So pretty much, this study shows what we've been telling the world for many years now... Awesome!
I would like to point out to everyone how this article lists names of those who did the studies, and how anti-gaming groups tend to slip up in that area. It shows where the information is coming from instead of "Yeah well, there are studies... Take our word for it."
That's my little lesson on 'How to spot BS a mile away 101.' It's something I wish more people would do instead of accepting everything the news has to tell them.
What I'm curious about is, what are Charlotte and Patrick going to do now to help further disprove the flow of lies?
I love how the quotes from them pretty much slap every anti-gamer group in the face with common sense. Though what I love more is that they stay away from trying to speak to them upfront like others have tried and failed due to them not being allowed to speak. Instead they do their own study and post it saying "Screw you!"
Hooray! A study that confirms that videogames will enhance the neurotic tendencies of some teenagers.
(Seriously, that's what I gathered from it. And we're praising this?)
Some is better than what used to be "ALL." What this study proves is that to go out and commit stupidity after playing a game, one must be equally stupid prior to getting their hands on the game in the first place.
Hence it addresses the simple fact that we've been saying all along that in order to commit such an act, the actor had to have been already messed in the head and video games only had a small part in it, if any at all, because to me, if it's not 'video games', it could be something else.
Which is curious because we have millions of news articles about people doing stupid things every day, but once a video game is introduced. LOOK OUT!! I'd like to see them do another study based on video game related violence vs regular violence within a certain year and age span. I'm pretty sure the average for regular violence that doesn't involve video games heavily outweighs those committed with the video game sticker slapped on it.
From there do a study on those actual video game related cases to get a closer look at those who committed the crimes, their lifestyle, what their parents are like and what their social life was like at school. IE were they bullied or something like that.
So while it says that some kids who may be mentally disturbed may get a spark from video games, it disproved the blasphemy of saying all kids are prone to turning into killing machines. It's a step closer in the right direction of finding proof behind to the root of the problem we've been saying all along instead of mild assumption from those sheep herders.