Are video games too violent for children?Watch
It's hard to tell the difference when it's a small child. We'd like to think seeing death or blood in a game (or in decades before, the scapegoats of music, movies, comics, even musical instruments) made them what they would grow up to become, but they were already going that way. When I saw gore in a game when I was very young, if it was cartoony it was just amusing, if it was graphic then it creeped me out. Someone who will grow up without compassion might see either and be compelled by it, so it looks like the game (movie etc.) is brainwashing them.