Do you remember, when you were a young child, stuff that you would do with your friends together? Or maybe the moment when your parents took you to the nearest park where you could find kids around your age, and you played together? You would play many games with them, hide and seek, playing marbles, playing congklak, etc.
When you were playing around, suddenly one of your friend tripped himself and fell on the ground, he cried. His mother came, rushing, and calmed him down. After he calmed down, all of the sudden, out of nowhere, your parents and other kids’ parent came and told you that you could not play anymore, because you could fall like the earlier kid and hurt yourself. That does sound stupid, does it not? I mean, just because one kid got hurt, because he did not pay attention of his surrounding or maybe just because of bad luck, and all kids, had to stop playing.
The same logic can be applied to video games as well. Why a few cases of criminal activities that were “connected” to video games could affect millions, hundreds of millions gamer on earth? This essay argues that video games do not cause violence.