The Effects of Video Games on Violence

1642 Words Jun 16th, 2018 7 Pages
Video game violence has remained a controversy for numerous years. With the advancement of technology, video games have progressed in its practicality and genres. Technology has allowed video games to become very sophisticated and lifelike. This development has brought video games to a multi-billion dollar industry. Nevertheless, with the level of practicality, there are also negative affects to humanity. Since the manufacture of violent video games, there has been a constant quarrel whether or not violent video games increase fierceness in the player. Studies display concerns about the effect of violent video games on young individuals who play videogames disproportionately. Although some individuals believe that violent video games have …show more content…
The effects of these games go beyond making players more aggressive. In Brad Bushman and his colleagues’ research, they found that people who play first-person shooting games were more accurate than others when firing a realistic gun at a mannequin and more likely to aim for and hit the head. Many violent video games include military related actions. Video games that impersonate military combat training can cruelly encourage the player in violent behavior. “…violent video games may have instigated horrific behaviors by high-risk teens to senselessly take innocent lives…” (Ferguson 2). This shows that video games can cause teenagers to become really aggressive and make decisions they typically won’t make. Anderson and his colleagues preformed another test where they tested juniors that live in Japan and the United States by having them play video game that has military combat. Their results were that the junior boys were more aggressive and violent than the girls. If the player keeps playing violent video games, it could lead into many bad decisions. “…children that participate in aggressive behaviors are aggressive…” (Ferguson 2). According to Ferguson, individuals that play violent video games tend to be very aggressive which can lead to them bullying, physical fighting, and criminal assaults. Being exposed to violent behaviors in games, dead bodies, and blood can make the players unresponsive to ferocity. Players will be more
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