You are right, but there is a difference. It is common for a kid to have his faced shoved in front of a video screen for 8 hours nowadays. As the others have said, the parenting aspect can make a huge difference. Problem is, look at the parents. At any rate, the point was more about the total non effort to do anything about video games. They are just fine because that’s part of “the industry”.We need to stop fussing about video games. That's a great way to scare off younger supporters to our cause.
Like others said, if you properly demonstrate the difference between good and evil to your kids, and don't put them on a bunch of medications to substitute for parenting, no amount of exposure to violent media will turn your kid into a monster.
The older gentlemen in this forum got to see violent gunfights in westerns, and get exposed to early action flicks like James Bond. Looney Toons is incredibly violent by cartoon standards. Violence is not a new thing in media, and not the immediate cause of this new breed of killers.