Violent Video Games Arguments

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Violent video games have been a controversial topic for as long as they have been produced. Experts argue that they promote violent behavior in the people that play them. There are many strong arguments on both sides of the issue, but the strongest arguments are adamant that there is no link between violent video games and violence. Violent video games are not the source of violence in people that play them. The evidence to support the accusations against violent video games are not vivid enough to make a solid claim. Chris Ferguson, the department chair of technology at Florida’s Stetson University, says, “I think we need to be honest that the evidence is all over the place.” (Kelly, P.8). Numerous harsh claims have been lambasting video games, but critics can not put together solid evidence to support …show more content…
This causes us to ignore the real issues in todays society that are going completely unnoticed. Ferguson writes, “This research may help society focus on issues that really matter and avoid devoting unnecessary resources to the pursuit of moral agendas with little practical value.” (Vincent, P.8). Numerous issues such as poverty, and starvation have been allowed to go completely unchecked. These groups could be devoting their time to something that really mattered instead of indulging themselves on a witch hunt that ultimately will lead them nowhere. There is outstanding evidence that video games do not cause violence, but some people still argue and attempt to persuade the population with what they think is fact. Dr. L Rowell Huesmann, director of the Research Center for Group Dynamics says, “The findings are “pretty good” evidence that violent video games do indeed cause aggressive behavior.” (Harding, P.9) He is an avid believer in the fact that video games do cause violence. This is blatantly wrong, and should not even be an

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