Virtual Pacifism

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Virtual Pacifism

Friday, February 10, 2012

Oklahoma lawmaker William Fourkiller introduced a bill this week that would introduce a 1% tax on violent video games. But as Wall Street Journal reporter Conor Dougherty recently reported, a growing number of gamers who play these violent video games do so non-violently. Dougherty calls it virtual pacifism, essentially finding ways to play games that incorporate killing and maiming without engaging in either. Brooke talks to Dougherty about the trend, and also speaks to Brock Soicher, a 16-year-old virtual pacifist.

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