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VIDEO GAMES

My worry isn’t that they encourage people to be more violent, but that they desensitize people to real violence — that carnage becomes part of our “normal” world, nothing to get excited about, hey, stuff happens. Hence (maybe) our indifference to the Iraq war, as long as it remains background noise. Are video games any worse than TV in this regard? Yes, because they encourage an identification between the gamer and the death dealer.



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