violence

Conflict, Love and Violence

Observation: People that argue that violent video games have a bad influence on you, will counter the argument that violence also occurs in film and television with; “Yeah but in games you are the one doing it, instead of watching passively.” Which is a flawed argument, since the things are still being carried out by someone: the actors. Assuming the role of someone you are not, is exactly what video…


Violent Videogames

Is there too much violence in videogames? Not so long ago I would firmly answer “No” to that question. Because I don’t have a problem with violence in fictional media and I don’t believe it encourages people to be violent in real life. But there’s an interesting case to be made for this that I hadn’t thought of before. This basically starts with defining the meaning of “too much violence”…