Garcia 1 Anthony Garcia Professor Swarthout English 3 4/12/18 Call of Children: Committing Violence Do violent video games influence people to commit violent acts in the real world? My position is that violent video games are not the cause of people’s violent acts towards others. I have been playing video games since I was nine years old. At least 99% of the games I played were violent. Violent video games that I still play are Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Assassin’s Creed, Grand Theft Auto five, and Dead by Daylight. Even my number one favorite game, “The Last of Us” is considered a very violent game. However, the reason why it is my favorite game has nothing to do with the level of violence. Call of Duty last year released a new Call of Duty game taking place in World War II. The game takes the player into the bloodiest battles during the war. The player starts off on a boat heading to Omaha Beach and watches as the ramps swings down. The player watches as the soldiers around him get annihilated by machine gun bullets tearing limbs apart and blood squirting all over the screen. I have been playing Grand Theft Auto five for three years now and it’s always violent. My buddies and I would join a server and we start killing each other or the computer-generated citizens in the game. Sometimes we would rob stores and get chased down by the cops. We would also run over people and cause massive destruction all over the map by blowing up everything in sight. Dead by Daylight came out a couple of months ago and the whole point of the game is to escape from a killer. In the game the player is a survivor and his main job is to repair five generators and then escape
Garcia 2 through a huge door. The killers job is to search for survivors and hook them to a post while getting stabbed by a black, crab like entity. To escape the hook, other survivors must rescue you. The game gets violent when the killer hits you with its weapon and you start bleeding leaving a blood trail. Sometimes the killer could kill you. The way he would kill you is very brutal. One way is that he stabs his claws through your body and it comes out the other side. Violent video games do not cause people to act violent towards others, but help us release stress, lower juvenile crime, and makes us more sensitive. Violent video games do not influence people to be violent because they help people let out their anger and stress in video games. Everyone in this world gets angry and needs a way to let it out. One way is that people play violent video games, so they can release that anger by shooting, stabbing, and blowing up someone in the virtual world. A study done by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine named “Personality, Psychopathology, and Developmental Issues in Male Adolescents Video Game Use,” found that ‘“found that arcade games have a "calming effect" and that boys use them to blow off steam”’ (qtd. Karin par.16). Ironically, violent video games help in preventing more juvenile crimes. How do violent video games prevent juvenile
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