Does gaming affect behavior?

Some people and studies suggest gaming affects behaviour either in a positive or negative way.

Do you think this is true or just another myth which hasn't been scientificly proven yet?

A gaming addiction is now classified as a mental health disorder in England although do you think gaming mostly impacts Children rather than Adults as their minds are still developing and learning?

What's your opinion and thoughts on this discussion style debate?
 

Nova

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People have attacked other people in real life. People are abusive towards other people in family. All because of gaming addiction. And it seems like a lot happens with any form of addiction. I can tell you that gaming constantly has bad effects on our body and mind. So we have to be pretty much mindful on that part.
 

TopSilver

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Gaming addiction falls under the mental addiction category. While some will swear it could be a physical addition :p

Most people addicted to it mainly have mental addictions they cannot control. It's a shame to get addicted to something that doesn't have a physical dependency.
 

Gopnik

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Gaming has helped me to develop some real life skills such as management, made it easier for me to follow tasks and orders and I even learnt an entire language by just playing a video game. I also don't get nervous that easy anymore. But gaming can also have a negative impact on some people but I think it's just their character.
 
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Jayson

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Oh, of course, gaming can be addictive - just like social media is. Nonetheless, I'm not for ruining fun. I guess it's all about balance.

Anyway, I'd say gaming addiction would be less destructive - than drug or gambling addictions, right?
 
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Nova

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There are also rehab centers being open for gamers. And some people are also recommending keeping break of few days off the computer and consoles before they can be brought into some social places. Gamers tend to be pretty much violent in some circumstances. And so I think gamers need to mind how much they play.
 

Gopnik

Member
I wouldn't recommend a complete break from gaming for a few days. Instead 1-2 hours of gaming a day will be better in my opinion. Cutting their access to video game completely might drive them crazy. While on the other side, when a hour pass, you can tell them that it's enough for today and they need to spend less time on the PC/console.
 

Jayson

Member
There are also rehab centers being open for gamers. And some people are also recommending keeping break of few days off the computer and consoles before they can be brought into some social places. Gamers tend to be pretty much violent in some circumstances. And so I think gamers need to mind how much they play.
Call me crazy, but doesn't this seem like a joke? I mean, who has time to game anyway - other than privileged people? Go get a job! :D
 
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Nova

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Not necessary. Gaming has become serious lately. And there are kids who are going violent. You can't make them get job or even go to colleges. Some of the parents are so damaged with this addiction. I think they failed to control their kids. Something that may not be learned from the experience from what I have seen.
 

Gopnik

Member
Not necessary. Gaming has become serious lately. And there are kids who are going violent. You can't make them get job or even go to colleges. Some of the parents are so damaged with this addiction. I think they failed to control their kids. Something that may not be learned from the experience from what I have seen.
Parents should be responsible for what they do. They have to think first for their kids instead of gaming. It's like video games are more important to them than taking care for their kids. Well, some people are just not supposed to be parents. And if they can realize it themselves, they really should seek help from a psychologist or someone who can help them.
 

Matt C.

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I don't think so. Just because I enjoy shooting and blowing people up in GTA 5, doesn't mean I want to do that in real life.