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Survey Says: Games Don't Cause Violence

Posted Apr 19, 2007 by Keith Cross

Survey Says:  Games Don't Cause Violence

A recent survey conducted in Britain has suggested that violent video games are not linked to violence, and the majority of gamers know the difference between reality and fantasy. Of course this shouldn't be surprising to most gamers as the majority of us already knew that.

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Players of violent video games believe they are just "exhilarating" escapism which does not desensitize them to real-life mayhem, according to a new survey of one of the entertainment industry's fastest growing sectors.

However gamers do concede that people "who are already unhinged in some way" may be pushed over the edge if they play violent games obsessively.

Responding to public and political concern about video games, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) commissioned the survey, interviewing gamers, parents and industry figures about their effect.

Read the full article at CNN.com here.

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