"There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?"
— Dick Cavett, mocking the TV violence debate
"Television has brought back murder into the home — where it belongs."
"Thou shalt not blame the entertainment industry for promoting violence or we'll shoot you in the head."
— one of the Top Ten Rejected Commandments in The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)
"Controversy and the games industry go hand-in-hand like Ico and Yorda, and like Yorda, tends to stay focused for an average of about eight nanoseconds before getting bored and drifting off to do something else. But when it does get focused it can get very exasperating, such as when youthful paragons of self-control are called nasty names and decide that murder would be the wittiest comeback, and then is found to have stood next to a video game at some point in the past. Then the media generally start drooling the usual uninformed questions as to whether wholesome, boyish pretend violence has any correlation with the real world. Short answer: No. Long answer: No, and go fuck yourselves, you ignorant, scaremongering cockbags."
— Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
"(The whole entire object of the game) is to kill, just to kill, and the more you kill the higher the score."
— Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman on Doom. There is no point system in Doom, though the goal is to kill everything in sight. In self-defense.