By Jericho Faustino and Rohan Kumar Courier Staff Writers
Have you ever dismembered an alien? Or run over someone with a tank?
In many popular games such as, Gears Of War and Call of Duty, violence is their main appeal. In Grand Theft Auto, the game allows you to perform various vigilantes and obscene crimes. Also, in Halo, gamers can manipulate their opponents to perform derogative acts of harassment.
Though such games have a “ Mature Rating”, children can easily obtain them. Is it possible for these games to take their violence too far?
“It doesn’t…the more realistic it is, the better.” Says, junior Yama Bahram.
Jaswant Samra. Junior, says “Violence in video games make me mad whenever I lose.”
11th grader Timothy Sims, a Courier staffer, said, “It makes me feel more powerful when I use violence to win.”
Even though the violence in video games are fake, the substantial evidence that video game violence influence its players are very real.
For example, in December of 2008, Daniel Petric, 17, shot and killed his mother and gravely injured his father, because they took away his Halo 3 video game.