Just last year in June 2018 the Today Show did a segment with the ‘Today Psychologist’ which discussed the latest video game sensation at the time – Fortnite. Fortnite is a game which became incredibly popular due to its simplicity, how fun it was to play and its $0 pricepoint. The main conclusion that the Today Psychologist came to was that “violent” video games like fortnite cause aggressive behaviour in our kids. The segment copped a lot of backlash with academics taking to twitter to question the standpoint Today took.
Over in the States we see similar ideas presented, however over there the media aims to link video games directly to mass shootings.The statements which often are made post mass mass shootings in America which suggest a link between video games and real-world violence are often echoed by politicians including the U.S. President himself. After shootings in El Paso…
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