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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: swanne
My youngest is dramatic. he says crazy things. He's quite like me.
Both my boys would play GTA with me growing up. We'd laugh at the inappropriate stuff in the game because it was always so absurd. We played Saints Row, too (far worse than GTA). There isn't a first person shooter platform we didn't play at least one installment of.
I agree with what you are saying. At least in general. But if you can visually represent people in 3d snuff films that looks like real life snuff films, im not sure we don't re-evaluate. If someone needs that kind of outlet for aggression and/or frustration, we likely need to intervene.
originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: swanne
Yup scabbards are made of wood and mine do not make a swishing sound also, It would knacker the blade It the scabbard was metal.
originally posted by: network dude
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Xcalibur254
I watched a cheetah chase down and eat a gazelle on TV-so violent! let's censor documentaries! I also watched a news report of Polynesian islands been affected by rising sea levels-sure it's fake news but hey lets censor climate change anyway!
I don't see Trump doing anything, because 1. all these crimes existed long before video games and movies existed, and 2. The video game and movie industry rake in hundreds of millions if not billions a year in taxes, and we know Trump's star sign is the dollar sign.
School shootings were around before video games? I seem to remember the big ones all started in the 90's. I don't remember them when I was a kid in the 70's and 80's. We had guns then, plenty of them. We had pac man, and tempest, in arcades. We had atari, graphics weren't all that good. We had three channels. Mostly news. We didn't have a barrage of media telling us what to think. I don't remember my friends hopped up on drugs to help them "concentrate". We were respectful of others, or we got our asses busted.
Something changed, or rather, lots of somethings changed.
We need to figure out why our culture thinks like this, while other places just don't. Maybe it is the guns. But based on the common sense approach of thinking about the past, I just don't see it.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
How is saying we may need to limit what can be portrayed in video games once graphics get to a certain point any different than saying we may need to limit what types of guns are available to the public once they reach a certain fire rate?
In both cases your regulating Amendments based on potentialities. If it's okay to censor video games then it is also okay to place limits on guns.