Violence does indeed have a bigger impact on society more than you realize. The human brain is susceptible to violence after being exposed to violent video games, violent movies, violent songs, etc, etc. Video games after repeated gameplay in a way rewires your brain and desensitizes you to violence and disturbing concepts and images. I admit in the past when I did play violent video games I was definitely influenced by it. Same with movies. I was a lot more angry at society and sometimes I felt like going on a shooting spree but I didn't because I'm not that kind of person. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't have a lot of discipline and strength to stop being controlled by their emotions and they end up actually shooting people. Look at the news, violence is increasing exponentially. So as a result, I strongly stay rooted in my firm belief that ALL violent video games, movies, books, music, perverted internet videos such as porn, etc, etc should ALL be banned. All of this crap is the reason there are so many psychopaths and serial killers.
If the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) wanted 5 year olds to play Call Of Duty, then they would have put an "E for everyone" not "M for mature". We need to follow these ratings provided for us, and not buy kids these games until they are old enough to understand the difference between fantasy and reality.
Yes they should because they cause stress and frustration. They also cause you to be overweight. They also cause you to have a seizure in some circumstances. They also can give you hand, thumb, arm, neck, and leg cramps. They can also give you bad thoughts or make you do bad things.
There is lots of evidence supporting the fact that violent video games are bad. Brains have been scanned after playing these kinds of games and the results show that there is an increase in the activity in the amygdala, which stimulates emotions and decreases the activity in the prefrontal lobe. The prefrontal lobe is that part of your brain that allows you to have inhibition, self-control and concentration. Without these things people are not able to take control and might act out, hurting others or themselves.
In 2006, a 18 yr old boy was taken to the police station on suspicion of car theft. On arriving, he stole the gun of a policeman, shooting 3 people in the head, and stole a police car. They found out that this boy had been continuously playing a game in which you shoot police and steal their cars.
There's enough violence in the world, so there's no need to emulate this in a video game. And, children often play these games, which subconsciously gives young people the notion that killing and violence is entertaining and harmless. People make enough violent and dangerous decisions without being exposed to games that encourage this behavior.
According to certain people, violent video games should be banned; they feel that violent video games are the source of today’s violence amongst children. I strongly agree with them. Video games, like movies, music and any other form of art, are there to entertain people and to enjoy, not restrict; But games like these need restriction even though they have some. What most people fail to realize is that the video game industry, like the film industry, is heavily regulated with a strict code of parental guidelines already in place. Even the game consoles to play these violent games have parental controls. What I fail to understand is that some parents believe its okay to give their children 18+ rated games even though they are well under that age, and say that these games are the sources of violence between children. If parents would not let a 10-year-old watch 18+ rated horror movies, then why would parents let a 10-year-old play Gears of War, or Grand Theft Auto with its gang, crime and sexual content? Today, the debate to ban violent video games is drastically increasing in popularity. Video games that have violence in them such as Call of Duty, might be banned for showing mature content.
Yes, Violent videos games are rated, but the kids could have there older brother, sister, uncle, aunt, and other people. Kid don't care what it's rated, they care if it is fun or not. Violent video games are harmful to childern should not be able to play these violent games.
I think violent games should be banned but if you can handle the killings and bloody scences of violent games then go ahead and play it.Violent games are considered as addictive games.Some games introduced to you are actually from the peer pressure or even from youtube Gameplays!Well some people did die because of addictive gaming.But if You can control your gaming time then it's fine but some people have the ability to control their timing on playing these addictive games.Once you're addicted it's like you can't quit smoking.Then you're game over
A causal link between violent video games and violent behavior has not been proven.  Many studies suffer from design flaws and use unreliable measures of violence and aggression such as noise blast tests. Thoughts about aggression have been confused with aggressive behavior, and there is a lack of studies that follow children over long periods of time.
Kids follows things that they see or hear or PLAY. Violent videos games contains activities that may enable kids to do violent things. It's just not right for them to have to experience such thing because we all know that violent video games have fights, murders, and suicides and stuff.
There should be no ban on violent video games. Kids shouldn't play video games where they are the criminal. They should play games where your the good guys not the bad guys. Games like GTA 5 and stuff like that should be sold to adults. But, other than that, kids should get to play violent video games. It doesn't affect them in any way shape or form. I've played violent video games before, and it doesn't affect me. Personally I think it gives kids a broader imagination, as well as a sense of "this is what it's like in the outside world." ( but just simulated and added affects.) So, No violent video games should not be banned.
These violent games have strict 17+ warnings that never get followed. You should have an ID to be able to purchase them, just like cigarettes or beer. I don't understand how people find enjoyment shooting innocent people. After the Sandy Hook incident, I cannot even look at them without sadness.
I do not think violent video games influence adults into actually killing someone. If you are not a criminal playing a few games will not turn you into one. On the other hand children should not play these games, if parents disregard video games age restrictions they should be fully responsible for the effects that does to a child.
Speaking as a female sixteen-year-old, I have played my fair share of video games. Many of them have been violent. However, none of them has had a negative effect on me. In fact, I can't remember ever feeling that because they were in these games - because they were so easily accessed (by me and countless others) - it would be okay to do these things. Fortunately, I am not susceptible to these 'messages', and neither is the vast majority who plays these games.
Usually, people against violent video games and those who have never played them. They see teenagers and young people committing violent crimes and immediately blame the media. However, this is not the case. Nine times out of ten, those people do what they do because of their upbringing, their peer group(s) and (sometimes) their minds. It is not the influence of video games.
I admit that some games involve gratuitous violence. However, these sections are not compulsory; unless it is in a cut-scene, the player does not have to commit violent crimes. For example, I am a huge fan of a particular video game. It is rated '18' for violence, language, sex, alcohol and drug use. However, I barely come across these things, because playing like a lunatic does not appeal to me. Yes, I have been known to go on a murderous rampage now and again, but this is strictly within the confines of the video game world.
Of course, there are those video games whose aim it is to force the player to be as violent and destructive as possible, but it's fantasy. You wouldn't stop a world-class author from publishing his next novel just because it had a lot of blood in it, would you?
For me, video games are an art form, like making movies or TV shows, maybe even similar to painting the next masterpiece and writing the Great American Novel. I also feel that video games get unfair treatment. Why attack them for what they are? What will you get out of it?
I, for one, will be shocked and saddened if video games of any kind are ever banned.
-A long-time gamer.
Banning violent video games would violate some of what we hold dear in the United States, such as the freedom to pursue happiness. If violent video games make you happy, and they exist, then there should not be a ban on them. However, their sale could easily be regulated so that they don't go home with known sociopaths, or that they aren't sold anywhere near a school, or in the vicinity where violence was recently perpetuated. We need to address violence in consumer products sanely.
Violent video games exist for a specific intended audience, and that is why they are usually rated M. There is a chance that children may be negatively influenced by violent video games, perhaps by being desensitized to the violence, but as long as the rating system is taken seriously, people will know that the games marked 'M' are not for children. A ban on violent video games would essentially limit what content people are allowed to publish and/or consume, based purely on someone else's opinion that it is too violent in nature for society to handle. And if some governing body was able to put a ban on violent video games, where would it stop? Would movies, music, and TV shows also come under scrutiny? If an adult wants to play a violent video game, they should be able to, just like they are able to watch violent movies, but parents should have enough sense to not allow their impressionable children to play them.
A ban of violent video games would be pointless.First of all it would affected the economy not the video game industry itself,and second,it is unfair for others who love violent games,Third,we all know in common that violent games does not link to violent crime and since te popular games come out,violent crime dropped.
The reason why they should not be banned is because they are the best to play and its not there fault the reason why people kill. People kill not the game. Also if they put a stop on them the community are going to lose a lot of money because lots of governments make there money of them.
There are literally no conclusive evidence that violent video games make kids violent. It's all based off of assumptions. Besides, we have been over this with music, books, movies, etc. We should not ban them, we should just not give guns to kids. You know, gun control? Wow, what an idea.
In my honest opinion, I like video games and there again so do others and I agree that they shouldn't be banned, but minimized to a degree that games can't be so violent. This will not happen as it is out of people's control, unless we take a stand and demand what the people require. The city isn't safe enough and kids are making it worse by playing violent video games and then using their game knowledge to rob banks and kill people. In this case people will say video games are good and bad in the sense that they can be positive and then again they can be negative as they can make people obese and overweight.
Video games have incoherently been an addictive part of teenagers life's and probably everyday they come home and jump straight onto their game console and forget about homework until the following day when they go to school and get asked about whether they have done their homework and the answer becomes no. This is why video games should be either banned or the amount of game violence reduced to a minimum. A lot of teens are becoming aggressive because of violence on either TV or their game consoles. There are even some games in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the best detailed games, best-selling video game console and even the fastest selling pc game. There is no way any of these would be ignored by gamer fans or even teenagers for that matter.