“The idea that violent video games drive real-world aggression is a popular one, but it hasn’t tested very well over time,” says lead researcher Professor Andrew Przybylski, director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute.
“Despite interest in the topic by parents and policy-makers, the research has not demonstrated that there is cause for concern.”
But he did say games could provoke angry outbursts while playing online. “Anecdotally, you do see things such as trash-talking, competitiveness and trolling in gaming communities that could qualify as antisocial behaviour,” he added.
Using myself as an example, such angry outbursts can be addressed by treating existing issues—preferably early in life.