posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 02:52 AM
I personally don't care how realistic or violent a video game is, I think video game has great therapeutic benefits, it bring comfort and induce
relaxation and a sense of ease. However, when people become too dependent on video game as an escape from life we definitely have a problem. I know
its not the gaming company responsibility, but I believe gaming company, especially MMO games need to create a regulation system, maybe limit an
individual to the amount of time they can play online a day. Granted people in society today are to lazy or dumb to do it themselves. Its a great way
to stop additional gaming habits, gambling, WOW. I mean people kill each other and neglect others in real life for these games.
Next, I believe violent game does not induce violent tendency in kids. I believe the rare exceptions are kids with severe psychological problem. I
mean those kids should not be playing violent games in the first place, because lets face it if they can't deal reality, I'm sure a alternate one
won't help much, it might be a way to foster their aggressive tendency. But, still its unlikely the kid will go about killing anyone, unless if the
kid become delusional, and gets confuse with the two realities. However, when it boils down to responsibility, its the parents responsibility to
decide if their kid is fit or stable enough for such games in the first place, not the gaming company.