Violence in videogames are merely superficial to me. I don't really care whether or not a game throws gallons of virtual blood in my face as long as the story or gameplay is awesome. While I do think that young children should wait until at least like 12 to play the super violent stuff, I don't really think it affects them on a mental level.
People should remember that videogames are a form of entertainment and while they can shape interests of individuals, they certainly can't take someone's psyche and throw it to the dogs. Entertainment just doesn't have that power over anyone.
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