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Despite regular claims about violent video games causing players to become more aggressive, it appears football titles may be more provocative.
A study by Dr Simon Goodson and Sarah Pearson of Huddersfield University looked at the brain and heart activity of people playing sports games as opposed to shoot-em-up games.
It was found that letting a goal in actually produced more emotion than shooting an enemy because it is closer to real life.
Dr Goodson commented: