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Video Game Manufacturers Are in Denial

james32 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 10:24 AM
I'm sorry but I am really tired of people using a tragedy to justify their belief that something that they don't like is is bad and needs to be regulated. If everyone who ever played a call of duty or grand theft auto murdered people then the entire population would be dead except for the gamers. it is a bulls&^% lie and it needs to be dealt with. If guns don't kill people then video games don't kill people. Just as many people have died because Shakespeare influenced them to kill as GTA or COD or whatever game you hate the most. The numbers don't lie.

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...