Witch hunt for the Nth time

Games will make you degenerate into savagery, or so the Beep reports.

Playing a video game triggers the same violent responses in the brain as actual aggression, researchers claim.

A team from the University of Aachen, Germany, asked men to play a game which required them to kill terrorists in order to rescue hostages.

They found brain mapping scans showed the same kind of activity as when people imagine being violent themselves, New Scientist reports.

Game players’ may be more “primed” for aggression, experts warn.

Hard to play a game about killing terrorists, without, you know, not thinking about killing terrorists. It’s called immersiveness. Does being in a traffic jam not trigger thoughts of murder in your head? There is a difference between conceptualization and actuation.

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