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Originally posted by Legalizer
"Killing games" are not the most popular games.
Casual games like Bejeweled, Tetris, and other assorted pretty colors and silly puzzles are the most popular games. Look at nintendo wii, best selling system for the last seven months or so, and its "killing games" are the worste I've ever played, people go craptastically crazy for Wii Play...freakin tennnis and stuff.
[edit on by Legalizer]
Originally posted by jimmyjackblack
Are the video games we play training us to kill? It seems they are the funnest games to play, but are they familiarizing us with military weapons so when we turn a certain age we have the DESIRE to use those weapons? I recently saw footage of solders under fire and they enjoyed the fight. Are we being desensitized to mindless violence? I keep seeing this kill, kill, kill trend going on. I have friends that WANT TO KILL PEOPLE, so they join the military or find some job that consists of the use of violence on a daily basis. The military knows people my age and younger like these sorts of games and so they create them, games that you can download for free (at least some) and with the release of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" it seems to glorify this stuff even more. I have no problem playing these games, I have no desire to kill others, my beliefs go against killing people. In all actuality though, I rarely play those games now, I every once in a while play halo with my friends.
So these is my questions:
1. Does the government support this stuff?
2. Are we being brainwashed/preprogrammed to kill for the military?
3. Is there a question I'm missing to ask?