I've been playing video games for 20 years. I am not violent or aggressive. Very few of the people I know who play video games are either of those; in fact, the ones I do know that are violent primarily play sports related video games and not ones involving killing. Take that
Actually come to think of it, I believe sports encourage violence far more than video games... Or violent people are more drawn to them. Go sample some populations... I bet you'll find that to be the result.
Anyway, currently the majority of video game players are males between 24-40. Most games made are now aimed at this demographic. Legally, M (mature) rated games (the ones involving graphic violence) aren't to be sold by children. Of course, most stores don't follow that policy.
The issue here, to me, is more one of bad parenting than it is of blaming any type of media. I work in a second grade and some of the children there are already playing games like Grand Theft Auto; they are 7 and 8 years old. They didn't buy the games. If the game does encourage violence in these children, is it the fault of the game maker? No. The game is rated M and marketed to adults. It's the fault of the parents that supply them and then use video games as babysitting tools because they don't care about their children.
I think it's wrong to point a finger at the media that isn't meant for children. There are plenty of ignorant parents out there that believe video games are for children so you buy them for children, nevermind the big "M" on them.
Adults should be in control of themselves and aware of themselves enough not to be influenced greatly by games. If they are not, it's not just the video game doing it. They've got other issues, and while the games may have encourage their problems, they aren't the heart of it.
Originally Posted by Kiz
I can think of at least one Hentai game that has rape or at least molestation.
I think they all do... let's leave warped japanese minds out of this