Thursday, December 19, 2013

Video Game Violence :: For or Against

Fellow gamers, I would like to bring up a very important topic that repeatedly finds its way back into the news. Video game violence and how it influences the gamers who play them. Now from some of the previous reviews that I have done, we all know that I like some action in my games from time to time and I know we all fall into that category in some way. I strongly disagree with the statement that games influence us into acting out violent crimes or even becoming violent.
I play games to entertain myself, kill time, or just flat out socialize with my wife or friends. Games bring us together, even if we are bashing each other in or shooting each other with guns. I get off of work from a long day and what do I do? That’s right, log into Steam and fire up a game and most likely end up killing stuff. It’s like a beer after work but instead I am playing a game instead.
When I was younger I used to have issues with being angry and high strung a lot. Then I started playing stuff like Mortal Kombat, DooM, Unreal Tournament, Duke Nukem 3D. The list actually goes on. Through these games I was able to let out my anger or even life pain. It was very calming and kept me out of a lot of trouble.

Please tell me your stories about how games might have helped you out.