I was talking with a coworker a few days ago and we got on the subject of kids and violence. As we were getting ready to go back after our break her parting words were "I blame those violent video games."
In the end I came to the conclusion that no one really knows, how a child will react to these types of
Now just to put things in perspective I grew up in the late 80's- 90's eras. That means I grew up watching Bug's Bunny, G.I. Joe, She Ra and TMNT. I loved and still do love watching the old Hanna Barbera cartoons. I played Street Fighter and Mortal Combat on the Sega. I knew the combo moves for Sonya. But I also knew the difference between what was fantasy and reality. So I sat my 8 yr old down and asked him, "you know that the games we play aren't real?"
He looked at me as if I was stupid and replied, "Yeah mom, it's just a game. You'd go to jail if you did that for real."
I'm good with that answer. I'm sure there are parents out there who are fuming after reading this. The thing is I'm not telling you how to raise your kids, and I don't need folks telling me how to raise mine. I'm just tossing out there that you might want to do the research and make your own decisions.
Screenshots my game play from FallOut 3