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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by skeptic_al
I like being desensitized to violence. I am ready and able to act on an instant to stop a bully, thief, etc etc. It makes me more responsive.
Also, in some games, if you die, the game ends there. They don't even let you play your character in the next game. You have to start all over again. And by the time you get back, you are a totally different person with different choices and personalities. The old you really did die.
I don't see a reason to ban them. They are fun. And I can tell it's wrong to do that stuff in real life. It's kind of obvious. That fine line between barbarian and civilized is fun to walk on. While it is good to be civilized, the barbarian within must be used sometimes to rid yourself of an aggressor. In grade school I kicked bullies in the balls, or rated on them. The hell did I care about "school yard code". I got to watch a bad man suffer for his crimes. And then, if the time arose, show him the proper civilized way to behave. The child either learned and stopped or didn't, and failed. One such failure I met in a restaurant sweeping the floor a year ago. Funny. Last thing I said to him was that 10 years later I'd met him and I'd be great and he'd be a janitor because of who he is and what he did. I was right. And we both knew it. And we both respected each other, accepting the fact that one was the wise.
Off topic? Maybe. I learned such school yard logic and morals from video games. And it's a good code to live by.
To quote a video game reviewer: maybe the fact that the government doesn't rush in screaming controversy is a sign of the times. I'ts a sign no one gives a crap anymore about who died by who's hand.
Maybe that's a good thing, I think.
Have a laugh. Lots of swearing though. But I think it's pretty true:
www.escapistmagazine.com...edit on 25-1-2011 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)