I think both have an affect. However, movies are not as much of an addiction for kids as video games.
I am not blaming video games, just like I dont blame guns. It is definitely “the person”
I am just telling you that I have one son who currently is facing “assault” charges and is at this time in a mental health hospital.
The trigger for him was getting upset after being told he could not play his video games which he was becoming addicted to. Didnt want to do anything else. I had 7 police cars, ambulance, etc. at the house for the incident.
The average person may not react this way, but my 2 adopted kids both have mental health issues and they are affected in a much different way to video stimulus.
Obsessive and/or compulsive does not equal an altered perception of reality due to the content of such games, particularly considering the still unrealistic video quality presented in such games. That can certainly change as technology advances, so what I believe today I can possibly change my mind upon in the future.
That being said, I’m sorry to hear about your son. I lost my brother about 14 years ago due to a defective heart valve and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him or think about him.