I agree with most of whats been said, which is kind of a bugger as it means I haven’t got much to write , but here gos:
1)Computer games do affect people, but they don’t cause violence, if people are violent then they arte violent and if they are not then they are not, computer games just give them ways to be violent (if they have no imaginations).
2)I used to play games to vent anger, and it certanly does work, it’s better than just hitting things, (which is what I do now) and is a very good form of stress relif.
3)Games keep you occupied, so if your playing games you can’t be being violent, (which is a good thing)
4)People like excuses, they like to blame other people, it almost makes them feel like they’ve done nothing wrong, and that makes things asier, takes the edge off.
5)I have been playing GTA games since I was about 8, and I have no desire to shoot anyone, steal anything or piss off the pigs (cops). I have wanted to drive like I do on GTA3, but I’ve thought that was cool from about 6. I have also wanted to burn blow up things, but most of my friends will testify that I’m a natural born pyro. I have been playing Diablo games since I was 12ish, and I have thought it’d be cool to do all the slashing killing stuff, but I know I couldn’t kill someone in cold blood, and most of sword fighting desires come from the LOTR books.
6)There are many things that can change people more than any cmputer game ie. death, abuse, poverty, famine etc. etc. etc.
7)People kill people, guns, and cars don’t, they are simply tools, if you put up a shelf, you say ‘I put up that shelf’, not ‘my screwdriver put up that shelf’, and in the same way games don’t cause violence, people use games to cause violence.
Wow, I’ve hardly ever written this much, the start doesn’t make sence anymore