Thanks to the current media frenzy and barrage of lawsuits surrounding violent video games, I can’t tell people what I do for a living without getting a lecture on the current plague of youth violence and the scourge that is Grand Theft Auto. I decided it was time for a rebuttal more effective than shrugging and saying, “Well, I think you’re wrong.”
So I sat down to write this article, and started doing some research. What I discovered startled me. I’m not sure I have the ability to write a totally serious piece – it is not in my nature to be serious, nor the nature of GR – but the issues are very serious indeed and the evidence is very real.
I am even going to use charts. With words on ‘em. We spare no expense.
First off, I have absolute proof that video games are not the cause of this epidemic of youth violence in America. No, really, I do. Ready?
There is no epidemic of youth violence in America.