Are Violent Video Games Bad For You?

Are Violent Video Games Bad For You?

You might have heard that playing violent video games makes people more aggressive, but is it true or is it just a myth?

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50 Comments

  1. Charles124 on April 3, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Isent it true that when you play a game you know it is a game also whould the said gamers do that to random people also the things they used like hot stuff or loud noises dose not show if they would punch or shoot and there are just some ethics you would have to throw out the window for such things to be tested so at least we can say that using something harmless compared to something harmful is a lot better, as humans and just as animals in general we tend to cheat because cheating can give a animal a leg up in producing offspring, i mean you have made a video about lieing and lieing is a type of cheating

  2. Chris Brown not the singer haters on April 3, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Kinda

  3. Reginald Thunderfuck on April 3, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    If anything, I’d say violent video games provide a better, safer outlet than leaving that aggression to be released elsewhere. On top of which skills that are useful in reality are often integrated into games; adaptive thinking and resource management come to mind.

  4. Emily on April 3, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    i dont need video games to be aggressive

  5. MrSharkRex on April 3, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    listen just cuz i stabbed someone in cod, don’t mean im gunna stab irl,like wtf

  6. drew44 FELIX on April 3, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Easy and simple answer NO video games are not bad for you. Video not necessary

  7. emeric dion on April 3, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    no

  8. ja weh on April 3, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    they are certainly bad for me. all this violence in the newer tomb raiders, in uncharted and fallout is stressing me out. I can’t get over the bloody images and the anxiety I felt when being attacked. I would love to play adventurous video games with this graphic quality, but I can’t cope with all the images and sounds. they keep me up at night in bed. and this is coming from someone who always plays in "easy mode". I cannot for the life of me comprehend how anyone could play those games and worse (cod,…) and have a good night’s sleep.

  9. DRK CYAN on April 3, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    2:07 Every 60 seconds a minutes passes in africa

  10. Amal Backer on April 3, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Its funny tye complaints aal came from parents

  11. Dyltube on April 3, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Video games good

  12. DRK CYAN on April 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I played pokemon and now I want to abuse pets and kill other people’s pets and ask for their money.

  13. Harith9272_YT on April 3, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    So mate if play a football match and I lose ,I would be mad
    If it were a tournament I will be more angry
    Video games are always comparative so I would be angry
    And rage is natural and you get annoyed with someone I will be angry
    In video games theres no one so we can freely express our rage

  14. eliaslolidk on April 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    no

  15. A3add0n Plays on April 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    No bad video games are bad for me like cod or bf lol

  16. Turd Alarm on April 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I listen to heavy metal music, watch horror movies, and play Doom and I’m fine. Not at all violent.

  17. old days on April 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Ok so i have a theory

    It’s probably not true because im not a professional or anything but I peaced peaced it together and it does sound like a reasonable statement

    So im thinking that video games probably don’t cause violence most of the time. So let’s take school shootings for example, they may be getting more common as more and more violent video games come out, But I think bullying might be to blame, im sure that most of us have heard of stories of people getting bullied so resentlessly that they kill their bully, and it’s because bullies don’t get punished like they used too, in the past bullies were beaten or spanked so then they weren’t disrespectful and that system worked, there for less madness and violence back then.

    And if kids were mimicking violence, there would be more madness and violence back then too because the amount of times i see people get shot in cartoons like loony toons is insane

  18. Goonie01 on April 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Yes. It’s bad for you.

  19. Troy Hayder on April 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Harmless way to channel anger and aggression… Like a boxing bag in a gym.. Minus a massive muscley Macho beefcake walking round like he owns the place…

  20. Artistic abilities on April 3, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    If video games make a kid violent then why doesn’t fifa make a kid a better football/soccer player

  21. Xavier Alston on April 3, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Violent video games is not healthy for us! We got play positive video game with Super Mario Bros,Donkey Kong, PAC Man, Yoshi Island and Mario Party! That’s healthy choice to play good games

  22. More FIFA College on April 3, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I don’t like violent video games! I prefer fifa!

  23. Wesley Alexander on April 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    It Influence you.

  24. Wilohs on April 3, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Just played minecraft, now i want to go around punching trees!

  25. Luis Maldonado on April 3, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Violent video games give us another perspective of how horrible the world can be. The world is not just about playing Nintendo and censor things

  26. Allens and Mi on April 3, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Anyone else play violent games and became immune from rage….

  27. Malefor from Legend of Spyro on April 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Video games actually supress your need for violence atleast thats what happens to me.

  28. Ken Panderz on April 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    i cant even play GTA 5 because i hate playing as Trevor so much that is makes the game feel horrible to play. i like the game, but Trevor literally makes it unplayable to me, i just cant get over how bad of a person he is…

  29. Tommy Flynn on April 3, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I definitely get more violent at fifa than csgo

  30. greenjoe420 on April 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    People cause aggression i was a peaceful person until people tried to kill me over rumors.

  31. Sarah Richardson on April 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Im a mother of two, a nurse, and I do volunteer work. I love video games like GTA, and I am the least violent person around! Lol!

  32. spookee on April 3, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Blaming video games for violence is like blaming hotwheels for car crashes.

  33. Sherbet_Bomb on April 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I like violent video games but I’m not a GTA fan.

  34. Bill Bill on April 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Fun fact: this comment section has more hashtags than jokes I can think of using this format.

  35. Joe Rogaine on April 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve notice almost everyone on GTA 5 is black or mexican

  36. EveryTimeV2 on April 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    So why is it the majority of people who do play games don’t go on to commit crimes? This is similar to the determinism studies that assessed that those who felt they had less moral agency might be more likely to ‘cheat’ but cheating says nothing about actually doing a ‘meaningful’ act.

    There is also the issue that normal non-judge participants made less harsh sentences when given hypothetical court cases. The judges being trained to do their job however, sentenced people the same, because that’s what is equitable. Meaning that could also be interpreted as giving no advantage at all to ‘moral decay’ in a legal sense and seems contrary to the opinions that those who do not believe in free will, will be the end of society.

    Keep in mind the fact that shooters are still extremely rare, and video game players are definitely not. Now go look up the gamer’s dilemma.

  37. GenZPhilosophy on April 3, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    They are, I’ve been exposed to it and I was an irritable kid along with being bullied, good thing my empathy kicked in later on in life

  38. André R on April 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    violent games can be good for you. if your really angry, games can calm you when playing violent games. like others are going to the gym or boxing a sack. or go drinking in a bar and start a bar fight. i think getting out your anger in a video game is much better than going out and doing something in the real world.

  39. futurestoryteller on April 3, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    There’s a MST3K gag that I think about all the time now. They’re watching this werewolf movie, and somebody in it tells this scientist that he’s acting like a "Psychopath" and the scientist angrily says "What did you say?" picks up a werewolf skull and tries to hit the guy with it, and one of the droids is like "’I’ll kill your whole family if you call me a psychopath!’"

    That’s basically what GamerGate was, and gamers still seem completely oblivious to that.

  40. Shomol on April 3, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Yes but no

  41. Kjell Maake on April 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Ight Imma play some games

  42. Mr.Waddles on April 3, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Answer: *NO*

  43. Ivan Moreno on April 3, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    *Plays doom eternal after watching this video*

  44. Diamond XD on April 3, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    adult people sometimes do not understand it and youth … youth have always been forbidden everything in mynuity was a book they read young and adults forbade it because the murders are said to have increased anyway from school shooters to now who shot at students so there were only 12% who they played games so it’s quite debatable that those games…

  45. Doomguy Faz3recon on April 3, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Doom is beneficial to you

  46. bobo bobo on April 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Ever since I got Splatoon 2, I have felt a sudden urge to paint a bunch of squids until they die. Does anyone else have this problem?

  47. Action Jax on April 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    after playing team fortress2 i forgot to trick stab my teachers

  48. Harshani Senaratne on April 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I dont get it my mum say I cant play fortnite because it has guns and guns are violent

  49. TechTheGamer on April 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Just hide what your playing and that’s it

  50. Paromartho Chaudhuri on April 3, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Tuck

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