Study links violent video games and physically aggressive behavior


According to a new study by the non-profit RAND group, children playing violent video games have a higher than average incidence of "physically aggressive behavior." The study included 1,200 Japanese and 364 Americans between 9 and 18 years.

Though not necessarily great news for gamers, it's not exactly bad either, is it? We mean, kids shouldn't be playing violent video games, should they? If only for raising these very difficult questions, we plan on flying to the RAND offices and punching them all in the faces before we tear their building down brick by brick. That'll show them.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.