The frustrating, enduring debate over video games, violence, and guns

Posted on AllSides August 26th, 2019
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Violence in America, video games, guns

We asked players, parents, developers, and experts to weigh in on how to change the conversation around gaming.

In the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the societal role of video games grabbed a familiar media spotlight. The El Paso shooter briefly referenced Call of Duty, a wildly popular game in which players assume the roles of soldiers during historical and fictional wartime, in his “manifesto.” And just this small mention of the video game seemed to have prompted President Donald...

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