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Video Game Manufacturers Are in Denial

Spinda Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 2:12 PM
I'm 21 now. I have been playing video games, including M rated, for most of my life. I've watched my mom play Tomb Raider, Duke Nukem, and Doom over her shoulder, and I've played my fair share of M rated games myself from Mass Effect to Halo to Call of Duty. I love the stories they tell- They're interactive! However, it takes a sick and twisted person who is obviously already mentally unbalanced to go commit crimes- Crimes that they probably would have already committed eventually whether they saw or played violent media anyway. That's why I really don't understand why it's so hard to stop and look at the individual's mental state and why they were raised without that supervision from their parents.
lshort Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 3:52 PM
It's kinda cool to see someone else who got his love of video games at least partly from watching his mom play them. :) I am that mom too.

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...