Video games exploratory paper

Are set in an open world free to do whatever they

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are set in an open world free to do whatever they want, including harassing civilian and gunning down police men. Leung argues that Devin Moore’s motivation for killing the officer was due to long hours of continuously playing the game, and she explains that he has become drawn in to the virtual reality. She also provided Devin Moore’s statement, “Life is like a video game. Everybody's got to die sometime.”(CBSNews, Leung) Leung included several contributing factors such as the fact that Devin Moore had to move from one foster family to another; however she doesn’t oppose the main cause of the killing, which was because of the video games. When ending her article, Leung brought on the point of the actual targeting of the game. She has brought up a point made by one of the officer who was involved in the accident where she stated, “The question I have to ask the manufacturers of them is, 'Why do you make games that target people that are to protect us, police officers, people that we look up to -- people that I respect -- with high admiration,’ says Strickland.”(CBSNews, Leung )She does however; offer a possible outlook on this heinous act. Perhaps video games aren’t to blame? Leung quoted Paul Smith, a First Amendment lawyer who represents video games companies and said "What you have in almost every generation is the new medium that comes along. And it's subject of almost a hysterical attack," says Smith. "If you went back to the 1950s, it's hard to believe now, but comic books were blamed for juvenile delinquency. And I think what you really have here is very much the same phenomenon playing itself out again with a new medium."(CBSNews, Leung) She leaves the article by questioning the motives behind the game makers of these extremely violent games. Throughout the years I had heard about Grand Theft Auto and the problem it brings upon troubled children. The fact is that the Grand Theft Auto series are notoriously known for their extreme portrayal of violence, and numerous occasions, along with this one, has occurred where
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children attempted to relive their virtual experiences in reality. However, I was in awe after reading this article, at the possibility video game presents. I believe author Rebecca Leung made it very clear when she integrated several expert testimony to make her point on the danger of violent video games, one of which testimony belong to the deceased officer involved in the accident. Leung evidence appeals to me greatly, yet I still wonder if video game may be the main cause of the killing. We have to also consider the possibility that Devin Moore didn’t have parental guidance, as seen when Leung stated that he had moved from different foster homes. There may be many psychological factors that involve Devin Moore’s action and Leung doesn’t address this issue thoroughly. While her article really portrays the danger video games bring, it had yet to confirm the actuality of it happening.
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