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Are Video Games Bad For You?
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 15 December 2005 04:48

It's one of the questions of our time: Does playing violent games cause gamers to be violent?  The Moral Majority would have you think so.  However, M.I.T. Director of Comparative Studies Harry Jenkins seems to think otherwise, and has the facts to back up his opinion.  As is always the case with articles like this,you should take what he says with a grain of salt; as the saying goes "There's lies, damned lies, and statistics" and both sides of this debate have managed to twist the numbers in all kinds of ways. But his essay "Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked" is an interesting read.

So, what do you think?  Are violent video games really the scourge of our time?  Are we programming our youths to be anti-social through video games?  Or Is it just a harmless form of entertainment?  Tell us in the forums! 

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