Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.

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Do video games make you a more violent and aggressive person? That is the question we are covering today. We touched on this topic before in our episode "Does Fortnite Make You Violent?" but I think, in the wake of current happenings, it deserves a deeper look. This is a tricky and very personal topic for myself and many others, so I am going to do my best to do my due diligence. Today we attempt to answer the long argued question, "Do Video Games Make You Violent?"
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Writers: Matthew Patrick
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, Josh Langman, Tyler Mascola, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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Kommentarer
Kanoka621
Kanoka621 År siden
Man, I've been loving the new kinds of videos you've been putting out, Mat and the Theorist team! Thanks for doing this research and making this video. The thought you put into writing and discovering all this information shows, and I'm incredibly proud of the work you've done and continue to do. I'm super familiar with all these arguments and issues going into the world of journalism myself, but it just makes me want to get there even faster - to try and do this kind of ethical research and reporting. It's not easy to put aside your personal perspective and see what you find, but you did, and I thank you on behalf of those of us who aspire to do that too. :D
Caleb Kezeske
Caleb Kezeske 15 dager siden
Noice
Monster7Arena
Monster7Arena 15 dager siden
1 thing I fight alot and teachers and my parents say It is cause of vidoe games but no it isn't cause I only fight to defend my self I have never started a fight some oen comes and fights me so what am I supposed to do get Beaten and bullied na man I fight
Monster7Arena
Monster7Arena 15 dager siden
I have been playing vidoe games since I was 5
Kiwiyummy 301
Kiwiyummy 301 Måned siden
I agree me too...
Abrar Jafri
Abrar Jafri Måned siden
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Nirmala Giri
Nirmala Giri 40 minutter siden
The mass shooting increased 1 every year because of the population growth
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
and it's the same as movies, like shooting a man in a movie
Kevin Tang
Kevin Tang 2 timer siden
all murderers breathed air therefore, breathing makes you a murderer lol :D
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
yea lol
John Warwick
John Warwick 8 timer siden
It makes sense it fills our urge to fight things and blame it on cpus who upset u on purpose
Prunyboi
Prunyboi 10 timer siden
Yo who tf disliked this video
kole anker
kole anker 10 timer siden
Here's a idea on how to stop gun violence. DONT LET YOUR KID HAVE A FRICKIN GUN, AND IF YOU HAVE A GUN JUST HIDE IT
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
yea
ruca 1
ruca 1 10 timer siden
I always used to play left 4 dead when i was like 5 with my uncle hes like 22 now i was calmer because it intertained me
ruca 1
ruca 1 10 timer siden
Its like saying hey look i went hunting and people saing o think your gonna be a murderer
C-dawg
C-dawg 12 timer siden
Its only dangerous if people with hair play games
Marbin lukes
Marbin lukes 13 timer siden
I mean like it's the parents fault for giving the game how about parents play it first decide if you can give it to the child if yes than yes if no than no parents are just dumb these days I'm lookin at u mr phill also ima kid
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
because older people ya know they are born before video games
Jacob Harris
Jacob Harris 17 timer siden
When you use this video as a source for your essay
ATERAH
ATERAH 18 timer siden
Blaming video games for violence is the same as blaming toy cars for car crashes
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
yea
Dr Eyeballz
Dr Eyeballz 18 timer siden
Well they make idiots violent
Lolgamer
Lolgamer 20 timer siden
Me when I keep dieing accesivly in a shooter game: omg My parents: your free trial of gaming has stopped go to play O U T S I D E
Romeo X
Romeo X 20 timer siden
*NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO*
Michbot Mfang
Michbot Mfang Dag siden
No people just want something to blame so what else to blame then things that shows people destroying each other. Also it just depends on what types of games that someone play and how seriously do people take it, like are they really just doing it for fun? Or do they think that they are the video game character
Jack Bender Productions
Jack Bender Productions Dag siden
matpat for president
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
yea
StorNei
StorNei Dag siden
Wait what about stuff like rocket league
Beetle
Beetle Dag siden
Hey umm... real quick, there’s this show called Adam Ruins Everything and he did this exact same thing you did with a ton a research but your adding some other things to his research
Jacob Jara
Jacob Jara Dag siden
i hate the fact that this video even has to exist
RJupitis
RJupitis Dag siden
My mom even gets aggressive to Roblox bee simulator ...I would say videogames makes the parents mad
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan
Rafael Gabriel Pagtalunan Time siden
very true
Pyro Jackson
Pyro Jackson Dag siden
Mat I have one question. How will you EXPLAIN PEOPLE DESTROYING THEIR DEVICE ON WHICH THEY ARE PLAYING GAMES. AND WHAT ABOUT THAT ONE BLUE WHALE GAME. AND WHAT ABOUT INCREASE IN SHORT TEMPERAMENT DUE TO PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO VIDEO GAMES.
Protego Kapulto
Protego Kapulto 17 minutter siden
Lets say, you write an essay and you write it for some hours on a laptop and suddenly your laptop crashes. You would be aggressive too
Yoshicon •
Yoshicon • Dag siden
Bruh your stupid
The Gamer Pog Fish
The Gamer Pog Fish Dag siden
Ok boomer
Jenin christo
Jenin christo 2 dager siden
just hit em with a ok boomer smh
The Gamer Pog Fish
The Gamer Pog Fish Dag siden
same :/
Ryan Ling
Ryan Ling 2 dager siden
just gotta say, sorry for plagiarizing this for my 8 page essay about this topic :D
WolveZFTN
WolveZFTN 2 dager siden
In Canada we are good people so you gotta live in Canada 🇨🇦
Amy Lee
Amy Lee 2 dager siden
20:37 Video games don't shorten our attention span if they're well-crafted; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Breath of the Wild keep me engrossed for hours at a time.
Badimo MC
Badimo MC 2 dager siden
Correlation not Causation. Shooters who commit shootings, have mental illnesses, and happen to play Video Games, thus the correlation, not causation. (Well he later said this... oof wrote before watching)
Badimo MC
Badimo MC 2 dager siden
Then so do movies.
Amy Lee
Amy Lee 2 dager siden
I play Mortal Kombat on my Switch and Halo, Tekken, and Dead or Alive on my laptop, but I'm against real life violence. I also watch a lot of violent anime on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
Altonthebeatgamer
Altonthebeatgamer 2 dager siden
Anwer, no video games do not cause violence
Lewis Owens
Lewis Owens 2 dager siden
No Karen is to blame
claire liu
claire liu 2 dager siden
i want matpat to be my teacher
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero 2 dager siden
MatPat for president
The Minecraft architect
The Minecraft architect 2 dager siden
The president should really ban gun stores man because this is America even a dang grandma has a AK-47 LMAOOOOO
Emma Terkelsen
Emma Terkelsen 2 dager siden
I Think that maybe the People who have done those bad Thing can have played games After there become “bad”
Drake DragonX
Drake DragonX 2 dager siden
I just realized movies can make people violent
Siana Hika
Siana Hika 2 dager siden
Im writing this comment on 3:12 so im gonna say i think video games do not cause violence they cause a chage of irritable mood for a short while maybe for a few days. I think cuz i haven't watch the whole vid yet so imma just shut up
Вероника Заглотова
Вероника Заглотова 2 dager siden
Just because violence goes down at the same time games became popular doesn't mean that there's a corellation between them. You can find lots of completely unrelated graphs that rise or go down since 90s, for example US car sales started rising in 1990 and drops in 2007, which is around the same time video games gained popularity. Would you think these two are related to each other? Of course not, that's bs.
Ilai Mabini
Ilai Mabini 3 dager siden
Take that politics
Amelia Sánchez
Amelia Sánchez 3 dager siden
I don't think you can blame mass shootings on videogames, but I absolutely think they disensitize us to violence. And that doesn't go just for videogames: movies, TV, the news, books... They expose us to a lot more violence (among other things) and humans are designed to get useed to something after consuming it a lot. That doesn't mean censorship is the answer, and the desensitazion doesn't even happen to everyone.
James G
James G 3 dager siden
MatPat for president 2032🙌🏼
RANDOM CHANNEL
RANDOM CHANNEL 3 dager siden
ViDeO GaMeS cAuSe ViOlEnCe Just dance fans: *Aggresive Dancing*
Jeuhsbj
Jeuhsbj 4 dager siden
My mom: Stop playing those stupid video games they are the main reason you misbehave! Me casually playing rhythm games and only spends 6 hours everyday playing games: huh?
Sudarsan Ghosh
Sudarsan Ghosh 4 dager siden
Most of the gamers are such INtroverts they dont even go out of their house much and try to stay away from fights andd mass shootings for them is on another level.
Choai Dode
Choai Dode 4 dager siden
Hey remember how this was supposed to have a part 2?
Goteem
Goteem 4 dager siden
here is smt you should think about... video games cause violence but REAL gun fights using guns streaming in the news live while the kids watch the parents watch the broadcast doesn't?
Not a bizarre Guy
Not a bizarre Guy 4 dager siden
Before I play games, I'm the most violent person at school After I play games, I learn to control my anger
TheWhispering
TheWhispering 5 dager siden
I play games to have fun not to practice mass murders :b
pimmydip
pimmydip 5 dager siden
you should be a lawyer edit: basically every video you make makes me change my mind so good job and its really hard to make me change my mind
Torres Animations
Torres Animations 6 dager siden
I just stomped on a goomba
Torres Animations
Torres Animations 6 dager siden
*Bruh I'm just trying to marry my Animal Crossing Wifu*
TaeIsTheTea
TaeIsTheTea 6 dager siden
We all needed to hear this man, thank you MatPat.
Kaden Stowe
Kaden Stowe 6 dager siden
I really respect MatPat's choice to stay away from political views and just use the cold hard facts... keep it up MatPat!!!
mousepadplayer
mousepadplayer 6 dager siden
Mat Pat: The shooters wore jeans and breathe oxygen Me: Maybe I am a mass shooter
Tactical
Tactical 6 dager siden
thanks this saves me a lot of research
memeof you0
memeof you0 6 dager siden
what news articles think when i play 9 hours of call of duty: ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿'̿'\̵͇̿̿\з= ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀) =ε/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
Alex Rosinsky
Alex Rosinsky 6 dager siden
And what about the games that dobt have voliance in them
Arc Alegado
Arc Alegado 6 dager siden
Ah yes, after I played call of duty, I know now how to quick scope people in real life
Third Daus
Third Daus 7 dager siden
I hope MatPat will always show his face in every Game Theory episodes
Tubular Tortoise
Tubular Tortoise 7 dager siden
Remember, just because 100% of the evidence points towards video games not making people violent doesn’t mean you shouldn’t question it.
Kiko
Kiko 7 dager siden
Ah Yes if idk the mining in the craft i do the scjool. Shooz
Wexlyen
Wexlyen 8 dager siden
Do books make us blind
K M
K M 8 dager siden
This dude does better research than any news I’ve ever seen
Jagged Games
Jagged Games 8 dager siden
So what I'm hearing is that America is just messed up? Makes sense. I can see that, especially since I live in America.
Jagged Games
Jagged Games 8 dager siden
So what I'm hearing is that America is just messed up? Makes sense. I can see that, especially since I live in America.
Darryl Wayne
Darryl Wayne 9 dager siden
It seems matpat is a little bias
Voball
Voball 9 dager siden
Console players. Mobile gamers. Computer gamers. Non gamers. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Non gamer Nation attacked. Only the Matpat, bridge between gaming and non gaming world, could stop the conflict. so he tried did it work?
KGB
KGB 9 dager siden
I'm wondering how would they blame video games for us calling eachother witches and burning them alive
Yuvraj
Yuvraj 10 dager siden
Instead i will say video games make us less violent because if I get bullied or am having a bad day, a good win can make make my day. I am sure there will be many more who will agree with me
Fresh - Milk
Fresh - Milk 10 dager siden
Love the beard *#dadpat*
Unreasonably Random
Unreasonably Random 10 dager siden
Gen Xer who played pong: swats fly Karen: BAN PONG IT CAUSES VIOLENCE
Shadow X
Shadow X 10 dager siden
It's not the games. IT'S THE BAD INTERNET CONNECTION THAT DO!!!
Miguel De santiago acero
Miguel De santiago acero 10 dager siden
It's not video games to blame, it's how we teach our children to respond to them.
Henny Plays
Henny Plays 11 dager siden
MATPAT
Blue panda gaming060
Blue panda gaming060 11 dager siden
Bruh in America you can just go in a gun store and buy a gun with no license but in ice land you can buy a gun but you need a license to get it and they have little gun violence
Kieu Dang
Kieu Dang 11 dager siden
I dont think its the video games
aditya Upadhyay
aditya Upadhyay 11 dager siden
Game Theory: Do Video Games Cause Violence? It's Complicated.
Zsavge1 Coolio
Zsavge1 Coolio 11 dager siden
PUNCH ALL THE TREE'S
CandyIsHere
CandyIsHere 12 dager siden
its funny cause parents use this method yet they don't realize they are the ones responsible. Doesn't make any sense.
Robert Bongiovanni
Robert Bongiovanni 12 dager siden
Well no games do not make you more vilont unless your playing no russian in modern warfare 2 and mortal combat
David Schweighofer
David Schweighofer 12 dager siden
yea they acctualy made me ore sensetive to violence and also they help stop depresion at least for me
David Schweighofer
David Schweighofer 12 dager siden
i meant more srry
Edge Walker
Edge Walker 12 dager siden
Mat for President.
David Birkenmayer
David Birkenmayer 12 dager siden
Playing Phoenix Wright makes me shout at other people out of nowhere and demolate tables.
geraldo lauvanno
geraldo lauvanno 12 dager siden
Gamers be like : wow i love this violence game even i know i died a lot of times man i hope this wasnt real cuz if it is it real we all will die and *especially me* cuz i died alot of times
yea
yea 13 dager siden
only boomers are saying those insults
Nesia Chan
Nesia Chan 13 dager siden
Its not about the video games its because guns are legal there
Dr. MarioYT
Dr. MarioYT 13 dager siden
Ah yes I remember after playing tetris I picked up a brick and threw it at someone.
T3nMiDGET5711
T3nMiDGET5711 13 dager siden
I think that it is just that Violent people with Violent thoughts and tendencies would be interested in violent video games because they appeal to their violent tendencies
tahmidur rahman
tahmidur rahman 13 dager siden
Well, how do I put this "NO"
shadow the demon
shadow the demon 13 dager siden
It's about time someone REALLY looked into this argument, and broke down what the real truth about this, it's something we have been really needing
Destiny Playzzz
Destiny Playzzz 13 dager siden
Me over here ‘violently’ building a house lol
Para-DX Flare
Para-DX Flare 13 dager siden
no, it makes me weirder
Purple
Purple 13 dager siden
I wanna murder someone be put on trial and the first thing I’m gonna say is I played Tetris when I was nine.
Beetle the SilkWing
Beetle the SilkWing 13 dager siden
THANK you for solving all this nonsense
Abdullah Shahzad
Abdullah Shahzad 13 dager siden
If you look at the crime rates of countries other then th U.S., I'd say it'll make a clear picture, depending on the region's connection to video games.
Saksham Sushil
Saksham Sushil 13 dager siden
15:52 News channel shows racing game Caption reads : Video games cause violence I lost it 🤣🤣
epic donny
epic donny 13 dager siden
that moment when your playing pacman and you suddenly wanna destroy all of the human race
pingou le pingouin
pingou le pingouin 14 dager siden
But they give them weapons in America in other countries there is no shoutings cus they do not give weapons
peter stanthorpe
peter stanthorpe 14 dager siden
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