A study has found that people who play violent video games have a 65% higher pain threshold than those who don't. That's one back for our side.
The study was conducted at Keele University in the UK, where participants played a game for 10 minutes and then put their hands in freezing water, reports The Daily Mail.
Those who played a violent video game were able to keep their hands in the icy cold water for longer than those who didn't, and had a higher heart rate.
Researchers linked the results to violent video games beginning to trigger the 'fight or flight' response.
Still, cold water? I would have loved to have seen this done before ethics said you can't mentally or physically destroy someone in the name of science. Unfortunately video games weren't a thing back then.
By Ben Salter