Answer by beStoN · Jun 20, 2011 at 08:28 AM
I think it depends upon the individual playing the game. Games can certainly lead to some users losing control over their lives, which is why I've subscribed to the idea of not playing any game except for minesweeper.
Answer by pcknowsbest · Jun 20, 2011 at 02:27 PM
I think that it depends on the persons mental state. If you are a normal person playing a shooting game you wont just go out and shoot someone, if you have a mental problem and believe that games are realistic, then you might go out and do what is in the game.
Answer by Blizzardo1 · Jun 20, 2011 at 06:02 AM
In somewhat, yes. Games can be brainwashing our generations youth. I know a few people who play games and repeat them irl. It's not fun when you are listening to them blab about LoL or WoW, or even DotA.
Answer by Michael Graham · Jun 20, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Many people make the statement that serial killers have killed because of a video game. In my opinion, if you are a serial killer you have to want to kill someone be born with it. I am using serial killer as an example of a fantasy of a game. It's like anything, a video game may tip someone over the edge to becoming a serial killer, to believe the world is fantasy, but it will not create a serial killer. Some people are born being able to fantasize things. RPGs allow people to become completely endorsed into the character they are playing, but someone who is mentally stable when they start playing will be the same when they stop playing. Any visual or audio could make people fantasize, but i think videos games are fine. They help you relax, have fun, enjoy yourself, and maybe be someone else for a few hours. All these things are good for us. As long as someone can distinguish between real life and fantasy then it's all good.
Hope this is what you were asking ^^
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