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Gamers and movie fanatics should be given some credit. At least to the point that they can differentiate the game/movie from real life. If that line can't be drawn in an individuals mind, the person has serious problems to begin with.
In a White House meeting held with lawmakers on the theme of school safety, President Donald Trump offered both a direct and vague call to action against violence in media by calling out video games and movies
originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
The lame graphics in video games i have seen to date just don't appear real. But we will eventually be there. i'd feel far differently if a game could show me dying to my children.
Hmm, good point, very good point indeed.
However I must point out the inverse argument: letting children a way to express their dissatisfaction through a game enables them to vent their anger on a "punching bag" instead of on everyday life, and therefore approach real life with renewed reason.
A teen's mind is not so different than an adult's - they follow the same rough mechanism. Violence in the real world is caused by a sense of dissatisfaction which cannot be expressed. Giving them a way to safely express their dissatisfaction - video games - could actually be beneficial.
The sound of clicking plastic!
From a boom stick.