Saturday, April 14, 2007
Video Game Violence: Spinning Out Of Control?
The last couple of months new games have been coming out for the new consoles. I've noticed almost all these games have been getting more and more violent. A game came out a month ago called "Dead Rising" in this game you are a photographer who gets caught in this huge mall where zombies have taken over. So as a photographer this is the scoop of a lifetime. So in the mall you have objectives where you need to take pictures and rescue survivors, but in this mall you may use anything as a weapon to kill these flesh hungry zombies. There is a wide variety of weapons. Including chainsaws, lawnmowers, sledgehammers, nailguns, etc. Using these weapons you can expect a very bloody death for the zombies.
This game is obviously a game for people 18+. But some parents here buy these games for their children having the " It's just a game" mentality. Which yes it is a game but kids are influenced by what they see on tv and what they hear on the radio. These games desensitize kids. If people keep buying these games, the producers keep making them and they will keep getting more and more violent.