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Old March 11th, 2018 (1:23 PM).
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    First off, take a look at the video provided: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_IBSuXIoo

    Now that's out of the way, what's your stance on video game violence as a whole? Now, it's true that games can get rather violent in places but so does TV shows and movies. In fact, violence just for the sake of it appears to be a very rare once you think about it.

    Let's talk about guns just to name one example. Generally, when you use guns in a video game, more often than not you're playing as someone who would be expected to tote guns around in first place such as soldiers and the like. On the other side of the spectrum, you get Hatred whose protagonist is clearly a psychopath who wouldn't be allowed near guns in first place. And since said game was developed by a Polish studio, it can be seen as a cautionary message.
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    Old March 11th, 2018 (1:56 PM).
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      Without something to back up the "violent videogames inspire violence" then it honestly remains what is what back when it was brought up earlier. A stupid notion that doesn't have any meat to it other than peeps holding it over.

      Until some ample evidence of a trend in this behaviour being linked to games is found I fail to see this coming to fruition.
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      Old March 11th, 2018 (2:45 PM). Edited March 11th, 2018 by ShinyUmbreon189.
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        It's just a game.
        It's bad parenting and broken families more than anything really.
        Also based off being able to perceive the difference between reality and fiction.
        I can't connect any links to it either.
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        Old March 11th, 2018 (2:55 PM).
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          I think it's more than just bad parenting and broken families, but yeah there isn't a distinct connection other than "two peeps played call of duty and killed peeps on time."
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          Old March 11th, 2018 (3:02 PM). Edited March 11th, 2018 by ShinyUmbreon189.
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            I'm sure there's more to it than that. But a broken family could initially be the root of the problem to a broken individual leading to losing their self and never turning back. Even most insane people (mentally) know they can't kill someone with guns or any weapon because it happened in a game. They may be really far out there but I can't see video games connecting a trigger. Games are simply for ones entertainment.

            But being traumatized, and something triggering that outside of video games that reminded them of their past. Yes, I could see that.
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            Old March 11th, 2018 (11:24 PM). Edited March 11th, 2018 by Psychic.
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            This has been studied extensively, and video games, films, and rock music do not magically make people more violent. But boy is it handy to bring it up every time people start talking about gun violence as a distraction so we don't focus on the issue at hand and discuss reasonable gun laws!

            All you have to do is repeat the same myths once a decade with a new coat of paint. Works every time.

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            Old March 12th, 2018 (6:52 AM).
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              Yeah, sadly these types of re-runs have been happening more than we give the concept credit. I mean, some still persist even after being shown false, or not nearly to the extent of the claim.
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              Old March 12th, 2018 (1:34 PM).
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                People will try to tie gun violence to anything they possibly can even if it's something as ludicrous as this
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                Ughhhh. This has already been disproven by multiple studies. It's a closed book.

                It's only being brought up as a diversionary tactic to trick those who don't know it's already been solved.
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                I still remember many years ago, when the whole discussion arose and the politicians tried to come up with the most ludicrous ideas to make it totally apparent that a game had violence in it. They actually succeeded partially. That is, if you can call "ruining game covers forever" a success.
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