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 shooters, you also end up with games like BioShock Infinite, the subject of this video. 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?