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All frustration and not violence makes Jack a dull boy

2014-07-25 11:29:49 by Valio


According to a new study by the Rochester University the aggression that is caused for some video game players is caused by the frustration level of a video game. However the amount of violence displayed does not lead to more immediate aggression in players.

Across the experiments, researchers found it was not the narrative or imagery, but the lack of mastery of the game’s controls and the degree of difficulty players had completing the game that led to frustration. The study demonstrated that aggression is a negative side effect of the frustration felt while playing the video game. “When the experience involves threats to our ego, it can cause us to be hostile and mean to others,” Ryan explains.

Read the full article at the Rochester University site:
Video gamers’ aggression linked to frustration, not violent content


You can fix copyright in Europe!

2014-02-27 04:49:58 by Valio

There is now a week left until the public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules ends.

You are invited to contribute, if you're affected by EU copyright rules (you don't have to be a EU citizen).

It's easy as pie to participate if you visit one of these two sites

Or if you feel that you have a bit more time, visit

Deadline is 5th of March 2014





Update 6th March 2014: The Copyright Consultation of the EU received 11,117 replies in the course of 2 months! Thanks everyone!