An open letter to the non gamer

The current trend (again) in the media revolves around violent games causing issues within the US.

Here’s the reality – it’s not gaming.

The New York Times take on the topic

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/sports/trump-violent-video-games-studies.amp.html

LA Times mention the El Paso shooter mentioned Call of Duty (COD) in his manifesto which Trump argues glorified violence

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/wrld-nation/story/2019-08-06/video-games-violence-studies%3f_amp=true

This is a pro/con setup on gaming in general, and how crime dropped over the years

https://videogames.procon.org/

The take-a-way from all this? As usual, the government refuses to assist and take responsibility as needed. Communication, understanding, and respect helps cut these violent behaviors down, not blaming entertainment.

I grew up on fighting games, and I only been in one school fight due to bullying. I did the right things by telling the adults first, and asked the guy to leave me alone. However, let Fox News hear about this, and they will blame Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat as the reasons why I fought back.

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