When the most popular names in the industry all involve franchises where killing is the focal point, it's difficult to say video games aren't overly violent.
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Exactly, tell that to Nintendo who made a fortune this generation selling kids games. Who cares if a game involves killing? What, we don't see that all the time in movies and tv? Ever read a book with violence in it? Oh that's right, this author probably doesn't read...
Cod and gta aren't popular for their violence only. Hell is cod even that violent besides that no Russian mission?
Even in Mario Bros (NES) you have to "stop" Bowser and kill his kids w/ lava.
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Most games don't even portray the violence in a very realistic manor, at the end of the day some of the biggest selling games have barely any violence at all.
After playing batman, I like to sneak out at night in a black cape and beat up on hobos. Shhh...
If anything that wouldn't prove games are too violent, just that gamers prefer games with violence. But even that is a stretch. Horrible article...
No, consumers are just too stupid.
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