Quick Quotes: John Carmack on violent games being cathartic

Saturday, 30 July 2011 21:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“I really think, if anything, there is more evidence to show that the violent games reduce aggression and violence. There have actually been some studies about that, that it’s cathartic. If you go to QuakeCon and you walk by and you see the people there [and compare that to] a random cross section of a college campus, you’re probably going to find a more peaceful crowd of people at the gaming convention. I think it’s at worst neutral and potentially positive.” – id’s John Carmack to IndustryGamers.