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Adam Sessler Talks Game Violence: “Games Are Not Made For Children”

Gun violence in video games has been floating around the news lately, and it’s about time someone took a good strong stance on the issue. Adam Sessler (G4 veteran and editor in chief and executive producer of Rev3 games) appeared on Fox news yesterday to voice his opinion and explain the situation in a manner that everyone should be able to comprehend.

You can check out the video and some short thoughts after the jump.


Before I go any further, I would love to point out the brilliant quote Mr. Sessler delivered:

If your game has the name of a felony in it, it’s probably unwise to have your children engage in that.

This almost speaks to the core of the violent video game issue. While violent games may or may not be a direct cause in violent acts, they do definitely have an impact in the developmental phase of children. This leaves the responsibility to the parents to understand what their kids are playing and act according to how they want their child raised. I applaud Adam for being very informative about the issue and helping the audience understand the problem at hand.

Source: Fox News Video

  • Clem

    I wish that this kind of thing was a more common sight in mainstream media. It is so rare to see anyone mention parental responsibility and video game ratings on the news. Any game that could reasonably be argued to cause school shootings and the like will be rated “M” or pegi18 or whatever the equivilent rating for the region is, meaning that it has already been deemed suitable by the video game industry to be unsuitable for most students young enough to to be in high school. So the video games industry is frankly not responsible at all, they’ve already done their part to monitor who plays what. Beyond that it’s up to parents and guardians to monitor the content that their children play. If anyone is to be blamed for a student shooting (apart from the shooter of course) it should be the individual responsible for ignoring the game’s rating and allowing the child to play the game. Might as well let them watch all the “R” rated films they want, there’s really no difference.

    • nightphoenix16

      You sir, have just said it all. Well done.