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Horror game artists search for authenticity in the disturbing

October 29, 2018   |  Variety

Allison Forti, professor of counseling at Wake Forest, spoke to Variety about potential risks to artists who create graphic, gruesome imagery for horror video games.  She expressed concerns about a diminished ability to empathize with victims of traumatic events. She also warns of the risk of experiencing vicarious trauma wherein one might become more irritable, anxious, frustrated, or experience trouble sleeping.

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