Are gamers morally immature?Watch
It's something of a familiar refrain - a study has been released that claims to show video games - and specifically violent video games - have a negative impact on the teenagers who play them.
[full BBC story here: Violent video games leave teens 'morally immature]
In this case, teenagers who regularly play violent video games display a stunted sense of morality, lacking empathy for others, according to the findings.
Researchers at Brock University, Canada, said that, of the 100 13- and 14-year-olds who participated in its study, those who played violent video games regularly were delayed in developing empathy for others and in developing a sense of right and wrong.
So what do you think? Does a daily dose of GTA V turn young teens into antisocial emotional cripples? Or are young gamers more than capable of switching off and getting on with life as normal?
I honestly don't give a **** about most people and while that doesn't mean I go round being a **** everywhere, it does mean I've got a bit of a 'colourful' past.
I care more about animals than most people. GTA didn't have animals in it until recently... What does that tell you??
I literally had a slave cutting magic trees for me.
and I'm considered too soft lol
I mean, I might be wrong, but I somehow doubt saving the world from repears, wondering around Falkreath and making a point not touch hoards of incoming hexagons has stunted my moral growth...
next thing he buttered my bread all wrong you get what im saying g