Blame the Games: The Human Reaction to Gaming

Drew Bergmark of Over the last few decades, the mainstream American press has blamed gaming for several violent acts that have occurred in the real world. From the Columbine shooters playing Doom to Ander Breivik playing Modern Warfare 2, violent titles have always been accompanied by ridiculous accusations and attemptive escape from true justice.

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or33302753d ago

I truly agree with the writer. Blaming the gaming industry for the problems in the human society is just as to escape from the responsibility for them.

DBergmark2753d ago

That's exactly what the piece is about. Thanks for reading!

Saryk2753d ago

It’s funny that we teach evolution and survival of the fittest but don’t apply it to our society.

When a human kills another human, idiots try to find the reason why the person done what they had done. It doesn’t matter why they did it, just execute them and get rid of the defect! And yes I would say the same for my own children.

mike1up2753d ago

Yea, why try to understand murder? What good could possibly come of that, oh I dunno, saving lives perhaps?

"just execute them and get rid of the defect! And yes I would say the same for my own children"

Lmao. You're right, killing people is the perfect way to teach people that killing is wrong. /S

Saryk2753d ago

Oh I am sorry lets see, we treat prisoners better than the elderly. People starve while murderers, child molesters and rapist eat, have good health care and an education. I guess we should support these poor people who murdered for selfish reasons. Let’s take a chance for them to do it again by re-educating them and setting them free!

There are 7 billion people on this planet, they won't be missed!

mike1up2753d ago

@2nd statement

I should be the one apologizing, not you. I was under the impression that we were talking about the Death Penalty, not the elderly, starving kids, and the global population.

I will attempt to get us back on topic...

You speak as if these murderers were all dead, then people would not be starving, and the elderly would be respected... that cannot possibly be your point, because that makes absolutely no sense.

Also, don't make the mistake of placing the value of one life over another. When you do that, then you sound like a murderer yourself. Get it? That is why people murder in the first place, they decided that the victim's life had no value.

Lastly, I don't recall ever saying that any convicted murderer should be set free. I said that you cannot teach the value of life through executions.