A controversial report which stated that Playing shooting-based video games improves your marksmanship has been retracted by publisher Communications Research in a posted notice. It states that a committee at Ohio University recommended the retraction of the conclusions drawn by Dr Brad Bushman ‘after being alerted to irregularities in some variables of the data’.
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Originally published in 2012, ‘Boom Headshot’ as the Study is titled claims that people who regularly play shooting games extensively, become better at shooting guns in real life, as well as becoming more prone to acts of violence. The implications of this are obvious, considering the fact that claims about the corruptive nature of videogames have been floating around for almost as long as videogaming itself has existed. However, Dr Patrick Markey, a psychology professor at Villanova University has long been disputing the claim.