Games kill people?

I forgot where I found the link to this article on Salon, but it’s very good. Besides the fact that you have to sit and watch an ad, the article itself is at least 20 minutes of a good read. My personal thoughts into this are probably very close to every other smart person: games have nothing to do with it, it’s the way people are raised and cared. A paragraph at the end really sums it up:

Would Will and Josh have done what they did if it hadn’t been for the game? While researchers try to discover whether there’s a link between violent media and aggression, the truth is that it’s impossible to say why the Buckners pulled the trigger that night. Ideas come from the most random of places, and violence has certainly been inspired by the most random of things, from the “White Album” to “Catcher in the Rye.” Even if Will and Josh hadn’t played “Grand Theft Auto III,” who knows what else might have inspired them to break out the .22s.

February 24, 2005 11:19 PM Online Chatter


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