Hey, I'm not trying to start a debate on gun control and I'm obviously not blaming gaming for mass shootings. I do however think it's worth thinking about our media, our culture, because all of it is at the end of day, no matter how small, both a reflection and an influence. Gaming is a piece of that puzzle, a piece I'm assuming, we all engage with a lot. And shooters, even if you're not that into them, are hard to avoid.
I know very little about guns in real life. It's not something I grew up with or have had any interest in. As an immigrant, it's something I still have to grapple with about this country, even to this day after having lived here for 20 years. I might've touched one once in my life, and I mean touched, not held.
These days, and I'm sure a lot of you feel this way too, a tragedy feels like a countdown to just another one.
Anyways, do gun violence in real life make you consider more about their depictions in your entertainment? Sometimes it crosses my mind and it seems so insane how prominent, how popular the genre is and millions upon millions of ppl are in front of their screens, virtually murdering with their favorite firearm of choice.