Why Blaming Video Games for Violence is Wrong | NYT Opinion


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  • Dr Albert and Gaming Al

    Donald Trump should see this video

    • TheWalkingChicken
      TheWalkingChicken  2 weeks back

      *Finally. Some logic round here*

      • coc0s
        coc0s  2 weeks back

        Pac-Man turned me into a cannibal.

        • Comrade Stalin
          Comrade Stalin  3 weeks back

          Because there aren't millions of dollars flowing into politicians' pockets from gamers, they blame gamers

          But gun clubs give them millions to billions of dollars

          • RHONDA ROSE
            RHONDA ROSE  3 weeks back


            • David MG
              David MG  3 weeks back

              Lol. Levelcap? What's up?

              • Chris Bishop
                Chris Bishop  3 weeks back

                Does anyone know violence is far less severe than it was before video games existed?

                • Ho-Hyong Yoo
                  Ho-Hyong Yoo  3 weeks back

                  South Korean here. We don't have many gun violence. I mean we have them, like hunters or police officers gone crazy, maybe disgruntled soldier but they are far and between. The reason is simple. We have one of the most comprehensive and strict gun control in the world. Heck, some people say it is too strict. we restrict BB guns for crying out loud. However, for safety that is a sacrifice most South Koreans are willing to make.

                  • Raine
                    Raine  3 weeks back

                    "its not the material thats to blame, but how the parents teach their children to respond to it"
                    -the amazing world of gumball

                    • Sodapopp
                      Sodapopp  3 weeks back

                      Yes and also T H E J O K E R

                      • Rakha Prawira
                        Rakha Prawira  3 weeks back

                        It's suprising to see LevelCap Gaming here.

                        • Mllr hr
                          Mllr hr  3 weeks back

                          Thank you legend.

                          • 333pancake333
                            333pancake333  3 weeks back

                            |Everyone Liked That|

                            • Panca Yoga Purnama
                              Panca Yoga Purnama  3 weeks back

                              had something wrong at society

                              blame video games

                              • Katy Out n About
                                Katy Out n About  3 weeks back

                                One would think this is common knowledge by now, but i guess it needed to be said.

                                • twntytu 0five
                                  twntytu 0five  3 weeks back

                                  Solutions are hard, answer is easy

                                  • Sawyer Kridech
                                    Sawyer Kridech  3 weeks back

                                    If you want a basic explanation of why politicians hate videos games, it’s because they all support the NRA (National Rifle Association). If they disagree with whatever they say or blame them for mass shootings, their campaign is screwed.

                                    • DJ Sukoi
                                      DJ Sukoi  3 weeks back

                                      Honestly as someone that wastes years of his life on games, i want nothing more then to be left alone with my creativity in a personal virtual environment.
                                      I just cant ever see myself doing anything violent that emulates what i do in a virtual setting because that in-game world defines whats wrong and right in respect to the real world environment and clearly labels them for what they are. So really, people and political groups should look at the physical person in respect to there behavior not what they lasted played. 5 to 10-ish yeas down the road i bet this very idea will be classed as junk theory and boomer paranoia judging from the ages of most community leaders and local politicians. And BTW, video games don't make up for years of trauma and abuse that has amalgamated with in a person for them to all of a sudden act on there violent thinking, its the abusers as well as life experiences that gave them a reason to act out in public and display violent behaviors.

                                      Just had to speak my peace, thanks for reading my rant.

                                      • Arttective
                                        Arttective  3 weeks back

                                        It's like criticising something you know nothing about

                                        • Elijah McGill
                                          Elijah McGill  3 weeks back

                                          The only game that cause violence is the game that was in the thumbnail

                                          • demir kasapoglu
                                            demir kasapoglu  3 weeks back

                                            For one time I agree with the media

                                            • domgwtf
                                              domgwtf  3 weeks back

                                              Extremely well said. Bravo.

                                              • Zaid Nezam
                                                Zaid Nezam  3 weeks back

                                                People who breathe are more likely to shoot up schools than those who dont.

                                                • Grundle Munch
                                                  Grundle Munch  3 weeks back

                                                  You admitted your bias less than 1 minute into the video. I will now disregard your discussion points.

                                                  • Sulastri '
                                                    Sulastri '  3 weeks back


                                                    • Wanger
                                                      Wanger  3 weeks back

                                                      Politicians blaming video games for gun violence is just them not wanting to take responsibility.

                                                      • Ignas Vieversys
                                                        Ignas Vieversys  4 weeks back

                                                        Gonna share this with my peeps. Awesome video!

                                                        • Fire Dude
                                                          Fire Dude  4 weeks back

                                                          Nice joke in the thumbnail

                                                          • Mike Hawk
                                                            Mike Hawk  4 weeks back

                                                            Before video games, there was peace on earth...

                                                            • Bailujen
                                                              Bailujen  4 weeks back

                                                              Japan did the right thing by banning guns

                                                              • Tanim King
                                                                Tanim King  4 weeks back

                                                                They're Are Mini Version Of Jack Thompson.

                                                                • And-yS
                                                                  And-yS  4 weeks back

                                                                  This is classic correlation vs causation fallacy. Do you know drinking dihydrogen monoxide guarantee death at a certain age? Stop drinking dihydrogen monoxide now!

                                                                  • Duke of Haphazard
                                                                    Duke of Haphazard  4 weeks back

                                                                    But the NYT says that certain politicians words incite violence. So I'm confused

                                                                    • Mean bean Machine
                                                                      Mean bean Machine  4 weeks back

                                                                      You can’t blame Mario nor sonic?!

                                                                      • Pheunith: Psychic-Water Type

                                                                        Whens the next scapegoat. App games

                                                                        • countmein33
                                                                          countmein33  4 weeks back

                                                                          Excellent video. Thanks.

                                                                          • Johnny Johnstone
                                                                            Johnny Johnstone  1 months back

                                                                            Why believing anything the left wing quislings at the NY Clown Times reports is wrong.

                                                                            • Rick Park
                                                                              Rick Park  1 months back

                                                                              Yeah, because it’s not a bunch of kids with no fathers and no discipline, playing violent games all day every day.

                                                                              • Ishaan
                                                                                Ishaan  1 months back

                                                                                Insert *everybody liked that*meme

                                                                                • Nathan Drake
                                                                                  Nathan Drake  1 months back

                                                                                  Buh buh but I thought the liberal sjws wanted to take muh vidya games, not based daddy trump...?

                                                                                  • Relativity1
                                                                                    Relativity1  1 months back

                                                                                    The Slimes is always wrong.

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                                                                                      • RecklesFlam1ngo
                                                                                        RecklesFlam1ngo  1 months back

                                                                                        *Sees the video is from a media group*
                                                                                        A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one

                                                                                        • Nathan Drake
                                                                                          Nathan Drake  1 months back

                                                                                          The only people today who think video games cause violence are boomer conservatives.

                                                                                      • Rolando Cruz
                                                                                        Rolando Cruz  1 months back

                                                                                        Well said fam!

                                                                                        • Music_Lights
                                                                                          Music_Lights  1 months back

                                                                                          Guns are the problem. Countries like China and Japan ban guns so less violence occurs.

                                                                                          • ThreeGhost
                                                                                            ThreeGhost  1 months back

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                                                                                            • Woʊ Bros Studios
                                                                                              Woʊ Bros Studios  1 months back

                                                                                              Video games do cause violence, I don’t care what you say

                                                                                              • Human Being Kachiw
                                                                                                Human Being Kachiw  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Wow Bros Studios I bet you also believe vaccines give you autism too....

                                                                                              • Woʊ Bros Studios
                                                                                                Woʊ Bros Studios  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Human Being Kachiw Video games do cause violence, I don’t care what you say

                                                                                              • Human Being Kachiw
                                                                                                Human Being Kachiw  1 months back

                                                                                                Wow Bros Studios with absolutely no proof to back your statement up, you’re just blatantly wrong

                                                                                            • Tarequl Islam
                                                                                              Tarequl Islam  1 months back