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Video games are bad: Heres why

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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reply to post by SaturnFX
 


I'm not talking of puzzle solving games and the likes of those..




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by Mister_Bit

Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
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DIRECTLY caused by the direct play and content of these games. Would you agree then that a video game should have an addiction warning label?

Most actually already do, if you read the manuals.


Yes, and medical warnings (take breaks, don't play if you suffer from epilepsy, don' play if you are nervous or easily shocked etc etc)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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Granted I am no expert in psychology but do have a degree in common sense and can quite easily see that its not games that cause violence in people, it was already there to begin with.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
reply to post by Mister_Bit
 


DIRECTLY caused by the direct play and content of these games. Would you agree then that a video game should have an addiction warning label?


By this logic anything could be considered addictive as long as there are a couple people who lack the self-control for healthy moderation, everything from television to chocolate.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
reply to post by SaturnFX
 


I'm not talking of puzzle solving games and the likes of those..

To quote YOU directly just a few posts back....

""Let's get something straight, my overall premise is video games are bad. Not just talking violent games.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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i really dont get people like you.
do you play/have you ever played video games?
i cant even be a$$'d to make an argument, if you genuinely believe whats in your op, then i feel bad for you.
whatever takes up your spare time is obviously far more harmfull to ones mental state than video games.



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edit on 1-7-2011 by neonitus because: terrible grammar caused by video games.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Really? Addiction warning in manuals? I've never seen any sort of thing like that. I do know of the epilepsy, but I am almost certain there are no warning labels.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
reply to post by SaturnFX
 


I'm not talking of puzzle solving games and the likes of those..


Many puzzle solving games involve violence, see Portal and Half-Life 2 for good examples. Hell, even Bioshock which you have criticized already has extensive puzzles in it, most identifiable in the hacking mini-game.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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I've killed millions, perhaps billions, in the virtual realm. I've killed them with rifles, pistols, chainsaws, chemicals, viruses, bites, lasers, photons, resonance cascades, nanites, fists, hell this one time with medical equipment. Ironic.

I play Paintball, water guns, video games of all sorts of violence.. I've been fake-killing since I was 4, with my first water pistol.

How many people have I killed in real life? Zero

So shut the flip up and stop lying to yourself.

BTW, I just killed a 300,000 people a few moments ago when I blew up a star system.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
Let's get something straight, my overall premise is video games are bad. Not just talking violent games. See my original post. World of warcraft is a big one, so is GTA, so is COD, so are these beautiful game's sceneries that some people often prefer over this world. And these are to just name a few. People spend thousands of hours on one game. Not 1 book. not 1 movie. To me that is virtual reality, defenition correct or not. These games are to form a dumbed down dilusional sadistic society. Nevemind pedophinilia.
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You're again wrong.

Because, why would game developers design games that can both be played by casual players or hardcore gamers?
Look at eve online. You can either play it casually, or spend a few hours on it, or spend a good week on it (or more) - ultimately nobody is forcing you to do anything.

You are being absurd, naive, preposterous and I also assume you have absolutely no knowledge of games or the gaming culture besides which ever floating bite-sized snippets of shock horror media float your way.

Your arguments have no true basis in society, your accusations of ´´gaming causing pedophinilia´ are both illegible and ... idiotic. I'm sorry, but it`s true.
I´m being polite here.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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I never said video games were the only thing scewed in this society. But trust me, they absolutely play a role in dumbing us down, and a number of negative things. Depression, this world not being good enough, addiction, violence, and these games absolutely cause aggressive behavoir and sadistic ideas. We are talking thousands and even tens of thousands of hours spent in FAKE worlds only to be asleep in this one. WAKE UP.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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Does anyone know what our reality really is.
For all you know we might simply be nothing more than some reality entertainment game for some higher beings or Aliens.
Now who has a problem with violence, now that your life is about to be extinguished.
Apparently they call the game Earthville.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Not every person can be such the perfect christian as you are, and many different people are affected in many different ways by these games, especially growing up. If you can't see that, you are asleep. Blind and happy about it.


I'm being negatively affected by your ignorance. Can you please just leave. Who knows how many people are being harmed by yourself?

Fact is you don't know, and for the sake of a few fool's moral weakness, we shouldn't block anything. Those people have weakness. Ergo, they are weak. I am not.

And yes, we all can't be perfect Christians. But 99.99% of people are capable of being damn close. Excluding you of course. You're breaking God's big thing. Free will.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Are you telling me it is 100% impossible for someone to play Second life, engage in sexual acts with a minor (even the image of a minor) , and not act on it in real life because second life wasn't enough satisfaction anymore?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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I posted this thread, no one is making you come here. So can you just leave? This thread is not about religion.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
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Are you telling me it is 100% impossible for someone to play Second life, engage in sexual acts with a minor (even the image of a minor) , and not act on it in real life because second life wasn't enough satisfaction anymore?

Serious question? would you do that?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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I never said video games were the only thing scewed in this society. But trust me, they absolutely play a role in dumbing us down, and a number of negative things.

of coarse 'cos the world was all rainbows and puupy dogs before video games came along.
people have always been horrible.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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But trust me, they absolutely play a role in dumbing us down


Actually Video games helped me pass all my history courses in School. Video games gave me unheard of survival knowledge that I can use any day and in any situation. Video games also lead me to Christ, as the paradigm of existence and what is real lead me to question many things.

Video games also lead me to unprecedented knowledge. I can tell you how to build a warp ship, and how to build a sweet armor system for it too. I can tell you the benefits of electro-magnetic precision in motors that can make gas obsolete.

Video games also led to my career choice, as the glimmering virtual cities inevitably lead to my desire of design.


I'd go so far to say that video games are pretty much why I'm smarter than you, Stronger than you, more able to survive than you, have better morals than you, and why you are jealous of us all.

God's fun ain't he? Making what you hate the paradigm of good Christians.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Oh but clearly it is because you defend your statements based of morals and calling to question other people's beliefs.

I won't just leave this thread. I have a right to be here. You do too. And that's why video games have a right to be as violent as they please.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Now we know whats its like for the poor characters in the sims when we mess about with them



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