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1. 28

2. Male

3. 6

4. Racing, shooting, adventure

5. C&C Red Alert 2, F1 2013, The Last of Us

6. Yes. Maybe 7 or 8 years old. Mortal Kombat.

7. 6 or 7.

8. Average of 10.

9. Swearing a lot.
To other players never.
Physical never.

10. Nope

11. Nope

12. If by 'should' you mean 'should be allowed to' then under some circumstances, yes.

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1. 28

2. Male

3. 6

4. Racing, shooting, adventure

5. C&C Red Alert 2, F1 2013, The Last of Us

6. Yes. Maybe 7 or 8 years old. Mortal Kombat.

7. 6 or 7.

8. Average of 10.

9. Swearing a lot.
To other players never.
Physical never.

10. Nope

11. Nope

12. If by 'should' you mean 'should be allowed to' then under some circumstances, yes.

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1. 17

2. Male

3. I suppose I played mildly at about 6, increasing the amount I play them as time goes on (if you need to know when I began playing more intensely, about 11-ish).

4. shooter, simulation and adventure

5. skyrim, gears of war 2, the sims 3

6. moderate violence is enjoyable. although my first very violent game was manhunt and it was kindof disturbing. Depends what you mean by 'violent' really (even viva pinata has animals being 'eaten')

7. 7/10

8. sometimes up to 30 hours, other weeks none at all (it varies greatly)

9. none (mild frustration and possible swearing at characters on occasion)

10. some influence: increases procrastination during exam season, however sometimes it'll improve my mood and acts as a stress-reliever. And has in the past allowed me to socialize without leaving the house (a huge benefit to me).

11. yes, one (though it wasn't too bad)

12. I believe some mild violence is good in the sense that it allows young people to experience distressing situations without having to actually be there, I think in moderation in can build character and allow children to become somewhat less sensitive (though not too much) to things which we're already exposed to in the news (war etc.). Also apparently it helps with cognitive function and teamwork, all of that stuff. However I know from friends that excessive violent video-games is correlated with very poor empathetic skills, prejudice and too desensitized all round. So in my opinion it's healthy to play games like crash bandicoot (not violent, but with fighting) at a young age, building up to things like halo (shooters, but not overly violent), and then CoD. However I know there are many, many more violent video-games that I don't think any young person should play. But I suppose it all depends upon the individual.
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1. 17

2. Male

3. I suppose I played mildly at about 6, increasing the amount I play them as time goes on (if you need to know when I began playing more intensely, about 11-ish).

4. shooter, simulation and adventure

5. skyrim, gears of war 2, the sims 3

6. moderate violence is enjoyable. although my first very violent game was manhunt and it was kindof disturbing. Depends what you mean by 'violent' really (even viva pinata has animals being 'eaten')

7. 7/10

8. sometimes up to 30 hours, other weeks none at all (it varies greatly)

9. none (mild frustration and possible swearing at characters on occasion)

10. some influence: increases procrastination during exam season, however sometimes it'll improve my mood and acts as a stress-reliever. And has in the past allowed me to socialize without leaving the house (a huge benefit to me).

11. yes, one (though it wasn't too bad)

12. I believe some mild violence is good in the sense that it allows young people to experience distressing situations without having to actually be there, I think in moderation in can build character and allow children to become somewhat less sensitive (though not too much) to things which we're already exposed to in the news (war etc.). Also apparently it helps with cognitive function and teamwork, all of that stuff. However I know from friends that excessive violent video-games is correlated with very poor empathetic skills, prejudice and too desensitized all round. So in my opinion it's healthy to play games like crash bandicoot (not violent, but with fighting) at a young age, building up to things like halo (shooters, but not overly violent), and then CoD. However I know there are many, many more violent video-games that I don't think any young person should play. But I suppose it all depends upon the individual.
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1. Age: 19

2. Gender: Female

3. At what age did you start playing video games? Not sure, very young though.

4. What type of games do you like to play? (Choose three)

Shooter
Survival horror
Simulation


5. What are your three favourite video games?

Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Minecraft

6. Do you enjoy playing violent video games? if so, when did you play your first violent video game and what was it called?

Yes. Around the age of 12? GTA Vice City

7. On a scale of 1-10 how likely are you to choose a violent video game?
(1=never 10=Always)

8

8. How many hours of video games do you play every week?

30+

9. When playing video games, do you enact any of the following behaviour:
(please choose those that apply to you)


  • Verbal aggression (e.g. swearing)
  • Verbal aggression to other players (e.g. swearing, harassing, threatening)


Other: rage quitting

10. Do you think video games influence your behaviour in real life?

Yeah, helps me get my anger out so I can be nice to people in real life!

11. Have you ever gotten into a physical fight? If so, can you recall how many?

No

12. Do you think children should play violent video games? Please explain.

Not really. But I played Vice City when I was young and I've turned out fine!
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1. 21

2. Female

3. Quite young, I can't remember my exact age. I'd guess I started playing regularly from maybe 10 onwards.

4. Adventure, simulation, and I suppose shooters, although I'm not a huge fan of first person.

5. Assassin's Creed, The Last of Us, The Walking Dead

6. I don't pick games because they're violent, but more often than not they are so yes I do enjoy it. My first violent game experience was also GTA: Vice City and I was about 13.

7. 6/7

8. Varies wildly; average maybe 20 hours?

9. Swearing (at the game, not other players), never physical aggression.

10. Not really.

11. Never.

12. I think it's dependent on the child, I played some violent video games when I was young but they were mostly harmless (Spyro and the like). However, I have cousins and friends who played very violent games from a young age and it has seriously affected their behaviour. My own brother is obsessed with GTA and goes round the house pretending to decapitate people (this is perhaps a bit extreme, as he is autistic so his logic won't apply to most). Overall I think it's up to the parents to make the best choice based on their situation.
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Thanks everyone Really appreciate it.

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1. 25

2. Male

3. 7

4.

Role playing
Shooter
Simulation


5. What are your three favourite video games?
Baldur's Gate, Age of Empires, Starcraft

6. Do you enjoy playing violent video games? if so, when did you play your first violent video game and what was it called?
Violence doesn't really change my enjoyment of a video game. I don't actively look for it nor avoid it. I have enjoyed video games that are violent.
16, Call of Duty

7. On a scale of 1-10 how likely are you to choose a violent video game?
5

8. How many hours of video games do you play every week?
3-5

9. When playing video games, do you enact any of the following behaviour:
None

10. Do you think video games influence your behaviour in real life?
Yes. It makes me more sociable.

11. Have you ever gotten into a physical fight? If so, can you recall how many?
Yes, 1.

12. Do you think children should play violent video games? Please explain.
They should neither be encouraged nor discouraged to play violent video games. I don't believe violence in games (like in movies, or books) have much effect on behaviour.
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1. 25

2. Male

3. 7

4.

Role playing
Shooter
Simulation


5. What are your three favourite video games?
Baldur's Gate, Age of Empires, Starcraft

6. Do you enjoy playing violent video games? if so, when did you play your first violent video game and what was it called?
Violence doesn't really change my enjoyment of a video game. I don't actively look for it nor avoid it. I have enjoyed video games that are violent.
16, Call of Duty

7. On a scale of 1-10 how likely are you to choose a violent video game?
5

8. How many hours of video games do you play every week?
3-5

9. When playing video games, do you enact any of the following behaviour:
None

10. Do you think video games influence your behaviour in real life?
Yes. It makes me more sociable.

11. Have you ever gotten into a physical fight? If so, can you recall how many?
Yes, 1.

12. Do you think children should play violent video games? Please explain.
They should neither be encouraged nor discouraged to play violent video games. I don't believe violence in games (like in movies, or books) have much effect on behaviour.
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Aah I need to learn to read :d. Good luck!
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