Feedback: The War On Violent Video Games

Posted: April 25, 2012
Feedback: The War On Violent Video Games
This week on Feedback, Blair Herter and crew discuss how violent video games are affecting gamers. Do video games really cause people to commit crimes, lash out, and be violent?

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  • UnDeadAngel

    Is it true that Adam's gone from G4? I think a part of me just died inside :(

    Posted: April 25, 2012 10:19 PM
  • SteveDaniels

    Can we please have a Steve Johnson-ism counter? Like, every time you guys mention quaaludes or when Steve Johnson has some crazy rant. It would be like Adam's Obscure Reference counter.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 10:11 PM
  • Michael.Knight

    when are we going to get the feedback with Adam, stephen, and Donell. Blair make it happen. don't really care what the topic is.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 10:04 PM
  • TK7331

    Video games don't make people violent. Lag does.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 9:29 PM
  • Nomen

    OK so the US armed forces do not try to "trick" you into shooting people. The training consists of target acquisition, threat assessment, and center mass aiming technique. They train their guys to figure out if they are looking down their sights at a bad guy or someone else. If there is close quarters friendly fire it is because of some other battlefield condition that can't be helped. Not because they saw movement and shot without thinking.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 8:17 PM
  • crocodilius

    You know what makes me violent?
    G4 not f#cking resigning Adam Sessler.
    You guys about to fold?

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:52 PM
  • tgoose13

    Please make a donell zone web show. Seriously though he had a good point about the human nature versus media thing, maybe human nature and instinct doesn't dictate anything, maybe it's something fed to us by the media so we don't realize that everything we think has been carefully plotted.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:50 PM
  • poopikins

    are we seriously still on this "issue"?

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:50 PM
  • Cyphin

    Well most people know that the whole violent videogames cause violence arguement is bs. As far as the military using videogames as a training tool, you guys mostly got it right. They are mainly using it to teach tactics and how to move as a unit to flank and cover each other's back. The idea being they expose you to as many stituations as possible so you should do better in real combat. Only thing they can't train is how each person reacts from actually killing someone face to face.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:21 PM
  • amelexiam

    Oh Snap! I just read this is Adam-Ses-sler's last week on G4. I have always valued your reviews, soap box, and brand of humor. Best of luck Adam. I for one will truly miss you.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 7:01 PM
  • amelexiam

    Oh Snap! I just read this is Adam Sessler's last week on G4. I have always valued your reviews, soap box, and brand of humor. Best of luck Adam. I for one will truly miss you.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:59 PM
  • Noobville

    I think there should be a distinction between killing Israeli civilians vs. an FBI agent killing a criminal. Also to Mr. Johnsons point it is better to be the one tricked into killing the enemy then be one dead. They make it reflexive because every other nation is doing the same; in this day and age it isn t think, about it = don t kill them, think about it = dead.
    Finally, censoring violent video games is a talking point because we allow it to be, it has very few defenders and with young people not being a very important voting block it only has a positive effect on those who think censorship is good and has no effect on the majority of the indifferent public.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:50 PM
  • SliQuid

    I'm so d&%m sick of this debate....really...nothing else to talk about..

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:33 PM
  • g4fan247

    I play violent video games a lot and I am not a violent person in real life. This is another great episode of Feedback.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:26 PM
  • Lifeforsaken23

    Its just like when you go and see some action movie.... its like yea i wanna go do that but in your head you know you really couldn't do it.... that guy has mental issues and that's why he did it

    Posted: April 25, 2012 6:14 PM
  • Grave_Chapel

    First of all, teleporters. Are we the same person when we come out the other side, or where we replaced

    And video games are simulations and AI, nether of which can acount for real world experience or the human factor of any situation. Growing up after watching Jurassic Park, I was a T-Rex, when I watched X-Men I was Wolverine or Cyclops, Ace Ventura Pet Detective I was doing things I did not know what they meant. Kid emulate copy and play everything. Why, because they are kids. In regards of the guy mentioned today, he is mental unstable. What he said did not match his actions, he;s just ill

    Posted: April 25, 2012 5:31 PM
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  • sgthombre

    Whoops. I mean Donnell.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 4:56 PM
  • sgthombre

    I can't stand Darnel. NEVER have him on Feedback from now on, please. He contributes nothing and every single other feedback panelist is better than him by leaps and bounds.

    Posted: April 25, 2012 4:56 PM
  • gambit1023

    Games do not make people violent..people make people violent. Playing video games does not make you anything that you were before you started playing. Does Rockband make me as good a drummer as Neil Peart? Does MLB12 give me the ability to hit a C.C. Sabathia fastball? Does Super mario Bros. make me eat mushrooms to grow big and produce fireballs? Does Need for Speed make me a better driver? The answer is NO!!! Do pornographic movies make me a better lover...ok wait..maybe that was is true?? lol

    Posted: April 25, 2012 3:48 PM