Tag: Violence

  • Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video Game Violence – A Personal Reflection

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

    Video games often get a bad rap. They are subjected constantly to a stream of criticism from many sources. They are accused of wasting time, encouraging violence or laziness, derided as simple entertainment – the list goes on. In particular, though, many people seem to believe that video game violence makes people violent. Sociologists and…

  • The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide Part 2

    The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide Part 2

    By Terry Randolph Part 1 of the article can be found here. Feature image graphic courtesy of the New York Times. Games containing violence tend to get bad reps in the wake of tragedies; they become the focal point of blame, discussion and contention for both the government and people. They are used to simplify the…

    By Terry Randolph Part 1 of the article can be found here. Feature image graphic courtesy of the New York Times. Games containing violence tend to get bad reps in the wake of tragedies; they become the focal point of blame, discussion and contention for both the government and people. They are used to simplify the…

  • The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide, Part 1

    The Culprit Effect: When Video Games and Violence Collide, Part 1

    Violence has been hotly debated when it comes to video games. Is there really a correlation? Could it be something else? Or do we have enough data to prove anything? By Terry Randolph Ah, the beautiful, beautiful marriage of sensationalism and news, something so common that is also a travesty. It is always interesting to…

    Violence has been hotly debated when it comes to video games. Is there really a correlation? Could it be something else? Or do we have enough data to prove anything? By Terry Randolph Ah, the beautiful, beautiful marriage of sensationalism and news, something so common that is also a travesty. It is always interesting to…