Video game violence and the final verdict

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The research behind video game violence and its link to real-world violence is an ongoing debate that may never end. It is important to understand the different perspectives on the issue and further unpack the intensive amount of data that surrounds both angles of the issue.

Possible link to virtual violence?


In the wake of constant mass shootings and real-world tragedy, politicians are looking for their culprit in the virtual world. Accompanied with the success of the thriving gaming industry public debate concerning the impact of video game exposure has come to the forefront with many researchers believing that there are some studies that may lead to the link of violent video games to real-world violence. The effect of video game violence on physiological desensitization to real-life violence’ researches the impacts on an individual’s physiological state of mind during and after playing violent video games. It was revealed that…

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