Violent Video Game Rant

Posted on Monday 23 January 2006

CNN Showbiz tonite had a feature on violent video games. They focused on the newly released 25 to Life a shoot em up focusing on advancing in the criminal underworld killing cops, gang members and completing various criminal activities.

The show has a poll on asking if violent video games should be banned. I cannot get a direct link to the poll but to see the results head over to Showbiz Tonight.

My comment sent in which probably will not make air

Violent video games should not receive the blame of society’s problems. We have had police shootings, school shootings and violence in society before the coming of age for video games. Back when kids played “Cops and Robbers” was that game blamed for police officer’s deaths? No kids were handed cap and pellet guns and told to go have fun.

Stop shifting the blame. Parents need to take responsibility instead of blaming video games, music, television and the internet. All things that are provided by the parents, The parent’s are the enablers here.

-ME

If I had more time I would iron out the arguement better but I am busy prepping for grad school and getting some software updates together. Tommorow check back for Streaming Audio to your PPC.


4 Comments for 'Violent Video Game Rant'

  1.  
    February 10, 2006 | 9:54 am
     

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  2.  
    February 16, 2006 | 11:13 pm
     

    you are all gay, and by the way i think voilent video games should be banned

  3.  
    February 17, 2006 | 8:16 am
     

    gee uh thanks for such an well thought out comment.

  4.  
    Nathan
    August 6, 2006 | 4:33 am
     

    Man, your right. People need to stop blaming Violent video games for violence. People are violent, end of story. It’s just our nature.

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