Submitted by godfree 818d ago | opinion piece

Violence in Gaming Creating Violence is an Outdated Belief

Gamertag Radio writes: "I’ve been focusing my attention around the unfair label I am faced with of late. There have been so many shootings and bombings worldwide and in almost all instances, someone blames gaming.

Years ago, Penn & Teller came out with an episode on their show Bullshit covering the classical topic called “Do Video Games Make Our Children Act Out in a Violent Way.” If you haven’t seen it then I urge you to take a few moments out of your day and watch it on YouTube. When terrible things happen in life, it is way too easy for us to blame an outside source and not even consider a person’s state of mind. You do not blame an entire religion for the atrocity of a selected few and it is not in your right to blame a subculture that is populated by millions around the world for acts of violence." (Culture, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

pennyman  +   818d ago
hennessey86  +   818d ago
I've been gaming for 20 odd years
And I've never had the urge to go out and re enact anything ive done in a video game.........ermmmm wait I lied I really want to play tricks on people with a portal gun :D
weekev15  +   818d ago
I blame the parents.
LoveOfTheGame  +   818d ago
Give a little credit to our public school system.
weekev15  +   817d ago
Ok partial responsibility to the school system.
kalkano  +   818d ago
"You do not blame an entire religion for the atrocity of a selected few"

Maybe this guy doesn't, but tons of people do.
InMyOpinion  +   818d ago
If the religious leaders don't take action against it, or try to put a lid on the atrocities, I would.

Looking at the pedophile catholic priests scandal and the Vatican and pope trying to hide the truth.
kalkano  +   817d ago
The Catholic church is an organization. You still can't (even though you probably do) blame the religion itself.
Patashnik  +   817d ago
Game violence definitely causes real-world violence! Didn't you get the memo? ;)

VTKC  +   817d ago
try telling the media that. and that fuck wit whats his name. Jack Thompson is it?

Religion is pretty violent. Causing People blowing them selves up, causes some to want to have sexual relations with children. I wonder when the media will catch on and concerntrate on Religion.
SAYGUH  +   817d ago
Yea, ya think after all these millenias peps would know how to act. SMH.. Study the godamn past so it doesn't repeat itself.
aliengmr  +   817d ago
Its been BS from the beginning. Just typical "older" gen scared of the younger gen.

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