Are films and video games to blame for the rise in violence and crime???
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Video games have been around for over 40 years and are now estimated to be played by 69% of the worlds population. They have advanced immensely since the days of pong due to technological advances which allows the player to immerse themselves in a fantasy world facing different scenario’s in a whole range of different genre’s.
Not only have video games advanced but so has tv and film both on and off the silver screen with 100’s of billions of people watching them every single year. Like video games, tv and film allows us to escape reality, entertaining us with a whole variety of stories varying in genre to suit the mood of the watcher such as comedy, action, horror and thriller just to name a few.
As well as the increase in video game players and movie watchers we have also seen a rise in violence. More and more we hear of campus shootings, massacres, unprovoked attacks and horrifying incidents where the innocent end up paying for the views of the others with the loss of life or been left both mentally and physically scarred if the live. The latest of which been the shooting tragedy at Aurora’s Century 16 movie theater where 12 people were killed and 59 injured during a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ last Friday.
Do video games and movies fuel violent acts? Do they alter behavior? Could this be due to such game series as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty? or movies such as Natural Born killers, A Serbian film and Reservoir dogs ?(the lists are endless) Are we jaded towards violence due to culture as we are more open then previous generations? Or is it constant, incessant fear-mongering on the news to try and get people to watch as sensationalist media sells ? Are these Mediums been used as an excuse for the bad that happens? What do you think? Share you views and opinions and have your say….
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