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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Yes the blood and gore is truly ridiculous. And the GenX enjoys it day and night. I would insist my cousin to play simulation games..games that involves some brain activity like sherlock holmes so and so. but you know he and his peers just breathe these games.

This is why I would always stick to good old Super Mario console
lol..can anyone tell me how to save the princess?




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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This argument is like saying motorcycles are inherently evil, or legal drugs are inherently evil. I read in the paper awhile back that their were even a few tibetan monks that touted the benefits of even the violent video games. It helps to satiate the urge to , "bop someone on the head" as the monk put it. Movies can be bad, but not all film is bad/evil. Same goes for music, and so much other areas of society that others have posted here. Get a grip, relax, it's JUST A GAME.


welcome to the board. Sorry for the not quite so welcoming responses, but that is kind of expected with such a thread imho.

Now i wait for those tibetan monks to enact a columbine......
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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I have played computer games for years, even on a national level.
with the same nick as i have here on ATS.

There are three main things that might be called bad for a gamer.

1. A game is time consuming. On a competitive level a gamer might spend up to 12 hours a day perfecting he's/ her skills. This might cause some family and school issues.

2. You are likely to make a few enemies. A lot of gamers have very aggressive behaviour.
some of these people might seek you out if you show up at gatherings. Or they will invite you to a gathering just to beat the crap out of you. This happens a lot.

3. A lot of gamers use different gamer forums and channels to communicate. Like IRC and so on.
A lot of hate going on in these places between gamers.
A lot of these channels are user name and password protected, so they are not easy for parents to look into.

A game might not cause problems for the majority of kids, but some of the gaming communities they get involved in might cause serious problems for some.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by 4Starlight2Decay0
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2. I listened to and still listen on a daily basis to the most violent satanic music known to mankind(No Mr. 1999 not Manson as you would assume
).


edit on 04/28/2011 by 4Starlight2Decay0 because: erp


Val Doonican?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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Just had to add the Nintendo Wii, and how hospitals in Canada are using it for rehab. but no, it's evil, all those people in rehab just might re enact some mario kart and unleash hell on earth.


Banana's, turtles, and power ups will litter the paved streets!!!
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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while i may be wrong on this(and if i am ill apologize) but did you seriously quote a doctor dave? who is this doctor dave and what makes him a doctor? did he earn it was it given honrably or does he just call him self dr dave? games dont make kids violent society does its kinda pricless people think they can blame thigns going wrong in society on video games and try to make it seem like there the only thing going wrong with the world.ill give ya this some people do go to far into the games(wow and the like) but most people are smart enough to know that video games are just that video games,and did you realy try to say that serial killlers get there start from games? what aboutt jack the ripper he/she didnt have video games.you wanna hate on games for there content go complain to the creators of custers last stand its one of the worst examples of video games ive ever seen but even that one didnt make kids dress up like cowboys and go try to rape indians(the point of the game sadly
)so while not all games are in good taste by everyones standards no one goes out and emulates video games in real life......well maby the racer gamer kids



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:35 AM
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The OP is talking more about the violence, gore and the exaggeration of the 'horror' aspect of these games. That need not be necessary. Kids don't watch all the movies that are aired. But kids do play most of the games

8/10 games glorify the blood and horror aspect.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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A year ago I would have laughed at this and said your stupid. Although, nowadays I have a 4 year old roommate every other week. ( Not mine roommate has a kid every other week. ) I have seen this child go from loving to play outside, riding his bike, etc. to being introduced and now addicted to video games.
Aidan (the 4-year-old) was at Disneyland for the first time a month ago; but throughout the entire trip he was misbehaving and saying "I just wanna go home." I was shocked, so I pried a little and found out he only wanted to leave because his dad bought him a new spider-man video game a few hours before he left for the trip.
On another note Aidan is a violent child, he has been kicked out of, as far as I know 3, different day cares for being violent and mean. He is also very badly mannered. If asked to do something he doesn't want to he will "pull out his gun and shoot you." "Like in Call of Duty!!" He is 4. He plays games like COD BO, Gears of War, and World of Warcraft. All of which the primary goal is to kill things. Aidan is also absolutely obsessed with winning. He cannot let you walk into a room first get a drink first, or anything without throwing a tantrum immediately. (I do understand children's want to be number 1 and I have observed healthy behavior of that, his is not the healthy "I want to win!
" mentality. His goes more like "I need to win. O.O" His father thinks it's no big deal and doesn't see what it is doing to his kid. I've told him countless times to be a more active parent, but there is only so much one can say.

Ahh this ended up a lot longer than I anticipated. Sorry, just my view on "video-games are bad". In short, The rating system on video games is there for a a reason. WHEN young children are allowed to play video games they should be monitored and strictly quarantined to their appropriate game level/rating.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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I agree with video games being sometimes really bad, and it's not only video games that are needed to be mentioned, movies can have the same impact of thinking violently. Not necessarily to be implemented on the outwards, but when seeing a lot of movies (or playing a lot of violent video games, especially in the likes of GTA) people are bringing violence into their state of mind. And when every action we make on the outer life starts at first within, we should be very, very selective on what we're letting in into our consciousness.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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The true reason why kids play video games is because their parents leave them home with nohting to do, so these kids start playing their video games. Its perfectly fine for them to play for a little but, but it gets excessive when they play it for the whole day, everyday. Thats when you should start worrying.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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I HAVE to say my 2 cents here, as I have been a gamer my entire life and now am at age 40 and still a gamer.

Just like guns, games don't kill people, people kill people. All of my kids are gamers too,although they are more hackers than gamers, but still they ruined many a game for me by solving them and then telling me how they ended.

I personally have no problem with violence and gore in games, I think they should make MORE adult games than they already do. The reality is that if a person is unstable, it doesn't matter if it is a TV program or movie, or a video game, whatever it is that triggers them off, it is going to happen. To say games are bad is like saying that art is bad, because to me, thats part of what a game is, it is art, only interactive. Granted to many people gaming seems like a waste of time, but to an adrenalin junkie like myself, there is no other fun and cheap outlet to explore and expose my own frustrations and get rid of all of the daily stress. I love to occasionally jump in a car on GTA 4 and splatter people all over the sidewalk or launch myself out the windshield, or even take on the local PD and military...I love it, and hope to see more adult games. It was also fun to watch my daughter play GTA4 with the "No kill" rule. (she wasn't allowed to kill anyone, just drive around) Although that had to end because I didn't want to be fighting with her over MY game system.

People may not agree with that either, but I don't care, I am not worried that she is gonna go hotwire a car and run people over, she has a heart of gold




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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It is said that video games are somewhat preparing us for the apocalypse. I say thats a good thing

The OP is just too damn over sensitive.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by radkrish
The OP is talking more about the violence, gore and the exaggeration of the 'horror' aspect of these games. That need not be necessary. Kids don't watch all the movies that are aired. But kids do play most of the games

8/10 games glorify the blood and horror aspect.


I think glorify is the wrong word. Especially when you say 8/10 games glorify blood and horror... that is simply incorrect.
There are very few games that GLORIFY violence. That word makes it sound like we are all getting wet when we see blood flying over the screen.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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You all mean to tell me, violent and sex ridden games have no psychological affect on any children growing up? That's outrageous. The games today are grosser than ever before and more sex ridden, and that's a fact. To respond to someone of "Dr Dave", he's speaking of the 2 columbine shooters, I included my links at the bottom of my original post.

Furthermore, the outlet in which games provide is unlike any other. A virtual reality is so extremely dangerous to our society. People are so detached from violence, and warfare, and life in general, and I blame video games way more than movies or books for one simple reason: You are the one in control of a given character, you are the killer, you are the one beating the hooker. So I ask, in what way are video games GOOD for our society? They are in no way good, and are bad.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
You all mean to tell me, violent and sex ridden games have no psychological affect on any children growing up? That's outrageous. The games today are grosser than ever before and more sex ridden, and that's a fact. To respond to someone of "Dr Dave", he's speaking of the 2 columbine shooters, I included my links at the bottom of my original post.

Furthermore, the outlet in which games provide is unlike any other. A virtual reality is so extremely dangerous to our society. People are so detached from violence, and warfare, and life in general, and I blame video games way more than movies or books for one simple reason: You are the one in control of a given character, you are the killer, you are the one beating the hooker. So I ask, in what way are video games GOOD for our society? They are in no way good, and are bad.


I assume you only mean violent video games are bad for society... because there are many many many games out there that are beneficial to children and education.
To be honest people might think they have been desensitised by violent games, and violent films for that matter, but they would change their mind if they saw someone get killed in front of them with masses of blood and gore. There is a big difference between digitized pixels and real people.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Television will corrupt the youth of America!

Moving pictures will corrupt the youth of America!

Radio shows will corrupt the youth of America!



Get over it people. Video games are just as valid forms of art as movies, plays, and paintings. They aren't going anywhere.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Video games are not bad. Do I need to say it again? I started gaming as soon as I can remember, I played Atari with my grandpa, I have a Nintendo, SNES, Sega Gen (first graphic gore MK you could rip off heads I was 8 I think), NES 64, PS1,PS2, Xbox, and an Xbox360. I have been gaming for 23+ years violent games like silent hill for 18+ years first games did not have much violence on ES's anyway PC had some. Anyway the whole point of that ramble is I still game and love the first person shooter games for the most part and I have never ever been violent unless backed in to a corner I have been in maybe 10 fist fights in my life not counting controlled combat (Jujitsu in my younger years)
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Dude that is quite a lot of fights.
You must really piss people off to have been in that many...






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