Christians on Violence in Games

“We view games as just games,” says Kedrick Kenerly, founder of +CGO+, Christian Gamers Online. “They all boil down to a few things: They have a goal, they have a reward for the goal, and they have a set of rules that need to be followed to reach the goal. The violence in most games isn’t something we get worked up about. It’s merely ‘presentation,’ simply a way to convey an experience to players so they can follow the rules to reach the goal.” Abstract games like checkers, chess, and Monopoly operate in the same fashion, Kenerly argues-they merely employ different presentation methods.

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