Granted that games such as Grand Theft Auto IV are some of the most mindlessly violent games in the market as well as some of the best selling, I…

Granted that games such as Grand Theft Auto IV are some of the most mindlessly violent games in the market as well as some of the best selling, I don’t think that they can be credited with the growing levels of violence we’re seeing in society. Who’s to say that the violence is just becoming more apparent, and that our only flaw is having been blind to it for so long? True, there are the copycats that would love to mimic knocking off a few pedestrians with a few well aimed headshots but also there are those who would love to be the person in shows such as CSI that allows such people to be brought to justice. Sure, games such as those can be fun, but I think we fail to realize that that’s not the only portrayal of violence we have in society, though it may be the most prominent. To us, violence is cool, and at times, them more gruesome the better. Yet I think that how much appeal it has concerning our actions, not out entertainment, is based on our ability to judge between right and wrong. Will the media always take the fall for a few outliers’ actions?   – Eric