Playing violent video games with motion-capture technology does not increase aggression, study concludes

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  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    July 17, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Since the aggression is measured only after a brief time of playing a particular game and only measured immediately after it. This hardly simulates what most experience when playing violent video games (months or years of exposure). Making the following assertion "This strongly suggests that playing violent video games with motion-capture controls does not increase aggression levels." is not trustworthy. More needs to be done.

    Unfortunately, many ex or current video gamer parents will use this to justify their own addiction and their lack of oversight or downright acceptance of what their children play. After all "it's been proven that violent video games doesn't lead to aggression." I can hear this reverberating across the land for years to come. Just like "wine is good for you" reverberates all over the place even though the Harvard prof who published the study has been fired because he forged the data. You still hear it.

    The study is not trustworthy and the likely reaction to the headline makes it worse.