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Violent Video Games Shouldnt Be Banned Written by Nick Lilleyman Humanity has had many scapegoats for violent acts during all its ages as long as there is something a person doesnt like people will always find a source to blame Video games have been under a lot of scrutiny over the last few years Many people believe that they have harmful side effects and that teenagers should not be allowed to play them The effects of violence in the games are questionable however the effects of parenting are obvious Likewise with all people race shape or form there are only a selected few who will actually commit severe act of violence Their violence cannot be based on a primary source such as video games as it is the influence of their environment they live in There are a few main arguments people hold against violent video games but a main one is that violence in video games leads to violence in reality Imagine a teenager playing a violent game such as Doom 2 Doom 2 involves characters walking around in a first person view engaging one another in combat with fictional weapons Now imagine a child attempting to copy such acts Will they dress up in futuristic clothing and walk outside with their newly found gun and being to open fire on everyone Thinking such things is unreasonable as any child would be able to distinguish fantasy from reality and during game play the player has motives to shoot as it is either them or the enemy But what motives does a child have to run around killing random innocents None Critics then use school shootings as an exsample where students are bullied to the edge and over and because of violent video games unleashed their anger in a hail of bullets but why use violent games as a scapegoat when this violent behaviour could have been induced from other sources such as
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