Recently, I have been wondering why boys are so attracted to war and war-specific video games. Perhaps it is improper of me to assume that this obsession only applies to boys, but for the most part I have only experienced it amongst males. I, myself, have noticed a personal attraction to the idea of war, but have never understood why it so appeals to me.
What is the psychology behind all this?
Is it a correct assumption to say that boys who play violent video games are becoming desensitized?