Cause Of Video Game Violence

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Vincent Prof. English 25 October 2017 The mainstream media and the general population is always looking for some reason why tragic things happen. The media is quick to blame video games as the cause of many violence and the main influence in violent behaviors. Society has been blaming violent video games ever since they became widely popular among the public. News outlets seem to be blaming video games more and more as violence increase in society. When violent video games started becoming available, people started to notice an increase in the aggression. This can bring assumption in which violence in video games has a large impact on the way people behave. While unbiased students of video games and their relation to violence are hard to…show more content…
They think that if they cause harm in a game and there are no consequences, then nothing will happen in real life if they caused harm. When video games were starting to become more popular, this topic wasn’t much of an issue due to the unrealistic nature of video games. As technology became more advanced, video games were capable of rendering polygons faster than ever. As technology changed, society also changed as well. For example, War broke out in the Middle East, gangs were taking over parts of California, and an increase in crime. This caused people to stay at home and gaming companies see this as an opportunity to market their game. The technology industry was booming and games now contained better quality graphics along with more violence. Combining elements from war, like in the Call of Duty series, or gang related themes, like in the Grand Theft Auto series, these games provided what people…show more content…
It’s a tool to let people escape from reality and players have control to do whatever they want. Video games, even violent video games provide an escape from school, work, and social activities (Funk; Bond), it also offer a chance of increasing cognitive skills, and increasing self-confidence (Kooijmans; Bond). Studies are also done that show no correlation between violent video games and aggression. According to Bond, there are a lot of research suggesting that violent video game causing the increase in aggression and violence, while there is also substantial set of research indicating violent video games has no correlation to aggressiveness of its
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