BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite: How Much Violence is Too Much Violence?

Violence in video games is without a doubt the biggest issue that our industry - and this genre in particular - faces at the moment. With horrifying tragedies of wanton gun violence cropping up in the headlines on a weekly basis, everyone needs a scapegoat. The finger of blame has to point somewhere, so why not at video games?

To make things more complicated, games are becoming increasingly more violent, it seems. While you do have games like ShootMania Storm that take a much milder approach to first-person combat, you also end up with games like BioShock Infinite, the subject of today's video. The violence in BioShock Infinite is not for the faint of heart, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Are violent video games to blame for these atrocities being committed every week around the world?

Or are they simply the easiest place to lay the blame?

Here to discuss the violence in BioShock Infinite, our own Devon 'Small Kiwi' McArthur. Let us know what you think about the situation in the comments. Remember, whichever side of the tracks you belong to, there's a valid argument to be had here. Let's do it respectfully.



  • #2 RedBear1989

    I'll let my future kids play mature games if they show the ability to handle it.

  • #4 NateRios

    I'm the same way. I have two kids and, while they're really young now, when they're older if they show the maturity and capability to separate game from life, they can have at it.

  • #1 live187

    Bottom line is, kids shouldn't play m rated games.  The parent in the end needs to be more liable.  Ignorance is not an excuse when it comes to the law.

  • #3 NateRios

    Totally agree with you, it comes down to the parent always. Games don't foster violence but bad parenting sure can.

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