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Recently on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Gingrich said that “young people are being dehumanized by violence in video games.” Blaming entertainment for real-world ills is a popular pastime, but Gingrich’s statement has no basis in science.
Despite decades of research , there is no proven link between video game violence and real-world violence.
If violent entertainment caused real violence, logic would dictate that the violent crime rate would have skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, exactly the opposite occurred: Violent crime has dropped significantly over the past 20 years—just as video games have become more prevalent and more violent. In fact, one could make the (equally illogical) argument that violent video games actually decrease violent crimes.
Originally posted by enjoies05
I think the reason for some people blaming them is that they don't want to think that their own child or their own friend did an act by themselves. They want to think something/someone else is responsible. But the truth is nothing else is to blame, except the person who did the violence.