Friday, May 31, 2013

Violent Video Games

Saying violence in video games causes real life violence is a lot like saying porn on the internet has caused more babies.  It's completely stupid and ignorant argument at best.  With this Presidential administration spouting out complete nonsense towards video games and the many unfortunate incidents involving kids and guns, you would think that video games would suffer.  That doesn't seem to be the case though.  Matter of fact the exact opposite seems to be happening.  The video game industry has been stomping on the movie industry for awhile now.  This has put the same target on their backs as the movie industry had had during the days of the 80's action movies.

I personally grew up on video games with the Atari 2600 being my first console.  We also had a computer in the house since I can remember.  I know everyone is different but I've spent a good part of my life in front of games and not once have I had the want or the need to commit any sort of violent act because of video games.  The violence we are experiencing these days can attributed to a larger societal problem.  But if you do your research, the United States and humans in general have always been deeply entrenched in violence.  And guess what.  Video games have not always been around.  Case closed.

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