On Guns and Video Gamers

    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 🙂

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!