Video Gamers Unable To Distinguish Fantasy from Reality
Go go gadget Daily Fail!
How video games blur real life boundaries and prompt thoughts of 'violent solutions' to players' problems | Mail Online
Not much needs to be said here, really, does it? It's obviously nonsense, it's just equal parts hilarious and tragic how stupid it is, and how seriously it will be taken by some.
Marvellous rebuttal here, even if refuting the study is like shooting fish in a barrel: Fantasy And Reality: Can Gamers Tell? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
On a related note, then: how many have you have had this happen to you? I know that after GTA3 was out, I walked through a quiet car park one evening on my way to the pub and found myself scanning for nice cars to take, and too much Eve (and not enough sleep) has left me thinking I can move freely along a three-dimensional axis, gravity be damned. But I've certainly never failed to tell the real world from the flashy lights of my PC games.