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Violence in Video Games Closely Analyzed

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In the wake of the recent shootings, many blame violence in entertainment, movies, music and video games.

Vice President Joe Biden met with people from video game companies to talk about the cultural effects of violent games Friday.

Violent video games have gotten a bad wrap, accused of sparking aggressive behavior in kids. So much so, the White House invited people from the movie industry and video game reps to start a dialogue.

"The rating systems are just like you'd rate a movie. There's nothing to force sellers to enforce that," said Shawn Sodman, who owns Game Hits in Lansing.

"Governments at various levels have tried to regulate video games and have generally met with challenge from the court," said MSU Law Professor Kevin Saunders. "The scientific community seems to be solidly on board with regard to video game violence causing real world violence."

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