New research has found that violent video games ‘don’t seem to drive aggressive behaviour in young people.’ Though ‘this does not mean that gaming (does) not provoke angry feelings or reactions in players.’
At a recent gaming convention in London one teenager allegedly asked politely on three occasions for his cryptocurrency to be returned by his opponent before he finally had no choice but to stab him in the chest. The victim died at the scene and his friends have expressed dismay that he still hasn’t come back to life.
The survey asked teens to answer questions on their personality and gaming behaviour over the past month. Their parents or carers answered questions on the child’s recent aggressive behaviours.
Dave from Bridgend whose 15 year old son is an avid gamer said, ‘Well he has been arrested for robbery, GBH and TWOC, but as I said to my biatch, you can’t blame GTA for that. I mean, he spent a lot of time playing Farmville as a kid, but he don’t grow crops does he? Well not outside anyway.’
Some campaigners argue that the negative impact of video games reaches further than just violent tendencies in young people.
In Spain, 23 year old FIFA 18 superstar Angel Estrella got so good at the game that he stopped paying tax. And a 52 year old from Reading is suing Japanese company Taito. He claims he spent so long playing Space Invaders as a child, that the ability to only move left and right consigned him to life as a lollipop man.