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MadWorld: 'most violent computer game ever' launched on Nintendo Wii

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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I am an avid gamer.

I am also a woman and a liberal and a pacifist.

I DO ask myself does the fact that I enjoy the violence say something about me as a person and society as a whole?

I don't know the answer, but I do know that video games are a convenient scapegoat. Remember Tipper Gore and her crusade against the evils of heavy metal? Yesterday it's Ozzy, today it's GTA and tomorrow it will be "fill in the blank".

I can't answer the deeper questions, and frankly I'm having too much fun blowing the heads off of infected africans in Resident Evil 5 to care much.




posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:59 AM
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Originally posted by mpriebe81
reply to post by daeoeste
 


Man I need a new pc

I want to play C&C so baaaaad!!!

I miss the days of AOE2, Myth w/ Codex, and of course Starcraft. You didn't need a beastly machine just to run them

Getting a new pc in a few weeks so i'll be all over SOMETHING!!


Check out ebay. My old e-machine blew up and I got a used Dell 360 Precision desktop with a p-4 2.4ghz, 512mb ddrram, a quattro video card 64mb ddr ram, windows xp pro. For 115.00 delivered. Plays a lot of retro games well.

Runs Serious Sam the Second Encounter perfectly. Will get Ghost Recon, Halo, and others.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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I do not blame Video games for all the violence....


but i find it kind of scary human beings find virtual violence a joy...creeps



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:16 AM
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Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
I do not blame Video games for all the violence....


but i find it kind of scary human beings find virtual violence a joy...creeps


Historically, human beings have enjoyed much greater real violence than what is being peddled these days, so be thankful you are born into the era you are, and not a previous one.

Those who are about to die, salute you!



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:20 AM
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I was playing Doom back in the mid 90s. I was also playing Mortal Kombat, when it first came out for Sega Genisis (then all the rest of them). I was about 7 years old when i started with those games.

I still play violent games, BUT...if i see something gory in a movie with blood, or a horror flick when a axe goes through someones head...I CRINGE. I cannot watch that stuff.

Besisdes the fact that i never went on a killing rampage in my teens, and i truned out fine, What im trying to say is....ITS JUST A GAME.


I do agree that some kids do not need to be playing them though. Anyone remember that kid that stole his grandmothers car? TWICE!!! He needs to be void of all gaming in his life. Said he learned to drive from GTA. Disrespectful little S@!T



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Damn it must have been video games that caused Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK.

It must have been video games that caused John Wilkes Booth to shoot Lincoln at the Ford theatre.

Ya know, I am damn tired of people trying to blame video games for lack of parenting. Video games aren't the problem, bad parenting is the problem for youth violence.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:30 AM
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Violent movies can hit the shelves, no problem.

But god forbid that there should be a game with naked boobies in it.

Sex is bad, kids. Your bodies are ugly and evil. But killing your fellow man for fun is perfectly acceptable.

Now stop trying to kiss your girlfriend and go kill some Iraqis for Jesus.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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I agree with your point here except for on one issue; Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill John F. Kennedy.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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My nephew used to play GTA vice city on the PS2, but then my brother noticed he got violent afterwards and stopped him playing it.
So there are some people who do get more violent after playing these sorts of games, but they're a minority.

Like many other people have said, I've been playing all kinds of games since I was very young, I loved the Mortal Kombat games and being able to pull people's arms off or rip out their spines, but in real life I'm a very gentle and polite person.

I am very squeemish when watching films or TV programs where there is realistic looking violence, and for that reason I refuse to watch the Saw films, Hostel, The Hills have Eyes etc. but I can happily blow some polygon guys face off in Soldier of Fortune, or explode somebody into giblets in Unreal Tournament without batting an eyelid.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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Doom is a great game! With windows xp, however, you don't get a version of dos that is needed. I also like Hexen, Heretic, and Duke Nukem 3-d.

Dos box is available for some older games. You need to get a "frontend" for dosbox and a fully compatible sb-16 sound card, or the sound will come and go on you.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:40 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Damn it must have been video games that caused Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK.

It must have been video games that caused John Wilkes Booth to shoot Lincoln at the Ford theatre.


I doubt it.

However if both of those men had access to accurate simulations where they could practise carrying out their actions/escape hundreds of times - their efficacy as killers would have been increased. If those simulations had provided accurate depictions of the surrounding areas, both men may have even escaped.
(For similiar reasons, soldiers are often briefed using digital representations of the mission objectives.)

Research indicates that such simulations, and repetitious rehearsal in training reduces hesitancy and increase the percentage of soldiers who discharge their weapons in combat.

*So while members such as Merigold may never encounter a horde of zombies - if ever she does, she will be far more effective at dispatching them as she will be far less hesitant and her reaction time ("Trigger time") will increase.

[edit on 20-3-2009 by Exuberant1]



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:47 AM
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Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic
Blaming violence on video games is an excuse for poor parenting.


I used to think along the same lines as you but recently I have begun to question that.
I now think that what we watch on TV and the games that we play directly influence our behaviour, however, it is down to that parenting and the susceptibility of the persons mind as to whether they buckle or whether they can still see right from wrong. We are all different and all have different breaking points.

I watched a very short documentary here which can be found on ATS titled What TV actually does to your brain that will show you what happens to the brain when watching TV/games and just how easy it is to have our minds influenced by what we are playing/watching.

TV and games DO influence our actions.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
So this is just another example of someone judging others as below themselves.


As I have already explained, you have the right to consume as much imaginary violence for your entertainment as you wish.

But you do NOT have a right to be free of the mere opinions of others.



Originally posted by _Phoenix_
It's just I see a LOT of people in this world, who think they are some kind of worthy judge above everyone else.

I'm not interested much in this game but whatever your opinion is I will continue to disturb you by playing whatever games I want, knowing that you cannot truly judge my character, or my morals on life, based on the fact that I played a mere game.


Then you have largely missed my point.


Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Peace.


Ditto.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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I understand your point. I have played video games pretty much my entire life. I still play them. First person shooters do actually increase ones accuracy. I can testify to that as I have both fired many real guns as well as blown away my fair share of zombies in a video game.

However, my father instilled in me a deep respect for firearms. I was drilled constantly on the care, maintenance of guns from age 6, it was also made quite clear that firearms are not toys and to never point a gun at anyone.

growing up my father had a wall of guns (everything from .22s to a 50 cal sniper rifle). Not one of them was locked up, and every friend I had as a child came over to my house. Not once was there an accident, not once did any of my friends get hurt by the firearms in my house.

Why? good parenting.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:04 AM
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Yeah, just ridiculous. Civilization is falling apart.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by aero56
How can anyone playing this "game" be considered "mature"?


I know, right? They should be sitting there in their living room with a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper and watching CNN...wait, sorry. You can't watch TV and read the newspaper, that's wasting energy...a mature person wouldn't do that. We have to be green because manmade global warming will kill us all!!!

Loving every minute of this game...Black and white, comicy violence...gotta love it. Thanks Sega!

This violent gaming makes me want to go outside and have some fun...now where is the X button on this pistol?



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:29 AM
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There was some beef going with the game Far Cry. I guess I need to check it out. Half.com has all those games at great prices.

In Quake 11 the player can shoot his own troops to get power ups. And they don't pick up the gibb.

The final map in Doom, is "Icon of Sin". A great level, by the time you finish, you are knee deep in the gibb.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by N3krostatic
It's ok as long as you don't do it in real life RIGHT? It's the thought that counts and every single contributing factor in society such as games similar to this, the porn industry, the video industry, the news is a byproduct of the people within it and the people that allow it to continue to grow.


Absolutely correct. I can fantasize about murder, rape, anything I want. As long as I don not go out and harm anyone, then it is just fine. Also I play Gears of War 2 and I have yet to kill someone with a chainsaw.

GT: Spunkmier



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:33 AM
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Altough i strongly disagree with video games causing kids to become violent, I will make an acception for this kid. He stole his grandmothers SUV. And then stole another car some months later. I cant find the second video. I thought i remembered him saying he learned how to drive from GTA in the second theft video. He obviously has other issues and grandma needs to regulate what he plays.




OK edit for false info. Sorry, he didnt steal another car. The second incident was him beating his grandma. Must have been another video i was thinking of.



[edit on 20-3-2009 by Lombardy Inn]



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by DJMessiah
This video game is obviously made for adults. Now if children are playing it, who's to blame - the video game or the parents who bought the game?


You always blame the inanimate object first. Don't you know the rules? That way those parents don't have to feel responsible for the kid finding daddy's handgun not locked up and going out to have some "real fun." I read about john wilkes booth in school and found out he's in every history book, that must be how you become well known. It's not acceptable to kill these virtual people, you won't become well known for that.


This argument is so fun.



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