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Violent video games considered socially beneficial

A new study has shown that violent video games decrease crime rates. While they do increase aggression in the players, the incapacitation effect of the players being drawn into sitting in front of a computer or console for extended periods of time, and thus unlikely to attack anything larger than a plate of nachos in reality, outweighs this.

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Posted by: Greg Sun Jun 26 08:58:52 2011

I anticipate an anti-games movement with the slogan "Videogames are making our children not violent enough".

I'm not sure if it's been done and I missed it, but I've always wondered why researchers don't examine whether watching or playing contact sports makes kids violent. They are full of war analogies.

Even chess is a war game.

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