I play violent video games. Am I a bad person?
Last year, 18 year old gunman killed nine people in Munich, Germany. Upon further investigation it was revealed that the gunman was the fan of first person shooter games.
One can say that these violent video games are no new, they have been here since ages like Street Fighter, Jack the Ripper, Chiller, Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior and many others. Yes, Ture but the use of these video games among children have increased tremendiously in the past few years and with the ease of mobile games they are accessible to everyone.
Today more than 90% of the children aging between 12-17 and residing in United States of America play violent video games. This has been a popping question to every parent that does playing violent video games place bad effects on the brains of children.
Therefore, researchers have studied the responses of 15 gamers from various ages who are addicted to violent video games like Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield etc. All these gamers are addicted to playing these violent video games on regular basis for hours.
The research team in Germany showed them emotionally proactive images while their brains were closely monitored by an MRI machine. The responses received from these gamers were not shocking at all and have revealed that the response pattern received were equally parallel to the responses received from non-gamers after showing them the same violent graphics.
Moreover, in order to come closer to the authentic results and to make the right comparison between the brain response pattern received from gamers and non-gamers, the gamers had not played any kind of violent games for 03 hours to avoid any short term effects.
The scientists are determined to more violent simulated tests in order to get the final verdict on long-term effects. This group of researchers and scientists believe that the effect of violent graphics from games or media on the brains of people are rather short lived.
However, on the other hand some of researchers believe that they have witness intense outrage for the people who are addict iced to violent gaming and media and have also urged a ban over the increase of violent images and graphics shown on the media and on video games.
Due to the transforming of many big gaming companies jumping into mobile gaming an overall increase in the violent video games have been noticed and according to the estimation it will increase every year and will introduce more intense graphics for the users. Therefore two major application platforms (1) GooglePlay and (2) Apple Store should take proper and prompt actions to overcome the situation.