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Especially when you get sniped from out of nowhere...
I have also brought him up to give up his seat on public transport to elderly, ladies etc and yet again I have seen many children sat with their parents on a train and the parents dont even prompt then when the train is packed.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: nonspecific
I was an adult, and I think you get the wrong idea. I am not into games that have me killing indiscriminately. I don't play things like COD or GTA. I do plenty of research on games though because they are pretty expensive, especially triple A titles like those. So I am plenty familiar with the kinds of things in those games. Plus, there is always YouTube where any parent can simply go watch game play vids and see for themselves.
While I do play games with violence in them, I prefer games where the violence has context and reason and is set to a story I can agree with when I play it. I play the Mass Effect series for example because I get to be the hero who saves the universe and I am shooting bad guys and aliens. I do not indulge in wanton violence for no reason unless I decide to take that opportunity. The same goes with the Dragon Age series.
As far as affecting me personally? Nope. It's pixels on a screen. But I already had a well formed sense of reality and fantasy and a moral foundation laid in by the time I got to where I could indulge my gaming desires.
originally posted by: TheVinylPollution
Why do old farts have such a hard time differentiating between real life and video games? I guess playing 'soldiers' and using sticks as guns would be a horrific concept as well.
I wonder what causes more damage to a childs development, being socially isolated because of your nutbag parents or playing video games?
the manners and decorum you are teaching your kid may have little place left in our social structure