Violent games make young men smoke marijuana

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Posted 4:42pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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Violent games make young men smoke marijuana
That's according to a study carried out by Dr Sonya Brady of the University of California.

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Posted 4:42pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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That's according to a study carried out by Dr Sonya Brady of the University of California.

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What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.
Posted 4:55pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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Maybe you are so out of it from all the drugs that you just don't know what's happening and have in fact been high since you were 10 Smile
Posted 4:59pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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Tripppppin' over oblivion maaan
Posted 5:55pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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I love the equal footing they base this study on. If you give anyone the choice of playing GTA vs The Simpsons Hit-and-Run, what do you think people are going to pick?

Play Great Game, or play sh*t Game? Hmm, I think I'll play sh*t Game, please!

Seriously, is this news? Get 18 year olds playing football, and that'll cause their blood pressure to increase and make them feel more competitive. So should we ban football?

Another thing: "What this study suggests is that they might increase any type of risk-taking behaviour."

And this is a bad thing? We've become so risk-adverse as a society, it's actually damaging. Other behavioural studies have shown that when you stop people from taking risks as kids, it prevents them from being able to judge what's a bad risk to take and makes them actually MORE prone to serious (even fatal) accidents in later life.

I did all sorts of mad sh*t when I was a kid - had umpteen high-speed bike accidents, almost got run over twice, fell off assault course equipment from 12 feet when I was in the ATC... but boy, has that made me a good judge of risk. Which may be why I don't take drugs... illegal, unhealthy... too risky for me.
Posted 9:58pm on Mon 10 April 2006
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    What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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    I don't smoke marijuana. But I'm twisted anyway.
    Posted 4:32am on Tue 11 April 2006
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      What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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      I've played violent video games since I was 12 years old....and I'm in law enforcement now. I think these studies are inaccurate. What they should study is how parents are parenting in today's world...and find out which parents produce the undisciplined children and which ones produce those that are healthy contributions to society. The key is discipline and knowing what is right and wrong. Just because I play GTA San Andreas doesn't mean I agree with the actions in the game. It is purely for entertainment, not for real life. You must always maintain that barrier. Whether it be movies, video games, or music, if you blur that barrier, then you've got mental problems and should seek psychiatric help.
      Posted 4:38am on Tue 11 April 2006
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        What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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        Violent games, hah, try Cheech and Chong.
        Posted 4:45am on Tue 11 April 2006
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          What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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          This is bulls**t, stop blamming everything on GTA! GTA has not once influenced me to do anything that I have done. Its just all the already stoners, cheaters, killers, and all those people play GTA, its not making them that, they already are :-D So **** off u antivideo game people, its just like TV and movies. Ur just jealous ur not making millions off of GTA like Rockstar is... Top selling games...u will never win!!
          Posted 5:11am on Tue 11 April 2006
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            What a load of crap. I've been playing violent games for years. Hell, I even remember playing Mortal Kombat on Game Gear when I was 10 years old. I've never once tried any drugs.

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            I just played the simpson game and now I want do tons of drugs. Will someone please pass the Meth?!?! After I bump a few lines I will be able to play the Simpsons game for days. What's GTA? Is that a drug I can do. I think I am going to go huff some Funiture Polish. Word up... thanx Video Games for making me hooked on crack.
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