posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 01:25 PM
When I was in high school a class mate told me about a game he had started playing, Postal (the first one). He seemed to find it amusing but to me it
sounded sick and disgusting.
Don't get me wrong, I love Grand Theft Auto (GTA) but I think Postal (1&2) over steps the mark, especially with the animal abuse. You can kill cops
in GTA, but you get penalised. Most people know how to separate reality from virtual reality. I don't find that killing in a game relieves stress...
I just play them for satisfaction of completing them and doing all the side missions etc.
There are lots of very disturbed people out there that would enjoy Postal. I don't think anyone who starts playing it would change to be a horrible
person, you have to be demented in the first place to want to play it.
There are websites out there dedicated to hosting videos of brutal killings, gore, executions and the like. And these sites have a dedicated member
base, who seem to get satisfaction by watching the Taliban decapitate someone, or by describing the brain matter that is all over the pavement as a
result of a Vietnamese scooter fatality.
Fact is, there are some sick units in this world. I don't think violent games make people violent. If people become violent because of stress trying
to complete a mission in a game, they already have some type of psychiatric problem, is my guess.
[edit on 20/8/09 by dmorgan]