Video games and real-life shooter violence

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Do shooter video games increase the number of mass killings we are seeing in America?

  1. Yes, violent video games lead to real-life violence

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  2. No, they're just games, for God's sake

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  3. Doesn't matter, free speech is free speech

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  4. It's not just the games, it's movies and novels too

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  5. There should be minimum age limits on violent games and movies

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  6. They said the same thing about comic books, and that was pretty silly

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  7. They said the same thing about comic books, and they were right: the Crypt Keeper was evil

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  8. Can't do anything about violent games and movies: they sell, too much money is involved

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  9. There is LESS violence if they are sitting in front of a computer at home

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  10. I blame the parents

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    Merely illustrative of the influence on other types of murder, the kind that get no real press because there is no political agenda attached to it.

    Nothing could be more irrelevant to me than what happens in other countries. I live in this one.

    Grow up? You're the one using a comic book character as an avatar. A violent one at that.
     
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    It is not the fault of the Constitution that you people screw up everything you touch.
     
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    They get the same video games worldwide that we get here; yet only the US experiences mass shootings. So if video games are the constant, then they're not the variable.


    Actually it's completely relevant to what we're discussing because video games are the constant; meaning they get the same video games in Japan and Canada that we get in the US. So since the games are the same, yet mass shootings occur in just the US, it's not the games that are causing the mass shootings, otherwise there'd be mass shootings in Japan and Canada.


    And you're a Conservative troll...so what?
     
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    Again; the same violent video games in the US are played in Japan and Canada, yet only the US has mass shootings.

    So why are you blaming video games and movies?
     
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    The cultures are diverse, Your Brilliance. Therein lie your variables.

    See above.

    I'm not a conservative at all, troll or otherwise, but liberal.

    Not "a" liberal, mind you.
     
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    Very interesting! I read the whole thing. I was not surprised --- but many will be --- at how MUCH of America's entertainment budget is soaked up by video games. 54% with the other candidates in the pie being movies, DVDs, and music. (Sports was not included, nor TV, however.) How the growth line is a 45% slant up. How many people are employed -- and how much they make.

    I was surprised at the relatively high age of the game buyers -- 37 -- and don't believe it correctly reflects the players. I expect a lot of those are parents buying for their teenage kids.
     
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    So then it isn't the video games. So what about American culture is different than English culture? They play Call of Duty in England. They watch Game of Thrones and Walking Dead in England. They watch violent movies in England. Yet they don't have mass shootings in England. Why?


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    Bloomberg right now is dealing with the gaming and Trump's conference going on now. They are saying that Nikolas Cruz was known to be a very intensely active gamer with the most violent shooter game (the speaker seemed to hint it was Call of Duty but there are others). Of course, what else did the kid have to do, being expelled and unemployed.

    Still, that perhaps explains the president's interest: he would know that about Cruz.
     
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    Call of Duty is sold worldwide.

    They play Call of Duty in Japan, Korea, Israel, France, the UK, and the US.

    But only the US has mass shootings.

    So video games aren't the cause; something else is. What is different in the US than in any of those other places? The guns.
     

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