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Fantasy Or Reality Essay

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Violence is "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, development, or deprivation." As it is stated on Webster Dictionary. Violent video games has a large impact on teenagers. Recent studies have shown that through violent video games teenagers aggression, and behaviors begin to increase at a dramatic rate. Lastly, violent video games addiction causes teenagers conscience to almost decay. Causing fantasy to mix with reality.
The first effect of violent video games is a shown increase in aggression, thinking skills begin to match the thinking skills of those characters in games. Teenagers begin to think through aggression problems will be solved. These problem solving theories are a result of violent games. In the article “Shooting in the Dark” by Benedict Carey he states that, “Games are more violent and realistic and bloodier”. He also states in the article paragraph three, line two that, “Playing the games can and does stir hostile urges and mildly aggressive behavior in the short term. Moreover, youngsters who develop a gaming habit can become slightly more aggressive”. Aggression can take a variety of forms and can be physical or be communicated verbally or non-verbally. The acts of teenagers aggression are both shown through Verbal acts and physical acts. An example of physical aggression as result of violent video games is Devin Moore. Devin Moore Alabama (teen) on suspicion of car theft. When brought into the station he attacked a police officer. He stole his gun and fled the scene with a pair keys, and drove away from the police station, As shown in the article “Do violent video games lead to real violence?” by Julie Layton. Devin’s Moore's actions show a direct correlation with the violent game “Grand Theft Auto”, where players steal cars and attack cops. This game was reported by him and his own mother that he had large addiction to this specific game. Therefore, from evidence of the article “Do violent video games lead to real violence?” an effect of violent video games is the rise of aggression in teenagers.
The second effect of violent video games on teenagers, is an increase of violence in the teenagers behavior. Wrong acts begin to be justified through video games. “The enactment of violence is highly based on the learning and activation of...

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