Sadly, video games are often seen as a toy for children so when something big happens that the mainstream news would like, it gets overlooked.
On Armistice Day/Remembrance day players of a violent war video game stopped shooting each other to honour the day and think about the war. The game was Battlefield 1 which is based on the first World War. For a short video of this click here and also see some commenter discussion on Reddit. Annoyingly I read about this happening on a website which specialises in video games and it was ignored by mainstream news.
However, the mainstream news does like to use gaming as a scapegoat for real world crimes. Apparently playing as a murderer in a virtual world will make you a killer, just type “Killings blamed on GTA” into a Bing or Google searchbar and see for yourself. I’ve found stuff about an eight year old shooting his grandmother, why is an eight year old allowed on an eighteen rated game? Surely the people allowing an easily influenced child to play a violent game are at fault and not the game itself which is designed for those old enough to realise that the actions in GTA aren’t a real life acceptable way to behave.