Web. 2 Mar. 2014. Martin, Michel. "What Can We Learn From Video Games?"
If violent games, along with other violent media in general, have been linked to promoting violence; then it stands to reason that prosocial games can infact have the same effect, and promote prosocial behavior. Many experiments have been performed to test this theory on the effects of prosocial video games. What the group found was that after playing a prosocial game participants engaged in a more helpful behavior, such as offering to help clean up as spill made by the experimenting group. They were also more likely to agree to future visits which required more studies and research without further compensation for their time (Routledge). Another experiment conducted by a separate study group was cleverly set up to look like an encounter was taking place between two people, with one being a member of the experimenting study group.