Video Violence : Video Game Violence Essay
Media violence has been well known in the world for many years, it has been portrayed in ways that many can’t imagine. One of the most well-known and popular form of media is gaming. Many reports say that violent video games affect the minds of teens to become criminals in the future, that it causes them to be antisocial to others and to be distant from the world. The way I see it none of that is true, I do not believe that the violence that teens find in video games have any effect on them at all. I believe it has something to do with the teen’s intellect and lack of common sense to distinguish the difference between reality and fiction. By the time a child reaches high school, they have to already have installed into them morals, values, and common sense, along with the knowledge they are given since birth. If they are performing an act of crime based off of what they played in a videogame, then something in them must be wrong.
The debate over violent video games can be traced back to the 1976 release of the game Death Race. The objective of the game was to run over screaming "gremlins" with a car, at which they would turn into tombstones. Controversy erupted because the "gremlins" resembled stick-figured humans, and it was reported that the working title of the game was Pedestrian. After protestors dragged Death Race machines out of arcades and burned them in parking lots, production of the game ceased.
In 1993, the release of violent video games…