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#1 11 years ago

I am so sick to death reading articles from some nitwit attorney or state legislator who thinks that video games are causing people to commit crimes. It's not video games that are causing people to murder others, it's themselves making those choices to do so, they just use video games as their scape goat nowadays to try to take the blame off of themselves.

Every time this happened, you always heard one line in passing about how the teen was troubled. That was the first, last and only time it was mentioned, every other second was about video games and violence. The kids were troubled, that's what caused them to do what they did.. it wasn't video games controlling their minds, it was their own choice to go in and do it. Do you blame the guy that owns the gun store for selling the guns to someone that kills 10 people? No, thats idiocy. You blame the person for committing the crime. They made the conscious choice as to what to do with those weapons, nothing else.

Jack Thompson, Bill O'Reilly both can go to hell. They have nothing better to do then to blame everything violent on video games.

Everyone is always looking to blame everything but the people responsible. It must be video games that are causing these crimes, look at how violent they are! Yes, because we never see such violence in movies, on TV, or in the real world. Nope, it must be that little thing that entertains people of all ages. Because common sense doesn't exist anymore or anything. :rolleyes:

However this judge is my hero; http://gamepolitics.com/2007/04/16/federal-judge-dumbfounded-by-jack-thompsons-failed-louisiana-game-law/


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#2 11 years ago

I agree, we also have lots of politcians here who try to gain popularity by blaiming all the faults of today's society on videogames. They are doing their best to suffocate what little gaming-industry we have here, which is really a shame. Politicians are not the only people at fault, most of the media (all television-channels and several newspapers) publish one report after another about how harmful videogames are.

Right now they are trying to implement a law that makes it illegal to develop or play so called "killer-games".




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#3 11 years ago

It's outrageous, i know. If they are going to ban violent video games, then why not the movies? Games have a rating system similar to motion picture rating systems, so what's the difference? The difference is the government know damn well if they banned violent movies, they'd cause much more chaos amongst people. The younger generation can easily access 18+ movies as well as 18+ games. It's up to the parents to enforce action upon their child if they disapprove, why punish the rest of us by taking them away?




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#4 11 years ago

I have to agree with noe..on this one, video games aren't make the kiddies go out and go Rambo on everyone. They make the choise to go put a cap in some poor suka. So Jack Thompson Bill O'Reilly can go die and goto hell then die some more


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#5 11 years ago

My problem has always been twofold. First of all, there's already a rating system in place. If parents just paid attention to that, half the so-called problems would go away. Second of all, violence in video games is a symptom rather than a cause. We aren't violent because we play GTA, but we play GTA cause we like watching that kind of grotesque violence.




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#6 11 years ago

I find games and release form my daily street at work. It's not like I can take assault rifle to work/streets and starting shooting everyone. I know the games aren't real, and I know the difference between right and wrong. Kids who are F'ed up in the head can't tell the difference between a hold in the ground and there rear ends (right and wrong), so there for they get addicted to Doom or Halo then start to biased there life of it, finally when that last straw breaks they go on shooting/knifing rampage. The police check myspace find this kid was addicted to Doom or Halo, and then hey this all the gaming co. fault lets blame then instead of blaming bad parenting skills or the kid! So easy to blame others when the blame squarely falls on the shooter don't you think?


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#7 11 years ago

I find it ironic that people who are trying to say that games do not cause violence in the same post tell people to die and go to hell (on a gamingforum!).




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#8 11 years ago

the funny part is telling some to go to hell isn't act of violence...


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#9 11 years ago

I put the issue this way: the video games are not the reason why some people commit acts of violence but the people who do such things are already mentally unhealthy: the video games "just" increase chances for these people to make horrific things.




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#10 11 years ago

The other problem I've sort of had with games and violence in the media in general is it just normalizes death and violence. This really doesn't have an effect on our behavior, but on the way we perceive the world and crap.

It also sounds a bit twisted and maniacal to enjoy watching people suffer on a computer screen, and find it fun to actually cause the pain. Just a thought.