Posted February 19, 2013 by Amy in News

PBS To Tackle Connection Between Violence & Video Games Tonight on NEWSHOUR


One of the more controversial issues in headlines today – does playing violent video games actually translate to committing violent acts in real life?

The tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut will likely be causing frank discussions for years to come, and rightly so. However, one of the more puzzzling debates that keeps turning up is that playing violent video games actually caused that horrific act, somehow. Whichever side of the debate you happen to be on, you’ll likely be interested in some actual informed debate on the topic. Tonight (6 pm, EDT) on PBS NEWSHOUR, Jeffrey Brown will be discussing the issue with several qualified scientists, and he’ll even play a bit of Call of Duty: Black Ops II with Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo. It promises to be an interesting and educated look at the issue, and I’m glad to see qualified people actually giving the issue a proper look. Check out a preview of the episode here, and tune into PBS tonight to see the episode in its entirety.


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