The evolution of graphics and physics engines (just think about ragdoll physics) in video games introduced a whole new level of violence and blood. Despite the continuous debates, like it or not, this trend won't fade away anytime soon.
As mentioned in our recent History of Headshots article, the 2000 video game Soldier of Fortune was a pioneer — a bloody pioneer — in the technological art of connecting a gamer's virtual gun with various enemy body parts.
It may seem ghoulish to the outsider. It will seem essential to the gamer. One of the most popular things to do in video games is to aim for the head with a gun and fire. Who thought of that? And why do people like doing it so much?