My 2 Cents:  This is for all ya that have been giving me a hard time with my gaming antics…you got to love a good FRAG now and then :O) But honestly in my mind the games that these kids are playing now-a-days are soooo realistic they they are more like simulations. 

My point-of-view is that when the shit hits the fan that most kids will be diving for the gun rather then diving under the bed…its those spit-second decisions that these games are engraining in these children’s minds at these early ages…

According to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project 97% of young people today play video games in one form or another–boys and girl alike. And when they play video games, they often play them with someone else, ether in person or online. Two-thirds play face-to-face, the survey found, while a quarter play online with other people. “It shows that gamers are social people,” says Amanda Lenhart, a senior researcher at Pew. “They communicate just as much. They spend time face-to-face, just as much as other kids. They e-mail and text.”

The kids these days game fairly often, too, with 50% of them saying they had played a video game the previous day. And even though many underage respondents said they had played or owned several M- and AO-rated games, the Pew researchers were quick to distance themselves from making any proclamations about video games and real world violence. Instead, Joseph Kahne, a study co-author and dean of the education school at Mills College in California, said games like Halo–while violent–provided “more than average opportunities for players to help one another.”

Source: Gamepro

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