A few facts on video games, and the influence they have on the youth...
Exposure to violent games increases aggressive actions.
Studies measuring aggressive behaviors after playing violent video games (compared with behaviors displayed after playing non-violent games) have shown that violent games increase aggression. In one study of college students, students played either a violent or non-violent game. After playing this game, they were given a competitive reaction time task in which they played against another student. If they beat the other student, they got to deliver a loud "noise blast," and were able to control how loud and how long the noise blast would be. Students who had previously played the violent video game delivered longer noise blasts to their opponents (Anderson & Dill, 2000).
There is indeed a large amount of risk that plays into the puchase of video games, because the consequences far outweigh the benefits. I can understand parents that want something to keep their children occupied, and in a safe place while dads are at work, and mommies are trying to get some house-work done ... Those are largely the benefits ... But on the downside, do the parents ever think about what they are doing when they put their children in front of a TV screen and a game that doesn't just require passive observation, but active participation in the acts of violence and vulgarity being the perpetrator and the victim they are acting against.
As any child psychologist will tell you...most children are looking for a role model, someone to look up to, because when you're young, you don't have a lot of experience in the whole scheme of life's journey, and what life is truly all about, and so what we get in the video games, is an extremely poor role-model, because the video games are teaching the children to be hateful, hurtful, and mostly violent.
Bottom line: Parents should not be buying these games for their children, unless they are prepared to spend the time and energy to guide their children and explain to them the Evilness of the games.
The Video Producers don't care, folks, they're just out to grub some more of the Almighty $$$Buck$$$$$. You can see the cash floating around in the eyes. So yeah, the video producers care less about what they are teaching the children. They every-one need boycotted and thrown out of business.
Most importantly, the parents need to be teaching their children about the Word of God instead of these Satanic video games.
WAKE UP, AMERICA!