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Do video games make you angry or violent?

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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Hey Im doing some sociology coursework and i needed some primary research so here i am, Now please give me your answer and views on this:

Do video games make you angy when you play them or lose on them?

Thanka Simon
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
No because I don't lose that often :)
#2
Not really, in fact it sometimes gives determination to succeed or helps you see what you've done wrong the first time and what you need to do to get it right the second time
#3
Don't make me angry :) They do make me scared though... playing ones like F.E.A.R. ....
#4
on any other game not really

ON PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 it makes me boil with rage and i sumtimes uselessly shout at the in game ref

probably cause its football and im very passionate about it on an off the pitch!
#5
No, never, unlike FPS Doug (Some strong language).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=olm7xC-gBMY

But seriously, a google search for Jack Thompson (US attorney) should provide you with all the material you need. Thompson vs Grand Theft Auto, Thomson vs Bully etc. I think he had most recently set his sights on Halo 3, no doubt labelling it a "murder simulator".

Won't somebody please think of the children?
banned#6
Nope, games are relaxing and fun :)
except when you are playing glithcers & hackers, that's just annoying and funny :)
#7
I find that its not violent games that make me angry tis difficulty settings on games -- like when im doing a mission and lose i get really annoyed
#8
Absolutely not.And the thing about them making you angry when you play them,if you implying it may encourage people to go out and copy content in a game I think thats a lot of rubbish really,anyone getting taken over by whats happened in any comp game ( or film for that matter ) needs help.I can't see how it influence someone of sane mind to do something cos they must have had issues in 1st place without influence of a game making you angry.
#9
dandoc2
I find that its not violent games that make me angry tis difficulty settings on games -- like when im doing a mission and lose i get really annoyed


Yeh but then you just keep on playing,if a game is not hard or takes some thinking about at times,then its not worth playing,you be done playing it in no time,I like a game to last.
#10
I have been know to get pissed off while playing a computer game more through frustration than anything though never violent i would never dream of hurting someone, also i've been playing them addictivley since the age of 4 and i'm 25 now so been a very serious game-aholic for 21 years now so if they were going to affect anyone it would be people like me ;-)
#11
yes they do,my son was very placid before he begin playing x box.he shouts, screams,cries at tv when playing. which is why hes often banned from it.in my eyes they are unsociable and should be limited.
banned#12
I suppose you could call it anger - but I'd prefer it to be called frustrated. ie you know what you have to do, but its too darn difficult!

Violent? Never. Ive only kicked in the Plasma on one occasion. (That was a joke BTW!)

Having said that, Its so rare I use a console, I'd guess a better descriptive word would be boredom!
#13
guv
I suppose you could call it anger - but I'd prefer it to be called frustrated. ie you know what you have to do, but its too darn difficult!


Yup, same!!

I do get frustrated if its a hard level etc, but as soon as i've finished the game (or switched off the console) the frustration ends there.

Unfortunately thats not the same for everyone, I've seen quite a few people get violent (more so if its a multiplayer and they lose), when I say "its just a game", they get worked up, then when you lose they say "ha ha"...... people do get to involved..... :roll:
#14
Lets put it this way, my Dad loves cowboy films but he's never ridden a horse.
#15
MP gaming makes me go nuts, i play CSS and BF2 and have lost my rag quite a few times lol (just ask the wife and my pc +desk/keyboard/mouse/headphones!).

The 360 controller has been thrown a few times because i can't aim 4 toffee with the blasted thing!

p.s. when i said 'ask the wife', that didn't mean she gets a beating when im doing **** on CS lol! hehe ;)
#16
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr no;-)
[mod]#17
[SIZE=2]In short...............no. It's just a bit of fun................but Football on the other hand.....:x :x :x :whistling:[/SIZE]
#18
Yup I get very frustrated when a game cheats me when it does something that it shouldn't like when I get shot through a concrete wall GRRRR!
#19
[SIZE=4]"[SIZE=5]NO[/SIZE] - NOW NAFF OFF! BOFORE I LUMP YOU!...."[/SIZE]

:thumbsup:
#20
Kellogg
No, never, unlike FPS Doug (Some strong language).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=olm7xC-gBMY

But seriously, a google search for Jack Thompson (US attorney) should provide you with all the material you need. Thompson vs Grand Theft Auto, Thomson vs Bully etc. I think he had most recently set his sights on Halo 3, no doubt labelling it a "murder simulator".

Won't somebody please think of the children?


Also check out Thompson vs Penny Arcade. Long story short Thompson said he'd make a donation to charity if video game manufacturers made a game based on his scenario. Which they did 'I'm OK - A Murder Simulator'. He then back down and the PA boys made the donation on his behalf. Thompson then tried to get the FBI to investigate the PA boys for criminal harrassment.

If you need examples of what crazy things video games can make a person do just look at him. And he doesn't even play them!
#21
Guns don't kill people video games do, everyone knows that! :giggle:

In all seriousness though this whole video games causes violence argument is complete and utter nonsense, countless scientific studies have proved the opposite. That games in-fact tend to have a relaxing effect and can improve hand eye coordination, but it's not these studies that hit the headlines. It's the "we looked at 100 young offenders some of whom happen to play games and whose parents don't understand games so when we asked them leading questions blamed games for their kids behavior as it's easier than admitting they're naff parents" studies that the Daily Mail etc. think make good sensationalist stories.

My view is that if you're the sort of person so unhinged and impressionable that playing Halo makes you want to gun down a load of kids in a school then take away the game and you'll probably do it regardless, something somewhere down the line will trigger the same reaction, be it TV/film/book/news/whatever. i.e. Video games are just an easy target for people looking for a scapegoat to blame on the ills of society.
#22
I must confess to slamming my fist down on the desk a few years ago whilst playing Ultima Online. Having spent around 30-40 hours (cutting down trees and making wooden planks etc.) saving up for a sword I took a trip. Imagine my joy when my 56k modem connection decided to lag and I died instantly. I became a ghost and went in search of a healer to revive me. When I returned to my corpse to retrieve the sword some cheeky sod was stood there and told me a monster had looted my corpse and taken said sword - I think we all know that evil player took my hard earned sword. Fist... slammed... desk... (maybe twice) :)
#23
Games make me angry all the time, from being sniped for the 10th time in a row on TF2 to losing a goal in injury time on PES.

I'm guessing what you're wanting to know though, is does this anger carry over when I've stopped playing? If so, the answer's no.
#24
MBeeching
I must confess to slamming my fist down on the desk a few years ago whilst playing Ultima Online. Having spent around 30-40 hours (cutting down trees and making wooden planks etc.) saving up for a sword I took a trip. Imagine my joy when my 56k modem connection decided to lag and I died instantly. I became a ghost and went in search of a healer to revive me. When I returned to my corpse to retrieve the sword some cheeky sod was stood there and told me a monster had looted my corpse and taken said sword - I think we all know that evil player took my hard earned sword. Fist... slammed... desk... (maybe twice) :)

Seriously man, how can you enjoy a game like that? I mean, 30-40 hours to make a sword!?
#25
Calm down, calm down they are only games:?
#26
The thing that makes my OH angry is when he has spent his hard earned on an official pc game then has to get a crack to be able to play it!

Bioshock being the latest offender.
#27
muckypup
The thing that makes my OH angry is when he has spent his hard earned on an official pc game then has to get a crack to be able to play it!

Bioshock being the latest offender.

Ditto:viking:
#28
I'm really trying to remember the games from years gone by that made me curse relentlessly. Super Star Wars got me angry the number of times I fell from the Sandcrawler. There is also one particular ice level on Donkey Kong Country which still haunts me to this day.

More recently I got stuck at a checkpoint on Halo 3 for at least forty minutes. Instead of getting angry I simply txt my friend and told him I was a fool to play it single player on Heroic (I'm not good at FPS games using a pad).

These days all my anger is vented at work as I'm on the computer all day with immensely frustrating software packages that disrupt the workflow :)
#29
No, I'm normally fine when I play games, and I never get violent although I do get angry sometimes when I lose for no reason on Pro Evo and almost all the time when I play Mario Strikers Charged! :giggle:
#30
i think it really depends on the person. Some people have issues anyway and playing some games can exacerbate them....others are more chilled and can direct their anger towards the appropriate target (eg the game!). My bro has been addicted to games for years, and has got more and more agressive/anti social...but maybe he would have gone down that route anyway!!
#31
Nope. No games make me violent or angry.

Apart from Pro Evo series. Only when playing a human opponent though.
#32
Single player games i dont really care, but multiplayer games make me mad as hell when i lose. I always get over frustrated and calm myslef down my continously killing the one who killed me lol. FPS multiplayers are probably the ones causing anger/frutration.
#33
me not, but my brother gets really angry, but never violent. but children sometimes get violent :( really bad...
#34
manzi
Single player games i dont really care, but multiplayer games make me mad as hell when i lose. I always get over frustrated and calm myslef down my continously killing the one who killed me lol. FPS multiplayers are probably the ones causing anger/frutration.


I remember when MOH came out and my parents went away. I played it online for over 24hrs non-stop and entered 'the zone'. I practically refused to believe it when someone actually managed to kill me and was full of rage when clumsy team mates foolishly wiped me out with a misplaced grenade. I eventually realised the excessive playing was taking its toll on me, though even when I stopped I couldn't get to sleep because I was literally playing the game in my head, lol.
#35
S T R E E T F I G H T E R 2

i love that game but my blood is boiling even thinking about it.
#36
Ahhh yes but there's big a difference between getting a bit vexed that you got your head blown off in MOA or your ass handed to you in Street Fighter and acting out on someone in the real world. It's at worst a controller across the room job (not since Sensible Soccer have I done that one), certainly not a semi-auto down the local university moment as Jack Thompson et al would have you believe.

Plus I don't know about anyone else but after a good gaming sesh, ire inducing or otherwise, I always feel much less stressed than I did before. There's something very therapeutic and relaxing about gaming. Now I just need to find some links to those studies that back it up as they might be useful for the op's coursework :thumbsup: ......hmmm.....if anyone reads Edge I think there was something about such studies a few months back, if I recall correctly.
#37
Thanks you the responses peoples it really helped me with my sociology coursework, lets hope the grade is good! lol

Simon
#38
MBeeching
I remember when MOH came out and my parents went away. I played it online for over 24hrs non-stop and entered 'the zone'. I practically refused to believe it when someone actually managed to kill me and was full of rage when clumsy team mates foolishly wiped me out with a misplaced grenade. I eventually realised the excessive playing was taking its toll on me, though even when I stopped I couldn't get to sleep because I was literally playing the game in my head, lol.


Yeah i too have entered "the zone" many times before. I used to play non-stop for hours and even used to get up at 6 in the morning to play before i went to school. Then i'd get home play till my parents would have to shut of the PC by the plug and then in my sleep I would imagine myself playing and how to kill people online in different ways. Seriosuly, games can mess up your life, i used to be really clever but no due to games i've "dumbed down" a bit.
#39
No. The only thing that makes me angry about them is the price.
#40
not angry but annoyed

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