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Violence in video games has been a hot topic ever since the beginnings of the industry. From depictions of a polygonal frog being run over in Frogger, to stealing cars in a realistic environment a la Grand Theft Auto, this topic has sparked serious debate. The traditional liberal stance is that the government should forcefully regulate the video game industry. The conservative stance is that the industry does a good job of rating itself, and that government should not get involved. The liberal stance has its points, in the fact that video games are getting more realistic and more violent. With increasing technology in computers, the video game industry also makes advances in graphics and what they can display. The conservative stance has its valid points as well. The video game industry does rate itself using an independent board called the “ESRB” or Electronic Safety Ratings Board. They rate games using different categories such as realistic depiction of violence, violent language, sexual innuendo and others. Stores like Wal-Mart enforce these ratings, requ…