"If I got paid the amount the United States is in debt every time I heard these type of arguments, I'd be the riches person in the world." Okay, to be fair, you'd just have to hear that type of argument once. I mean, $17 trillion? Come on. That's too easy.
Anyways. The entire argument against video games is flawed. It's all scapegoating and logical fallacies.
Like this kid in the video killed his mom (apparently? I didn't watch the video. Just the intro...). That's one person compared to the millions of other gamers. You cannot "cherry pick" your results and be taken seriously.
Not to mention, the kid probably had some other issues too (i.e. various mental illnesses, anger issues, etc...) and people like that shouldn't play video games. They also shouldn't have access to guns.
AND AND AND, violence had been around since the "dawn of man". How can one possibly say "It's technology!" when people have been killing each other for as long as recorded history. Last I checked Jack the Ripper didn't play Halo.
*Religion* has caused more violence than video games have, should we blame religion for school shootings?
*And*, like Coulter said, for many people it's an outlet. Some people may have anger issues that video games would exacerbate, but some people have anger issues that allow them to funnel their anger into (i.e. it's directed at the video game rather than like...you know...people...)
Then, video games can also act as a social platform. You can meet new people and form lifelong friendships. Or, you can maintain your old friendships. I had to move across the country, and when I did I started going to an online high school. Guess what? I didn't meet too many people in Seattle (which was a new area, and I wasn't being integrated into a place like school...) but I was able to keep in touch, and play, with my friends thanks to Xbox Live.