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Violent games have 'corrosive effect', warns Nick Clegg

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2013 11:01 User comments (2)

Violent games have 'corrosive effect', warns Nick Clegg UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has warned about the corrosive effect of violent video games in the wake of the recent Navy Yard shooting in the United States.
The Liberal Democrat leader and deputy to Conservative PM David Cameron was commenting on his LBC Radio phone-in show. Reports questioned the gaming habits of the shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. (though he also apparently heard voices in his head...) following the latest gun-related tragedy to blight the United States.

"These games can have an incredibly powerful effect, and I expect in some cases a corrosive effect, on someone's behaviour," said Clegg.

"They occupy a hermetically sealed world of their own and that can have a very detrimental effect."

Typical of a politician, Clegg offered absolutely no evidence for his statement.

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120.9.2013 16:08

Yeah........."corrosive effect" on politicians to make them bigger asses than they already are.

News did study few weeks back and thoroughly concluded that they DO NOT affect a person's willingness to commit violent crimes.

220.9.2013 20:14

The shooter's conduct must have been the result of video games, because we all know that being insane and hearing voices in your head are not the sort of things that result in violence all by themselves.

What a nut.

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