Sunday 30 April 2017

Comment: However harmless violent games might seem, they're no match for playing outside

'This new, in-depth study assures us that there is absolutely no link between long-term playing of violent video games and changes in empathetic neural responses' (stock photo)
'This new, in-depth study assures us that there is absolutely no link between long-term playing of violent video games and changes in empathetic neural responses' (stock photo)
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Violent video games are harmless, according to a team of German researchers who have carried out an extensive study on the subject.

Hang on, aren't violent games the root of all evil? This question has continued to baffle experts, not to mention demented parents, for decades. Some studies say they do incite violence, some say they don't.

This new, in-depth study assures us that there is absolutely no link between long-term playing of violent video games and changes in empathetic neural responses.

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