I appreciate that videogame pacifism exists–it is a sign that videogames as a medium are biased toward creating situations where violence is the primary means of solving problems. Pacifism generally works in real life–in some of the most popular games it doesn’t. Certainly games are diversifying and providing players with a plethora of different game experiences but nonetheless violence still seems to function as the default problem solving mechanic. Does this mean that we should all be videogame pacifists? Is violent action ever noble?