Violence and Video Games

Violence and Video Games: Are Games Safe for Our Kids?


Derek Sorrell
English 111
Papia Bawa
April 8, 2012

Kassi sits, crouched down behind an abandoned shipping container. Seconds later the ground opens up and wave after wave of mutant beasts chase towards her. She checks to make sure the clip on her assault rifle is full. From her crouched position she tosses an energy grenade into the middle of the masses, as it explodes she rise from her position and unleashes hell, firing at anything that moves. Bodies explode, limbs fly in every direction, blood stains the floor. As an enemy breaches her safe zone she engages the chainsaw attached to her gun and proceeds to slice through ...

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the argument supports both theories. The question still remains unanswered, ``Are violent video games to blame for children's violent behaviors?''

Kids playing video games are nothing new in this day and age. All around the world, video games are selling at a faster rate than books. The most popular games barely get to the shelf before being snatched up by player, a lot of times teens, who can't wait to get it home and perfect every aspect and move of the game. With the advancements in controls and using body movement to control on screen action, children as young as two or three can play. Access to games is fairly easy. 72% of American households play some sort of computer or video game (Brandenburg). Even if your house doesn't have a computer or video game console chances are you know someone who does. The video game industry has been popular ever since Pong was released by Atari in 1972. Even though video games have been around for over forty years, the industry didn't really ...

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few people know the names Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. Sound familiar? They should, these young men stormed their high school in Columbine on April 20, 1999. They killed 12 of their classmates, a teacher and themselves. What about Michael Carneal? No? I'll bet you remember hearing about the school shooting in Paducah, Kentucky in December of 1997. Michael opened fire on a group of praying students. He killed three and injured five more. Finally, there is Seung-Hui Cho. On April 16, 2007 Cho executed two separate attacks on the Virginia Tech campus killing 32 people and injuring 25 others. It was the deadliest attack by a single gunman in U.S. history. What do these four ...

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