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  • Importance Of Violent Video Games

    Kids should not be playing violent video games because of links to bad behavior. As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games, contributing to the $21.53 billion domestic video game industry. More than half of the top 50 selling video games contain violence. US psychologist Christopher Ferguson says an increase of violent films in the latter half of the 20th century coincided with decreased societal violence, while rising popularity of violent video games also came together with less…

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  • Why Do Video Games A Waste Of Time?

    Gaming has become very popular in the last decade, and it’s very common for someone to own some sort of entertainment system. Video games have come a long way over the years, from arcade machines in the local arcade to personal game systems with astonishing realism. Video games are open to all ages, but attracts a great deal of the younger crowd. The stereotypes surrounding the gaming community have given video games a poor reputation, which in turn worries parents. People have come to believe…

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  • Media Violence And Its Effects On Children

    participants to rate the levels of violence they thought were in the media they watched, although this runs the risk of variable estimates between respondents. In the current study, Ferguson approached it different, using existing Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) video game ratings a way to determine the violence in the video game. Ten games were selected for two independent RA’s to play for around 45 minutes. The RAs were informed about a standardized 5-point violence assessment…

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  • Violent Video Games And Aggression An Article By Brad Bushman

    Video Games and Aggression Do video games amount to more than just entertainment in our everyday lives? With just how popular video games are in our society you have to wonder if they play a part in how we think and in our actions. In an article written by Brad Bushman he talks about the navy yard shooter and how his over consumption of violent video games lead to his more aggressive actions. This issue with violent games started back in 1976 with the release of the game Death Race. The…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Violent Video Games On Young Children

    Today almost everyone has either played or is still playing video games. Young or old, people are playing video games because it is enjoyable and entertaining. Video games are a recreational activity that millions of people all around the world love to play. Some people may think video games are fun, non-harmful, and keep kids distracted. The most popular video games today are the ‘T’ for Teen and ‘M’ for Mature rated video games. These games may be enjoyable and entertaining, however, violent…

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  • The Consequences Of Repeated Exposure To Violence In Video Games

    deny the right to purchase or play these games constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights, no matter what the age. More specifically, they don’t believe the federal government should decipher what is, and is not an acceptable form of entertainment. In 2011 Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia wrote the following descent in striking down the ban on the sales of violent video games to…

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  • Video Game Violence Effects On Children

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Plain, and Mortal Kombat X, what do these game titles have in common? They were all listed as some of the most violent video games on the market for 2015 (Hayes). Though there are age restrictions set by Entertainment Software Rating Board children still have access to these “restricted” games from their parents or peers. There has been controversy over violent video games and if they should be available for children. Playing violent video games may promote a…

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  • Simulations Of The Destruction Of Humanity Analysis

    pornography itself, a video game can create it and add as much realism before latest technology permits us. In a Christian viewpoint, this is morally upsetting and must not forget that videogames do have a rating system named the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Unfortunately, the rating is not always put into account and parents still let their child play a young adult game. That issue along with the argument of what is moral and immoral. For example, “if video game violence is…

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  • Why We Shouldn T Violent Video Games Be Banned

    Although previous research has shown that violent video games have a potential to stimulate violent behavior, violent video games played online are more likely to inspire aggression than those played offline. Jack Hollingdale, a psychologist from the University of Sussex, and Tobias Greitemeyer, a psychologist from the University of Innsbruck, investigated four groups of people that played the violent video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare either online or offline and the neutral video game…

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  • Violence In Video Games Research Paper

    Violence in Video Games It seems that every time you turn on the news there is a new violent event the world is reeling from. After the initial shock of the incident, everyone wants someone to blame for their heartbreak. There has been an uprise in studies condemning video games containing violence for many reasons, including those who partake in the games experiences “decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy, and sensitivity to aggression” (Albanese). As someone who grew up playing video games…

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