FPS is good for you

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Does first-person shooter and many other ‘violent games’ make players more violent? From what we usually see and heard in the media, yes, violent games have an effect on the players and make them more violent. However, the research also found that playing fast moving game such as Halo or Call of Duty can improve players’ attention, mental control and visual skills. Researcher at University of Toronto had conducted on the effect of video games, one of the researchers stated that ‘After playing the shooter game, the changes in electrical activity were consistent with brain process that enhance visual attention and suppress distracting information.’

Even though media usually cover a story about violent game and try to prove that there is a linked between violent gaming and player’s violent behavior, a question that came up is that, should media look at games before look at other factors? One example that makes me…

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