Violent video games are part effect, part cause of the violence in the culture. Eliminate them by themselves and the effect will be minimal. Curtail them as part of a general effort to calm the social mood and it will make a difference.Americans are serious about their entertainments, less so about violence. At least until the shooting starts. However, such entertainments tell us much about where are values lie. What would have horrified previous generations as obscene is now taken in stride. Suffice to say, that casualness about such things conduces to more of it.You cannot logically pump such violence into young minds and expect that there will not be consequences. This is not a case for banning violent video games. It is very much an argument for restricting them and for applying certain ethical and age restrictions on them.To go back to Chesterton, "Do not be pleased that you are not shocked by something that shocked your grandmother. It may be that your grandmother was a lively animal - and that you are a paralytic." Suffice to say, we have produced a culture that is made up increasingly of moral paralytics - and that, to mix metaphors - is entertaining itself to death.
TYPE-O:This sentence: "However, such entertainments tell us much about where are values lie."Should read: "However, such entertainments tell us much about where OUR values lie."
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Correction : "it does tend to completely vanish as the kid matures" the not was not intended.
The opinion of this topic varies like such, all adults will say yes because they know... All youngs will say no because they perceive this an attack on their games dodging the actual question... Those saying no more than likely are gamers, but also they're more than likely consumers of the badly made content and probably succumbed into aggression, cussing, violence unbeknownst of their own consciousness.
All = most.
wrong. People who have never picked up a joystick in their life will say "yes". Gamer, scientists, researchers, and basically anyone with more than 1 working neuron will say "no"
this is bad, y'all assume so much. before the widespread violent video games there were mass shootings, unless you consider pong violence against them subclass balls. pong doesn't get counted as a ball it is just a pixel, that is how much of a non ball it is
Kids... Calm your titties..
Sorry, I only realized after I posted the type-os
Except, statistically it is shown that adult women are the highest demographic of video game players.
@SamtheDnDgirl I think that statistically more people play videogames, because they're there. If a shooter's back ground is videogames, what a surprise who would have thought?