More Reviews
REVIEWS Disney Infinity 3.0 Review
Disney Infinity 3.0 offers the first real taste of new Star Wars gaming content since the franchise was purchased by the Disney Corporation. This begs the question: Is it Han Sololicious? Or Jar Jar Bombad?

Lara Croft GO Review
Everyone’s favorite spunky spelunker goes retro for her new adventure on mobile devices. Does this blast from the past offer enough variety to stand on its own?
More Previews
PREVIEWS YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Preview
What if there was a modern day EarthBound game? YIIK attempts to answer the question.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release date: 09/01/15

Destiny: The Taken King
Release date: 09/15/15

Skylanders SuperChargers
Release date: 09/20/15

LEGO Dimensions
Release date: 09/27/15


LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Ivory_Soul
Windows 10 Review for Dummies
By Ivory_Soul
Posted on 08/11/15
After all these years, and growing up with Windows 3.1, I have seen an entire evolution of computers and software. Touch screens and large resolutions were a pipe dream just 15 years ago. Now it's the norm. Going from a Packard Bell (yes, before HP) that couldn't run 3D Ultra Mini...

GAMING NEWS

New Study Finds Violent Video Games May Heighten Moral Sensitivity

Posted on Tuesday, July 1 @ 06:00:00 PST by ryanbates



It's a scene set many times in the lab: have a bunch of people play violent video games, and test the hypothesis that they will behave more violently themselves. However, according to a new study released by the University of Buffalo, the exact opposite may be true – violent video games could make players more morally sensitive.

According to results published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, subjects were randomly chosen to play through video game scenarios either as a terrorist or a United Nations peacekeeper. After playing, participants were asked to recall “real-life acts” that caused the “terrorist” players to feel guilt, or acts that did not induce guilt for the “peacekeepers.”

Co-author of the study Matthew Grizzard found that “an American who played a violent game 'as a terrorist' would likely consider his avatar's unjust and violent behavior – violations of the fairness/reciprocity and harm/care domains – to be more immoral than when he or she performed the same acts in the role of a 'UN peacekeeper.'” The study also found significant positive correlations between guilt and the violation of one's moral foundation.

The University of Buffalo study is just the latest in a slew of research, often finding inconsistent evidence linking, or failing to link, violent video games and aggressive behavior. Have there been moments in gaming where you, as a player, have felt guilty for in-game actions? Let us know.

Tags:   violence
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution