Little Rock(KTHV) - Vice President Joe Biden met Friday with researchers of the gaming industry to see whether there is a connection between gun violence and violent video games.
"It's a stress relief for me," said Miguel Rocha, a Little Rock gamer and gaming clerk.
Rocha works part-time at a Little Rock gaming store and is an avid player. He is concerned about recent discussions which link violent video games to tragedies like the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Some said the games promote violence, describe details on loading weaponry and serve as advertisements for guns.
"It might have as far as how to use a weapon, as to whether the game told them to go shoot a school I don't think it would really," said Rocha.
Vice President Biden said Friday there "is no single bullet," but the committee led by him will explore several factors.
"We know this is a complex problem. We know there is no single answer," said Vice President Biden.
Dr. Cheyrl K. Olson is a former researcher from Harvard Medical. She wrote the book, Grand Theft Childhood? She was one of the five researchers who met with the vice-president friday to offer input on the subject.
"The stuff you hear in the news about ... there's a definite link between video games and aggression most of those are done by experimental psychologist in a lab setting with college students taking psychology classes," said Dr. Olson.
Dr. Olson said the research concluded no link between violent video games and gun violence.
"There was more stuff on our survey about, did parents supervises you? Did you have a lot of stressful events in your life," said Dr. Olson.
She said the other researchers came to similar conclusions.
"If they know that they might may be influenced by the game that guardian shouldn't let them play," said Rocha.