Every week we try to bring you conversations that we think are worth your time. Sometimes these conversations are easy, sometimes not. In wake of the tragedy in Louisiana, we're discussing violence in video games. We're not, however, defending video games. Nor are we blaming them. In stead, we try to look at how violence has affected us as individuals, why we like it and what that means. For information about studies on the relationship between video games and violence, checkout the links below. For some thoughts on why we play games, checkout this video from vSause:
- 25 Video Game Violence Studies, Summarized - Kotaku
- In New Study, Video Games Not Tied to Violence in High-Risk Youth - PsychCentral
- Is media violence damaging to kids? - CNN
- Media Violence Research - Suite101
Jonathan is the host of the DarkCast, DarkCast Interviews, and Gamers Read. He loves books, video games, and superheroes. If he had to pick favorites, they would be Welcome to the Monkey House, Mass Effect, and Superman respectively.