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Video Games and Violence

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Hat/tip to Return of Kings for picture

Video Games and Violence is a constant and spurious connection that the media makes in our society. I think the authors Brad King and John Borland do a great job of discussing it in their book Dungeons & Dreamers: A Story of How Computer Games Created a Global Community. It loosely makes up the whole of the book’s Part IV so I’ll read a few pages from that section in separate infernos…for the good of the order!

I know that the false equation VIDEO GAMES=VIOLENCE infuriates many a young man. I can relate to that as they seem to equate everything that freedom loving Americans treasure with violence on a daily basis in the media.

I still recall hearing several teachers during a meeting in 2004 castigate a youngster for “playing with army men.” They were like, “Oh, he’s violent. He’s practicing war. Oh no mommy!” I sat there seething knowing that I had played army men with my friends in elementary school all the time. Not one of us ever were arrested or committed violent acts. These atrocious PC myths spread and the net result is always more misandry.

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2 Comments

  1. TheJayspyder
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Aw man, that picture is the bees effin’ knees! lol

  2. Jennifer Lokken
    Posted December 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I thank God that my husband games, because if he didn’t, I would never get to read, because he would then want to watch something together, since he is not much of a reader.

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