Do Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?
These retailers require id’s to identify the age of a person so there is no way of letting a minor buy the games themselves. So politicians need to find a new cause and blame for hateful acts. One big idea they state is that playing these video games leads to less empathy and desensitizes users. Many studies have been done regarding this notion of desensitizing users and they have proven it to be false. The study found that exposure to violence on screen had no influence on viewer empathy for victims of real violence (Ferguson). The biggest accusation they basically had against the effects of video games was proven false. Even though this was proven false politicians have still tried to restrict video games. In 2013 a bill was introduced that would ban the sale of video games to minors even though similar law in 2011. Congress stated that this ban would violate the people’s right to freedom of speech. Video Games do not and will not solely be the reason ever for the cause of many national tragedies and to say that they are is