posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 10:16 AM
I may get some flak for saying all this but...
I like video games. I program often as a hobby too, although not professionally.
HOwever, why is it that in most games we're killing or destroying something? If you walk down an isle (if those still exist anymore with so many games
being downloaded now) you'll see a large swath of games and most of them will have some kind of violence.
Grand Negotiation Auto (Grand Theft Auto)
Modern Peacefare (Modern Warfare)
Most roleplaying games have violence, including strategy games and many others.
I've liked arcade games, but those include destroying things too.
Why? I'll admit that I myself like combat in games. BUT WHY? I'm not violent. At least I don't think I am. I've always liked physical activities, but
there's no direct violence.
But I might have something dormant inside waiting to be unlocked. Maybe if I became a police officer or a military man it would be unleashed, but in a
much more controlled (responsible) way than through some other method. I honestly think that this instinct isn't released easily. It has to be pulled
out. Like for example if someoen is sociopath or psychopath or they experienced trauma.
edit on 30-1-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason