American Psychological Association says there is a definite link between people who play online games and their behavior being aggressive (Ferdig). Not to mention that this controversial research has been criticized by 200 academics. Other reports suggest that the point that the academics were trying to prove might not have been entirely correct. This is because there have been other researches in other parts of the world which also suggest a link between aggressive behavior and online gaming players, though not violence or violent behavior in particular.
At the same time there have been people who have explained this in an opposite manner, saying that the aggression which is being noticed in the people or kids playing online games could be for various other reasons but not because of the online games. The explanation which is thus provided is that online gaming has been there for a very long time now and there had been no such connection as mentioned above. That is the link between aggressive behavior and online games is something which is being emphasized on only after 2005 (Pratchett). Also aggressive behavior is merely an aspect of a probable violent individual with individual violent behavior.