Online games are potentially addictive. Game makers all optimize their profits with designs that are addictive and enticing to players. Players need to invest a lot of time, effort and money to achieve high results in the game.
The game is constantly updated to maintain the new, ensuring more attractive, novelty that requires players to explore and spend more time to play.
Increasing time in the virtual world affects the lives and relationships of players such as conflicts with family, friends, colleagues. The images of brain dysfunction on MRI after a period of violent gaming are real. It not only affects the psychology but also affects the normal development of the brain.
The common manifestations when addicted to the game such as game time more than 3 hours for day, continuously for 1 month or more.
More than five years earlier, in another school shootings, then-US President Barack Obama also declared: “Congress will fund research on the impact of violent video games on young people’s minds ”.
Even the World Health Organization has considered adding “gaming disorders” to the list of mental health conditions. They think that playing games can affect behavior and extremely negatively affect the lives of game addicts.
A study by the American Psychological Association has found that violent game players tend to engage in aggressive behavior. However, APA said gaming is not enough to constitute aggression.
Other studies have found no link between violent video games and violent intentions or attacking others. Some researchers, such as APA member Chris Ferguson, are skeptical of the conclusion linking video games to aggressive behavior.
He said many of the studies that make such conclusions have methodological problems.