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Despite media accusations, video games do not spark violence in Americans. Media organizations and other people, like Jack Thompson, are quick to blame video games as the cause of any shooting. This ignorance and false-blame only detract from finding the real cause of school shootings.
Recently, a gamer committed suicide after posting in a gaming forum that he was going to end his life. The media and Jack Thompson said the people in the forums did not care about this other person, and neglected trying to save him. However, this is not the case. The Forum administrators spent many hours tracking down where this persKid playing gameson lived, and spent many hours on the phone with him trying to convince him to keep his life. Sadly, he killed himself after they got off the phone. The gamers on the forum were deeply saddened by this event, and posted a memorial page (Kincaid). Gamers are a close-knit community, and develop bonds with fellow gamers. However, Jack Thompson disagrees that video games have any positive purpose. Jack …