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Violent videogames don’t turn children into real-life murders, but they may prompt the odd harmless scuffle in the playground, two US boffins have claimed. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson, directors of the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, recieved $1.5m (£770,000/€970,000) of US Department of Justice …

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Correlation, causality, etc..

*sigh* like the kids who aren't interested in violence even *want* to play violent video games?.. another waste of time study

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Coat

Oh, please...

I've been playing violent games since what? 1987 (I was 10 then, my parents didn't know...) and yet, I haven't had the need to kill, maim, dismember, head-shoot, etc anyone.

Another useless study for the PC brigade.

Mine's the one with the GTA IV copy inside.

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vents

The only thing video games have done for me (negatively), is that I sometimes wonder if some of the vents in buildings lead to secret areas... and if store rooms contain secret weapons caches....

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Happy

Yup

I've played violent video games for 20+ years and one has yet to make me want to commit an act of violence, my boss on the other hand.....

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