Originally Posted by Wrigleyvillain
I can't particularly stand Pelosi either but finally a politician displays some common sense and actual thought re. real-life gun violence and entertainment media and you fools just talk shit. I know there is no real link for various reasons....the most important of which is I actually consume and enjoy this type of stuff, unlike any of them, without turning into a psychopath.
And way to spread vague accusations implying she somehow acquired all that money through political corruption without citing any actual evidence whatsoever.
Just to let you know it has been proven that violent visual media does in fact desensitize the brain to violence. It works in the same manner as Cognitive behavioral therapy and Immersion therapy. Will it cause a kid to run out a kill someone? No. However it has been proven with enough desensitization he will not feel repugnance by the thought. That's a fact. Doesn't take a genius to see someone with a chemical imbalance and large exposure to violent media might be desensitized enough to act on an impulse normally to him would be disgusting had he not been exposed to large amounts of virtual violence.
For example the Norway shooter cited his "training" on the Airport mission in MW2. Prime example of someone with an imbalance acting on an impulse that was empowered to him by violent media. Columbine killers DURING THE SHOOTING said "This is just like Doom". Aura shooter thought he was the "Joker" from the movie.
I like games just as much as the next man here (My clubhouse after all) but to say there is zero link between violent media and a lot of the issues we are facing today is just a sign of naivety. I wouldn't let my kids watch a night of the living dead movie but, a lot of parents will buy their kids CoD: Zombies.
I said when that airport level in MW2 came out it was gonna be bad for the industry and the gaming culture as a whole and was flamed for my statements. Now you see why. Now you understand the shock value to sell a few crappy games is gonna ruin gaming for us all.