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Joe Biden On Video Game Violence: 'We Shouldn't Be Afraid Of The Facts'

As part of an initiative to address gun violence in the US after the Connecticut school shootings, the Vice President of the United States answered questions today in a Google Hangout. The subject of video games — and the medium’s possible correlation to violent behaviour — came up and the video above capture Biden’s comments on why more research is needed.

Biden’s remarks come after having met with game industry representatives. Today, the VP mentioned the need for government-led video game studies in the midst of relating how research that the automotive industry initially thought of as threatening actually helped deaths while driving. His comments don’t do any kind of scapegoating and simply call for better data.

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