Does the Media/Video Games Play a Role in Violence

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by joegullo, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. joegullo macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2012
    At the NRA's press conference Friday morning, they addressed numerous factors in why we're seeing an increase in gun violence. One of the reasons is the media glorification of these individuals and violent video games. What do you think?

    Full transcript/video on my website which is listed my signature.

    I'm a media professional and I'm curious your thoughts on this issue.

  2. APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
  3. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Not at all. Do you know how many people play Call of Duty games nationally? How about globally? That's just one franchise -- imagine all of the people who play games from Max Payne to Counter Strike, to Halo, to Left 4 dead, etc.

    Video games have never been the issue -- people have, for a while now, been able to rationally accept that, too.
  4. PeterQVenkman macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2005
    Video games that millions of people play? No. It would show side effects in thousands and thousands of gamers.

    Media giving the spotlight to these sickos for months, digging into every minute detail of their life and plastering their face all over the news?

    Absolutely. The vid below is from the BBC.
  5. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
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