homes that have a male child or adult contain violent video games,
      so pointing out the fact that someone who committed a crime owns a violent video game is as pointless as saying that same person wore socks."
  • -18 +4 -22 javier Mar. 17, 2016
    "I think video games are violent . One reason is video game are violent because you kill people. The autor state that "video games make you violent and make you kill people." This proves that people yes kill people are them. In conclusion video game are bad for people.
    I think video games is bad for kid. One reason is the video game bad because they play violent games.For exmple the author state that " Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence" . This proves that games make to shooting in school. In conclusion video game are bad."
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    • +3 +3 0 X( May. 3, 2016
      "OH REALLY? Fifa street 3 is bad for people, Lego Harry Potter is bad for people, Q-BERT IS BAD FOR PEOPLE? THATS, what you're saying, that ALL video games are bad, AND, It actually depends on wether the person was already violent"
  • -18 +3 -21 Rafael Maldonado Mar. 17, 2016
    "I'm against video games. One reason why i'm against video games is because parents think that video games are bad for children I agree with them. For example in the article "Pros And Cons" the author states that 90% of pediatricians and 67 % of parents agree or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children. This shows that violent video games can be bad for children.
    Another reason why i'm against video games is because a lot of teens who play violent video games have hit or beat up someone. For example in the article "Cons and Pros" the author states that 60% of boys and 40% of girls who played at least one m-rated game has hit or beat up someone,compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play rated-m games. This proves that video games can affect the real life world. This is why i'm against video games"
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    • +1 +1 0 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
      "so games like mario...minecraft...zelda...etc are going to make people violent? yeah, and i'm pretty sure you pulled those statistics out of thin bloody air"
    • -1 0 -1 Ethan Jun. 11, 2017
      "I have hit a boy, and I do play rated M games, but I was corned by 7 kids and non has played a rated M game. Non has played a game actually. Then I had a good time playing Doom (Old) with my dad to cheer me up!"
  • -18 +14 -32 Moses Oct. 23, 2015
    "according to , violent games do contribute in making children more violent. In a study in 2014 it does make people more aggressive. In the Sandy Hooke incident the suspect in the scene was addicted to violent games."
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    • 0 0 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "yes that is of course why he did it, not the fact that he was mentally unwell"
  • -18 +11 -29 Samuel Apr. 23, 2015
    "I'd say it depends on the person, but they absolutely can in some cases. You have the "crime rates are going down while game sales are going up" argument, but the problem with this is that a lower crime rate doesn't necessarily mean fewer crimes. In a small town of a thousand people, a .1% murder rate means that a single person was killed. On the other hand, a large city with ten million people that has a murder rate of .05% would mean that fifty thousand people were killed. Just looking at the percentages, the murder of that single person appears to be more devastating than what, if it were real, would be one of the largest attacks in the history of the planet."
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf May. 3, 2015
      "It also depends, if there are deeper psychological issues. Some people will take a shooting and claim it was video games that made people violent. Well, Seung Hui Cho was a shooter, and guess what, he NEVER played any violent video games whatsoever. Those violent tendencies come from deeper stemmed issues, such as bullying, or neglect, abuse (remember, the cycles of abuse often repeat) and things that are going on in the mind. It is not the video game companies responsiblity to babysit the kids, and teach them right from wrong. It is the PARENTS job to do that. Most parents are pretty stupid, because they leave their kids unsupervised, and are almost afraid of being a parent. I wish birth control existed for them, and they learned how to use it. Anywho, the fact of the matter is that violence comes from within a person. Lost of people play violent video games, and they turn out sane. It's nothing more than media hype. That's all it is in a nutshell. People were violent long before video games were around, and they will still be violent regardless, so stop blaming the game companies. If a person has those issues, try finding out why, and solve them, rather than blame companies, for the stupidity of parents. Have a great day."
  • -19 +2 -21 suprem Apr. 4, 2018
    "video games are bad for kids under 10."
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    • +2 +2 0 PleaseExplainPolice May. 30, 2018
      "How? Please explain."
    • +1 +1 0 jared Oct. 30, 2018
      "so pokemon, mario, and sonic are bad for kids?"
  • -19 +4 -23 Luna Feb. 22, 2018
    "The call of duty franchise is just making kids feel like shooting people in real life is a good thing. Video games like Portal and Portal 2 are good video games because they aren't shooter games they are fun, like in Portal 2, you can solve puzzles with a portal gun, not a gun with bullets in them."
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  • -19 0 -19 Zootie Jul. 9, 2017
    "Yes I believe it is definitely a factor. Of course the other side howls about how stupid my opinion is. Ultimately no matter how many Columbines and Sandy Hooks there are they'll drag out selected bits and pieces of biased surveys to prove you wrong. And when you finally win the argument they'll just say, "Who cares? I don't care what you think." That is ultimately their attitude. Don't even bother to argue, just pass prohibitive laws and enforce them."
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    • +1 +1 0 wyatt Feb. 2, 2018
      "the shooters had mental illnesses that went untreated and thats why they killed not because they played video games if they had the help they needed they most likely wouldnt have killed"
  • -19 +7 -26 laryssajurgens Feb. 7, 2017
    "I think that yes"
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  • -19 +6 -25 Matthew Jan. 25, 2017
    "No because parents should not let their kids play violent video games."
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  • -19 +4 -23 allie m. Nov. 17, 2016
    "yes I think people should stop playing violent video games because it could cause harassment and suicide"
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    • +4 +4 0 /: Dec. 15, 2016
      "Since when does a video game cause suicide?"
    • +1 +1 0 connor Feb. 22, 2018
      "not true"
  • -19 +7 -26 Jim Jim Sep. 29, 2016
    "It can be violent depending on how much your parents/ siblings care about you. If they don't (which is probably highly unlikely) they won't care if you do anything bad."
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    • -3 0 -3 Jim Jim Oct. 7, 2016
  • -19 +11 -30 jn May. 4, 2016
    "I think that violent video games contribute to youth violence because many kids are playing these games and their moms and dads are letting them and if they dont then theyre finding at way to play the games. These games are making it seem that its okay to shot or kill or even fight someone. More and more kids are wanting to play these games because theyre more entertaining then these other boring games that are better for them"
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    • +4 +4 0 Ian Jul. 6, 2016
      "Better for them is debatable. I agree with your sentiment, your wording could be better. The argument shouldn't be if they cause violence, the conversation needs to be, "Why are parents allowing their children to play games not rated for their age?"."
  • -19 +8 -27 AP May. 4, 2016
    "The games that do support violence or have violence in them usually arent that bad unless they are rated M but even then youre not allowed to buy them until youre of age."
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    • +1 +1 0 DzKz_Phoenix May. 11, 2016
      "actually you can but your parents have to be with you for via purchase"
  • -19 +5 -24 np May. 4, 2016
    "I think that violent video games do contribute to youth violence. Violent videos may cause some children the act out this violent behaviors with there friends. Another reason is because in most violent video games the players are being rewarded for the violent act and this may cause children to think the behavior is okay."
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    • +3 +3 0 Gamer Dec. 7, 2016
      "few people do this, only those with mental disorders or those who are stupid enough to do that will do it. you are clearly not a gamer so you wouldn't understand. plus, gamers know the difference between the real world and the virtual world, you can't just make assumptions like this without seeing it from their side."
    • +1 +1 0 a actual gamer Jan. 23, 2017
      "well you don't play videogames because us gamers know it's just a game"
  • -19 +6 -25 SHH May. 4, 2016
    "I think that video game violence is a debate spread nationwide that's turned many heads. It should be reduced to a minimum, because it causes kids to be violent. Most kids or teenagers who play violent video games might not do aggressive behaviors, but they do show or talk about aggressive/violent topics on a daily basis. If it ever came down to being violent or aggressive, almost everybody who plays violent video games will join in."
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    • -3 0 -3 Kayla Nov. 1, 2016
      "I agree with you sooo much."
  • -19 +7 -26 HM May. 4, 2016
    "Yeah! I think violent violent video games had contributed to youth violence because everything starts off from what you see whether if its through television, smart phone, or even on social media. Whatever appears to the youth, it up the chances of them doing it depending on what their viewing. If the youth is watching violent movies/violent tv shows or if their playing violent video games, it'll increase the chances of them becoming more aggressive."
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    • +6 +6 0 ian Jul. 6, 2016
      "So don't let them read Shakespeare or play sports? Those are pretty violent."
  • -19 +6 -25 Chuck Norris Apr. 29, 2016
    "Violent video games causes stress in lots of people"
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    • +4 +4 0 (= May. 3, 2016
      "It really depends on the person, some people use violent video games to relieve stress,"
    • +1 +1 0 TheRealDanTDM May. 30, 2018
      "i disagree because people like to unleash anger in the game leading to less anger and aggression in the real world"
  • -19 +5 -24 QUITBLAMINGPARENTS Apr. 27, 2016
    "people keep saying that its the parents job to keep a child from playing them if they think their child is to immature but there are parents out there who could not care less if their children play violent video games."
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    • +2 +2 0 Cartrel Apr. 5, 2017
      "Ya it's the parents fault, you can't blame a kd for their parent not caring about them"
  • -19 +5 -24 Ramses Mar. 16, 2016
    "It is true that violent video games may turn kids into living hell-spawns, and that there is a chance that they'll have trouble differentiating reality and fantasy. IT's also the parents that have a responsibility to watch what their kids are playing. I completely agree with this article, and I hope that kids will be more careful with their game choices in the future."
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    • 0 0 0 Michael Jan. 7, 2019
      "how can a video game make a kid or adult so violent that you decided to use the words "living hell-spawns" plus if someone were to start a shooting how would you know if they weren't bullied or have a mental disorder"
  • -19 +8 -27 Devon H. Mar. 15, 2016
    "Yes kids at my school can be very violent and this my be a cause"
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    • +3 +3 0 (= May. 3, 2016
      "they may have actually had something really bad happen to their family, or, one of their parents may treat them badly, these events can cause somebody to become a bully"
  • -19 +6 -25 Elshalom Mar. 8, 2016
    "It dos because they will think it's a fantasy world and do the acts in the video games."
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  • -19 +14 -33 James Madison Mar. 4, 2016
    "Violent video games don't release stress only anger"
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    • +5 +5 0 Ben Dover Mar. 9, 2016
      "Have you ever played a violent video game when you were mad?"
    • 0 0 0 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
      "Personally, if a game lets me have a moment of visceral violence without much effort (its easy and violent) it can help calm my anger by giving me a more safe outlet for violent thoughts."
    • 0 0 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 6, 2018
      "Anger is a form of stress, believe it or not. Anger is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of emotions, frustration, stress, feeling of helplessness, outrage, etc. Sometimes, video games can be a distraction from the daily routine of reality, so in a way, video games do a service, and in a way, it does what you said it does, so, you kind of contradicted yourself, when you said, they don't release stress, only anger, since anger is a form of stress, so, when you said they don't release stress, you made an error in your argument, but you are in on one level, it does release anger, which prevents violent behavior. Something to think about."
  • -19 +18 -37 James Madison Mar. 3, 2016
    "Violent video games should be banned because they could cause real life situations such as violence or inappropriate behavior."
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    • +2 +2 0 |{}----[^_^]----{}| Apr. 25, 2017
      "Stop using video games as a scapegoat"
  • -19 +10 -29 Brianna Feb. 2, 2016
    "Yes because, you ever see little kids (age 5-7) play fighting and saying things game characters would say or do? I think that causes kids to get hurt because one kid might hit harder than the other, etc"
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    • +2 +2 0 Anita S. Mar. 1, 2016
      "Sorry this is incorrect you child is not gonna suplex you because he saw it in a video game hes going to body slam you because he thinks you deserve one"
    • +2 +2 0 Koua Feb. 3, 2016
      "But are you not suppose to teach your kid that "sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt me"?"
    • +1 +1 0 ______ May. 17, 2016
      "Kids play fight, it happens regardless. also hitting hard is based on strength"
  • -20 0 -20 jaden h. May. 7, 2018
    "this is sooo not okay because when you put that bad stuff in their body, you know that they are going to turn out bad, so why in the world are you doing this to the poor little children, and ruining their brains. have you seen what the scary and violent videogames has done to children? if you have not, then please go to you-tube and see. look up what happened when some kid's mom never let him play fortnite

    so please stop making this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is ruining everybody's brain, ecpecialy the poor little kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so thank you for your time ;/"
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 15, 2018
      "People's brains get ruined by a lot of things. Video games may only cover ..2%, but in reality, like books, they are an escape. More people's minds are poisoned by what goes on in their enviornent, or what is seen on billboards, or tv, or images they see, be it online, or where ever, THAT is what is poisoning kids minds. Not video games. Many times, video games are an escape from every day things. More violence in youth in contributed by situations at home, be it anger, or jealousy, or domestic violence, so it is ignorant to assume video games are responsible for contributing to youth violence. It is also very childish to make such statements, since many times, kids DON'T play video games. Fact: there was violence long before video games were even invented, so the arguments on it are flawed. Shooters, such as in Columbine, and Virginia Tech? Only Eric Harris was involved with video games, and the shooter as Virginia tech wasn't. There are issues deeper than video games that contribute to youth violence."
  • -20 +4 -24 bob May. 17, 2016
    "this has no meaning you guys are wasting your time!"
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  • -20 +5 -25 Madison May. 11, 2016
    "Do violent video games contributed to youth violence?
    Do you play video games? Well if you do, I'm here to tell you why I think that violent video games contribute to youth violence.
    The first reason is because playing violent video games can cause more bullying. 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls hit or beat up someone.
    The second reason is because of the encouragement and reward of violent behavior. An analysis of 81 video games rated for teens ages 13+ found that 90% were killed or injured by other characters.
    The third reason is that the military uses violent video games to train soldiers to kill. In 2002, The US army released first person shooter game called "Americas Army" to recruit soldiers and prepare recruits for the battlefield.
    In conclusion, I think that violent video games contributed to youth violence. What do you think?"
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    • +4 +4 0 random person Feb. 13, 2017
      ""60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls hit or beat up someone. " How does this relate to violent video games?

      "The third reason is that the military uses violent video games to train soldiers to kill. In 2002, The US army released first person shooter game called "Americas Army" to recruit soldiers and prepare recruits for the battlefield. " This does not mean it makes people more violent, it could be used to learn the strategy of killing, but doesn't make people violent."
  • -20 +3 -23 Nicole May. 4, 2016
    "I am completely against video game violence. It is a severely negative outlet for people to express their anger. People shouldn't be exposed to that much violence. The way people romanticize video games is disgusting and is one of the leading issues in society."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
      ""and people like you who believe things like this are the top leading issue in society""
  • -20 +19 -39 vannoss gaming Mar. 16, 2016
    "I am kind of a big gamer I do my own youtube channel, but I have seen kids/adults on the game and they can be really mean towards one another, but then u have those kids who r serious about the game, who have dreams about being in the military just from playing games. I think it can be a good way for kids that get bullied to play online and socialize with other people. some people cant go out side they get bullied so bad and so I think video games help out a lot of people and I don't think they really affect people in a bad way. have fun and subscribe to my channel please"
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  • -20 +14 -34 Emily Villegas Oct. 23, 2015
    "I think it is contributed to youth violence because it encourages them to think that those violent things aren't bad and they get used to things like that which influences them to do things like that. Also must people after playing the game they start fighting with there relatives or like play around while still being violent."
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    • +1 +1 0 Koua Feb. 3, 2016
      "That is everyday life not just with violent video games..."
  • -21 +2 -23 Brenden Mar. 9, 2017
    "yes they do"
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  • -21 +4 -25 Ashamed Mother Nov. 30, 2016
    "I think that violent video games can cause violence in children, as most school shooters have played violent video games and shot up their schools. It's a horrifying thing to realize that video games cause this sick, disgusting behavior."
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    • +10 +10 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 4, 2016
      "That is not all together true. Example. The Virginia tech shooter. Never once played violent video games, according to reports from friends who knew him, and a check of his computer never showed anything other than writings. The shooter of Isla Vista, they never saw any type of video games in his computer, or in his apartment, so that arguments is not 100%. A lot of shooters don't even play video games, believe it or not. 99.98% of the cases, it involves deeper issues than that. Maybe you could look more deep into it, instead of taking the easy way out, and blaming the video game companies, instead of shoddy parenting, and be the parent with your kids. Try to find out why they are angry, instead of blaming a company that has nothing, I repeat NOTHING to do with what is going on with anything other than entertainment. Usually, the video games are way to vent the rage they have out, so they don't take it out on society. Unless the child has a problem differenciating fantasia from reality, the argument for video games causing these problems is highly flawed. Violent feelings cause violent behavior, not video games. Sorry, but it is the truth, any which way you slice it. Have a great day."
    • +5 +5 0 A gamer Jan. 13, 2017
      "The sandy hook shooter for example played Mario bros, dance, dance revolution, and other games like that. It is who you are not who you play."
    • +3 +3 0 Just another person Dec. 7, 2016
      "false because many people play video games but they do not acctually go and shoot up schools if everyone who plays video games did this then all schools would be closed due to fright and the person who is shooting the school is in control of themself and it is not video games telling us "go shoot up your local school""
  • -21 +3 -24 Joshua Oct. 12, 2016
    "I've noticed that people that play violent games tend to be more violent than other people"
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  • -21 +4 -25 Francisco Mar. 17, 2016
    "Games are bad because it can cause reason is that games can damage a lot of thing on your body. For example, "Games can heart your eye contact and can heart your academics."this prove that games can hurt your body.So games can damage your bady and can damage.

    Games can sometime be helpful.One reason is that video games can help in the miltery.For example,"Video games help the miltery to help on their lesson."This proves that video gamews can be helpful on bsomething.Games can help on thing that can proctect us."
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  • -22 +4 -26 bruh Mar. 28, 2016
    "its fun to play violent video games but it makes you crazy"
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    • +1 +1 0 - Apr. 6, 2017
      "how so?"
  • -23 +3 -26 Rafael Maldonado Mar. 17, 2016
    "I'm against video games. One reason why i'm against video games is because parents think that video games are bad for children I agree with them. For example in the article "Pros And Cons" the author states that 90% of pediatricians and 67 % of parents agree or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children. This shows that violent video games can be bad for children.
    Another reason why i'm against video games is because a lot of teens who play violent video games have hit or beat up someone. For example in the article "Cons and Pros" the author states that 60% of boys and 40% of girls who played at least one m-rated game has hit or beat up someone,compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play rated-m games. This proves that video games can affect the real life world. This is why i'm against video games."
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    • +1 +1 0 - Apr. 6, 2017
      ""90% of pediatricians and 67 % of parents agree or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children." is an opinion"
  • -23 +12 -35 Gideon Nov. 23, 2015
    "it makes kids more used to violence and they think that makes it OK."
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    • +2 +2 0 your maker Mar. 15, 2017
      "FIRSTLY, I do believe you should do some more research, because violent crime in general AND youth crime plummeted upon the release of quite a few violent videogames. SECONDLY, the only way kids are going to become violent because of the games is if they have literally no sense of reality whatsoever. and finally, if you think that they "cause violence in kids", you must have had terrible parents, and have OBVIOUSLY never heard of the rating system."
  • -26 +8 -34 I have no name Dec. 14, 2015
    "I'm for pro because a long while ago a kid had actually killed his own mother because he played so much video games he thought that he could get mad at her and kill her and she would re-spawn so he could do it again."
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  • -30 +14 -44 Snoopy Dog Oct. 22, 2015
    "GTA made a kid kill his mom. Video games are bad. Go outside and plant a tree"
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    • +6 +6 0 That kid Jan. 7, 2016
      "That was me I dont like trees"
    • 0 0 0 kenneth hunter Apr. 3, 2018
      "I just posted a comment about GTA."
    • -5 +1 -6 DzKz_Phoenix May. 6, 2016
      "Kid you know trees create oxygen without trees WE DIE!!!!"
  • -35 +12 -47 cecy Oct. 23, 2015
    "i say video games do make kids more violent because it makes kids feel like killing or fighting is a good thing. It also shows that the more death there is in the video game the more the kids want to kill."
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    • +4 +4 0 Koua Feb. 11, 2016
      "Wrong, kids know what is right and what is wrong. If they do not, then the parents are to blame. We have a thing called an ego, superego, and an id. Well we do use a lot of these, and think of which one would benefit the society..."
  • -46 +12 -58 Eric wilson Apr. 2, 2015
    "i am against video games because it takes away the meaning of being a kid and all the time i give my brother 2 hours of video game time and when he's playing he gets so aggressive and every time i tell i tell him his time up he get's so violent.and it drive me insane all the time and i mean seriously why should he even waste his time on that stuff it ruins the brain ."
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    • +6 +6 0 ______ May. 18, 2016
      "Actually it stimulates the brain"
    • +1 +1 0 seth,miller Apr. 19, 2018
      "not to be a jerk but it might be because your rushing him 2 hours in game time is like 30 min and I know it your opinion and you can always put math games on or history games or do something that not violent and violent in the context mean punching stabbing screaming wouldn't you get violent to if you had to stop doing something you love like watch tv or on your phone"

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  • +31 +35 -4 ThatLitten Feb. 14, 2017
    "Violent video games do not contribute to violence. I play Skyrim *insert everyone laughing here* But seriously. Don't expect me to suddenly shout thinking that everyone will fly away while I laugh."
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    • +2 +2 0 CJ Feb. 28, 2017
  • +26 +26 0 Eggnog Dec. 6, 2018
    "This issue is pathetic. Gamers, we shall not stand for this. They're just trying to get rid of all our favorite video games. If you think Minecraft: Story Mode is too violent for our society then LEAVE. We are sick of being oppressed and WE. WILL. RISE.... via peaceful protest. We live in a society."
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    • +1 +1 0 gamer of many Dec. 17, 2018
      "Rise, fellow gamers, and possible eggnog lovers."
  • +22 +28 -6 FaZe_Adapt Jan. 20, 2017
    "guys violent video games do not contribute to child violence or school shootings...its all about the parents not teachin' kids right from wrong and these kids shooting up schools aren't even old enough to by why the hell are you parents out there buying your 6-10 year old children GTA5 in the first place not only that but how have they heard of this game"
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    • +1 +1 0 TMS_Myth May. 17, 2018
      "Faze Adapt you are right"
  • +20 +20 0 Nick Mar. 31, 2017
    "1. When people do commit violence, it's usually because they've snapped or there's something wrong with them.
    2. As the popularity of Video Games has risen, violence has gone down.
    3. Name me one time where someone has said, "Video Games are Awesome" and went of a killing spree"
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  • +17 +18 -1 Stryker Feb. 17, 2017
    "no it does not it is a way to release anger in a healthy way"
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  • +11 +14 -3 Owen H. Mar. 22, 2017
    "Its like saying, more ice cream is sold during summer, and more crimes are in summer, so therefore ice cream causes crime"
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  • +10 +11 -1 CJ Feb. 22, 2017
    "Look I don't think its the video games that make us violent its the mentally ill who does the crime. BUT I don't think 10-younger kids should be playing GTA etc"
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    • 0 0 0 JB Jan. 7, 2019
      "I agree with you"
  • +9 +10 -1 Someone Apr. 10, 2018
    "Many kids play violent games. But do you see them committing homicide or shooting a gun. Not likely."
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  • +8 +8 0 tujtjhyj Jan. 11, 2018
    "video games do not cause violence."
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  • +8 +11 -3 matthew Jan. 25, 2017
    "Yes kids should play"
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  • +8 +9 -1 Nathaniel Jan. 19, 2017
    "I would like to disagree, I think violent video games are a good way to let out anger and stress. I also think that kids can distinguish fake violence from real violence. Kids also have moral values, just as adults do, so most kids would not actually go out and commit crimes."
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  • +7 +7 0 ghftyy Aug. 31, 2018
    "ItS dUmB"
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  • +6 +9 -3 Bob Hope Jan. 30, 2017
    "No they do not. A child may play GTA 5 every day and then go commit murder. But that doesnt mean it was the game. There are many other factors. For example, the child may have been bullied, abused, their home life sucks, or it may have even been caused by the victim."
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  • +5 +5 0 Nolan May. 29, 2018
    "So i guess when a drunk driver kills someone we should blame the alcohol company rather than the drunk driver. also the car too because the drunk driver couldn't have killed anyone with out a car."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Roger A. J. May. 20, 2018
    "Video games help people with their emotions and it actually increases brain level because it has people make split second decisions. I'm not a believer in fate so it is their own chose if they want do something violent and it shouldn't be blamed on games just because they can't find a reason on why this is happening. Most violent games are co-op games so it increases how people act with each other in good way. It is possible that games could eventually cause violence but at the moment it makes people smarter for example halo can make you improve your hand eye coordination and it people remember the code of the game so next time they know what to do. besides there hasn't been physical proof of any relation between violence and any sort of games what so ever and everything found has had a positive affect on people. If video games are banned then it would put thousands of people out of a job and less people would interact and communicate the same way that games brought them together. Most likely people would become madder and depressed because they no longer have any excitement in life so it will more likely make them violent then instead of while they had games. I'm just trying to show how I feel about the topic so chose your side."
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  • +5 +5 0 errr Mar. 13, 2018
    "Lots of people out there play video games and usually has some sort of violence in it. But you don't see people going around shooting people. It's like with guns, it's the person, not the game controller or games killing......."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Victor Greywolf Mar. 7, 2018
    "Hey, it's not the fault of the video companies that YOUR kids turn out that way. Blaming them for it is ridiculous and lazy, because of other situation, you people only want to take the easy way out, and blame the company for that. Ridiculous. It is the fault of the parents because they don't want to, or refuse to educate their kids on the difference between fantasy and reality. The situation of Columbine, as some brought up on the pro side, only Eric wass into it, Not Dylan. The issue was bullying. They fought back and people are crying because they got what they deserved for bullying people and they can't. Video games provide the escape from violence. If parents have crappy parenting skills, whose fault is that? Answer is THE PARENTS!!

    With that being said,m it isn't the job of Sega, Capcom, Nintendo, whatever to play the parents or role model for children. If you parents can't control your kids, there is something called birth control or sterility. USE IT!

    So, in conclusion, if you people aren't willing to be parents and take responsibility for yourself and your kids, blame yourself, not the video game companies. That simple."
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  • +4 +4 0 god Nov. 27, 2018
    "so your saying if I play minecraft I will become a master builder and survivalist. thats not how it works"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Victor Greywolf Jul. 29, 2018
    "Using video games as an excuse for violent behavior is like blaming alcohol or drugs for getting in trouble, or an STD. It is stupid and ridiculous. I mean, the video game companies, and the game designers aren't the parents, you have the ultimate power, since you can choose NOT to play video games. That simple. It isn't the companies or the stores job to play big brother.

    Bottom line, as some people on here said, and I agree, PEOPLE CONTROL THEIR OWN ACTIONS. Kids SHOULD be held accountable for their actions. If kids get violent, that is THEIR fault. THEIR FAULT! Don't use the video game companies as an excuse for stupidity, or bad parenting. You had kids, and don't want to raise them properly, whose fault is that? Video games provide an escape from violence, and give people's minds a distraction. Is it the video game company's fault you have a psychopath, or sociopath for a child? Is it their fault you have a violent kid? NO! It is the kids fault and YOURS, bottom line. Feel however you wish, but as Chris Rock once said: Boo me if you want to, but you know I am right. Same rule applies to this. You people want the easy way out instead of taking responsibility, blame yourselves."
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  • +3 +6 -3 shArkresler22 Apr. 17, 2018
    "Video games are good

    ps im 8 year old"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Daniel Feb. 27, 2018
    "Video Games like Doom help me release my rage.
    I have been in a couple scuffles. I never fight unless extremely provoked and when I do I very rarely I mean very very rarely will I throw a punch"
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  • +3 +3 0 Jailund Nov. 20, 2017
    "In my opinion, video games do not promote violence. It's true that there is a lot of gore in these rated M games but you can't blame the company for the violence that goes on it. Yes many kids play rated M games but if they commit violent actions you can not blame the game you can only blame the person who allowed the child (some one under 18 for rated M games and some one who is under 21 for rated AO) to get the game"
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  • +3 +6 -3 Radish (b e e t) Apr. 19, 2017
    "as a competitive avid "gamer" myself I say this, violent games have not affected me or anyone I know. I play games that include gore, questionable content and bad themes. I play team fortress two which is a great example, you're a team of dudes killing other dudes and completing the objective. it's just killing, and in my 780 hours and on of playing it I have never shown violent behavior (other than reacting with aggression) and I play competitively too. csgo ,a toxic game yes, a******* and all around jerks play the game but I don't think it's related to violence. But I am a PC user and I know the VERY toxic xbox side, but I do not think it's for violence.

    regarding the shootings, ahh yes this b*******. I agree that most males play violent video games and I personally don't think people want to shoot people in real life because of "call of duty"

    I honestly hate these writers, their studies are bias and tying things to video games that dont belong (etc, dylan and eric who shot up columbine because eric hated the kids and dylan was lonely, poor boys) and the controversy of doom 2 and the early shooter games.

    and i hate how these writers (for pros) are neglecting the fact that other violent media exists"
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    • +1 +1 0 Carlos Mar. 15, 2018
      "Dylan and Eric were actually bullied for being in the trench coat gang and finally got fed up with it."
  • +3 +6 -3 griffin t. Feb. 21, 2017
    "I am a 14 year old and I love video games I am not violent to any of my friends nor do I have the urge to kill people this thing on video games making kids violent is bull because they made their decision to kill (which is bad)"
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    • +1 +2 -1 griffin t. Feb. 22, 2017
      "Q: hay what did the assassin say to his little daughter when she was heading off to school?
      A: have an in-CREED-able day!!!!"
  • +3 +4 -1 OGZxSabreXx Feb. 14, 2017
    "I personally think it helps kids get involved in sports and other things out there. for instance, games that involve armies and shooting can help kids who want to me in the army with shooting accuracy, where to go and how to make the right move. I play video games like 5 hours per day and yes I have anger and school problems with low grades but I have never gotten in a fight at school or anywhere."
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  • +3 +7 -4 steven Jan. 27, 2017
    "games make better mines and you smarter and helps your anger and gives better vision if not close to tv"
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  • +2 +2 0 Beatrice Dec. 13, 2018
    "violence video games doesn't necessarily contribute to how violent a kid become. It based how a was raised."
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  • +2 +2 0 Anonymous Dec. 6, 2018
    "First of all, it's the kids, and sometimes the parents choice to get a mature rated video game. Second of all, if you're going to play a shooter game, shouldn't you be able to tell real life from fantasy?"
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  • +2 +2 0 Rachel L. Jenkins Dec. 3, 2018
    "Here's some textual evidence from my Google Document essay, Video Games Doesn't Really Cause Violence:
    "Then there's the Virginia shooting on April 16, 2007. Which was committed by a college student named, Seung Hui Cho, who later committed suicide. He killed 32 people, which was labeled as one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The attorney anti-game activist, Jack Thompson, appeared on FOX News to blame the tragedy on the violent game counter strike. Other higher profile figures such as television host, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, argued that video games were to blame for the shooting. Which in my opinion, was kind of stupid. However, it was later revealed by the Virginia Tech Review Panel that the shooter did not play video games.
    How on earth did video games cause Seung Hui Cho to shoot 32 people, if he didn't even play video games in the first place?! That just doesn't make any sense!""
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  • +2 +2 0 Anthony Ronga Nov. 29, 2018
    "I play call of duty and have seen some violent scenes and it helps me understand more why you shouldn't conduct these actions in real life and it gives me more sympathy."
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  • +2 +2 0 person123 Nov. 27, 2018
    "no violent video games help relif stress and anger and lower murders and violent crimes"
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  • +2 +2 0 alan Nov. 27, 2018
    "i think not"
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  • +2 +2 0 GODGUCCI Nov. 16, 2018
    "This is literally the dumbest argument that is still going on.Videos games have nothing to do with the violence there are more serious tings in the world like gun violence, police brutality, and Donald Trump and ISIS."
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  • +2 +3 -1 CoyotePeterson May. 15, 2018
    "There are times that are harsh in the real world and fights and bullying but that does not mean it was from a video game that was somewhat violent."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Black Dahlia Mar. 6, 2018
    "Ever since i was a child, i have played violent video games. The choices i have made have nothing to do with the video games i have played or seen. They have everything to do with me and my thought process. To blame a fictional reality for your mistakes, is absurd."
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  • +2 +8 -6 Cj Feb. 22, 2017
    "I have played battlefield since it came out, I also play battlefield one. You don't see me grabbing a Springfield M1903 bolt action rifle from my car."
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  • +2 +6 -4 rebecca Feb. 21, 2017
    "I think that there are people out there who think it's okay for teens and up to play violent video games and others who don't think that it's okay. Personally I think it depends on where you live, how you were raised, and what you believe in. I also think that if you're already feeling depressed to not play violent video games, that might not help you very much, find another way to show your feelings without hurting yourself or anyone else. Honestly it just depends on you not a violent video games."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Cj Feb. 10, 2017
    "Bruh i play GTA since i was a kid, you don't see me puling a M16 or M14 out of my closet."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Hi Feb. 7, 2017
    "As long as you know what's real and fake, and how to handle yourself, then you should be fine."
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  • +2 +4 -2 deb reynlds Jan. 31, 2017
    "I am doing Debate assignment for my Abnormal Personality class about Pro and Cons. I am I guess by this article Con. My son plays gta, ops, etc and is not violent one bit. I think watching the news is more violent then a video game. I agree it depends on the child's family life (sheltered or abused) and their mentality, not a video game.

    thank you"
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  • +2 +7 -5 Lx Jan. 30, 2017
    "i really dont think violent video games are...VIOLENT i mean come on children's brain are not that developed yet thinking of violent video games of the real being.

    and im only 15"
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  • +2 +6 -4 Eric Morgan Jan. 26, 2017
    "It is the PARENTS fault if they give their kid games that are violent. There does exist good games that aren't violent, ESRB is here for a reason."
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  • +1 +1 0 KristalFTZ Dec. 19, 2018
    "Violent video games can take out stress, especially if people are rewarded after people finishing something hard that's in the game."
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  • +1 +1 0 Sarah Dec. 11, 2018
    "Violent Video games do not contribute to youth violence. While I was younger I played violent video games, however I'm not a violent person. Violence in children has to do with their environment and home life more than what video games they play."
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  • +1 +1 0 Sweet Holiday Dec. 11, 2018
    "Violent video games stimulate violence in the mind but I don't believe it contributes to youth violence."
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  • +1 +1 0 Anthony Rcihmond Dec. 11, 2018
    "I feel that Its not just the viewing of violence that can cause harm its the potential of reciprocation and just viewing these things doesn't cause that."
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  • +1 +1 0 Will Vaughn Dec. 11, 2018
    "Video games do not cause violent behavior. There is no scientific, consensus-backed research supporting the idea that playing video games, even bloody and realistic shooters, lead to real-life acts of brutality. In fact, video games are tied to a decrease in actual violence. An economic study published in February 2016 found a reduction in crime in the weeks after major video game releases. A handful of similar studies conducted from a range of perspectives have come to the same conclusion."
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  • +1 +1 0 Bill the 14 yr old Dec. 10, 2018
    "I don't believe that its the video games causing violence. I think its pre-existing condition."
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  • +1 +1 0 dr.Martin Dec. 7, 2018
    "studies show that violent video games don't cause children violence"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Jarrod May. 7, 2018
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  • +1 +3 -2 Lucas Apr. 30, 2018
    "I play fortnite and i have never shot or threatened to kill somebody i will say that people are mess up in the head that doesn't mean that people should stop doing what they love. DONT BLAME COMPANIES"
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  • +1 +3 -2 hehehehehe egg Apr. 20, 2018
    "No, it really depends on the person. Violence in games never made me violent, my violence is only caused by anger and frustration, not video games. Parents think that violence is caused by their child(ren) by video games, exposure to violent movies, or the internet. Trust me, I was grounded for a long time because of not passing and drawing traps.
    My father told my mother that Ive been talking to older men on the internet, which isn't remotely true, I play in public servers with random people yet I never talk to them. I've played many violent games, yet I never been violent because of them, its just messed up that parents and public figures believed that violence today is caused by video games."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Mastergrief Apr. 5, 2017
    "games arent bad for you, they are a way to escape from how bad your real life is!"
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  • +1 +7 -6 Nick Mar. 28, 2017
    "Most People who do commit violence probably know it's wrong. But they're twisted, they've snapped, or they don't care. They don't do it because of a Film, Anime, Video Game, or Tv Show. In Fact in the U.S., As the rise in popularity of this stuff has risen, violence has gone down. So the idea that these things are causing people to commit violence it just plain crap."
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  • +1 +6 -5 kickercba Mar. 3, 2017
    "yes there's a lot of violence in games but like in gta for example. if you do so much crimes cops will go after you so it will teach kids that if they do crimes they might get arrested"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Bryce Oct. 30, 2018
    "If a video games causes violence in a child's behavior, then the child would have to feel comfortable with the violence, correct? In certain scenarios, sure, video games can be the center of a violent behavior, but it can't be all types of violence. Think of it like hockey, I suppose. People in hockey occasionally bash each others faces, but its a fun sport that many enjoy. Kids who watch it may like what they see, and play hockey and do that exact thing. Even still some don't do this and play by the rules. Violent video games are the same way... It can be used for merely the fun, or it can be used for a drive to violence (let's be honest; why would a young child even think about shooting up a school after playing COD III?!)."
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  • 0 +1 -1 noneurmum Oct. 16, 2018
    "it depends on who you are"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Silver11x1 Oct. 10, 2018
    "It feels like to person on the "pros" side has barely played any video games."
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  • 0 +1 -1 jeff Oct. 9, 2018
    "what you play isn't what you are"
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  • 0 +1 -1 brennan h. Oct. 9, 2018
    "i think that video games won't shape you to be aggressive when you grow up, video games are something that you play if you are bored there are a distraction they are just video games i don't get why some people just want to get rid of video games when sometimes it brings people joy in some sort of way, like the game fortnite very popular and makes lot's of people happy, like streamers and some people who don't have lot to do, and if you get rid of video games then i think for hose people who love video games on e day and then the other day they are gone i think their would be a lot of protesting and people would b be mad and then people who play video games for a living and they paid of twitch or YouTube those are two very big websites and just imagine them losing everything and they fell depressed and all they want to do is play videos games and that is what makes them happy so that's why i want video games to stay n the world."
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  • 0 +2 -2 David F. Aug. 31, 2018
    "Some context: I grew up playing some horrifically violent game like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 at a very young age. For the initiated: Call of Duty MW2 has a level in which you act as a terrorist, firing upon civilians in an airport. I don't remember playing that level, but yah. Its a violent game with lots of shooting at other people and it was one of my favorites. But I don't think video games can directly cause violence. I know from experience that media in general might desensitize one to violence, but that is another issue separate from actually committing violent acts. I think the correlation, if any, between video games and violence has more to do with availability of weapons, presence of real-world violence, and social issues that might exist in a lone gamer's life. However, the games are never at fault for youth violence. Like I said, many more things could exist alongside the violent media that can turn someone into a killer."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
    "if the parents don't look at the ESRB label that's on every single box cover of video games made these days then I find it impossible to think that its the violent video games that are the problem :/"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
    "Its not the video games that are the issue, its the idiotic parents to are to ignorant to the big M on the box, if the parents don't read the ESRB ranking on the box then they have no right to say that violent video games are the problem when its them, and I know without doubt that many MANY people will agree with me on this"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Jared J. Aug. 24, 2018
    "its not the video games thats the problem, its the moronic parents that don't bother looking at the big M on the box saying that its not for children, parents who say that violent video games should be banned need to be purged because they are too damn stupid to understand what "Mature audience" means on a video games box and I know many people will agree with me"
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  • 0 +2 -2 George Jul. 16, 2018
    "You need a mental disorder to kill someone. Not a gaming interest"
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  • 0 +1 -1 RIKKU101elderscrolls Jun. 7, 2018
    "i love playing Skyrim, but the violence helps me release stress and anger that i get from school. it deffinatly depends on the kids personality. if people go shoot up schools, then why do others blame video games? its gone way too far."
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  • 0 +3 -3 shrek May. 30, 2018
    "I don't believe they are bad because people control their own actions and video games might not have anything to do with it"
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  • 0 +1 -1 unknown May. 25, 2018
    "I have nothing to say about this topic because it has both good and bad outcomes. *uncomfortable silence*"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Ethan May. 17, 2018
    "I'm 13 and i think that games DO NOT give kids more violence theres so many games that also include good things like trash clean up helping a homeless person. simulation games also help and the violent games also have ways to teach people how to get out of the conflict!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Kole May. 15, 2018
    "kid are only persuaded by violent video games and if they are playing violent video games the parents should talk to them about it that they cannot act like the game and if the parents do not want their children to be violent then do not let them play them."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Tanner May. 11, 2018
    "Some games (ex: Fortnite) attract people but make them mad. That person making themselves mad is their fault for playing that game. They can choose to play other easier games like Minecraft creative mode, not survival."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Trent R. May. 3, 2018
    "I have been playing video games for years and i am pro gun i would never do anything of the such, school shooters usually do their thing because of bulling purposes."
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  • 0 +4 -4 yo face Apr. 12, 2018
    "i play first person shooters all the time and i have never been vilolent. but i guess it depends on the person"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Bob S. Apr. 11, 2018
    "It is just a game. people like to play these games for fun. Some "violent games" are cartoonish, making it a little less bad"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Meow Apr. 11, 2018
    "Not games have realistic guns too! They have space guns. Not gonna be sold here."
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  • 0 +4 -4 goku Apr. 4, 2018
    "i have been playing M RATED games seen's i was 5 and i have not shot a persona or kill my family"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Luke Mar. 22, 2018
    "Violent video games can relive stress after along day and can be sort of realxing"
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  • 0 +4 -4 Raven M. Mar. 20, 2018
    "No i do not believe that violent video games cause violence in the youth, I believe this because if the parent of the child is limiting their gaming time each day and making sure they are socially active and are hanging out with the right people then their should be no issue."
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  • 0 +3 -3 fahad Mar. 20, 2018
    "it improves strategy coordination and hand eye coordination and it helps devolpe the persons personalty"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Angel Mar. 12, 2018
    "People control their own actions no game can make you do something you wouldn't do.The people who commit the violent acts just blame the game so they don't get in as much trouble."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Kyan Klee Mar. 2, 2018
    "There is no factual proof that 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls hit someone because of what they saw in video games. Maybe they are mentally insane. If they aren't, it is just because they are d****."
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  • 0 +3 -3 SS Mar. 2, 2018
    "I believe firmly that games do not cause children to become violent. As long as parents or guardians pay attention to the ESRB rating then there should be absolutely no reason to even have this argument."
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  • 0 +5 -5 vzdnvbsgfnsdrklvjkz Feb. 26, 2018
    "Video games are good because it helps you be survival . For example, video games are good because it could help you how to do many things in life . Many games could help with many things .

    Video games help you because in minecraft it teaches you how to build things and it helps you how to survive . People have to learn how to survive if there lost in the forest or something"
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  • 0 +4 -4 antmanliteraly Jan. 24, 2018
    "Like the Quote said "If violent video games cause violence, then adults should not read or watch violent content. It would have the same affect on adults even though their brain is more developed that does not say that they won't make bad decisions."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Alex B. Jan. 22, 2018
    "People play video games for fun and to release stress.
    People kill and hurt people because they have psychological problems. While video games may trigger people who have psychological problems it doesn't make bad people it fires up bad people."
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  • 0 +3 -3 The Legend of Link Jan. 19, 2018
    "I believe that this is not true their is no connection between games and child violence it is the parents job to tell their kids whats fantasy, and whats reality, if anything vidoe games can open a kids mind into new possibilities, things they never thought of before. Plus it can also help kids with anger issues, or frustration, by letting the player take the anger out on something that is not real. All in all games do not cause violence."
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  • 0 +3 -3 a canadian Dec. 13, 2017
    "playing violent video games does teach people to use guns but no one is going to start killing people because they know how if i was in a fire-fight then i would know how to shoot reload and that a gun needs to be cocked to fire. but that doesn't mean im going to shoot anyone. if a police officer got shot in front of me instead of freezing because ive played video games i would know how to fire their gun and shoot the bad guy instead of being helpless"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Dakota D. Nov. 21, 2017
    "I am a person that has played video games or watched violent stuff my hole life and my friends. We all have straight As and are not violent. people like to say it causes violence but they have not played the game. In less they do it there self then they have no proof. my and friends are the teachers fav and are the most caring people hear."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Meme Machine Nov. 17, 2017
    "A way to relieve stress is the violent video games, that is basically one of the main reasons that they were made in the first place. Not to cause school/ street shootings when they are under the influence of a video game."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Set to Xplode Oct. 3, 2017
    "I believe that anyone who says that videogames cause school shootings and other violent acts needs to shut the f*** up. If your blaming videogames you're either uneducated or too f****** scared to talk about the real issues like insanity, severe autism, sociopaths, bullying, and people who's only purpose is to stir the pot. Especially the people who say that FPS games like Battlefield glorify war when really, if you pay any attention to the messages the games story-line is putting out say that war is a terrible thing."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Anonymous Oct. 3, 2017
    "For years there has been widespread agreement among medical associations, pediatricians, researchers, and parents that violent video games cause aggressive behavior in youth, but blaming gaming is just a way to avoid the real problems."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Victor Greywolf Sep. 5, 2017
    "Blaming violent video games for people's behavior is both a cheap shot, and a pretty lame excuse. A lot of people have played violent video games, and they don't go around killing people. I mean, come on. In fact, those games tend to be a release for those who are having bad days, or some other issues. If people are violent, it is because of other issues. I suppose next, they will blame martial arts and sports for those things. Violence is caused by deeper issues, such as bullying, and anger in general.

    Newsflash, the video game companies aren't responsible for people who are afraid to be parents, or their kids. If you are afraid to do your job as a parent, get sterilized, or don't have kids. That simple.

    It's not the job of those companies, or the government to play mom and dad.

    Now, with that being said, you have to explain to a kid that there is a difference between fantasy and reality, and the video games are for a release, or escape into another world where you can have fun, not be something that you're not. If that doesn't work, take it away from them. Why are you parents so spineless. Sure, they may go to another person's house, but do your job as a parent. END OF STORY!

    Have a great 2017 and beyond."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Jubbuhup Jun. 12, 2017
    "It's no reason for people to pin crimes or violent actions on violent video games. I have never done and violent actions in my and I love playing violent video games."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Ethan Jun. 11, 2017
    "If the person has common sense to know that its not real, doesn't react badly after playing a game is fine. If your child is screaming and throwing the controller like they don't have to replace it, then go ahead and take it away! Most video games help my son. To me it's like a reset button. Always happy the next day."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Samuel Jun. 1, 2017
    "Video games do not make people violent. I cringe at the sight of blood in real life, but in games, I am not bothered by it. I have been playing games for all my 14 years on this earth, and not ONCE, have I had a wish to inflict physical pain on another human being, younger kids may have trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy, but as a parent, you should teach kids the difference between right and wrong."
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  • 0 +3 -3 David C. May. 23, 2017
    "no they do not because there can also be home issues, parent issues or school issues that can encourage violent behavior. I have been playing games since I was 5 years old and I have never burst out into violence. My parents support my claim too and I have studied the human brain and analysis. It is also possible to play games and still get great grades in school because I play all day and im a strait A student."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Jim Walsh May. 8, 2017
    "Get real everyone! The Supreme Court of the United States has decided this issue once and for all! Video games, violent or not, is protected speech under the Fourteenth Amendment. So get used to it. The gaming industry has their shield under Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, so good luck trying to take it away."
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    • +1 +1 0 SUPERMAN Jun. 13, 2017
      "You mean the first amendment, Jim. No one is trying to take away anyone's right to free speech. The idea is not to abuse the privilege of free speech, and the state has a compelling interest in protecting the vulnerability of our precious youth."
    • +1 +1 0 Samuel Jun. 1, 2017
      "You mean the 1st amendment?"
  • 0 +9 -9 Jim Walsh May. 5, 2017
    "Much too much has been made out of almost cartoon imagery in certain video games that certain individuals claim damage impressionable minds. Hello. Do we want to censor like we did comic books. The Supreme Court has already decided the issue."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jim Walsh Jun. 2, 2017
      "I absolutely mean the 1st amendment. In Brown v Entertainment Software Assn the Supreme Court ruled that children under 12 yrs old have a right to protected speech when playing their video games. The gaming industry is under the shield of the 1st amendment - end of story."
  • 0 +7 -7 E.M.R May. 3, 2017
    "i feel that if your parents have to be worried about if violent games will affect you then you shouldn't own them. If you are worried that a child will be affected by this then your not trusting your spawn enough."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Torin Apr. 30, 2017
    "Whether or not video games make a given child more violent or not come down to the child itself. As long as the child understands the difference between fake and real he will not get more violent as a result of playing video games."
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  • 0 +6 -6 ? Apr. 25, 2017
    "I am Just going to say something I am a player and every person that uses video games to blame the kids personality are just using games as a SCAPEGOAT"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Derrick Apr. 24, 2017
    "The only way I can see someone killing a different person because of a video game is if the killer has a mental problem."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Pieguy203 Apr. 24, 2017
    "No. Video games can help hand eye coordination and they can also help your brain grow."
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  • 0 +9 -9 kate1407 Apr. 18, 2017
    "i play lots of video games and do you honestly think im going to pull a gun or something at school and shoot people? Stop blaming something stupid and find a real reason."
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  • 0 +5 -5 keo Apr. 11, 2017
    "the things people do depends on many things there enverment how they were raised how there parents act and all those things together cause violent actions so to eliminate violence we need to get rid of a lot more things then just video games"
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  • 0 +5 -5 anthony Mar. 31, 2017
    "i don't agree"
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  • 0 +2 -2 dominic s. Mar. 27, 2017
    "it just depends on who is playing and what they are playing i play gta and black opps it did not make me want to kill or harm others"
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  • 0 +4 -4 YeahBoi Mar. 26, 2017
    "I'll use the same argument conservatives use for guns.
    Video games don't kill people, people kill people.
    If guns are what makes someone violent we would see more gamers committing acts of violence.
    While it is true some people are insensitivised to commit violence as a result of video games, a NORMAL gamer wouldn't.
    This means it is ultimately THE INDIVIDUAL that commits violence, not video games."
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  • 0 +3 -3 matthew Mar. 20, 2017
    "it gives kids a idea to stand up for themselves and to choose a good path or a bad path they decide"
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  • 0 +2 -2 james Mar. 16, 2017
    "Video games allow a stress relieve as well as anger kids should only play violent video games when they understand that video game violence is different from real life violence and if not the parents are responsible for them"
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  • 0 +2 -2 Gabriel Mar. 15, 2017
    "I believe that is all depends on the home life of the individual whether or not they are violent, for example i have played violent video games from a very young age (about 9) and the only signs of violence were fight where it was proven that i wasn't the aggressor (I won all of them)."
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  • 0 +3 -3 minemaster Mar. 9, 2017
    "they do not cause violence in fact they decrease violence by the youth."
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  • 0 +3 -3 tyler Mar. 9, 2017
    "no they don't because i play shooter games so ya"
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  • 0 +5 -5 patrick r. Mar. 6, 2017
    "no its not we know good from bad"
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