I think no one will dispute the fact that we are animals. During the day we are stressed, we gnaw with our own kind on trifles or on a large scale, often our bosses "bite" us for insufficient diligence (most often this is done simply to raise our tone, and not because of some real mistake), and they themselves are gnawed even more strongly by the generals. Even in a friendly environment, light "under ** would" is just a way to playfully bite each other, as if to tinker with fellow tribesmen in the mud. We are constantly dealing with a social hierarchy, where someone is chewing on someone, and in most cases we are not aware of this. It seems, well, what's wrong, - everything is ok, and it's actually ok, - these are the realities of interpersonal relationships.
So, a person is not harmless. Any person who has not broken under circumstances, especially a man (every man is a warrior in his soul, once upon a time ready to defend his tribe by piercing the skin of living enemies, when if not you, then, alas, you) has a certain amount of aggression that accumulates during the day and which needs to be drained somewhere. I am not a psychologist and I just judge by myself and others. Even the most peaceful men sometimes like to watch treshak or, even better, give someone virtual blood, after which they make cute jokes on everyday topics and aunt with children. If this possibility did not exist, the accumulated aggression would be directed either at oneself (in the form of drunkenness, for example, or another way of self-destruction), or at others, which would ultimately lead to a breakdown.
Women are a different story. I'm not sexist, it's just that by nature. Sometimes aggression builds up in women, but usually it happens pointwise and quickly passes or is realized right there, on the spot, when Madame arranges a tantrum at work "you don't love and appreciate me!" or she drives her to a bitch-colleague behind her back, or any other "female" (I specially write this in quotation marks, because men often do not disdain female methods) a way to stand up for themselves. This is not enough for men, and on the other hand, men are forced to more clearly obey the hierarchy at work.
What is "excess of violence"?
If we talk about the possibility of violence, then it is easily born from a sense of justice. For example, in Fallout 4 I had my favorite "Justice" revolver for righteous shooting of heads to especially nasty types, but this was a reaction to their behavior. That is, if the game did not give me the opportunity to kill especially bad guys "with taste", I would feel dissatisfaction with the establishment of justice.
If we talk about the possibility of killing women and even children, then such violence is the opposite, creates a lot of additional moral questions. For example, in Fallout 2 there was a quest to kill a character with a large family and a bunch of children, and in the event of a massacre, they die, and in the same Fallout 4 unarmed people die during shootings and this is an argument against the use of excessive violence. In a sterile world, where there is no pain and suffering, there is no point in containing violence. A classic example here is the RTS, where the goal always justifies the means and you can safely drop nuclear bombs on cities, because this will not give any consequences other than the destruction of enemy forces.
This is probably due to the fact that each of us has internal aggression, which we throw out playing violent video games.
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All these are common stereotypes. Constantly, every day, many parents teach their children, or even prohibit playing violent games. And why? Yes! Again stereotypes. It's just that now there is a lot of talk on TV about this. Who to watch. TV? Right! Most of the pretty adult people. They believe all this. This is "stuck" in the head and by automation they talk about it. Okay. And if a person is not a child and he plays? Yes, you say he is an adult and can afford whatever he wants (within reason). No. There is another reason. He understands that these games will not harm him, just as children think. Hence the conclusion: it is worth prohibiting games with an increased degree of violence for mentally ill . Pretty healthy - you can, but you shouldn't abuse it. And I forgot to remember. They love it because they want to get a dose of adrenaline.
Because homo sapiens wants to kill. This is our way to survive, this is what helped us win the evolutionary race. There is essentially no taboo on murder; there are only legal restrictions. It's kind of a habit, causing the release of endorphins and others like it. Our morality in comparison with this "habit" is still a nursing infant.
Well, since it is no longer necessary to kill to survive, and it's illegal, people sublimate. Hence the popularity of art works in the style of horror, thrillers, as well as programs about crime;).
Because modern man lives in conditions of almost absolute security. Only chances can pose a threat, which we cannot always predict. And adrenaline is still produced by the body, it needs to be "burned". Actually, games with an excess of violence are excellent simulators of danger, which is so necessary for our body.
a sense of justice is deeply embedded in a person, and when he is in a world where almost one injustice occurs such as "Cognitive dissonance" and perhaps in this rather strange way (way) a person is trying to somehow balance this discrepancy. In fact, this tough game can be a kind of revenge, retaliation, splashing out this accumulated energy, a kind of "sublimation" that comes out in this way. In general, the topic is terribly interesting (to look for roots), even a science has appeared that studies the influence and connection of two completely different and seemingly distant processes, worlds, spheres. I, in turn, was always interested in one similar phenomenon - I saw a lot of people who, by their nature, were almost mama's sons. calm, reasonable, balanced and so on and at the same time adoring heavy metal and similar forms of radical rock.
Because the stress accumulated in life is looking for a way out, and this is one of the easiest methods to safely let off steam and satisfy your need for domination. Moreover, it is safe both for yourself and for others.
Contemplating violence from a safe distance is a pleasure. The gladiatorial battles of Ancient Rome, public executions, books and stories about the war, paintings depicting the death of people, horror films and action films, video games with scenes of violence, touch the same strings within us. To look at the fact that at a given moment someone is worse off than you is nothing more than flirting with the deep instinct of self-preservation. Video games are a product of modern technologies, it makes it possible not only to watch, but to take part, to influence, which makes a video game the most powerful form of escapism (escape from reality).
Having been in this state for four years, I recently decided to start analyzing this ... dependence. Yes exactly. During the analysis, it turned out that in my life there was not enough communication with my parents and friends, which had an alienating effect on me, as a result of which, knowing that the real world is boring ("there is no one to communicate with, how sad", "and what should I do? "), decided to sit down at the computer and go where it is" light ". I wanted something fresh, new, and games are a suitable solution to withdraw into oneself, BUT - only for a while, because games cannot last forever, and one must be able to take responsibility for oneself, loved ones. Only a change of circumstances (the same change of place of study) had a noticeable effect on me. I became more sociable, independent. There was a driving force pushing me forward. Such a thing.