donniebaseball23 writes: id Software's Doom for some time was the poster child for video game violence, and many blamed the game for the terrible Columbine massacre in 1999, but Doom creator John Carmack says that he never bought into the whole debate. In fact, Carmack believes violent games like Doom can help by reducing aggression in players. "I never took seriously the violence in video games debate. It was basically talking points for people to get on CNN and espouse their stuff on there," he told IndustryGamers. "And 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."