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Video Games Not to Blame for Violence

In the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting, video games have once again been blamed for inciting violence, this time by presidential hopeful and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Recently on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Gingrich said that "young people are being dehumanized by violence in video games." Blaming entertainment for real-world ills is a popular pastime, but Gingrich's statement has no basis in science.

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