God of War 4 Named in Sociology Textbook Blaming Video Games for Violence

If the dreadful ignorance often showcased by those that advocate the theory that video games desensitize young players to violence wasn’t enough, looks like some of them can see the future too.

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Abriael2183d ago

Must have been written by an insider.

GarrusVakarian2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

"There’s also a growing consensus that violent video games make violence seem normal."

Facepalm....Yeah, when i saw Kratos tear Helio's head off his shoulders i instantly accepted that as normal behaviour. In fact, i think i might repeat it on a few of my family members today..../s

Such idiotic, biased and ignorant people. Too lazy to get to the root causes of violence, so they just blame videogames. Graphic movies and TV shows are completely fine though, it's only videogames that violent behaviour seem normal....../s

Oh wow, in the article you can clearly see on the textbook that it says there is no evidence that TV causes violence but that there is a "growing consensus" that violent videogames do. I also love how they say "violent" videogames but but refer to TV as just "television" can they be so blatant with their bias!?

rambi802183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Growing consensus - (defn.) We dont have any evidence yet be we are super sure because we dont get any money from the videogame industry - so screw them.

elmaton982183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Oh yes, tell these people to humour me please because I became a serial killer thanks to violent games/s.


He is right after all. Well he maybe forgot just one word "NOT" playing God Of War 4 makes me so agressive and violent. Seriously the wait for this game and its announcement just revives Kratos in me. /s

Kidmyst2183d ago

@ Lukas, Sadly they don't point to lack of parenting, broken families, lack of discipline and many many other factors in this.

Gaming1012182d ago

There were more serial killers and sociopaths long before videogames even existed. Look at how Dexter displays violence - that it is a perfectly viable solution to a problem. It's no different than videogames. Yet, in real life we understand there are consequences to our actions, and that there are inherent cause and affect relationships between our actions and the outcomes of those actions.

If you want to argue mentally ill people, we can't frame all of life based on what mentally ill people may or may not do. It's just impossible. We wouldn't have cars, or the internet, or crazy people working in governments that make up dumb shit like this.

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PSVita2183d ago

GOW is rated mature anyways

Mikelarry2183d ago

lol lets ask him for lottery numbers

UncleGermrod2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

This genuinely pissed me off. Even though they simply state that there is a "consensus", which unfortunately is true within certain political circles, it is the way they present it which is so wrong. They clearly have a bias, and textbooks are suppossed to be as objective as possible, especially when something is yet to be proven. Then they go on to mention God of War 4 in the same sentence as School Shooter (wasn't school shooter some relatively tasteless "homemade game" with no sort of wide spread adoption)? It is quite funny though that those who make these accusations fail to mention the vast amount of youth who watch mature and violent films and tv. I sort of believe that this witch hunt against gaming will go away as the younger generations begin to find their way into upper-echelon political positions and research commities. Seems like old-school political figures looking for a way to sway older population into votes...just blame the violent foaming-out-the-mouth video game playing youth for every violent tragedy and then pursue that end.

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jackanderson19852183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

alot of articles before the actual naming of God of War Ascension did call it God of War IV so probably due to that....still the whole premise of games and violence being interlinked is pretty ridiculous, a (relatively) few cases of games being used as an excuse for violence while the millions and millions of non-violent gamers is disregarded

Abriael2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Most probably the ignorant writer just misnamed God of War 3

I don't think he was knowledgeable enough to know anything about a yet unreleased game.

MidnytRain2183d ago

How do we know this isn't just a typo? The words "There's also a growing consensus" make it sound like it's just reporting, and not claiming.

PurpatraitorMGS2183d ago

Didnt you guys know? Hitler was in love with GTA!

DCfan2183d ago

One of his top 5 games.

G20WLY2183d ago

He wasn't keen on the original Wolfenstein. :)

rambi802183d ago

It is also a fact that after violent cave drawings were banned, the entire mongol empire became super peaceful and are today known as hippies

iDadio2183d ago

Waiting for the Daily Mail to blame some game on the tense situation in Ukraine.

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NeloAnjelo2183d ago

Many studies have proved otherwise. This game is also rated Mature.

Abriael2183d ago

The point is that the game isn't rated, because it hasn't even been announced :D

isa_scout2183d ago (Edited 2183d ago )

Just goes to show that the people that blame video games for societies woes have no real knowledge of the industry they fight so vehemently.

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