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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  1. IsaacNewton
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    Yeah but we're training up a new generation that will be prepared to fight evil gorillas that try to drop barrels on them as they climb ladders.
     
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    I will keep saying it over and over and over BLAME THE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS these kids are put on!

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    Read the video titles , that's what it's all about and until people pay attention to popping a pill in their mouth for everything is causing multiple, multiple issues in kids and adults.
     
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    there have been violent movies for a long time
    I play video games..I'm not a killer
     
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    There is desensitization associated with simulated violence. Look no further than a wartime Army study that showed troops tended to shoot enemy more readily when trained using human silhouettes rather than, standard round target. However, making the leap from desensitizing youth to mass shooter is huge.
     
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    there are violent movies in other countries

    & violent video games in other countries

    & mentally ill people. in other countries

    however, the ONLY difference between the amt of mass murders we have here & the lack of mass killings in other countries is the ease of availability of the instrument to carry them out.
     
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    I believe the popularity of those games is an indicator of a deeply-rooted social pathology that should be closely examined. I wonder if these games are as popular in other countries as they are here in the U.S. And if so, which countries?
     
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    Video games are universally popular.

    It's not the culture; it's the guns.
     
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    ummm, japan is king when it comes to actually making the games.
     
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    Yes, Japan is king --- I thought it was just me that saw that. :)
     
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    I don't know the numbers. I do know PUBG, a very violent online game in which 99 out of 100 people have to be killed some way for the one person left to win, is so popular worldwide that the game is divided into five world regions currently, and they make matches based on ability of the 100 within seconds. Twitch and Mixer, the online game streaming sites, are completely language independent, so there are hundreds of gamers streaming their play in all imaginable languages mixed together and a number I had no idea existed --- remarkable to see, what a Tower of Babel. Thousands of people watch the more popular players streaming their play and give them money and join the "channel" as members. Some of these guys (and a few women) make their living this way. It's worldwide: talk about globalization.
     
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