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‘Rage Quitting’ Video Games Leads to Violence

We might imagine that, after a session playing a video game a player's violent outburts in real life would be inspired by the on-screen depictions of violence, but that may not be directly so.

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Stacey Vanek Smith, a senior reporter for Marketplace, tells us about a study that shows that any game, violent imagry or harmless, can lead to violent outbursts after the players get frustrated and “rage quit” the game.