The Fantasy is the Reality of the Mind
My point exactly.I did a research paper in college in my psychology class on this very topic. There was an actual study (probably multiple) on if violent video games make you violent or more violent. My conclusion was simple, there’s zero evidence that violent video games make you more violent in any way. It CAN make you more aggressive or hostile, but so can a lot of things.
My teacher showed us a video where kids watched a violent movie then afterwards were imitating to an extent what they saw. But that’s because kids are impressionable, and like to mimic things. It wasn’t necessarily that they were more violent, they were just mimicking what they just had watched. This is why a rating system exists on video games and movies.
Basically, we can’t sloth off the responsibility of our actions onto our artifacts and say “they made the decision”. That’s not how it works. Correlation does not equal causation. Meaning, even if every single mass shooter played violent video games every day, that doesn’t mean it had anything to do with them doing what they did. Just as if they all ate cheeseburgers that doesn’t mean cheeseburgers make you go on a shooting spree. There’s just some individuals who are crazy, that’s it. It’s not about weapons, video games, movies, etc. If an individual makes the decision to do something insane, they will find a way to do it no matter what. That’s not to say it can’t be prevented, but people want to point the finger at everything BUT the individual that made the decision.
You don't need psychology lessons to know that some people have lethal mental issues. I propose that if those guys have mental issues like this, they're better off visiting the psychiatric clinics than playing videogames.
And avoid the politicians no matter what. Those guys are douchebags. They will try to falsely point something just to earn more election points. They will do anything in their own power to find some shapegoats just to make their points. Politicians are nothing more than uneducated, have the lack to investigate anything, and brainless people.
The videogames are to not blame when someone isn't well in his/her mind. And the politicians need to stop blaming the videogames every time. The caramel of the shapegoat is rotten, and we already know their game, and we do not believe them at all. And finally, the politics are unwelcomed in the gaming world.