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Video Game Manufacturers Are in Denial

CogitoErgoSum Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 2:19 PM
I would suggest a fallacious analogy. I wasn't writing about child sex offenders. Very possibly a completely different part of the brain that's faulty - and that's an issue, medical science and psychiatry know precious little about how the brain physically malfunctions in mental illness, or how to effectively treat the illness. Drugs mask the symptoms, but aren't really curative. Psychiatric knowledge (vis-a-vis brain functions in mental illness) is about as advanced as surgical procedures were in the 17th century. We are all prisoners of our individual brain chemistry and electrical behavior.

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, Senator John Rockefeller has “called for a national study of the impact of violent videogames on children and a review of the rating system,” but the video game manufacturers claim there is “no connection between entertainment and real-life violence.” Are they in denial?

On Wednesday, December 19th, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the $78 billion U.S. videogame industry, offered its “heartfelt prayers and condolences” to the families of the victims, stating that, “the search for meaningful solutions must consider the broad range of actual factors that may have contributed to this...