Are violent video games the cause of real life violence?
The pundits are talking thanks to the successful launch of GTA I would assume. So the talking heads on both sides of the fence are pointing fingers from the conservatives to the liberals, both sides are call for the stop of violent game because it leads to a life of crime. You’ve heard them violent video games this and violent video games that!
Every time I hear this theory on violent video games I cringe. As a young guy I joined the service and was sent all over the world to do the things that nobody else wanted to do, but we did them we complained from time to time, well maybe we complained all the time, but I wouldn’t change a thing about that time I spent with some good people and terrible places. So needless to say I’ve been around the block a few times, the big difference is I know the difference between right and wrong.
Let me get one thing straight, I don’t have any kids. Not because I don’t like kids because I have responsibility to know that right now isn’t a good time for me to have kids in my life.
So what I have to say will probably not be taken by all very well. If your kid plays violent video games and doesn’t know the difference between a game and real life, I have question the upbringing of that family he or she belonged to. Sorry parents! I would question why you even have kids in the first place.
A friend of mine said that some of his army buddies where using call of duty to come up with tactics for training and I could see that, but carrying out in real life is a little different mashing a button in a game.
If a violent video games makes someone go off the deep end, I’m pretty sure that person wasn’t right to begin with. Maybe not but I’m no psychologist, nor do I plan to be.
I’m only a gamer that knows the difference between right and wrong.
So today I ask you, are violent video games causing real violence?
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