Violence in Video Games

A 10-part course with The Game Professor

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Course Overview

Why are video games so violent and do they cause violence in real life? This course seeks to answer these questions with an examination of violent themes and case studies. Explore how violence interacts with storytelling conventions in video games, why most games seem centered on violence, and how nonviolent games can overcome this tendency. Whether you love video games or have children who do, this course will help you understand them better.


  • Total Time 1 hr, 41 min
  • Lessons 10
  • Attachments 17
  • Exercises 40
  • 57 CQ

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