Blazing Angels or Resident Evil? Can Violent Video Games be a Force for Good?

  title={Blazing Angels or Resident Evil? Can Violent Video Games be a Force for Good?},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={68 - 81}
  • C. Ferguson
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Political Science
  • Review of General Psychology
Violent video games have been a source of controversy in the United States and elsewhere for several decades. Considerable concern has been raised in the public and scientific communities about the alleged deleterious effects of violent games. These concerns may coincide with periodic moral panics about media's influence, particularly on youth. This paper argues that the negative effects of violent games have been exaggerated by some elements of the scientific community, fitting with past… 

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