ignoring, completely, that videogames play a role in our shared violent society is a gross underreaction (shame on you over and over Go Nintendo). consistently posting comments to undermine the completely rational (and scientifically backed) idea that violent media affects our society is irresponsible. you're all ignoring the obvious to justify your own personal actions (in this case, playing violent videogames). can you, RMC, not see your own personal role in this? to be clear, i'm talking about GN's consistent voice of how it's impossible that violent media (in this case games) can be in any way related to violence in society, when there's a mind boggling amount of scientifically collected data showing that media does POWERFULLY affect the minds of not only youth, but of adults as well. try googling "environmental effects on dna," and find out that the environment (ie ALL the stuff you interact with) plays a LARGE part in how your DNA evolves. but no, we'll dumb this conversation down to the cable news level, allowing us no chance to change and damning us to relive these same atrocities that continually repeat in our "society." just because we're unwilling to take a different look at what's going on. and you guys are on the side of continued violence for the sake of entertainment!??!?!?!!??! how unbelievably ignorant and short sighted, but wait, you guys don't really care about any of this stuff, you only care about whether or not you get to buy call of duty when it comes out again next year, right? don't worry, the game makes so much money that i'm sure that even if we had a school shooting every day for a month, and every student involved was found to have a call of duty addiction, they still wouldn't stop making the game, simply because of the cash. the sad thing is that you guys (i say "you guys" because i don't personally purchase said garbage, so it's factually acurate) are literally the ones supporting and holding this vile thing up. without your money being constantly shoveled into this system of violence, the games couldn't be made. so i guess, in reality, you're just passing the buck. nice job, guys, thanks for never growing up, and never considering the idea that your own personal choices effect others in ways that you don't really understand (gasp).
ignorance isn't bliss, it's just ignorance.