A few weeks ago, it was before an upcoming video game called “Grand Theft Auto 5” was about to be released, people on the media were talking about the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series due to the fact that it is considered to be one of the most controversial video game series. Despite its popularity, people have been opposed to the series. When people in some types of media were talking about the new “Grand Theft Auto” game, which was going to be released on September 2013, they’ve mentioned violent crimes being committed by people who were too into the “Grand Theft Auto” series and tried to reenact the video game in the past. My mother actually believes violent video games do cause violence. As someone who enjoys playing video games, I was against to my mother’s opinion and tried to explain to her that violent video games are not responsible for violence being caused by young people.
My mother and I recalled the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting because some people believe the 20-year-old perpetrator, Adam Lanza, shot up the school and his mother due to the fact that he has played too many violent video games in the past. After the school-shooting, some people were considering banning violent video games, such as “Grand Theft Auto 5.” I never understood the amount of biased opinions that people have about video games in general. My mother does not play video games at all, so of course, she would believe violent video games cause gamers to reenact the games that they’ve played, even though I have never done anything violent in my life.
I’ve told my mother that all of the people who tried to reenact the violent acts that were portrayed in the video games that they’ve played have some sort of mental illness, so the video games should not be blamed. I’ve reminded my mother that video games nowadays are making more money than the movie and music industry, so it should give my mother a hint that hundreds of millions of people play video games...
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