It bugs me when people say video games make you violent. It is the biggest load I ever heard. I’m a massive gamer. I love all genres from platformers, to racing, to FPS’s and more. I love games like God of War which are filled with gratuitous violence and gore and yet I wouldn’t dream of inflicting pain on someone. If games do make you violent then I wouldn’t spend my summer teaching art to troubled and special needs children, help people I randomly meet and I certainly wouldn’t be a pacifist. Hell I walk into a wall and I say sorry to it. Saying that my playing a shooter is training me to shoot a gun and kill people is like saying playing Rock Band is actually teaching me the instruments or Mario is teaching me to be a plumber. It just does’t work that way. And if people are concerned about young kids playing mature games that’s the parent’s fault. Not the game companies or the guy in the game shop. The games are clearly labeled with their age rating, and the people working in the store can’t sell games to minors because it’s an offence. Parent’s need to be aware of what their kids are playing and no one else.