Violent Video Games Cause Increased Violence Essay

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“The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences.” (Shigeru Miyamoto) Shigeru Miyamoto is the creator of some of gaming’s most iconic video game characters, Mario Jumpman Mario, Link and Donkey Kong; while also, serving as co-Representative Director of the game company, Nintendo and is highly respected. Miyamoto, based on the quote provided, feels that video games are meant to entertain people and nothing more. However, many people feel as though video games only cause problems in their families and society, epically violent video games. People feel as though violent video games negatively affect children; however, after researching the topic, I do not believe this to be the case. In my…show more content…
One final point that people tend to point to when discussing this topic is that, mass shootings have been carried out by people who have been playing violent video games since they were children. This is a fantastic point that I will be counterarguing later in my essay. Next, I will be discussing the points from the side that believes violent video games do not lead to increased violence in children. For many people in this group, they have been playing video games since they were children. They feel as though since a great amount of them are not violent, then violent video games cannot lead to violence; while, this does not apply to everyone, I feel it is important to state. The main point that many on this group relay on is scientific studies that have been done. While I have stated that the number of studies are the same for both groups, it is important to state that studies that show they do not have been conducted in the past few years and are more up to date. The next point this side sticks to is that children can recognize the difference between violence in video games and violence in real life. Once the child has put down the controller and is out in the real world, they do not believe that it is okay to commit violence in any form. I will now begin to discuss my first main point. First, I will discuss studies that have shown that violent video games do not lead to increased violence in children. For this I have found a study that

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