We worry so much about violence in our video games. But perhaps we are influenced less by what's in the media than by how we use it. This article examines whether it is truly violence in video games that stokes aggression...or whether it is competitive play and whether action games are much different from competition in sports, debate and elsewhere.
Politicians, activists and scholars and hotly debating video game violence effects once again. And that's too bad. All of this attention is doing little more than severely damage the credibility of the field.