That's a pitiful argument twelveways, one which can be debunked fairly quickly. Crazy people can be set off by anything, be it videogames or anything else.EDIT
: Oh wow, I didn't even need to bring that argument out, I just read through your post and it seems that the video games aren't even closely related to most of them, just that they saw something in the game and tried it out. In that case, we should ban wikipedia because they have descriptions of fighting styles too. The kids were crazy, just because they may have imitated a video game doesn't mean the video game made them crazy, or made them do it. Or even influenced them to do it.
Let me put it this way, say I want to go kill someone today. I'm an insane teenager and I'm going to kill someone. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let's say I saw a specific way to use a knife in a video game, and I kill someone doing it like that.
The video game wouldn't have influenced me to kill anyone. See what I mean?
Im not against computer games in any way (but Im also not against drugs, copyright infringement and censorship), I dont believe that computer games, violent movies, pornography, drugs, alcohol or tattoos are solely responsible for crimes, weirdos or massacres but I do believe that combinations of these things, plus a number of other factors, can be.
How do those lead to violence exactly?
I mean, my opinion on either of them aside, I don't see it.
Edited by makerofthegames, 30 March 2011 - 07:00 PM.