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I've been playing violent video games since I was like 5, and all it's done is desensitise me to scenes of gore and war and stuff. I'm not a murdering psychopath (though I do want to dismember and slaughter nintendopie), I understand very clearly the boundaries between reality and the virtual world. I get that it's not the same for every kid, but surely this is a problem with parenting rather than the video games themselves - the certificates exist for a reason.