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'You're not a bad person if you play a shooter' - Keighley, Crecente and Totilo On The Fear of Violent Video Games

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I appeared on this week's episode of Game Trailers TV with host Geoff Keighley and former Kotaku Editor-in-Chief and current Polygon news boss Brian Crecente.

You're not going to see any of us attacking violent video games, but I think you might enjoy seeing and hearing some level-headed discussion about the topic.

Take a look below:


And, yes, I quoted myself in the headline. A little gauche, I know. But it was a good line!

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The Bonus Round: Video Game Violence Debate [GameTrailers.com]

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DISCUSSION

Kinda off topic but...

OK, so almost all of us agree that violence in games doesn't make you a killer. Your brain can separate reality from fiction. Real people aren't being hurt in violent games. They're pixels on screen. They feel nothing...

SOOOOO..

Why do people throw such a hissyfit when they see women being objectified in games? Your brain can separate reality from fiction. No real women are being objectified. Playing a game that objectifies women won't make you a rapist. They're pixels on screen. They feel nothing.

It's also incredibly strange that people make less of an issue over a game centered entirely around shooting people in the head over skimpy outfits or portraying women in a way they disagree with.