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  •  I've had that brain-bleed on occasion. (2+ / 0-)
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    ThatPoshGirl, FloridaSNMOM

    When I was deeply into Tetris, I used to stare at the ceiling while trying to sleep and unintentionally visualize Tetris pieces slowly dropping through my field of vision.

    These days I'm playing Walk It Out for the Wii, and I have caught myself visualizing the objects around me and their point value anytime I walk outdoors with headphones on and music playing.

    I also do a lot of roleplaying, and I frequently find myself thinking of my RP characters' likely reactions to things I see and hear in real life.

    It's never gone anywhere beyond that.

    I think the worst a violent video game could do is offer a scenario and/or a framing context for someone who, as you say, is already mentally unbalanced.  And for a person is already mentally unbalanced, that kind of scenario and/or framing context can come from literally anything.

    As you say: some serious unbiased studies are warranted.

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