Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday June 28, 2013

Risk-Glorifying Video Games Impact Real-World Behavior

If you have ever played Need For Speed, you are going to refuse medical care at some point and, as a result, you will die. Thanks video games. Thanks a lot. frown

"To the best of our knowledge," the researchers write, "this is the first study showing the negative effects of risk-glorification in video games on actual health-related behavior." What’s more, they add, the risk-is-good attitude is not "content-specific," as it apparently slops over from its original context (driving) to an entirely different one (health checkups).