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What is with violence in video games lately?

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posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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I'm on mobile but I will keep this short and sweet. But I've been noticing lately that most of the video games are based on killing something. Whether it be humans, aliens, robots, alien/humans,animals, or plants the game requires you to kill it..

Now I am a die hard gamer and don't mind the fighting, but it's getting pretty old. Like picking up the newspaper from ten years ago to read current headlines old. Point shoot, hack slash, real creative.

What ever happened to the time when games were educational or ones that breed creativity?

I get a new game just to find out it's like the last with a different skin or different point of view. Ones which ferry you through the game with no in depth story. Are people really that violence deprived primally that videogrames need to be violent in order to fulfill that urge?

Idk maybe I'm just the one that's lying as a speed bump under the bandwagon. Virtual reality headsets if done well will be revolutionary in the gaming world. Putting you as sensually possible to being inside the game. But what really is going to happen is the ability to be up front and personal to killing somebody. Sitting there as someone bleeds out as you smirk in your accomplishments.

It's sad really and I am more guilty than most At killing my fair share of pixelated creatures. But can we please have our games back that flex our Mind?

Ok rant over haha

Lizard




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: TheLotLizard

The real reason is unclear, but one thing is obvious: Violence sells games.

Is that you in the picture? You look beautiful



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:13 AM
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: MrMaybeNot

I think families as a whole played videogames the most in the early 2000s. Then after that it started leaning to the pre pubescent male demographic.

But to think of it my first game on the original play station was A Bugs Life and even that one I had to kill bugs. On my sega Saturn I played panzer dragoon mostly and had to kill aliens or whatever the heck those things were. Back to sega genesis it was sonic killing robots to free animals. Snes was link killing monsters on Zelda. And Atari wanted you to kill a centipede or space invaders.

I guess death has a root inside the gaming industry. Why is the human race so dependent on violence?

I just wish I could explore the titanic again and get shot at by crazy immigrants and German colonels in the process.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:18 AM
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Short of the wall street kid:
en.wikipedia.org...

and the Oregon trail which had a hunting component, I cannot think of a game which wasn't based on physical conflict.

OK you could argue Dance dance revolution. . .



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:25 AM
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I've been playing games since the late 80s and honestly, I don't think they've changed that much.
Killing things has always been there, it's just more graphic and realistic now.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:36 AM
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I wish more games would come out that didn't have to have violence too. However I think the reason it exists in our games to the extent it does is because of our instictive fight or flight responses and our desire to conquer our environment.

However there are plenty of games I enjoy that arent violent. The Sims, Portal, any Need for Speed or Forza racing game. Many others enjoy sports games too.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:05 AM
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We've become a warrior species. Guess we train 'em young.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:14 AM
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Their many games that do not involve killing anything. More so now then ever before with mobile gaming.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:21 AM
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a reply to: 9thWatcher

Wouldn't you know it - you're "breaching copyright" too!
The image behind your avatar can be found here: proubuntu.com.ua...
My money is that you didn't create it, so, the same as LotLizard, you are "breaching copyright" by using it.

I'll cut you a deal, I'll not report you - if you try to stop being an ass on the internet.

On topic:
Frogger is one of the only early games that I can think of that relied on saving lives.
But I think once we saw how much fun you could have with depictions of extreme violence in the first mortal combat game - it just went nuts from there.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: aeonminder

Report me, fair use applies in this case. Also you do not have the source of the background right it's 7-themes.com... (free wall paper).

Also he was using a pic of a teen girl with the name LOT LIZARD.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: TheLotLizard

Video games have always been violent, sorry for the truth invasion but it is true. Today they are just more realistic because the technology allows them to be. Pac-Man- Ate and killed ghosts, and if he didn't he would die; Asteroids- protected cities from being destroid by blowing up asteroids; All Super Mario Bros dealt with death so did nearly every other video game (i.e. nearly every video game has an obstacle that can cause the charachter to die.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:34 AM
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originally posted by: SlowNail
We've become a warrior species. Guess we train 'em young.


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:42 AM
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Please... There are plenty of modern video games that have nothing to do with killing anything at all, and creativity is stronger than ever now that our computers can handle so much information.

[Sarcasm] But, you're right, there were very few video games in the past that were violent[/sarcasm]

Games like:

~ 1978 Space Invaders, where the object was to kill alien ships
~ 1980 Packman, where you want to get power ups to kill enemies
~ 1987 Street fighter, Need I say more?
~ 1992 The Original Mortal Kombat, Need I say more?
~ 1981 Donkey Kong, where it is kill or be killed.
~ 1984 Duck HUUUNNNNTTTT
~ 1981-1990 Any early Mario game, Where the helpless female is abducted and mario must kill or be killed by all the minions to get to the female
~ 1993 DOOM... DOOOOOMMM...........
~ 1983 game of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
~ 1987 Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior of the Commodore
~ 1990 Death Race for the Arcade and the NES
~ Early 1990's Harvester for the PC
~ 1982 Custer's Revenge for the Atari 2600, Probably one of the most offensive games of all time



Do you really want me to even go into the late 1990's?
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:54 AM
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:58 AM
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don't know how many people, aliens and monsters i have killed on the computer... must be trillions.
and i just wanted to add: not a single time it felt like murder. it's also the conclusion scientists came to.

personally i have the feeling virtual violence quenches the thirst for real violence.
this may not apply to all men though and maybe even depends on education and age.



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