Do Video Games Influences the male Behavior ?
by Crimsonflower on November 8, 2015 - 11:56am
Do Video Games influences the male’s behavior?
Video games have been a part of every gamers and non-gamers life for a long time now but are they really one of the reasons the male population became violent through all those years? In this article ‘Shooting in the Dark’ written by Benedict Carey, a science reporter for the ‘New York Times’ journal, explains us his thoughts on the effects that video games has on someone. Benedict Carey and many other psychologists argued about the fact that : ‘violent video games “socialize” children over time, prompting them to imitate the behavior of the game’s characters, the cartoonish machismo, the hair-trigger rage, the dismissive brutality’. (Shooting in the dark/ pages 2/ February 11 2013 )
For starters, Violence has always been around whether there were games or not back then all that men needed was a reasons and they would start a war. This is why I’m strongly against the fact that Video Games influences violent behavior for the male population. In the documentary ‘Tough Guise 2: The Ongoing Crisis of Violent Masculinity’, they briefly speaks about video games and their impacts on the male gamers. They talked about the fact that most protagonist in the video games have well-developed bodies and are ‘Badass’ that does not respect the law. They also mentioned that such behaviors coming from one of the main source of entertainment for boys could be one of the reasons why they are more violent than the females. I think it is only natural to have the main protagonist of games be strong, well-built, smart or and handsome. It is not to influence the male gamers to fit in this ‘Man box’ they made at all, itis just what the gamers want. They don’t want a wimpy little kids that cries and ask for help for anything that he does it would not be entertaining at all. They want someone strong and reliable that faces his/her problems head on. Just because someone plays a violent video game like ‘Mortal Kombat’ it doesn’t mean they want to dismember the first person they’ll see. After all, video games are just to entertain the population.
Here’s a link to the article if you want to read more about the subject:
And the name of the documentary for a better understanding of the matter:
Tough Guise 2: The Ongoing Crisis of Violent Masculinity