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  • As if the boys I train at football will punch holes in the gamer kids I know of. Single mothers letting ther children do nothing but play video games is a problem. It breeds internet warriors that mouth off. If you play sport and mouth off you get hit don't you look at how many pathetic kids are around mouthing off destroying things with no respect for anyone or anything video games create that.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • There is a strong connection that supports your theory. It's often thought that killing people in a video game creates a sense of indifference in the real world because, in gaming, the victims return to life only to be killed again. The gamer never develops a sense of remorse and, consequently, carries this mindset to the real world. They then become the "bad-ass" in real life that they pretend to be in the video game(s).
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Wouldn't that depend on the type of game played? For example: I play things like Catan, Railroad Tycoon, etc. (i.e. strategy games). *** It seems to me that playing *violent* video games can...increase the tendency for *violent* behavior, but *only* in people who have mental or emotional problems to begin with. *** Compare similarly to the Harry Potter craze of about 20-25 years ago, which children's fad caused many Christians to fear that their children would choose witchcraft over Christianity. The thing is: by the time children reach the age of 10 or so - except for those with mental or emotional problems - it's clear that Harry Potter is complete and total fiction and (therefore) NOT something that can be emulated in reality. *** I mean: you don't watch Superman and then put on a cape and jump off a building...again: unless you have mental or emotional problems. *** I think the same is probably true with violent video games. Yes, it probably DOES encourage those with pre-existing mental or emotional problems to act out violently, in emulation of the games...but not the typical individual, and one can't help but wonder what the problem individual would do (maybe: the same thing?) if there were NOT violent video games to prompt them.
    • DancesWithWolves
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