Do games cause violent actions? 125 replies

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#1 12 years ago

I'm doing one of my English papers on games and violence. I would like to see what your thoughts are on this. I think that some games do. Thanks for your time!




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#2 12 years ago

That's like someone saying "The sky was blue, it made me do things!" Games are games. They don't whisper in your ear telling you to do bad things.

People who do bad things and blame it on video games are simply not mature enough to be playing them in the first place. Whether that is because they are just immature or because they have some type of social disorder is another story.

However games do not make people do bad things. Inanimate objects can not make you do anything.




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#3 12 years ago

They can tell you some hidden message...




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#4 12 years ago

So if a game told you to assassinate someone, would you do it?

It's the whole "sheep" thing. Just because one sheep jumps doesn't mean you have to.




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#5 12 years ago

Ya, but humans are creatures of habit. If we do something for a long enough time we'll start to do it with out thinking.




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#6 12 years ago

I have played very violent games but I'm still rather pacifistic. Attacking somebody in reality and clicking a mouse-button are just different things. I'd say that sports make you more agressive than video-games.

I also think that it is really a bit early for a serious debate about this because video-games aren't realistic enough. As soon as we have virtual realities with photorealistic graphics this might perhaps change, but right now the "games are responsible for all problems in society" is just a rather cheap way for politicians to gain popularity and waste time which would be better used on real problems.




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#7 12 years ago

Well, I'm not just talking about GTA, Postal, or 25 to Life for examples. What about Mortal Kombat. When you were a kid, didn't you mimic some of their moves?




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#8 12 years ago

I once had this assembley and he said games arent the reason kids kill its bullies. Then he like pulls out a REAL GUN AT SCHOOL and hes like this is a gun. It kills and infact its loaded right now.




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#9 12 years ago

The only victims of my game-related outbursts of violence have been my old keyboard (god rest its soul) and my headset.

When im a.f.k. im really calm.

I woud say.. no they dont, i played loads of violent games like Streetfighter and watched dragonball z when i was a kid, yes i mimiced the moves with my friends but i never kicked anyones ass because of it.

And in reaction to the above post, if people want to stop highschool shootings, they need to severely punish any kind of bullying.




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#10 12 years ago

Let's put it this way: games don't make a person to do violent things, but if the person has already some serious mental problems, games promote to commit such actions.

The society should concentrate on getting parents to take more care and give more attention for their children and give more money on mental services than banning violent video games and setting (exaggerated) restrictions.