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Submitted by Gekko 661d ago | opinion piece

Why Aren’t We Discussing Videogame Violence?

Nathan Grayson:

Everyone? We need to talk.

I didn’t feel right playing Far Cry 3 the day after the awful, disgusting, utterly tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. I didn’t at all.

I think that says something. I know that says something. But what? That’s the important question, and I’m disheartened to see that very few people are discussing it.

But I know why we’re not discussing it. That’s the easy part. It’s because that’s the sort of thing the enemy talks about. “Videogames cause violence,” they hoot and holler, pitchforks aloft atop their dusty dinosaur steeds. “The medium just belches out puerile filth that teaches our children how to kill. All games should be banned forever. Period end.”

The most recent last straw in a string of straws that have broken the camel’s back a million times over came when the US’ National Rifle Association primarily blamed violent media – games, Hollywood, etc (but especially Bulletstorm and 1989 beat-’em-up Splatterhouse for some reason) – for the recent school shootings. To say that the NRA’s stance was rooted in horrifyingly willful ignorance is the understatement of the century, but the fact is, they said it. On a national stage. And the NRA has some pretty serious lobbying power to boot. So what happened next? The same thing that always happens: everyone got super pissed off. (Culture)

Ezz2013  +   661d ago
"Why Aren’t We Discussing Videogame Violence?"

WTF?!
there has been nothing but blaming videogames because violence from the media
any gamer will tell you that those games does not effect our life

i play violence games all the time
never for once felt like i want to kill any one

the media is the one to blame they give those crazy psycho guys a reason to kill
they are the reason why they get a way from death sentence because the media say
"they gone crazy because violent videogames "
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hadouken007  +   661d ago
Why don't they discuss GMO's in your food killing us or 11teen different things that's toxic killin more kids then the plague in flu shots, or the media pumping us full of fear skip to commercial buy a Lexus, more fear ect.

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