Over the past few years there has been quite an increase in the amount of violence in a video game. Due to an increase in today’s technology, it helps to advance these games to make them seem more realistic and make you feel like you are actually in the game. I remember when I was younger I used to watch my older brother play video games and he would sometimes switch the game when I came in the room because he did not want me to see the violence happening in his game. From when I was younger compared to now, these games have gotten better, graphics- wise, but increasingly more violent.
Even though some video games are a bit violent, I would say that it is extreme to ban them. I think that the amount of time playing these games that are viewed as violent should be monitored and not be played as often. I think that it is important for kids to play other games so that they are well rounded and not so used to games where there is always blood, guns, and violence. I think that banning these games is not the answer because sometimes kids want to play a game more action filled than a racing game or another game they often play. It is also a way for kids to get their anger out, but it can also show a different, more violent and aggressive side of kids that people may not be used to. If kids do decide to play a violent game that does not mean that they are violent and bad people. The game may have an influence on them to act out of violence, but most likely these games will not cause children to act aggressively or violently outside of playing the game. Overall, video games are becoming increasingly violent, but if they are monitored carefully, then they should not have to be banned.