[Slashdot Games] How Violent Media And Game Censorship Interact 5 replies

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#1 14 years ago

Socrates writes "GamerDad has an article up called 'The Media War', a feature discussing videogames in the context of violent media and the well-meaning groups who try to censor it. 'The war against violent media is not new. Learn the history of media controversy, and take a sobering look at what's in store for gamers down the road.' The piece includes quotes from Douglas Lowenstein of the ESA and IGDA spokesman Jason Della Rocca."http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/08/17/1549222




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#2 14 years ago

Well, I am split on this decesion to ban the killing of police in games. While I believe there are games out there that really shouldn't be banned, allowing a specific thing to be banned will only make people try and get more and more banned. I believe that games need to be protected under the first amendment, but that parents need to really understand the rating system and have stores really enforce the underage people from buying R rated games.

I think some sort of liscence is needed for parents to have in order to buy certain games. They would need to be fully aware of what the various ratings mean, along with actively monitoring their children.

I really would hate to see games like Operation Flashpoint be banned in the future simply because it is a simulator where you can accidently shoot a civilian. The game involves intelligence and not is a brainless fragger like Doom 2 for example (No offece to those fans).




JizzyB

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#3 14 years ago

Parents just need to be aware of what their kid's buy. The store shouldn't not let kids buy M rated games. If the kid buys a M rated game that the parents dont like they should just bring it back to the store. Let the kids buy the games let the parents deal with if they should play them or not.




Vertical345

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#4 14 years ago

i agree with both of you, the parents need to watch what they buy there children, if they dont think they can handle they shouldnt get it for them.




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#5 14 years ago

[QUOTE=Ensign Riles] I think some sort of liscence is needed for parents to have in order to buy certain games. They would need to be fully aware of what the various ratings mean, along with actively monitoring their children.

or an iq test... [quote=riles] The game involves intelligence and not is a brainless fragger like Doom 2 for example (No offece to those fans).

no offence taken, except there are times you need to think =\




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#6 14 years ago

Bah, I should have rephrased that. I meant it is harder to plan out a strategy before actually entering a new area. It is more reaction and quick thinking type of game as opposed having to maneuver troops on the battlefield and take care of them for hours at a time.

I am so bad at explaining myself. :banghead: