After recent mass shootings in the US, the inevitable question about whether
video games incite violent behaviour has sprung up. Some believe that video
games don’t cause violence, but violent people do unspeakable things.
However, there are people that think games that involve shooting desensitize
people to violence and that can lead to violent behaviour. What do you think
Posted by on 12 Aug 2019
I really think that video games effects the human nature but it does not mean
that every video game player will became a killer or criminal .Actually it
depends upon there intellectual level and how much time they spend in playing
video games. As teenagers are more likely to indulge in video games which is a
matter of concern because teenage is a age of learning and mistakes so in this
it is more likely to effect there behavior and also it may lead them to a
violent behavior which is visible to the world with the above examples. however,
it does n`t mean that we should ban it,actually people should try to not to get
addicted to it they should try to strength their intellectual level so that
these type of game don`t effect their thoughts and special attention must be
given to the choice of video games most probably of teenagers
What makes someone think that video games are realistic and they can go around
hurting other people the same with no consequences?
That seems like there's a bit more going on in that brain of theirs than just
being influenced by video games.
Psychopathically disturbed people can be influenced by any medium. Just because
someone spends a lot of time alone does not mean they will kill people. Someone
who plays video games, reads crime fiction, watches horror movies all the time
does not mean they will massacre people. Broken and week people do not always
kill. Angry people do not always kill but the likelihood of an abused,
tortured, emotionally ridiculed and dysfunctional individual who has been let
down by everyone around them has a higher offending rate. These people feel
hatred to a world that has been incredibly painful and hateful to them. The easy
access to guns make a snap decision into an easy decision to kill. They are
irrational in that moment and a gun is a solution to the problem. If there were
no access to guns the irrational moment more than likely would blow over, if
not, they will find another way to achieve the eradication of their perceived
Yes it can, where the damage is done is by social disconnection long hours of
gaming by ones self or with so called online friends that you never meet well
into the early hours, a bit like imaginary friends. In the morning they arrive
at breakfast like zombies only to take breaky to the gaming room, at school they
can’t leave their phones alone more games. After school it starts all over
again b4 you know it,there’s an addiction to gaming. If there was any
influence from which behaviour followed it was from the Fast & Furious franchise
when they got their first cars despite better advice they still got Nissan
skylines .... oh by the way I am bald.
There is no peer-reviewed, formal scientific backing for arguments of
desensitisation due to video games. There is, however, a correlation between
desensitisation and TV news. But whether correlation equals causation, no-one
has been able to work it out.
Don't forget, when chess was introduced to Europe, it was declared that it made
people lazy and stupid, that it stopped them thinking, and that it promoted war.
When rock'n'roll broke big, it was claimed that the world would break down and
there would be no such thing as a "family unit" any longer.
Instead of looking at blaming outside factors, how about we look at helping
those with mental illness, how about we stop stigmatising and start listening to
people, and how about we look at what has been the cause of most deaths in the
world - belief systems. Be they based on religion, racism or something else -
beliefs cause more violence than anything else.
I believe the younger set are becoming desensitised when it come to death,
killing and or danger and most of this as a result of the graphics of many
online games and movies. A lot of fear factor and respect for others seems to
have become very blurred, from what is real and not.
Actually yes I do if somebody's mind is not all there and they watch there's
they think that things are true so yes I do think that too in some cases that is
rright They also might be on drugs and this would not help either
computer games emerse you into an alternative reality where you can do things
that you normally wouldnt do. Its like reading a stephen king novel. You get
emersed into the story but you dont kill people because of it.
I think of a person has issues in the first place or is too young to play the
game then sometimes this is true but to an adult completely aware that how you
act in games is different to how you act in your day to day life it's harmless.
I'm an adult that plays violent video games but I'm not a violent person at all
after playing these games since my teenage years. Sometimes games can act as
This question is a typical substitute problem of modern politics - creating
chimeras where there are none instead of attending to real and acute pains.
Video games is a pacifier - an intellectual wank. Nothing real. As much as
wanking makes babies so much video games make violence.
People are violent beasts from nature and many crave for war. It isn't about
An interesting point which I want to share without stating any judgenebt. People
watch violent action/disaster movies. Often, that causes adrenalin release.
Video gamers actually get to use that adrenalin in participating in the game
through console/control device, and screen. Which is worse/better?
People like to emulate their 'heros' in tv shows, movies and the like. I
remember being subjected to exteme violence in school by other kids wanting to
emulate their movie heros. I've seen adults here in Australia take video games
to such extreme levels of wanting to be the best that they have resorted to
violence towards other family members for not doing their best at being their
sidekick. On once occasion a young girl was beaten by her stepfather for not
performing well enough during a game of PUBG. He did not like that his rating
was affected and beat her so badly for it that she came to me, crying
hysterically and I had to call the police, have her taken to hospital for care
and have him taken into custody. Yes, video games can and do promote violence,
BUT, what is even more important is the fact that these people who tend to be
violent due to video games usually have a pre-existing mental health problem
which is exacerbated by the games themselves. Healthy minded people see them as
what they are, just a game, win or lose, it's just fun. But in the hands of
others it's more real than just a game. This is food for thought which is
usually very much overlooked by those who only see others as themselves.
It's just a cop out like many other things. Examine the reason the person was
having violent thoughts in the first place. I HIGHLY doubt it's because of a
video game of all things. Sometimes people dwell too much about the negative
aspects of society. I would imagine we've all been there but the difference is
knowing when and how to pull ourselves out of that line of thinking. I play some
games which involve violent scenes and it's had no more effect on my anger or
mood than things out in the real world.
Romans, Hitler, and all pre video games mass murders didn't have video games,
apart from insanity what do you blame for them?
I've played video games including Battle Field 4 etc and I don't think about
arming up and killing people.
It is of my opinion that there is no rational nor logical relation here for the
people that carry out these tragic and fatal crimes are neither rational nor
logical in their premeditated acts of total destruction regardless of life
indiscriminately. This evil darkness is progressive and effective to cause
division and so heart breaking.Everyone has someone to answer to though a Tool
used initially is division in perhaps being a console operator. Where are the
Elders and Overseers of such abnormalities ? I say increase the requirements to
obtain a firearm licence inclusive to America's psychological profiling.
I do believe that these games do promote these types of abnormal and psychology
behaviour, but come on let's be honest. It ain't the games we play. It's what's
been played on our very own television. The movie industry, the music industry.
You listen to the lyrics to some of these new groups that have come out.
Promoting sex, drugs, guns, you name it the list just goes on. And the music
industry is extremely the same situation.
I don’t think it encourages violence. But I do think as the father or 4teenage
boys,it certainly desensitises them. People are going to do what they set their
minds to do. Violence has been around a lot longer than video games.
I think there certainly is a connection , however am not sufficiently educated
in this area to know for sure . however there appears to be a connection between
the two subjects and sadly I have observed young boys / men spending an
excessive amount of time playing these online violent games , to me it does not
appear healthy , locked in a dark room for hours on end on an electronic device
which they have to be almost physically separated from . I do not understand
this mentality at all .
Yes I think they do. They put ideas in young people's heads and then reinforce
those ideas as normal even if they are antisocial. They also reduce feelings of
empathy and humanity. The result is young people living out a game.
In part but I think it’s more the desensitisation of compassion, anger and
empathy. Especially with violent games played in teams with friends or
strangers. Opens another space for grooming and validation of anti social
There should be less violence in the world full stop! Any move to encourage
non-violent behaviour is most welcome, but infringing on other's freedom of
choice is quite another issue. There's really no link between such games & mass
shootings. To equate the two you'd have to fall for mass media lies about 'lone
wolves' & other rubbish to distract you from proper investigative journalism
which nobody seems to bother with these days. No; every single one of those US
mass shootings involved the gun-man being paid & trained & armed by certain top
1%'rs to effect a government policy change or legislation being rammed through
unopposed to re-gain control of the people & governments through fear &
over-policing & taking away our rights + liberties.
I believe some games do encourage violence like Fortnite and if you play them
everyday and have no social life, this could probably effect you, it started to
change my partners nephew he started to socialise less with his friends and got
more violent. I hope he's not playing it now and spending more time with his
friends socially. I also believe the madness and anger in the world comes from
leaders like Donald Trump who says and does anything all the time spreading his
hatred wherever he goes. Unfortunately he is coming to Australia next month and
I among others do not want him here spreading hatred etc just like El Paso
didn't want him there. I also believe they should have strong gun laws in the
YES! And the violence has gotten far worse since video games came in.
My partner started playing video game when they came in and he became more
violent towards me as the levels of the games got more violent over time.
The violence/abuse I had to endure was not only physical but mental, financial
and when I would not allow him to buy the latest version he would steal money
No. Trump has to make up any excuse to stop people seeing his attitudes are the
main incentive to violence in US. I don't play these silly games and never have
-- they are so boring. Perhaps there is a problem with the few gamers who can't
work out what is reality and what is fiction. Religious extremists,
hyper-nationalism, white supremacists and stupidity are other causes. Films are
just as violent as video games and a lot more realistic.
No they do not encourage violence it's just a form of entertainment. I don't
play video games and all of a sudden I want to
take a cartel down in real life while doing the "floss" . I see more violence on
the news but nobody complains about that. People should be more concerned with
video games encouraging gambling through the use of lootboxes that's the real
No. Video games are not the problem. It is amazing that that's the first
entertainment area politicians go for, why are the not attacking movies, tv or
music (Not just heavy metal but rap). It's because of the lack of knowledge and
how out of touch they are about the value of the games industry is to the
various countries involved. Basically a "don't p off hollywood" mentality.
No. Roughly more then half a billion of people play computer games for at least
an hour a day so there is a large sum of people that play. There is no link
between violence and video games and in personal experience in Australia,
millions of people play video games and there is very minimal violence.
Statistically Japan plays more violent (and non violent) video games than any
other country in the world.
They are also the least violent country.
So that essentially nullifies that silly argument.
It has much more to do with the American culture of solving their problems
through violence. They’re all about owning guns, self protection through guns,
and the whole stupid “only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy
with a gun” mentality.
That coupled with men’s sense of entitlement, to react with violence towards
those they perceive as a threat, or those who don’t obey. You’ve got a
recipe for disaster.
Lots of women/ girls play violent video games. You don’t see them going on
mass shooting sprees against minority groups or people in general.
Just look at the %'s mental health plays it's part along with the contributions
of life - people have different upbringings and experiences that relay through
their mental perceptions - gamers don't go round killing people because of what
play on a game - why should good people be penalised for the actions of a
minority that have problems - processing the signs of mental illness should be
at the frontline of defence - community welfare seems to fail in today's age
though - as "the system" gets in the way of public safety - it's hard to
pinpoint where it's ok to step in.. it's harder to tell someone they won't see
their child or parent again after a shooting takes place..
I think it is a mix of games and behaviour which disconnects some players from
society and not being able to experience a full range of emotions and
experiences. Being young and awkward socially when you are young is awful but it
is the experience we need to have to become proficient at interactions with
other people. Isolation and violent games just aren't a good mix for some.
QUITE LIKELY MANY YOUNGER FOLKS SPEND SO MUCH TIME RELATING TO VIOLENT AND
CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES ON FILM OR IN GAMES THAT IT MAY BECOME ALMOST A REALITY IN
THE DANGER HERE BEING THAT AS THEY GROW OLDER MUCH OF THIS EARLY YEARS GAMING
BECOMES ACCEPTABLE TO THEM AND THEY PURSUE ACTIVITIES FROM GAMES MODES.
In some cases yes, seems to effect those who play seriously rather than fun,
though I do not see the fun in it. I think we have more violence in the world in
the communities than ever before and playing violent games crosses the line and
makes people less caring and less sympathetic. So glad my son was never
interested in them and frankly he does not see the point in playing them.
Yes I believe video game cause violence.
And makes your kids think it is all right to do stuff to people that will hert a
lot of people.
And take know response ability
I say ban all violence videos.
I play violent games EVERYDAY, i am not violent. These people doing violent
things are just looking for excuses. THEY ARE SIMPLY VIOLENT PEOPLE looking for
any excuse whatever excuse they find, oh yeah i listen to heavy metal music like
slayer, i don't think like them i just like the music!
Hi i missed a bit.i think it's way to easy to get a gun in the United states u
know u can go down to the corner store in the u.s.and buy your milk and bread
and in the same store you can get a gun that's just mind blogging like w.t.f.i
know they have the right to bare arm's but come on f.me how many more people
have to die before they do something about it.30 people got shot and died.wake
up to yourself donald trump your a tossa.you say one thing backing up the right
to have gun's and then the next day your saying we have to do something about
it.doubble dutch trump.the only thing that will help is gun control it's that
simple.im glad i live in Australia seriously trump needs to take a leaf out
Yes i believe that it does.not all games.but the highly violent one's yes.like
UFC fighting one for sure.i remember watching videos when i was a teenager like
boxing ones and fighting one's and after it finished we'd emulate what they did
thinking we were kick boxer's and boxer's and the rest.and for days after
that.but in saying that.it didn't make me want to go kill someone and our
parents would stop us if we went to far so i think it's up to the parents to
keep an eye out to see if there kid's are changing in any way.its a hard topic
but that's my view and opinion and everyone is entitled to there opinion. thanks