Looking at Link Between Violent Video Games and Lack of EmpathyBy Nick Bilton The sound of machine guns rattled through the building as explosions shook the walls. No, I wasn’t at a weapons convention or shooting range or in an impromptu war. I was at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo here, also known as E3. With shootings happening with alarming frequency in schools, malls, movie theaters and streets across America, people are again asking if video games contribute to gun violence. And do so-called first-person shooter games have a particular impact on people — usually young men — who suffer from the types of mental illnesses that make them more prone to violent behavior? “Boring, boring boring. When will NYT editors stop accepting such superficial thinking in their content? Journalism students should use this piece as an example of what to avoid when conducting their work. Cover new ground for the love of Hunter S. Thompson.” Read the full article here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/looking-at-link-between-violent-video-games-and-lack-of-empathy/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
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