“The problem is that people are looking for a yes-or-no answer about the role of video games in violence, when there is none. Violent video games alone are not responsible for causing Alexis to rampage. But these games are not harmless, either. Recent reports suggest that he may have been mentally ill and had to do with controlling anger. However, it is not hard to believe that video games use may have been a contributing factor.
Bushman contents that violent video games should not be blamed on Navy Yard Shooting, but it can be one factor that influences the killer. I totally agree with Bushman. I think his idea can be likened to light in the dark. Because of Bushman’s idea, I start to think about another side to evaluate the relationship between violent video game and crime. What if I have mental illness before I play violent video game? My friend said, the nature of video games and Hollywood movies is same. Movie can depress us, so do video games. I want use Grand Theft Auto 5 as an example to explain what I am thinking. As a violent video game, GTA 5 sales hit $1 billion in only three days; this is strong evidence that shows how popular it is. I am a video game player, when I play GTA series, I only feel enjoyable, I will not do something I did in game. In my opinion, to play violent video game for most players is a method to release our pressure, because we know that things we did in games are not allowed to do in real life. But for people who have mental illness, things are different.