Episode 3: Violence in Video Games

Do video games make you violent? Probably not, but if so why is there so much controversy surrounding them? This week, Mav is joined by Katya and Abby — both of whom are far more knowledgeable than him on the subject — to discuss video games, mass shooters, psychology, the military industrial complex, headshots, zombies and sex… lots and lots of sex, actually. Also, Pac-man comes up… no not in the sex part. Trust us, it all makes sense in the end.

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Time Stamps:

  • 0:50: Introductions
  • 3:37: Video Games and Corrupting Children
  • 6:30: The Non Obvious Violence
  • 8:04: Real Life Shootings and Video Games
  • 11:07: Immersive Media
  • 12:20: Military Simulators
  • 15:50: What About Non-violence
  • 16:59: Real Life Skill Transfer
  • 20:09: Emotional Response and Lifetime
  • 26:35: Screentime and Media Usage
  • 32:37: RPGs and Morality:
  • 37:00: Sex in Video Games
  • 45:33: Meta Commentary
  • 51:09: State of the Art Graphics
  • 59:34: Conclusions

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