Jim Sterling over at Destructoid has been doing a bit of investigative journalism and has come up with a list of things that we could ban instead of videogames if we worked on death tolls alone.
To stack the deck against video gaming he has also counted every single death that could possibly be linked to video gaming in any real way or form. Since the actual count of people killed over video games is around 3â€¦
The total he comes up with is 26 and he then proceeds to compare this to Football, Alcohol, Religion, Sugar and Hispanics working in Texasâ€¦
For the full great article head on over to Destructoid and take a look, for the lazy ones amongst us click through because I have made a nifty table with the results.
|Gaming||26||Counting all cases worldwide|
|Football||137||Only including the top 4 worst cases in England|
|Religion||909||One case in the US|
|Alcohol||8082||Per year in the UK|
|Sugar||224,092||Died from diabetes in America in 2002 alone|
|Hispanics working in Texas||163||Died in the workplace in one year alone|
So before banning videogames we should ban Hispanics working in Texas, Sugar, Booze, Religion and organise sports of any kind. Not to mention driving, skiing, flying and sexâ€¦
Remember these numbers for the next time some twit decides to tell you how gaming is responsible for the degradation of society.
Last Updated: February 23, 2009