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Rant #3: Violent Video Games are a Big Deal?

WARNING: Some viewers may find the following images disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Listen here internet junkies, I have special news for you all. NOBODY F***ING CARES ABOUT THE GAME YOU’RE PLAYING!!! Now that that’s been said, let’s get to the topic at hand. The other day I was playing one of my favorite video games, Skyrim, which happens to have a lot of blood and violence. Then suddenly, this social justice warrior priestess asks me (in her annoyingly squeaky voice), “Why are you playing this game? It’s like, so pointless. All you do is kill stuff, what if someone killed you?” In which I had to reply, “Well if they killed me with an enchanted battleaxe that turns me into a zombie immediately after, then I’d be pretty damn satisfied.” It’s like most people think that if you play a violent video, you’re automatically going to start acting violently. Sorry for enjoying being someone else for a little while! I mean, who doesn’t want to be a badass?

Studies have shown that playing video games, even violent ones, help improve our attention spans and even process our fears. I guess it sounds crazy, but most games I play require me to pay attention to what’s going on around me. For example, if you aren’t careful in Skyrim, you can set off a death trap (which I’ve never done because I’m an EXPERT). Not only that, but they help us learn from our mistakes (unless you’re this chick, then you just get decapitated).

Now, you might say, “THAT’S SO VIOLENT,” but think about it for a moment. Sure, I play quite a few violent, gore filled video games, but I know that I should never act out these video games in real life because my mother and siblings monitored what I played when I was younger. People need to stop making a big deal about video games, they aren’t going anywhere for a while. I’ll leave you guys with this…

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