By Patricia D. Netzley

Specialists disagree on no matter if taking part in violent games leads humans to have interaction in behaviors that damage society. via target dialogue, a variety of direct charges, and full-color illustrations this name examines What Are the Origins of the Violent game Controversy? Do Violent games motivate Violent Acts? Do Violent games advertise delinquent habit? Do Violent games inspire Addictive habit? may still the Sale of Violent games Be limited?

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How Does Video Game Violence Affect Society?

Specialists disagree on even if taking part in violent games leads humans to have interaction in behaviors that damage society. via target dialogue, various direct costs, and full-color illustrations this name examines What Are the Origins of the Violent online game Controversy? Do Violent games motivate Violent Acts?

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Because of these features Wendy Kays, a frequent critic of video games and the author of a book on gaming called Game Widow, believes that World of Warcraft is far more about achieving things than killing things. She explains, “Despite the fact that you’re in combat for a lot of the time, the point of WoW [World of Warcraft] isn’t killing. It’s just a safe way to explore new things, an inexpensive way to feel as if you’re being a pioneer. ”19 Scapegoats Nonetheless, after Breivik’s testimony, many in the media condemned World of Warcraft, suggesting it was as violent as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Psychologist Ryan G. Van Cleave, summing up the typical situation for a video game junkie, says, “He’s hooked. Even though he admits he’s tired of the games and wishes he could quit, he doesn’t, and not understanding how that contradiction can exist makes him feel small, disempowered, and afraid. ”71 Addiction Treatment Centers Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol has the option of living at an addiction treatment center, a place that helps people go through “detox,” or detoxification, to rid his or her body of its dependence on these toxic physical substances.

According to a 2011 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 55 percent of young people who encounter one person bullying another online decide not to go to the victim’s aid. • According to a study at the University of Pittsburgh as reported in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine in June 2012, when video games were employed to help people work through psychological problems, the outcome of psychological therapy was improved by 69 percent. 39 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test two video games intended to help eighth graders develop and/or strengthen empathy.

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