December 18, 2012

No, Let's Talk About Video Game Violence

John Herrman, BuzzFeed


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Adam Lanza was a gamer. This fact has been reported, re-reported and rehashed to the extent that it's now part of the killer's capsule bio: Young. White. Male. Aspergers. Loner. Gamer. This was predictable — not just that this young withdrawn man played games, as so many do, or that they were violent, as so many are, but also that this detail would capture peoples' attention; that the media would repeat it in an insinuating way, and that it would make the public uneasy. My son plays those games. My son loves those games. I play those games.

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