My view on violence linked to gaming

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Those wii motes are Lethal!!!

  • aguy
  • February 8, 2011, 5:23 pm
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    People need to get a grip if they think that playing a computer game is anything like committing a violent crime in real life. If anything, I play games to vent anger because I know I'm causing no harm to anyone else. It's not like I'm gonna play the airport mission on MW2 and 'suddenly' get the urge to go massacre a load of people.. People like the Government are looking for a scapegoat, and well, games are an easy target, same as different genres of music. S'all bullshit.

    Everyone has the capacity to commit a violent crime, sooner people realise that the better.

    • SuDoku
    • February 9, 2011, 1:45 am
    besides, people diddnt walk up and down the streets on either side, kicking a ball backwards and forwards saying "boop" each time, even though PONG was a popular game in the 80's.
    - SkinnyBill February 9, 2011, 11:12 am
    Video games don't affect us.
    If Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.

    Yes I am cool enough to have that on a t-shirt :D
    - SuDoku February 9, 2011, 12:47 pm
    I actually get that urge when i play The Airport Mission XD
    - MalverdeAl100 February 9, 2011, 1:42 pm
    You need help then..
    - SuDoku February 9, 2011, 1:45 pm
    Yes i do. I mean i can't kill them all by myself
    - MalverdeAl100 February 9, 2011, 1:47 pm
    - SuDoku February 9, 2011, 1:48 pm
    - MalverdeAl100 February 9, 2011, 1:55 pm
    - iGreenDay February 9, 2011, 7:09 pm
    I saw American Idiot on Broadway last night, it was epic
    - TheMadScientist February 10, 2011, 3:46 am
    Fuck. Off. Broadway makes me want to gouge my eyes out and stab my ears with flaming XXXL dildos. When you infect Green Day with it, I'd take slow-acting lethal injection AND the previous punishment.
    - iGreenDay February 10, 2011, 1:09 pm
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    You want to know something interesting? Since 1997 (the release of the first GTA) Violent crimes rates in the USA have been decreasing. Particularly the homicide rate. (This is based on FBI statistics BTW) So when gaming violence hit its peak, real life violence decreases. One of my favourite users on youtube has made several videos on this topic (L1games, check it out.)

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    Killing games make us killers just as much as fantasy games makes us think that we are all fairies that can fly around spreading pixie dust.

    So true.
    - EngieProductions February 9, 2011, 5:07 am
    What about LARPers
    - DemonAngel February 9, 2011, 10:21 am
    Not a video game.
    - CallMeGoogle February 9, 2011, 11:45 am
    No i mean LARPers will sometimes get there ideas from video games.
    - DemonAngel February 9, 2011, 3:00 pm
    LARPing is not actual violence. It's like being in a movie where you play a soldier, it's all make believe.
    - CallMeGoogle February 9, 2011, 5:40 pm
    I was talking about the fairies.
    - DemonAngel February 10, 2011, 4:50 am
    oh hush... most of us LARPers arent concerned with fairy dust(unless it gets in your eyes, that makes it hard to block that guy with the pantyhose sword)
    - MIKYTEY February 11, 2011, 1:08 am
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    Fox News Says Bulletstorm Could Make You a Rapist

    Fox News is warning parents about the impending release of Bulletstorm in a report alleging that videogames are actually responsible for an increase in the incidence of rape. (No, I am not making this up.)

    In all fairness, Bulletstorm is not the poster child for videogames that don't make parents nervous. The new shooter from People Can Fly and Epic bills itself as the only game in which you can blow off a man's bunghole, after all. Shockingly, that's what caught the attention of Fox News, which is warning parents that the game's "Skill Shots," with names like "Topless" and "Gang Bang," conflate extreme violence with explicit sex acts that its experts say can cause serious damage to young minds.

    "If a younger kid experiences Bulletstorm's explicit language and violence, the damage could be significant," said Dr. Jerry Weichman of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in Southern California. "Violent videogames like Bulletstorm have the potential to send the message that violence and insults with sexual innuendos are the way to handle disputes and problems."

    And if that's not alarmist enough for you, psychologist and author Carol Lieberman took it one step further, directly blaming videogames for a rise in sexual violence. "The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of [sexual] scenes in videogames," she said.

    That's right: The incidence of rape is going up and it's all the fault of videogames. The game industry is complicit, according to the report, because of its insistence on the same First Amendment rights enjoyed by other media, which it uses as a smokescreen to sell its products to kids.

    "The marketing is clearly aimed at children and young adolescents," said Professor Melanie Killen of the University of Maryland. She claimed that the ESRB is a failure because there is no enforcement of ratings, noting that while the FCC monitors television broadcasts and levies fines against those who violate decency regulations, there are no such penalties for selling violent games to kids.

    "Politicians were organizing efforts to address violent videogames prior to the presidential election but got distracted by the election," she added. "It is time for senators and representatives to come back to the issue."

    Of course, the truth is that the ESRB can impose fines of up to $1 million on publishers who jerk their ratings process around, but it's probably not reasonable to expect Fox to let facts get in the way of a good story. Like, say, the fact that FBI statistics show that the rate of forcible rape has actually declined over the past two decades (along with virtually all other violent crime rates) or that FTC studies have repeatedly shown that videogame ratings have a significantly higher rate of compliance than any other entertainment medium on the market. None of these facts are in question, yet Fox continues to ignore them. Is it just making this stuff up as it goes?

    In other news, Bill O'Reilly still isn't sure where the moon came from.



    Not too long; actually read for once.
    - iGreenDay February 9, 2011, 7:13 pm
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    Gaming causes no one to become 'more violent', it only brings out the people with true anger and patience issues. If you cant play a game sane, then don't play it.

    • rain42
    • February 8, 2011, 8:01 pm
    games dont make people angry and violent, lag and terrible players does
    - Dragkyre February 9, 2011, 2:06 am
    And no truer words were ever typed...
    - SuDoku February 9, 2011, 2:25 am
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    wii remote...the only white one

    • 720Z
    • February 9, 2011, 12:52 pm
    In the gaming world, 13 year old nerds are big and tough. It's all backwards. White is black.
    - iGreenDay February 9, 2011, 7:14 pm
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    I think if you get easily frustrated by a stupid game there is a higher possibility that you will commit a violet crime. People need to learn how to manage their anger. I usually don't react to most anything but something serious (with other added stress) will make me explode.

    I always think to myself "it's only a game".

    • gemie89
    • February 8, 2011, 5:30 pm
    I blame fuckin COD man
    - DarkicoN13 February 8, 2011, 7:52 pm
    I play it a lot but whenever I get mad (mainly at the connection i have) I just leave and go watch T.V or play zombies.
    - gemie89 February 8, 2011, 7:55 pm
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    i think that video game sdont make people violent just only the people that think sence they can do something in a game they can do it in real life.

    so your saying i cant actually go to the future and become some wierd alien and have a kick ass robot as a side kick? or i cant eat mushrooms and get super awesome powerups? SCREW YOU MAN!!!!
    - arrowdodger7 February 9, 2011, 1:42 am
    sorry but it's the truth lol
    - castlewarsisawsome February 9, 2011, 2:56 am
    well besides the mushrooms part
    - castlewarsisawsome February 9, 2011, 2:57 am
    - exile February 9, 2011, 9:59 am
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    What about kinect? Swinging your arms and legs around like that. That shit's dangerous, man.

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    They do if you beat someone to death with a controller. not that I would know.... maybe.

    • Ertrov
    • February 9, 2011, 12:49 pm
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    I'm tired of the government thinking it has the right to parent everyone. If I have a 10 year old kid, and my kid has a ps3, and my money pays for the game, then I should be able to chose what game to buy for him or her.

    • aguy
    • February 9, 2011, 1:21 pm
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