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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Apr 22, 2003

The games in Japan are a lot more sexually graphic and violent than they are here. Yet violent crimes are way below the rates they are in the states. Its not the games


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Apr 24, 2003

Originally posted by JasonM
Some people feel that Violent games are a main reason why alot of people kill others in a country.. how do you feel?
video games reflect on people, people don't reflect videogames. That is why we have war videogames. wars began way before videogames did.


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Apr 27, 2003

i agree that violent videogames should be banned. i know that some people need videogames to prevent stress (as metioned by jasonM), however, that doesnt mean that everyone needs VIOLENT videogames to let out stress. there re plenty of different kind of genres of vidoegames. in my aspect, i personly think that videogames shouldnt be banned, but i think that VIOLENT videogames should be banned. it can give us a worst influence on how people use violence to solve problems in the true society.

by having violent solutions occuring in the videogames, it might persuade children that by using violent solutions to solve problems are correct. it does reflect on the children's behaviour and it may influence children to look up to videogames as models which would lead them to using violent acts. therefore, i think that violent videogames should be banned.


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I don't agree with you JasonM
Apr 27, 2003

Although I admit that some violent video games, I find fun but they could have a bad influence on little children, whenever they see blood and violent use of weapons on the television, they might think it is right to do these things so they might go along and also start to violently use weapons.


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
May 3, 2003

I personally don't really play video games that much. To a young child, it may be difficult for them to realize whats fictional and whats reality.


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Jun 1, 2003

There was a study shown on TV that video games ARE actually GOOD for you, whether for violent, to peace games. I do not know the reason but I really didn't care because as long as I know that games are good for you from doctors and whatever. I'm happy. smile

I'm getting tired of my parents keep saying "Jason you've been playing this game for such a long time, blah blah blah"

When I've only played for 5-30 minutes... Even when I just turned off the computer my dad sits up from TV from the other room, walks up to me and says "How long have you been playing?" And frankly that's really annoying


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Jun 1, 2003

who ever bans game i will ban them because lots of us enjoy games......how would u feel if games are banned???


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Jun 25, 2004

I think some video games are just plain stupid... I only like 2 games and that is about it and they dont contain killing in them...


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Jun 26, 2004

I think this Video Game Prohibition thing won't make the slightest change in the sale of those video games... First of all, prohibition actually provokes people... I read an article about the Alcohol Prohibition in 1920s and it said that the alcohol comsumption nationwide was nearly twice as much as the consumption nowadays... It is about peoples conscience. It doesn't really matter if people know their limits... But if you just quit work, divorce your wife and play Ultima Online 24 hours a day, you will become a lunatic for sure... (actually it shows that the guy already was a lunatic but...)


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Aug 17, 2004

yes i do belive that violent video games do provoke young kids to violent things and shure they r amied at older children but young kids will c their older siblings playing and they WILL play, and also it not just the vidoe games it basiclly evry thing evry where u look there is violense, it think that it should be banned but that wont help coz the WHOLE world will change with out violence...in a good and a bad way!!!


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some games are really bad
Aug 20, 2004

all games hve good and bad effect on peple, games like monopoly, scrabble and others as scuch impart good education on players though it whales away ones time,it is good for relaxation.
but some games are really bad i.e video games in particular most tends to teach violent to kids and youths..the joy of kiling people on these games get into their heads and affects them one way or the other...so it is advisable to control the level of allowing such games to be played especially among kids..parent should try as much as possible to control the rate thier kids are exposed to such games.


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Sep 17, 2004

ROFL (no offense intended)
1) Violent video games are only a scapegoat for the general public, who wants an explanation for what went wrong in the minds of some kids who have gone berserk. The society just doesn't want to admit, that it screwed up the socialization of some of its youth. Secondly, are films less violent. Same stuff in films. And why don't we also ban violent films?

2) Hey, now we have banned violence in video games and films. Ohhhh, look outside and go and see some news. Is there anything else than violence. All around the world there is violence, war, terrorism,... No, that shouldn't be on TV. Bann the damn news who are showing reality. Free press out of the window, we wan't to live in a violence free zone. Let's make ourselves a irreal violent free society where only daisys grow and all people love each other. I hope u have seen how stupid such intensions are (as is these banishment of VG).

Violence is a part of ourselves. U can not just banish it on the edge. Live with it and try to tame it, but don't close your eyes before it.


P.S. Have u ever noticed that films with erotic scenes (not porno) have a higher age rating than action films - one might even conclude that there is this message "make war, not love"


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Sep 18, 2004

LOL YEAH:

Well most games have option to "shut off" the blood and heads being blown off. I dont use that option. I play with "all on". Why should i? Expensive as i bought the game and i should now even limit the essence in it?

Ave Futuria


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Sep 26, 2004

Originally posted by vonFallouT
ROFL (no offense intended)
1) Violent video games are only a scapegoat for the general public, who wants an explanation for what went wrong in the minds of some kids who have gone berserk. The society just doesn't want to admit, that it screwed up the socialization of some of its youth. Secondly, are films less violent. Same stuff in films. And why don't we also ban violent films?


vonFallouT:

I completely agree with all of your statements. To me, videogames and all forms of media violence (especially those forms that are blatently fictional) are simply a reflection of mankind's history. I don't like it, but our literature, art, cultures, and (as I said) collective history is loaded with violence. I is who we are (or at least who we *were*...and hope to stop being). Still, because there is "nothing new under the sun", it is difficult to be creative and still create something that humans (who are familiar with violence because of our history as a species) can relate to without violence or violent references....even if the entire message is peace. In fact, one cannot preach peace without a reference to violence...one does not exist without the other.

However, as a simple point of reference, the reason that video games are different from movies (and again, I have no problems with violence in either) is that in video games, the "user / viewer" needs to *participate* in the violence as opposed to observing it. Even if the violence is fake, the user needs to *act* to create the 'violent illusion'. By requiring the user to take an active as opposed to a passive role in the media, the user takes a step that would not have been possible in a film or TV or book.

Think about this: What is the difference between a person who uses one of these "drone" unmanned aircraft to fly into a village somewhere and destroy a building with a target in it (which is all done remotely with 'video game' - like controls) and a person who plays a video game with the same controls and the same video presentation of the mission?

The difference is that in the video game, the user knows that *real* people did not die and real destruction did not occur. However, beyond that there is no difference. Obviously, this is very different from someone who watched this same event on a screen. One is passive and very real, another is active and today is almost perfectly realistic.

So, I agree that people need to be responsible for what their children see and do and people need to understand the difference between "fiction" and "reality". Still, video games do impact people much more than do passive activities like movies or music or television.


God Bless!


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Re: Violent Video Games are they bad?!?
Jan 2, 2005

We never had a telly, cos my parents didn’t want me and my brother to hog infronta a square (or watever) box and watch…and watch…and watch…not having a real sense for day and night like many children do. And it was no problem, we played a lot of other things. Many kids used to ask how we survive, so I guess you can get addicted to it. It’s the same with video games. violent or not. One good reason to ban them. (Although if you ban something, people will want to do it even more, so I guess it would be better to just I don’t know stop buying or producing em)
People who think violent films have no influence on kids are very wrong. We all know that no child between 4-7 will buy their own games (they arent even allowed to), but sometimes they see their older brothers or even dads play. Crazy, you might say and that’s completely true. (btw 4 year olds can talk quite well) I know quite a few kids (+ 7) whose parents allow them to play such games, and other games- racing cars or whatever and they have no feeling for pain because they think it isnt real. When I was at their place, theyd kick and pinch and whatever, without realising how it hurts and theyd just grin if id start crying. Everyone likes to feel a little strong, I know, but it was sort of evil. This one kid, who was – for your information- about 8 didn’t want to watch any movie, play any game where nobody was killed. I remember he used make me play a racing game with him, where everyone who was in his way would just get run over and blood would squirt in all directions, and he used to laugh at it. It isnt real, they realise that, but then, I think, children tend to think that the pain in real life which they do to others cant hurt much either. Not having played such games, and not liking it, wellall the other kids laughed at me because they thought I was weak. Just cos I don’t and never did sit in front of a screen and shot off peoples heads. On the other side, I never cried when I fell off my bike or when I had a heavy burn on my arm. The other kids, the ones who were ohh soo strong while playing video games, started crying at stuff like that. Of course it may differ from person to person, but im just talking from my experiences. This one guy I know has all sorts of bibi guns, some which really should be banned - bullets with spikes and all, cos once you’ve played so many games its fun to do it in actuall. He tends to shoot at his little sister. She has cuts all ovr her arms, and he thinks its funny. Once I shot at him, just to see what hed do and he took like about five of the same things I shot at him and attacked me mercilessly. Also most of theses kids are very fidgety and cant sit still for a second, because they always wantt action, action, action. And that’s why most of them have never read a book, or read only easy ones or thrillers, because of a lack of patience. I like thrillers too but that’s not all I read.
whenever I was at someones place, and we watched a movie, id shut my eyes when someone got hurt badly, and theyd all laugh. I started using my fear as a motor, like purposely watching the shit. I still have weird dreams sometimes because of that, but I can watch em scenes now. But im not ‘addicted’ and I don’t need to watch em. Or blow people into the air when Im angry.
Some have said its silly to ban video games where there are so many violent scenes in films and even daily life. Well why not ban such films also? Does that sound soo impossible, maybe because it is a part of many peoples daily life? There is a lot of horror on this earth, but I belive it is increased by such films and video games. You get a feeling that it is sort of heroic or adventerous. the people who you draw affection towards mostly survive in films, you don’t really see the horrible side of it. Some comfort themselves that it is just a film and a dozen of cameramen are standing around them and all, and this mostly works, for me at least. (altho, I have to admit, it comes back to me later..)
Its true that violence is rated lower than sex, which is quite weird and disturbing and it is really sad to see that some parents actually hold to these ratings. Some parents belive that the violence will toughen up their kids, that is so crazy.


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