SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- While
you're out Christmas shopping for the kids you may be thinking about popular
video games like Halo or Call of Duty but in light of the recent tragic
shootings in Connecticut, those kind of video games raise questions about its
effects on gamers.
In light of the tragedy, some local shoppers say they
might make a different choice this Christmas season.
"My little brother is really into
video games, more shooter ones, adventure type games, stuff that little boy are
into," says shopper Chris Westbury.
Violent video games like Halo 4,
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed make the top 3 most wanted video
games this Christmas, selling fast for $40 to $60 a pop.
But some are questions what role
these play on gamers.
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre blamed
violent video games like Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat for the tragedy at
Sandy Hook saying: "There exists in this country a callous, corrupting
shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people through
vicious, violent video games."
"Not sure that would definitely
be a direct correlation," says Best Buy Store Manager Chris Scott.
"But we have seen a lot more people come
in with the new Wii U, there's been a lot more family friendly games that we've
seen with the Nintendo DS and then the Xbos with the Connect. There's been a lot
more of the family friendly, entertaining type video games."
Making some shoppers think
"Well, considering that, probably more so yes, that
would be a good idea," says Westbury.
The NRA has its own video game
called NRA Gun Club where players can shoot inanimate objects like watermelons,
bottles and clay pigeons.
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