Opinion piece - Violence in gamesBy Ryan Noik 16 January 2013 | Categories: news
In a far less deadly, but still serious vein, this could be likened to the misuse of cellular technology or social media, such that those so embroiled in texting seemingly forget how to have a face-to-face conversation or a real life social interaction respectively. No-one would suggest that the right approach is to ban smartphones or Facebook, but rather, would encourage moderation and a healthy perspective when using each.
Clearly, society at large needs to critically address the issue of violence and take the necessary steps towards resolution; however, I for one am not convinced that a simple and convenient approach (such as banning violent games or clamping down on freedom of expression) comes close to being either the correct or the most beneficial answer to a disturbing trend that must be addressed.
Main accompanying image is a screenshot from within Dishonored.
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