Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Simpsons Players Less Violent, But Fatter

A study compared kids who played Grand Theft Auto III to those who played Simpsons: Hit and Run. Here's what they found:

“The researchers found, young men who had played the violent game were less cooperative and more competitive in completing an assigned task with another person, compared to those who played the Simpsons game. They were also more likely to have permissive attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana use.”

So they're saying The Simpsons won't make you want to smoke pot. Because those who watch or play The Simpsons have already consumed toxic amounts of marijuana.

via Kotaku

1 comment:

Maria Maria said...

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