People have linked school shootings, bombing(attempted and successful), and other related shootings to violent video games. I actually had/continuing to have a debate similar to this very topic. Check it out if your serious about this. Just so you know the percentile of people playing violent games is 97% of America's male population. I'll let you decide if you think this a good or bad influence on how people act. I also have played these M games. Guilty. This also gives an interesting insight. I know that one of the main defenses for video games is that its not safe to play outside anymore and that it is a social activity. I also know first hand that video games are/can be addicting psychologically and studies have been made to prove it. Look it up if your curious. Personally, I find all these defenses of video games as people trying to find a good reason for something they know can be/is bad but can't think of anything better. I mean seriously. Apart from the fact that you can talk and play with friends what redeeming value do video games have? Almost all M games are M because they are violent and provocative. I don't think this is something good for people to be "learning" about. There are many other things way more redeeming than video games. I know I am preaching to the converted but just think about it. I mean no offense to anyone, just to voice my opinion.
Why would you ban video games? They have no proof that they make you violent, causes bad grades, and makes behavior problems. It would just impact kids/teens who just want to have fun. So unless you have proof it harms you just like alcohol or another age-restricted thing, nope. H