Video games aren't to blame for real-world violence, experts say

Following statements from prominent politicians including US President Donald Trump, the Entertainment Software Association responded to the condemnation and refuted claims of video games being linked to violent behaviour.

The retailer instructed employees in an internal memo to remove any marketing material, turn off or unplug video game consoles that show violent games - specifically Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and to monitor and turn off any violence depicted on screens in its electronics departments.

"We just have tremendous amount of research - at this point now we've been researching it for 21 years - that just says the exact opposite", Russell Holly, managing editor at Android Central, said of the accusations. El Paso police say Crusius drove more than 10 hours to the majority-Latino city to carry out the shooting.

The United States has had 254 mass shootings -instances of four or more people being shot in individual outbreaks - in 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

"It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence", said President Trump. "We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately", said Trump.

The trade body said more than 165 million Americans enjoy video games, and billions of people play video games worldwide.

Ivory reiterated that study after study shows media, including video games, has no link to violent crime.

"In other societies, where video games are played as avidly, do not contend with the tragic levels of violence that occur in the USA".

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His comments backed up those of Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, a fellow Republican, who pointed the finger at a "video game industry that teaches young people to kill".

Violent video games are some of the most successful in terms of sales, with the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 selling over 25 million units since its launch in October of 2018.

"The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate". AKA Don't attack heavily guarded areas to fulfill your super soldier COD fantasy. This is in line with other research that has found little evidence between games and violence.

Monday's statement marks the second time Trump has blamed video games for an incident of this kind. A number of possible factors that may have contributed to these shootings have been cited including white supremacist radicalization and terrorism, access to guns, mental illness, and violent video games.

Aurora Bubbaloo tweeted, "I've made a lot of awesome friends thanks to video games".

The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that video games fall under protected speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Patrick Markey, a psychology professor at Villanova University who focuses on video games, found in his research that men who commit severe acts of violence actually play violent video games less than the average male.

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