I was interview by The Escapist, a major gaming website, about guns and video games. The article quotes me many times.
Steve says the best way to gauge the realism of shooting guns in games is to compare it to the realism of anything else you can do in a game, like driving: “The best analogy that I can think of would be motorbikes. How realistic is riding a motorbike in GTA compared to riding a motorbike in real life? Not very. Same with guns.”
The article is well written, although I don’t think the majority of gun websites are “wonky” and I would have presented the gun crime stats a bit differently. Hopefully the article will encourage video gamers to give real guns a try.
“The Call of Duty effect” is the first phrase I have coined 🙂