The Problem With Video Games and Aggression
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As of late there has been a lot of talk about the problem with video games and video games and aggression being linked! Video games linked to aggression have been the talk of the town after every major event such as the one recently in florida!
In other words this is the video game connection to aggression..
There is set to be a white house video game meeting that should spark some conversation on whether or not games and aggression are truly a video game problem 2018 that should be addressed or something that is pivoting from the real issue going on in society!
This meeting on video games is one that has a lot of people frustrated that the people in charge of running our country! Lots of people blame video games for the recent events
The topic is not new and there several discussions such as: video games and the brain, video games and depression, video games and mental health, video games and children...all of which revolve around evidence that has yet to be put forward!
As there is no evidence that video games linked to aggression exist!
So now we deep dive into the topic!
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I don't blame video games at all. When i was younger films had no ratings so my mum used to let me watch anything. I didn't turn out violent. I even suffered from the tetris effect from playing one game too much I still don't blame games. Some people are just cunts.
Suprising topic but very welcome. My opinion is naturally flawed but i don't feel video games breed violence. Some people typically are more prone to violent outbursts, blaming it on media is never the answer as the people who do seem to forget it was done by a person.
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We can make the world better an make people happy if we put up cat videos cute cats lol is that what they want no they want to control us what we eat what we watch were we go an what we do they want us have no freedom.. great video man
I definitely don’t think there is a link.
But I’m not a scientist. I wouldn’t let my kid play a game that’s 18+ though.
There are so many kids and adults who play video games, which involve violence. Why aren’t they ALL violent?
Anyways sweet video as usual!
I totally agree that it's the parents' responsibility to handle the type of content their children see. Why don't they blame the parents? Parents have to be the ones to buy these mature rated games. Also, why are they not addressing child abuse or other critical factors that deal with mental health? Some parents are even dismissive about their child's' mental health and refuse to seek help and just allow them free reign sometimes. They bash on video games so they won't lose those votes or support from those adults. Those people need to be educated, not to be taught to find a scapegoat. 😒
The way I see it...
Either everybody is affected by violence in video games... or none of us are. And since I've been playing video games for about 20 years and I'm yet to have broken any laws... I'm gonna go ahead and say nah.
I blame fortnite :) Looks like hes trying to divert the issue from gun control most likely. I think games can cause some violence and aggression but probably a very small percentage. You could probably link a lot of aggression and violence to anything. How many politicians play video games, probably about 1 or 2. How many politicians have started wars? Great video Ryan :)
Do I think that video games can make you more aggressive? Short answer is "Yes". Do I think that movies can make you more aggressive? Short answer is "Yes". But let me look at this one in context: Is playing a video game or watching a violent film going to make you go shoot up a school. I would say, statistically NO. Considering the volume of violent films and movies made each year contrasted to the amount violent acts that occur each year, it just does not mesh. Same can be said for the amount of violence happening in the US prior to the advent of video games and even film. Now, having said that, there are NUMEROUS cases of violent acts committed each year where the perpetrator did cite some form of entertainment(Video game, movie or such) as the influence. And it's certainly easy enough to find tons of videos of people flipping out over video games. But the same can be said for sporting events where people in a stadium will riot when the home team loses. Plenty of videos of that too. And yet, no one is blaming sports for this. My final thoughts are: Yes, video games are way too violent. Needlessly so. I say the same thing about movies. Politics and religion also lead to heated debates and often aggressive actions. None of that is new. With the term "mass shooting" and it being an "American problem", the statistic models used in other countries do NOT define what exactly constitutes a mass shooting(How many have to be shot for it to be called one) and therefore omit this data, even when gun violence has been reported in the years used in the model. Also, the models used for such gun statistics stateside, when viewed from a liberal stance where stricter gun control is the agenda, also include things like suicides and gang shootings in their mass shooting numbers, thereby completing skewing the data. So games can piss people off, movies can piss people off, there are some sick people in this world that will hurt other no matter what and Candy Crush is the worst game ever(I am completely convinced that it has lead to multiple homicides!!!)
Another great video man (: I think that with violent crimes, a link to video games and other media is by far the exception rather than a rule, and as you said, there's already a rating system Trump! God damnit! XD
The scapegoating that's going on here with video games is so ridiculous.
I loved when Trump was like "maybe we need to put in some sort of rating system"
You: "Yeah we already have that"
😂 you're too funny man.
Anyway the point you raise about the increasing realism of our games and the fact that sales have skyrocketed in the 2000s is a strong one. If games were truly making people more violent it would be a NATIONAL issue. Video games quell my rage, if anything.
I personally feel like video games have gave me an outlet for my rage not increased it. If anything needs to be changed in video games it's microtransactions. I would love to hear your thoughts on that
Awesome video! I've played video games all my life and I find that blaming video games for the emerging violence we see in our youth is just blame displacement. The real issue is the actual environment some of the youth are raised around, like bad parenting, abuse, bullying etc.
Hello! mm I think yes and no cause I think us as parents have to monitor what our kids watch and maybe they just imitate the game and play around, but also us parents if we know they are violent and aggressive why buy them at least for small kids we should go buy the age guidelines.
Incidentally, this issue stems back to the Columbine incident, on april 20, 1999. One of the video games in question during that time, was specifically, Doom. They also talked about the Matrix, and Marilyn Manson. Eminem said in the song, I am, "They blame it on Marilyn, and the Heroin."
I don't think attacking video games is the answer. I really don't think they make you a violent person because there are millions of people playing these games and one of them happens to commit some terrible act and it's the video games fault. It's like saying every mass shooter in the past breathed oxygen so now we need to remove all oxygen from our air
When it comes down to it, you got the nail on the head here. Videogame ownership and gun ownership have gone up since the 90s and violent crime has gone down. Clearly that shows that neither of those things are the cause of our problems.
Great video. I like the new mic, makes you look more like a news reporter. First they say that kids are too soft. That everyone gets a participation trophy. We need to toughen kids up. Now they are saying we need to coddle kids and protect them from the terror that is out there??? Make up your minds! Lol Obviously this just means that the NRA spends more than the video games lobbyists.
The Problem with Parenting, Lifestyle, Mental Health and Aggression. LEAVE MY GAMES ALONE :(
There's way bigger factors in violence than video games, we've got to stop looking for other excuses. Nice work bro!
Yeah, video games do not cause violence, maybe make you rage quit, or destroy a keyboard / controller, but then you feel like a fool because now you have to replace electronic equipment that probably wasn't cheap to begin with....
You've come so far on YouTube! I definitely think there's a strong link between video games and real violence. I think some of these people that play games think "I wonder what this is like in real life". I'm not a video game player myself so I don't know how right I am but, yeah, I definitely think there's a link.
my mom didn’t let me play video games with guns in it until this year while my friends have been allowed years before me. It’s hard when all your friends get to do stuff and your told to wait... I wonder if water guns cause violence too since I play with my nerf water gun a lot in the summer lol
I totally agree. Studies showed that the only people who were violent after playing violent games were people who had a history of aggressive behavior beforehand. Also they did a study that showed that people who listen to heavy metal are some of the most mentally well balanced people on the planet. The study showed that heavy metal allowed you to feel emotions of aggression and sadness therefore keeping listeners from being angry and depressed.
I think it’s ludicrous that they would blame video games for psychopathic behaviours,as we all know reality from make believe,and if you can’t step away from a video game and see it as entertainment then that’s something needing looked at,as 90% of kids play video games as we have too,and don’t go out with shotgun on a massacre spree.Great work bro
No, video games do not cause people to be more aggressive In real life. If anything it reduces it. It's like sex, if you're stressed, a good sexual session can reduce stress. The same as a good session chainsawing your online rivals into a paste can reduce anger and stress in real life.
I have played horrific, violent games since I was 12, and I have moshed to some of the brutalist metal band around... I accidentally rode my bike over a squirrel last week and fucking cried for 5 minutes.
TL;DR - I play games, still a decent human being.
Great video dude, I love the editing and the theme. Personally I just don't get why people say that video games cause aggression or are the reason why people gun others down. I think it's just the way that people are born, the way they grow up and parental influence. Video games aren't the blame here!
I feel like majority of the people who blame video games, are not actual gamers. They don't understand the culture of gaming and what they don't understand, they fear. No one wants to blame actual parenting and people not telling their kids the difference between fantasy and reality. Its always easier to blame things far away, then the people in the same home. I think a comedian once responded to this question by saying, "What video game was Hitler playing?"
Good video man, there’s next to no evidence for video games making people violent. I’ve been playing games most of my life and so have lots of people I know and we’ve never had ideas to do anything like that! I suppose if you’re the type of person who would shoot someone then you’ll do it anyway, not because you’ve seen it in a game or movie.
Great video again mate, I totally disagree I think there trying to make video games the fall guy it's just an excuse to cover up the bigger problems, and to turn the focus away from them!! Left another big like keep up the great videos 👍
I do think they desensitize people to a certain extent but video games don't make people killers or more aggressive.
There are ratings on games, I make sure my kid plays appropriate games simply because he doesn't need to see that violent sh*t yet, not because I think it'll make him a psycho killer. ;)
I don't understand why people are thinking that video games causes violence. Millions of kids grew up playing violent video games and watching violent movies and grew up just fine.
I played nothing but violent games growing up, GTA, MK, Shooting games, etc. And I'm just fine today. Maybe I'm an exception, but I don't think it causes violence.
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but yes !! the excuse of “video games cause violence” is so 1999 it hurts! exactly as you said in your video video games are played world wide so why isn’t there mass shootings in other places? and also maybe mass shootings have to do with the individual person who commits them and people should focus on getting help for them before hand and not bash people who play video games as a whole? because i’ve never seen a minecraft kid shoot up a school ffs
I was a 90s kid, when we had Mortal Kombat and the crimerate was literally twice what it is today. I never committed a violent crime. I knew kids who did. They usually didn't have video games because they came from broken, impoverished homes, usually without a father present. Call me skeptical, but I never bought the link between violent video games and violent crime.
Its a touchy subject, if you can't separate reality of the game and real life then you shouldn't play those type of games. HOWEVER video games causing violence is a load of rubbish. Games already have certifications anyways, in the USA you have T Rated (17+) and in the UK we have 12, 15 and 18 ratings. Like you said there is no evidence that it would make people more violent. I Like how Trump doesn't actually mention TV and movies. Some of those show far worse then any game ever does. Those same games are available in the rest of the world such as the UK. The UK made GTA V and its one of this countries biggest selling games ever. And guess what. We haven't had any mass school shootings for 22 Years! Reason - Stricter gun controls. If we can do it then so can the US. This is a great video mate, and raises a great point.
Completely agreed with you,Ryan. Video games are made for relaxation.. how come it becomes promoting violence, aggressiveness !!! This makes no sense at all...
And I liked the way of your presentation. 👍👍
Donald trump is an asshole 😒 video games are no more violent than movies. Every country has their own censorship and age restrictions, and video games have a GLOBAL body deciding their rating. If you want my honest opinion, if a game is rated 18 or Mature by PEGI then it shouldn’t be played by minors. it is illegal of here and in USA to sell these games to minors and the parents should then be held responsible.
The big issue I have with this... if video games were to blame... why does the UK not have a problem with mass shootings? The problems are caused because the US gun laws are not strict enough. We have immensely strict gun laws here and that’s what prevents a lot of this... unless specially trained, police officers aren’t even allowed to carry a firearm.
Anyways... rant over 😂 great video dude and I 100% agree with you
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