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The Controversy of Violence in Video Games

As long as the video gaming has been around there has always been titles that have had some sort of violence in them. As technology continues to progress we see a more realistic depiction of violence in video games, such titles as Mortal Kombat X show incredible images of the human body and how they react when they are being dismembered. There seems to be a deliberate artistry having created something beautiful, realistic, and pleasing. During the Renaissance there was a demand for more realistic depictions of the human body, both in proportion and pose, this seems to be the same demand today but in a digital aspect. But this sparks the great controversy in video games, do the violence in video games have an impact on the real world? Do they influence terrible thoughts and do they drive people to perform despicable actions? Players know their games are not reality, they become immersed in their world but it is in of itself a false reality. Like how a good book or movie that provides the framework for a world to give the audience a unique viewpoint, games provide a frame for the imagination, while still remaining firmly fictional. But the controversy remains and it does not look like it will end any time soon. This time on the podcast we dive in and talk about violence in video games.

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Smokehouse198d ago

It’s always a good “controversy” to fall back on when the week doesn’t provide any new “controversies”. The BFV “controversy” ran its course and I guess 3 people haven’t said anything stupid on twitter so back to the tried and true we go.

2pacalypsenow198d ago

Humans are violent by nature.

I don't get how people like to blame the media for violence, I mean just look at the medieval ages and even sooner like the 1800's, people would scalp you.

Violence is in our nature.

meka2611198d ago

Actually who cares about that, it's beating a dead horse. You should ask why games nowadays cant have sex or nudity, but violence is just fine. That's more of a controversy nowadays.