Wii controller teaches violence

The Boston Globe is running a piece exploring how the Wii can teach violent behaviors to people that might not manifest until later

“As more violent games become available for the Wii, the debate about their participatory nature is intensifying. Researchers who have been critical of first-person shooter games — in which the player pushes a button to activate a weapon — say the Wii’s increased interactivity raises the risk of antisocial behavior. Others say that while the violent content may be disturbing to some people, there is no evidence to support a link between violent games and aggression.”

You really need to read the whole article to get a nice view from those ‘outside looking in’ on the industry.

Link! (via GamePolitics)