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Old 03-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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U.S. Secret Service Destroys Violent Video Games Myth

Computer games are slowly getting their due as not being mindless killing simulators, thanks to various studies that have been published over the last few years. Now a new study has shown that violent video games is the least likely medium to incite aggression in schoolkids.

A joint-study between the U.S. Department of Education and the Secret Service found that only 12 per cent of those involved school shootings were "attracted to violent video games", compared to 27 per cent of those attracted to violent films and 24 per cent attracted to violent books.

"And even then, there is no proven link that the movies, books and video games are what inspired the student behave violently," writes Erin Ashe of Teen Life.

"If those stats aren’t enough, results from a Swinburn University of Technology experiment suggested that only children and teens who were already inclined to neurotic behavior or already aggressive show a tendency towards violent acts post-video gaming."

So there you go. You're only going to be violent towards someone if you're mentally designed to do so, with or without computer games. Of all establishments, the U.S. Secret Service is probably the coolest one to discover this finding.

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Old 03-17-2010, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: U.S. Secret Service Destroys Violent Video Games Myth

So, video games are finally being disproved as a cause in violence in children?
About time.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: U.S. Secret Service Destroys Violent Video Games Myth

Finally, some good news about video games. This is all I have to say to those phony studies saying video games cause violence.

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Old 03-17-2010, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in a side note, absolutely no one has played the secret service video game.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: U.S. Secret Service Destroys Violent Video Games Myth

This sounds like good news, but



Ok maybe not.
I do wonder how this will mesh with the RIVGB though.
It sounds like those Church Ladies have some interesting competition to their argument now...

Hmmm, now what can we say is wrong with videogames?
Let me see, how about, oh, I don't know...

SATAN? {why not, they say that about everything else}



Ok, really, I think this is a move in the right direction and a victory for Free Speech.
Any development which supports our right to Freedom of Speech is a good one, since that right is under serious attack now and if it should fall...





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Re: U.S. Secret Service Destroys Violent Video Games Myth

And the U.S. Secret Service doesn't practice omission of truth or anything. That's like a crack dealer telling news papers crack isn't bad for you.
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You wanna wear the hat Joe/
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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And the U.S. Secret Service doesn't practice omission of truth or anything. That's like a crack dealer telling news papers crack isn't bad for you.
I gotta agree. I don't think video games make people violent but I cannot trust this source to be unbias.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Videogames might not be the cause, but they might be the trigger that sets something off in the head of someone that already are "unstable" mentaly.
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