There are different types of influences in the media. Some researchers believe that violence in the media (may it be through video games,movies,or news) encourages violence in everyday life. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. I personally do not think in that sense. I do not believe that just by watching a violent act on television is going to “make my cd skip” and go on any kind of violent spree. Video games have alot of violent behavior in them these days (even in the child games). For example ratchet and clack, the child must blow up robots and other things to gain points. Do u think that same child will run out and blow something up? No!! If so then the wouldn’t promote these items for any parent to buy.