chris-littlechild - July 10, 2015
Now we're talking, science. After all those years of frivolous cash-wasting research, you're dropping some info that's actually worth our time. Splitting the atom? Cloning a sheep? Freaking out all of a mouse's little mouse-buddies by whacking a human ear onto the poor little bastard's back? What the hell was all that about? Someone was having a laugh with that sort of nonsense.
So, as the young people like to say, GOML, science. Hit us with some truly pressing, cutting edge-y sort of knowledge. Something like the fact that playing violent video games makes us approximately 67% more sextacular.
Oh yes indeed. Apparently, this is actually a thing. A recent study over on sciencedirect surveyed 1000 men and women, inquiring about their gaming and sexual habits. It was, natch, a festival of jargon and big intimidating words, but Destructoid has cherry-picked the parts to pay attention to:
"What we found was that desire for sex was correlated with their violent video game play," wrote authors Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson. "And both men and women who said that they were more interested in sex played more violent video games. ...gamers are often interested in sex. And the gamers who are most interested in sex tend to play the most violent games. From an evolutionary perspective, this makes some sense. Like other animals, in our ancestral past, those who successfully competed and secured resources and mates had the most offspring."
So think about that the next time you're busting out a limb-lacerating fatality in Mortal Kombat X. Or should I say, Mortal Kombat XXX?