So are violent video games truly linked to violent actions? It all depends on what you want the answer to be. The Washington Post ran a story a few years back that covered quiet a bit of information about a study that was looking for this link. In the study conducted by Psychologist Craig Anderson of Iowa State University and his team, published in the Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the American Psychological Association, a link is found between violent games and aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition and aggressive “affect.” It also found that it desensitizes users and is associated with lack of empathy and a lack of “prosocial” behavior. In response Christopher Ferguson and John Kilburn of the department of behavioral applied science and criminal justice at Texas A&M International University note faults in the research. Ferguson states a bias in the research and notes that Anderson found a very weak link between violent games and violent deeds.