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Video Game Manufacturers Are in Denial

jgoebel Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 10:05 PM
Sure they can deny it. There are mega bucks to be made on video games. Money is the greatest corrupter. Video games often portray the player as a freedom fighter or assassin in the cause of justice. Today, as the chorus for gun control was gaining steam, the other half of the population was flocking to gun shows and stores, preparing for their own days as self-styled freedom fighters and assassins in the coming war to protect their second amendment rights. Hang on, America. It's going to get ugly.

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...