The Importance Of Video Game Violence

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The video game industry has face constant criticism dating back to the early 80’s and 90’s related to video games depicting acts of violence and exacerbating adult themes. As special interest groups and committees petitioning the lower court system and Supreme Court for judicial and legislative decision to ban or regulate the sale of video games violent in nature to minors. (Donovan, 2011) However, the court’s verdict placed the artistically designs and storylines of the game designers fall under the protection of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Although the committee argued with future technological advancements video games’ elements and graphical would reproduce exact reproduction of real-life scenarios and human-like in game characters, with minors capable of performing unspeakable acts of violence against the characters.…show more content…
(Toilo, 2011) Books like Grimm’s fairytales and movies like the Rambo series, starring Sylvester Stallone, depict graphic violence, but are rated in the nature to provide parents the ability to determine if a movie or book is appropriate for viewing. No matter the argument linking graphical video game violence to random acts of violence committed by minors like the Columbine School Shooting, does not excuse the failed liabilities and responsibility of parents to determine what is appropriate for their children, instead of quickly trying to make a utilitarian decision into a deontological ethically law, due to the one’s failure to act as a
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