Staggering Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.

Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.

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Do video games make you a more violent and aggressive person? That is the question we are covering today. We touched on this topic before in our episode “Does Fortnite Make You Violent?” but I think, in the wake of current happenings, it deserves a deeper look. This is a tricky and very personal topic for myself and many others, so I am going to do my best to do my due diligence. Today we attempt to answer the long argued question, “Do Video Games Make You Violent?”

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Writers: Matthew Patrick
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Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.

43 Replies to “Staggering Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.”

  1. Man, I've been loving the new kinds of videos you've been putting out, Mat and the Theorist team!

    Thanks for doing this research and making this video. The thought you put into writing and discovering all this information shows, and I'm incredibly proud of the work you've done and continue to do. I'm super familiar with all these arguments and issues going into the world of journalism myself, but it just makes me want to get there even faster – to try and do this kind of ethical research and reporting. It's not easy to put aside your personal perspective and see what you find, but you did, and I thank you on behalf of those of us who aspire to do that too. 😀

  2. Now hear me out guys. IF video games were responsible for violence, then what kind of games do you think they played in the medieval times? You know, constant wars, invasions, raids, slavery, beheading, lynching. Could it be that damn snake game?

  3. Hey Matt patt, one of the operators in rainbow six siege has these canisters with some kind of toxic smoke inside of them and it’s kind of a big joke that he doesn’t tell you what is in them, and I was thinking maybe you could do a theory on them, and why a simple gas mask makes it so only he can walk through the smoke but no one on the other team or his team can even though some of them also have gas masks and why is kills so quickly etc, I think it would make for a pretty good episode👍👍

  4. Me in mind: I noticed that MatPat didnt analyze the FNAF AR trailer
    Me and FNAF fans (which is the %65 of the subsicribers) n0w tHiS is aN AveNgErS LeVeL tHreAt

  5. Parent: Sees very violent gruesome M rated video game that should in no way be for kids
    Parent: My 6 year old would love this!

  6. To it's sad that you guys even feel like you have to do a video like this, that people are lead astray from logic by lobbyists in America.

  7. Im losing faith in humanity much more
    They getting more stupid and stupider
    And now they're blaming video games? Stupidity at its finest

  8. The actual problem is with books why because there is violence in them that create images in our mind with that respective part that we read leading to young kids thincking that is alright do to that because it's aproved by adults.

  9. hi, can u do game theory on nergigante of monster hunter world? cuz i think its role is significant in that game as good guy and not other way around

  10. i totally believe video games cause violence. I shot up my local walmart the other day because the little "hehehes" and "boops" that my slimes in slime rancher were making filled me with so much rage i had no choice

  11. Hello idk if anyone can answer this question. Can we request a video for a theory? If not something that I started thinking of is Man of Medan and what is the so called Manchurian Gold?

  12. Hey mat pat. I honestly loved this episode as it hit really close to home. You see ive been diagnosed with severe deppression, im on the autism spectrum. Im even a high functioning autistic but video games have always been a way to escape the real world and been safe in the realm of fantasy. When my 13 month old cousin died due to birth deformation i fell in to a suicidal state again. Heh when i was 10 i tried to kill myself. But i always found it helpful. I honestly respect your conclusion. But i believe that video games affect the minds of those who play it differently. My it isnt real but real to me isnt the harmful sort but for another it may be different. If you see this at all matpat please just let me know. You guys were my introduction to youtube and i am proud to be a long term subscriber. Sorry for taking so much of your time. I really hope to see your next episode. Thank you for being there for what others call happiness. Your videos always make my day. Bye for now!

  13. Gamer: You're right games don't cause violence Kills 20 people with a pencil


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