Late last night I was strolling along looking for my next target. The target was surrounded by guards and scientists so I had to quickly subdue one of the scientists to blend in. Once I did blend in though, I made my way to the lower level of the building and ultimately used some garrote wire I had in my pockets to kill the target. The police were unaware. I may do this again tonight.
I play video games and I don’t kill people. But that’s no stopping one Connecticut town from trying to get rid of violent video games. The details in which I began this post with are from a mission in Hitman Absolution. I play the game a lot and at no point has it made me want to actually attempt to kill someone with garrote wire. I do understand the importance of doing your part to ensure the senseless tragedy in Newtown never happens again, but placing blame on video games is just wrong.
The Jan. 12 event is being organized by the SouthingtonSOS, a collective of representatives of Southington, CT community organizations that includes the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, board of education, fire department, town officials, United Way and local clergy. The group was formed in the aftermath of 2005′s Hurricane Katrina as a way for the community to quickly organize help in the wake of national and local tragedies.
“There are youngsters who appear to be consumed with violent video games. I’m not certain if that’s a good thing.”
This quote was taken from the article over at Polygon. No, it’s not a good thing for young people below the age required to own/play Mature rated games to play them. But that’s a parental problem not a video game problem.
What say you about people who cry “video games are at fault” when tragedy happens that involve young people?