From the PlanetXbox360.com editorial:
"Parent groups, politicians, and religious fanatics have long argued that the violence in video games desensitizes children and I’ll tell you why. It’s because the violence isn’t anywhere near as gruesome as it should be. If the industry pumped up the gore on these games, they could sensitize the shit out of kids. Of course Little Scotty is going to get desensitized to violence when playing a video game. If you shoot Oddjob in GoldenEye 64, it shows up as a yellow paintball mark on the shrimp’s hat. If you blow up a guy with a grenade in Halo, you can take the guy’s somehow-undamaged weapon. And if you kill a hooker in Grand Theft Auto, not only do you get your money back, but you get your money back without having to spend it on treatment for Chlamydia. Totally unrealistic. Acting violently in video games should not reward kids; it should traumatize the fuck out of them."