I've been reading up on Fox's opinion of violent video games, and what I've found is completely unfounded.
They have [ONE
] labaratory study that they base all of this off of. They talk about it here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4589741/violence-on-the-brain-from-your-video-game
So they based all of this on ONE study. One. Nothing else to back it up other than theory.
I can't believe they would be so shallow about human nature. Every human is different. Not all of us like to play crime based games. I hate them.
This also shows how little they actually know about video games. Most people in online games like first person shooters don't really care about winning. They care about themselves doing good.
If you send them home and ask them to think about how they can be better, they probably won't say "Well, I'll just use this uber aggresive tactic that lets me tomahawk the enemy's face and cut off his nose." They'll say "I bet if I hide in this corner and wait for others to come by."
How is that more aggresive?
They also treat aggression like it's a horrible thing. If used wrongly,yes, but what about correctly? Someone has to be aggressive instead of conservative. What would we have done if Andrew Jackson decided during the time when a civil war almost occured to "wait it out"?
No. He went down there and ordered them to stand down or he was going to hang them.
Sometimes aggression is good.
In short, there is nothing really harmful about video games. What is
harmful is human nature. A video game didn't make you pull the trigger on an old lady. You did.
Those who believe video games cause violence follow the philosophy that your memories make you who you are. That is not so.
It is not your memories, but how you interpert your memories that make you who you are.
Video games aren't bad. Choices are bad.