Following a string of tragedies in the United States, video games are once again in the news. It’s become a familiar pattern: a teenager/an adult commits any form of violence, and the immediate response is to blame video games as an “easy way out” for authorities who seek to ignore the complexities of crime in the world.
A mass shooting at Buffalo Grocery Store occurred in New York in which an 18-year-old killed ten people and injured three others. During a speech, an American politician, Ted Cruz, suggested that mass shootings in the US result in people playing violent video games and not attending church.
An American Psychological Association (APA) study found that playing violent video games is linked to increased aggression, but insufficient evidence of a link between games and real-world crimes.
What Happens if Violence Was Never a Thing in Video Games?
Without violence in video games, many people would not truly be entertained. It can be argued that most games would not have enough content for players to enjoy, and with the lack of violence and intense actions, players do not feel mature themselves.
Surely, human beings are intelligent enough to differentiate between real-life and video games.
Are Video Games Good for You?
The answer is— yes! Video games play a major role in an individual’s life. Many studies show that video games benefit more than you think. Video games may help in enhanced thinking, develop problem-solving, brain stimulation, stress relief, improved social skills, manual dexterity, etc.
Hence, Real Research launched a survey on violence in video games to scope out controversies and studies further. Hurry and answer the survey on violence in video games on the Real Research app from December 12, 2022, and earn 50 TNCs as a reward.
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