Essay On Violent Video Games

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Violent video games have been entertaining children and adults of all ages for some time now. These violent games have been taking over the video game industry by storm. You rarely see any of the classics such as “Super Mario”, or “Sonic the Hedgehog” in stores. That’s because most of the customers are going for the cooler and more violent video games, such as “Call of Duty”, or “Mortal Kombat”. Which some parents and other adults are not liking the idea of their children playing this type of violent games. These concerned parents would say, it may pollute their minds to do horrible things in the future. Although I disagree with violent video games being bad for children, I fully agree with the parents that it could cause them to do horrible …show more content…
The reason why I say this is because there have been shootings in plenty of places and some of those mass shootings, have been persuaded from violent video games. For example, “Violent video games and mass violence: A complex link” an article from CBS NEWS by Ryan Jaslow. Jaslow reports on a school shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six teachers by 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Which the motivations of intentions were violent video games and the to top a Norwegian mass shooter Andres Breivik’s toll of 77 deaths back in June of 2011. Which Breivik did not just stay in one stop he went after targets in different areas. Which Breivik learned how to develop target acquisition from “Call of Duty” a violent video game. It is said that Breivik played an average of six hours and 50 minutes of playing another video game call “World of Warcraft” from November 2010 to February 2011 before learning how to build bombs and using them on future attacks. The crazy thing is, is that he is severing up to 21-years in prison and he is receiving fan mail. On how he is a nationalist and a patriot and not a terrorist. Not only do parent see this pattern of violent video games causing violent behavior, but some government officials see it as a huge international issue as

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