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Gamasutra - Video Games Not A Factor in VA Tech Tragedy

by Magerette, 2007-09-02 18:40:39

Gamasutra provides more evidence against the well-worn argument that video games induce violent behaviour in this article discussing the final report of the Virginia governor's investigatory panel on the shootings on campus earlier this year:

Moreover, contrary to accusations made at the time of the tragedy by industry critics like Jack Thompson and TV's Dr. Phil, the report states in Chapter IV, which focuses on Cho's mental health history, that while he enjoyed some video games -- Sonic the Hedgehog is mentioned -- "Cho's roommate never saw him play video games." The report continues on the roommate's observations..

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