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Doom Creator: Games Are Cathartic, Reduce Aggression and Violence

id Software's Doom for some time was the poster child for video game violence, and many blamed the game for the terrible Columbine massacre in 1999, but Doom creator John Carmack told IndustryGamers that he never bought into the whole debate. In fact, Carmack believes violent games like Doom can help by reducing aggression in players.

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thereapersson2546d ago

It should already be common knowledge that If your mind is already predisposed to violent thoughts or behavior, you're going to do something regardless of what medium you are exposed to. That said, there are ways to condition people through media, but generally speaking most people aren't going to see a game like DooM and think "this is a great training tool to murder my neighborhood!"

I'm sorry if I sound naive, but I refuse to believe that this is the only inherent problem.

Hozi892546d ago

Honestly we are all responsible for our own actions. Blaming a game for committing murder or another crime is flat out ridiculous.

and even if people disagree then it just goes to show you are a pussy and can't man up to your own shortcomings.