Violent video games ‘reduce crime’

| 05/10/2011

(The Telegraph): Violent video games may actually reduce crime as aggressive players are "too busy" shooting virtual enemies to cause trouble in the real world, experts claim. Games such as Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto – where gamers rack up points or cash for killing or savagely attacking victims – are routinely blamed for a rise in violent crime. A spate of high profile murder cases have heard evidence that various games were 'to blame' for a string of killings. But a report, called 'Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime' by three respected academics has said it doesn't believe there is a link. The report argues that gamers are 'too busy' playing to cause much trouble in the real world.

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  1. R.U. Kiddin says:

    The person writing this article and the "experts" mentioned must be positioned to profit from the above-mentioned video games.  The games mentioned do nothing BUT teach violence!  To say the persons will be too busy playing games to commit a crime or atrocity is asinine!