Warning: Video games will be the death of us all!

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  1. sideshow212 Former RSA

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    the new york times <img src=http://www.members.cox.net/sideshow212/rolleyes.gif>
    ok, i agree that little kids shouldn't play ultra-violent video games...

    10,000 times worse than the worst thing anybody thinks Michael Jackson ever did to a little boy

    but that is pushing it! :mad:

    people blame video games because its easy. instead of taking the responsibility yourself, you just pass the buck. well, IMO, these people are going to be wacked out whether they play violent video games or go to church camp. if you can't seperate reality from a game, then your problem goes a bit deeper than "i saw it in GTA3"...
    video games don't kill people, people kill people!
  2. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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    It's not the video games, it's the fact that they are not being parented effectively enough for the children to understand the facts of reality versus the realm of fantasy. It also contributes to their supreme lack of understanding or caring for the truth of consequences.

  3. sideshow212 Former RSA

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    i agree...
    the game is not supposed to be in the hands of children, but it is. such is life, but if the parents would interact with those children, instead of using video games as a babysitter, then maybe these kids wouldn't grow up to be psycho killers.

    it just gets me hot under the collar...

    i play and enjoy vodeo games. i own GTA3 and vice city. and i am not a friggin criminal!!!

    the right-wing extremists seem to think that this is going to make people do things. its a typically political resopnse to put a band-aid on the symtoms and not address the problem...
  4. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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    I have been using guns since I was 8 years old. I have never attempted to shoot a single person, let alone a random group of people. The key here? My father taught me the responsibility of gun use and ownership, as well as the value of life. And how did he teach me these things? Sending me to a class for someone else to extoll theit own ideas? No, he did it by example and having open and honest discussions with me about guns and hunting.

    I have been watching scary, violent, and gory movies from a young age... Never once have I decided to try something that the people in those films did, because I understood the difference between Hollywood and reality. I knew this because my parents taught me about the differences.

    Real parenting would cure the world of many of its current woes :(
  5. Mobius FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly, Zoo. Parenting is definitely the issue here, not the games themselves.

    I, too, have grown up around guns and hunting, not to mention recreatoinal shooting. I, too, have watched violent movies for years. And finally, I, too, have never thought that what I was watching was real, and should be duplicated in my life.

    It really gets to me when people blame the games, and not the parents.
  6. ToastyMcGrath Jedi Knight

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    Well, they leave out the fact that people play these games because it is a safe way to let out agression. Nobody's getting hurt when a cluster of cathode rays takes a bullet. If they want to go extreme and ban all bad stuff, why not start with movies. I've seen people get their heads blown off many times on the silver screen. Or cigarettes, I mean, look how many people they DO kill. Hell, ban the news, too. I've seen hordes of dead bodies and a U.S. serviceman (servicewoman, actually) with a bloodied and beaten face. Then they can convince congress to reinact the Sedition acts, that way they'll never have to fear that their kids are pretending to kill people and will be good little boy scouts. But as long as we still have rights, just don't buy these games for your kids if you don't think they're ready. Putting a bad name on something that sells so well because of the content isn't gonna help anyone.
  7. sideshow212 Former RSA

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    nicely said toasty... :)
  8. ToastyMcGrath Jedi Knight

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    My thanks. I think I got a little carried away when I was typing. there's sweat on the keyboard and I'm still shaking...
  9. Lord_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    Thank you Toasty for saying all those things. I could not have said it quite as elloquently as you did. In fact, I was refraining from comment because I'm quite sure I would have been banned for life with the things I was thinking about the lack of responsibility writing that type of artical illustrates.
    Again, Thanks...

    P.S. Sideshow, you tryin' to get me banned? Posting stuff like this, damn dude!
  10. TyriaTainer Jedi Master

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    things are rated so parents can take a quick glance at something and decide if their child really should be playing it. some parents anymore just don't seem to care enough to be part of their children's lives. when i worked at a movie theater, there was a rule that no children were allowed to see movies after a certain time. someone decided they didn't like it, so they took the company to court and won. why that person felt they had to take their young child to a movie late at night when they should have been sleeping instead, i'll never understand.
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