Top three favourite video games
Call of Duty 4
Name three violent video games
Postal 2 (most violent game ever created IMO, check it out, its banned in most countries)
How many hours on average a day is spent playing video games?
1 hours weekdays
3 hours + weekends
5 hours + holidays
How much do you feel video games influence your 'real' life, if at all?
Doesn't affect my life in any way, except when I see something similar and they me remind me of games. Or if they release a movie of a game, I might be inclined to see it - for instance Doom.
There has been a rise in violent crime in recent years which have been alleged to be influenced by violent video games, what is your personal opinion of this?
I personally think video games is an industry which is being blamed unnecesarially by the Governement,etc.. It's a form of shifting the blame (of the increase in crime), as the Governement doesn't want to take any responsibility for what's happening right now. I mean we all play some form of violent video games, but that doesn't necessarily make us turn into the next Jack the Ripper, does it now?
Do you think the increasing popularity in violence-related video games is becoming a problem within society?
I think that these question can be seen from both ways, I mean like it can be beneficial for society in the way that it will prevent people from becoming violent in real life, but instead - they can simply play a game and conduct their violent acts in the game itself. But on the other hand, maybe people who suffer from brain problems/have problems differentiating rightful to wrongful actions - may be driven into thinking that it's ok to be violent in real life (due to their experiences when playing violent video games).
Are bans and censorship on violent video games an effective way of tacking rising violent crime rates?
It is a good way of tackling rising violent crime rates, but then again it isn't a 100% percent effective method. I remember reading an article when GTA
an Andreas was released, about an elderly woman who bought the game for her grandson, aged 11?, and never realising what she has bought was a violent and sexually inducing game, as she was bewildered by the ''hot coffee'' patch and the sheer amount of violence in the game. But yeah, my point is - it's a good method to have, but it doesn't necessarily mean that violent video games are going to induce people into commiting violent acts.
What do you think, if anything, should be done about media representations of violence?
I think the Goverment should conduct a very detailed and thorough research into HOW exactly video games seemingly affect people into commiting crime, and deduct whether or not it is actually related to the rising figures of crime rate. Because at the moment, all of this is just based on theory - there is no solid explanation as to whether or not violent video games are actually affecting the current crime rate
Hope that helps, and please take my questionnaire aswell
It's on this link - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=664576