Essay on Violent Video Games Cause Violence?

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Bloodshed and aggression is everywhere; in magazines, in the shops, on the TV, on websites like YouTube as well as in video games. Yet, why is it that those video games are assumed to be the biggest media source responsible for the violent outbursts of different individuals? Is this really the case? Every eight out of ten homes in the United Kingdom own a existing generation games console and video games have become a extraordinary source of education when helping kids to learn, such websites like or the VTech Learning System that teach kids literacy, numeracy and the sciences through their games. However, it seems an American politician called Joe Biden deemed that violent video games should be taxed just because some …show more content…
If there were no violent video games, would it just be that people turn to other entertainment mediums such as movies and still cause these brutal outbursts. They are a runaway train heading on a course of utter brutality and destruction. A study was published in the United States showing that only 12% of people in a school of misbehaved pupils causing or taking part in aggressive behaviour had an interest in violent video games while 37% “exhibited an interest in their own writings, such as poems, essays or journal entries”. In addition to this, the idea of using different media sources as a scapegoat is not new. In the 1950’s comic books were blamed for violence and that was verified not to be the case. So it is the same story just a different media getting blamed.

However, a study was done by the Ohio State University recently to see if playing brutal video games makes you more aggressive and in turn more violent . One of these groups of test subjects would play non-violent games such as S3K Superbike, Dirt 2 and Pure and at the same time another group would be playing the deemed to be violent video games such as Condemned 2, Call of Duty 4 and The Club. After they had played these games for 20 minuets they were asked to write an ending for a random story. For example, a driver crashed into the main characters car and they had to decide what happened next. This happened for a few days before they were asked to play, what they believed