I watched an MSNBC show where by an analyst stated that many people that are easily recruited in western nations are draw to the horrific violence of ISIS because they play and are culturalized by a certain type of video game.
I wonder if this is true and if so why it is true.
I don't place credibility in the next link because FOX is notorious for push polls and biased reporting.
Most studies I researched say that video games violence doesn't translate to real violence.
Actually one study says that playing violent video games makes you a better person.
Personally I think that most video games are a colossal waste of time and only promote obesity. I'm not sure how the content of the games actually effect people. Does anyone have good research on the subject. I know one thing. As a combat veteran of the military I know that most people have no clue about combat, the logistics, the tactics, or really anything about the real nature and effects of combat.
Recently I was invited to participate with a local chapter of a "guard" unit. It basically amounted to a bunch of middle-aged men playing "Army". They had no clue about anything. Even those of them that claimed to be vets, were not combatants when they were in the service and were relying on TV and movie information in their individual conduct. I am particularly irked by the video game series "HALO".
HALO was a program. It means High Altitude Low Opening. It was thought that a group of commandos (SEALS) could parachute from a very high altitude and land on enemy ships and take control of those vessels. The program was cancelled because it proved to be ineffective.
The video game is in noway even close to what HALO actually means. It actually is more science fiction than anything else. Some of the things in the video are not only unlikely but out right impossible.
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