Playing Manhunt is good for you

Violent Video Games Reduces Violence

Games like City of Heroes are more likely to foster violence in children than something like Manhunt, according to yet another study. A group of researchers surveyed nearly 600 primary school students over two years and found that kids who played games featuring good guys attacking bad guys were “significantly more aggressive” a year later. On the other hand, kids who played games where characters went on indiscriminate killing sprees became less aggressive over the year.

You know it makes sense.

Comments 5

  1. neil wrote:

    is that true or are u just telling bs?

    Posted 21 Jan 2005 at 5:50
  2. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    Is what true?

    Posted 21 Jan 2005 at 9:45
  3. neil wrote:

    playing violent games like manhunt reduce violentness?

    Posted 23 Jan 2005 at 3:27
  4. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    Well, the article I linked is not a spoof, to my knowledge. Media effects is a complicated issue: there is research supporting both sides, ie games are ‘good’ and games are ‘bad’.

    My own point of view is more from the creator’s side: I prefer violence that is not gratuitous, but I dislike censorship.

    Posted 23 Jan 2005 at 13:26
  5. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    Too much profanity, not enough reasoned debate. I’ve deleted a lot of the comments (even the amusing ones, some people take it too seriously), and I’m closing the comments on this post.

    Posted 17 Mar 2005 at 9:22