So, do they? Judges, not wanting to provide an easy scapegoat for a sociopathic child, deny any connection between video game play and real-world maladjustment. Researchers are divided on the issue, as evidence can easily be found, manipulated, or outright invented, to support any agenda the publisher may have. I'm coming to you here to present my own take on this, based not on any courtroom cases or research studies, but my own daily observations conducted over about 60 years of raising children, influencing grandchildren, and being a child myself. Here's what I've learned:
|Me at six (1954). Note flintlock pistol|
lovingly cradled in arms.
|Period ad for Mattel weaponry.|
|The Legend of Zelda|
|Grand Theft Auto|
|Left 4 Dead|
Okay, I think I've made my point. I'll see you next week. Now, get out there and live life like you mean it!