Stuart Richards wrote:When playing a first person shooter, you're placed at the heart of a battlefield experience and you kill hundreds of enemy with grenades, guns and knives. To try to claim that doesn't encourage violence, is about as absurd as it gets.
I'm Getting tired of the industry's denial of this very real problem. Everyone I know who plays computer games mood changes almost instantly when they start the game. They become highly stressed, agitated and extremely angry. Especially when they lose, to deny this is just ludicrous.It's just part of gaming, everyone knows someone who takes things too seriously online, the rants and screams of online nuts are part of gaming lore.
I and many people I know have stopped playing games because of how bad tempered it makes you.
So cut the bull CVG and start being honest about this very real problem. To claim gaming doesn't encourage violence is like trying to deny driving doesn't lead to road rage incidents.
It really doesn't, the fact of the matter is that videogame violence is about as far removed from actual violence as you can get and has about as much effect as any other form of media does.
A person who plays CoD for 60 hours a week would be completely ill equipped on a proper battlefield and would still be absolutely useless with a real firearm. Reason being if they made a game with actual realistic violence in it. people wouldnt want to play it.
If pressing start insatnly turns you into a spycho then maybe you need to start thinking about the deeper psychological and emotional issues you actually have or grow the f**k up. No one likes failing but i'm guessing you're the kind of person that gets arsy when they lose at anything digital or not.
Not going to say i dont get gaming torrets from time to time. But only in single player games and its more due to frustration over my own short comings and not the game's fault. In online matches i tend to be incredibly well manned and a good sportsman because i'm not a giant child that cant stand losing.
It's not a very real problem its a percieved problem by people who dont know what they're talking about. in the same way that tv, comics, rock music and the penny dreadful were all going to destroy society.
Also driving doesnt lead to road rage, being a burk leads to road rage, arseholes who dont know how to control their emotions leads to road rage. Problem is with emotionally retard jerks with anger issues, not games or cars.
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