Do Videogames Cause Violence?
from the not-this-again dept
SF Gate has one of the more balanced articles talking about whether or not violent video games lead to real life violence. It quotes a number of gamers who point out what a silly concept that is, though some express concern. It also includes some talk of how things are in Japan – where the games are often more violent, and yet no one ever blames the video games when a real-life violent act occurs (as opposed to here in the US, where it seems to be the first thing the media blames when a kid gets violent). It seems pretty clear that anyone who thinks it’s okay to hurt someone just because they did it in a video game has such a strenuous grasp of reality, that just about anything else could have pushed them over the edge as well.