It seems that mainstream media have an agenda against video games. What makes this so evident are the constant negatively skewed stories which portrayer video games in a negative light.
Specifically using two main tropes. The first being that violent video games drive aggression in the real world. This is why we often see violent video games come under severe criticism in the wake of mass shootings, particularly by the media and government.
The other trope is kind of paradoxical as it completely contradicts the ideas discussed above. It is that video games are detaching kids from reality. The underlying theme behind this has flooded the headlines for the last few years.
While both these tropes feel easy to believe especially with no prior knowledge, they are certainly more fantasy than they are fiction. By framing video games this way the media are facilitating the widely held views by people…
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