This semester has intrigued me with the idea of how many people connect the idea of physical violence and video games. I can remember when the tragedy at Columbine High school happened and the reports that many news outlets created. For a while, my mother made my brother and I stop playing video games. I never understood why, but she was very sure that video games would destroy our psyche and we would end up being violent adolescents and adults. This was obviously not the case, but I am interested on how this idea conjured up into society.
For my paper, I would like to focus on the effects that video games have on its players and if people associate violence to occur more in the minority community or in Suburbia America. In addition to the horrific violence, I would like to focus on why some events are singled out rather than other tragedies that people might think occur because of playing violent video games.