9-3 | Mixed Realism: Videogames and the Violence of Fiction

Book Review

Mixed Realism: Videogames and the Violence of Fiction

Timothy J. Welsh
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Preface, introduction, acknowledgments, notes, and index. 206 pp. $26.00 paper. ISBN: 9780816696086

by Alex Chalk

First Paragraph:

Do violent video games cause violence? Despite countless publications, legal battles, and media firestorms, the territory between video games and violent behav-ior remains a murky one. In this book, Timothy J. Welsh takes a new delve into the matter, bringing along a novel framework that shines a fresh and much-needed light on the relationship between video games, representation, play, violence, and the wider media landscape in which we consider these questions.