Violence in Games

So, Last year the group asked the question “Does Violent Media make people violent?”
Working with Liam on the FdA they made this film.

Are Video Games Dangerous from BWCMedia on Vimeo.

This is an example of media research – we are identifying an audience, finding out who they are and what they like, (e.g. the selection of games), how they respond to them (does “Skyrim” encourage players to be violent in the real world?) and comparing their responses to the theories that exist already.

Stuart Hall started the whole thing off with his “Nationwide” study, and Julian McDougall followed this up with studies on The Wire and using GTA IV to study audiences and media literacy.

About Alan Hardcastle

Media Lecturer with an interest in Pedagogy and Politics. View all posts by Alan Hardcastle

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