Violent Video Games Cause Violence Essay

1268 Words Nov 8th, 2014 null Page
For as long as I can remember video games have been a scapegoat whenever violence is related to controversial issues involving adolescents. Whether it’s bullying, increased violent behavior, or the desensitization of violence, video games seem to get the short end of the stick whenever violence is involved. Unfortunately, we can also be quick to jump to conclusions and put the blame on a scapegoat instead of trying to find a true root cause such as role models, peer pressure, and teasing. However, with the ever-rising popularity and recent releases of video games identical to Alien Isolation and The Evil Within, video games will continue to be the victim whenever violence is involved.
(Add a quote to this paragraph)Several people believe that there is a connection between violent video games and increased levels of aggressive behavior, while others believe that video games don’t cause violence and I to believe that video games don’t have a direct correlation to violence because there has been no study that has yet to determine whether or not violent video games cause real world violence. However, various amounts of research have tried to show that video games might be a minor or negligible factor that contributes to violence. For example, one of the studies that researchers tried to use to find a link between video games and violence didn 't measure any forms of violence. Instead it measured arguments with a friend or spouse that failed to show whether people who played…

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