The Violent Video games
There have been many complaints about video games especially how violent they are and the young gamers that play them. All of the brand new games all have somebody being killed or robbed. For example Grand Theft Auto 4 is about a European guy coming into New York and working with people to kill or threathen people for money and freedom. Even though the games are interesting I would say that these game is too violent for young gamers. Also that some parents have to see what type of games their children play. This is just one example of so many other titles.
Another example of a violent game would be the Call Of Duty franchise, which involves you being the main character in a war fighting for your life. But at the same time I think that this game could help gamers who want to be soldiers see how it is out there and that it is not easy. The multiplayer is fun but what I find dumb is 7-10 year olds playing the game. I mean this game is way too violent for them and could affect their minds because some still can’t tell right from wrong.
Being that I didn’t have a lot of background information on violent video games and children, I choose to do some research on this topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one article: Violent video games linked to child aggression http://articles.cnn.com/2008-11-03/health/healthmag.violent.video.kids_1.... This article provided a lot of information and opinions on violent video games some people felt that violent video games was leading to child aggression and that is the type of games most children like to play. This statement suprised me because it left me wondering about this topic. Also how many people actually play these types of games.
In another article “ It’s A Duel: How Do Violent Video Games Affect Kids” http://www.npr.org/2011/07/07/137660609/its-a-duel-how-do-violent-video-.... There was this one statement that made me nod my head with the writer. It was “ Everybody was more aggressive they were if they’d played a violent game than if they’d played a nonviolent games, and the more numb they were, the more aggressive they were in terms of blasting their opponent with loud noises through headphones.” This is true because every time I play a Call of Duty game there is always a two people cursing each other out. I find it funny, but they always seem angry about especially if you kill them. So I do think that some violent video games make people aggressive.
My final thought is that there are some games that could help some kids and others that they should stay away from. Like the games created from RockStar should be kept away from kids under the age of 12 because they are too violent. Also that some of these games could have a negative affect on peopel who don’t know what to do and they could end up being serial killers.