The Debate Behind Video Game Violence

The Debate Behind Video Game Violence

Today, 65% of American adults and nearly all teenagers play video games. In 2018, the industry made more than $136 billion. Games look more real than ever, showing incredibly detailed violence. What do we actually know about how violent games affect us? Psychologists have been studying this for decades, but some are convinced that those who link violent games to aggression are completely wrong. Watch the video to find out why researchers disagree so strongly, and how we got here.

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The Debate Behind Video Game Violence


  1. clam_calzone on June 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    do people still believe this? i thought this ended in like mid 2019

  2. TheOriginalTwistedFaith on June 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    it’s, David Duchovny, From, The X-Files, 1993

  3. blue coture on June 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Chris Fergason = #1 Shrill

  4. Bass with Barrett Inc. on June 19, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    i play cs go and i would never want to give people electric shocks!

  5. Eli Swiney on June 19, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Video games don’t cause violence. But violence caused video games.

  6. Qdub6 on June 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    It really comes down to the state of the mind. Video games inspire violence no more than violent books or tv shows do. And even a font does inspire violence, it’s a very VERY small proportion of gamers that actually act out on it.

  7. SilentCorridors on June 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Anyone who agrees with this video is an idiot, stop blaming games and do something about bullying or something.

  8. K on June 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Violent video games create killers like romance novels create rapists.

  9. Robert Rains on June 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Hillary Clinton hates videogames too Democrat’s and republicans hate Video games

  10. Pootisbird 3000 on June 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm


  11. BLITZN00DLE on June 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    I started playing Team Fortress 2 in 2018 and since then I have become a less aggressive person.

  12. The Furry Red Panda on June 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Imagine the media being terrified that football players would be tackling people on the street because that’s what they do in football

  13. Jesse Heitman on June 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Night Trap, lmao

  14. Jordan Sanford on June 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    ok boomer

  15. PC Bro on June 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    The 10% of Teens who don’t play video games:😇😞🤓

    The rest who play video games:😇☺😎

  16. Jonas Diego on June 19, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    In dead rising, youre a good guy tho- saving people who would die due the insane ammount of zawmbies. Wouldnt that just teach that you should protect and help the helpless?
    And bruh, those are minecraft mods- most dont even know how to install them-

  17. a fish on June 19, 2020 at 7:10 pm


  18. Jan :-) on June 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    So they were talking about video games and in a small window on the side where was huracain warning WOW most important stuff always on topic

  19. Ur Clapped on June 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    “Violent game” *shows minecraft*

  20. German Rojas on June 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Wars been made years ago before vedeogames , gun inventions are still growing , oh and melitaries need guns ammunition jets ships , same story as a vedeogame.. Welcome to earth. Good and evil.

  21. Faheem on June 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I love how he says small but vocal for people who don’t believe video games cause violence even though every time I search on Google there is only one article for every 10 that say video games cause violence

  22. Lucas on June 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    red dead redemption 2, your rewarded for being honorable and only killing bad people. You are rewarded for being an honorable person

  23. Robert Jones Vistal on June 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Is not really the games fault its the person who is playing has the control right??

  24. Maitreya Gupta on June 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    We had play minecraft.

    Idiot playing minecraft gives you zero combat training otherwise everyone will be in the army 😂😂. Even the kids knew the gun is empty.

  25. Alepap on June 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    1. Competitive and Hard games increase aggression, not violent ones. Noone likes loosing when the stakes are high and especially when there is a penalty. This of course is multiplied by aggressive personalities.

    2. Violent video games, especially the more "graphic ones" are NOT for kids. There is an age rating right there on the box 15:03 and a kid below that age is generally not allowed to purchase such game without the presence of an adult.
    There are also a lot of games(like free to play games), that are digital and don’t require a store or a credit card to be acquired and played. That’s why parents need to monitor their kids’s activity when that are on a PC or a Console.

    3. The lack of parent intervention is almost always the problem ,whether it is that they don’t care what their kids play and by them whatever they ask,
    or whether it is that the parents are not standing up against their kid’s demands and turn them into spoiled and entitled brats.

    The lack of research and knowledge on this subject, time and time again, is less than surprising.

  26. Taco Maro on June 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    According to boomers if I start playing Pac-Man I’m going to eat children

  27. habitatone on June 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    i bet 100€ that the anti-video-game people are pro-nra

  28. Perry Zheng on June 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    lag causes violence

  29. Rachel Elizabeth on June 19, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Ok so let’s be clear

    You put a DEACTIVATED gun in a room with a child they tried to shoot themselves yet you still say it’s tHeM dANM gAMEs

    ……ok? But let’s not forget media isn’t the biggest impact on kids it’s the parents. If the parents are aggressive and u play violent games yes you are more likely to become aggressive at the least

  30. Nintendogamer 10 on June 19, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    It’s not video games fault it’s a parent because they buy the game for the child

  31. Wimbish Westy on June 19, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    100% of people who say video games cause violence have never even played a game in their life. They just look at it and start assuming this kind of stuff

  32. Taka on June 19, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Boomers be booming.

  33. Rachel Elizabeth on June 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I almost hit a cat and I sit there in shock. Yes I’m very violent lock me up

  34. L3afy Lu1g1 on June 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Ok booooooooooooomer

  35. 3 on June 19, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    The ESRB and PEGI ratings are long overdue for an update (and not because of violence like the media says)

  36. A Persona on June 19, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    I have a question
    If video games are making kids violent
    Why am I still easy to beat the crap out of

  37. PURRPGOD ? on June 19, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    How do games make you violent? All I do is play violent games and I haven’t killed 1 person

  38. Tigar0411 Arkham on June 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Imagine being so idiotic to think fortnite is violent

  39. Spoon of the Undead on June 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Walmart will remove violent video game ads, but keep actual guns

  40. Amresh Tripathi on June 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Sure ban video games but not assault rifles.

  41. meme boy on June 19, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Back in the 30s do comics or cartoons cause violence

  42. Spoon of the Undead on June 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Who saw Minecraft Steve with a gun

  43. Stephan Robert on June 19, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I’m pretty sure if you gave the kid, who was about to shoot up a school, an awesome video game to play, he’d rather stay at home and play said game

  44. Rock on June 19, 2020 at 7:42 pm


  45. Kamran İbrahimov on June 19, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Maybe we need to discuss the connection between people’s right to have guns and gun deaths?

  46. Meme boi E on June 19, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    People say video games are violent and yet we had 2 of some of the most deadly wars our planet as seen yet way before video games existed and then the torture methods back in medieval times (the iron maiden the brazen bull the head crusher or the big giant poll that’s shoved up someone’s a$& and comes out their mouth)

  47. Hien Vo on June 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    popularizing mass shootings through the media is what causes more people to cross that line. In 2018, it became a ‘trend’ in the news, in 2019 it became something almost to be expected. in 2020 now that the corona virus outbreak occurred there is absolutely 0 news about mass shootings or school shootings, and that might be because the schools are closed so kids dont have anyone to shoot at now, or it could be that those mass shooters were influenced by the media.

  48. habitatone on June 19, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    i get more agressive watching this than playing any kind of game for the last 25 years.

  49. buzzcutboi on June 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Lol FAKE NEWS. Cocaine made me violent

  50. dark purple on June 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    You may not become violent by playing Minecraft but playing a first person shooter and enjoy killing people is not normal. Videogames DO cause violence.

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