The video games have zero measurable effect. Kids in other developed countries play the exact same games. They don’t shoot up schools, or kill their sisters.
The problem is the guns. Period.
In fact there is ample research concluding that video games reduce empathy and increase meanness.
And there is a truly bizarre streak on the left that makes slippery-slope arguments for anything that can remotely be considered “speech,” including games where you get little squirts of dopamine for shooting people, that bears a unique resemblance to the bizarros on the right who make slippery-slope arguments for anything that can remotely be considered “firearms.”
When “freedom" is defined as “the right to be an asshole,” we become a society of assholes.
And “My rights over your dead body” is the ultimate in selfish cowardice.
To quote a former Google employee who has since gone dissident, “there are a thousand of us on the other side of your screen, whose job is to break down your self-regulation [ability to rationally control your own behavior].”
Anyone who wants to rationalize that, has no right to complain about The Regime.