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Video games are bad: Heres why

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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My opinion is that the majority of games sold are created for adults and played by adults. Do whatever you want to stop children from playing them, without making them less available (in every way) to adults.

I like being an adult, and it's becoming harder and harder to be one in the US.




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:47 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.

They are also not aimed or written for children!!!
Would you give a porno mag to a kid? NO... so why violent video games, it's the responsibility of the adults to ensure kids don't get access to these kind of games.
Who are you anyway to tell me what I can and cannot enjoy?

So drugs like Asprin, cancer drugs, HIV drugs, anti-malaria drugs that save thousands of lives in Africa are all evil and bad? Hey, by your argument they are all drugs therefore they are all wrong.

So what about games like wii-fit, which get you active and improve your health?

Are these games evil and wrong?

Oh... and a knife sitting on a table..... is that wrong or bad? NO, it a fudgin knife!!! It's the person that stabs someone who is bad!

Addiction either to games, beer, gambling is due to NO SELF CONTROL!

I've been watching war films, horror films, playing violent games for over 35 years and I'm probably the softest, gentlest person you could meet, so the whole violent games make you violent is pure tosh.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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I could post a hundred video of kids freaking out, is this good for children growing up? Do movies or music detach one from reality? Yes they do. HOWEVER, not nearly as much as video games. Weather its Final Fantasy or World of Warcraft, lives are actually ruined over game addiction. At what point do these virtual worlds become better than the real world? Obviously NOW is that point for some people, and as technology improves, so will the virtual worlds. A movie is 2 hours long, one can play a game for thousands upon thousands of hours. What does this do to the pysche?

Leveling up, scores, achievements, all just simple tools to keep so many people addicted to that world, and detatched from this one. The end result is a dull world real world to some of these people. And to many there exists an exciting bloody gory or even beautiful, huge breasted, fake world a lot more fun than real life. Thats when finatics act out, and confuse virtuality with reality.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Game addiction is having NO SELF CONTROL!!! not the fault of the game or games programmers.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:51 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.


You really look like a religious nutcase, someone who has no clue of what he is talking about. Or perhaps someone with a bigger issue of his own, and who wants to blame them on something else, either way, you are wrong, as has been pointed out many times in this thread. As someone pointed out before, guns dont kill people, people with weapons do, dont try to avoid resposabilities blaming them on some collection of pixels...



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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I guess I need to explain that because that may seem like a lot to some. I spent the first part of my life in Eugene, OR if you know much about it is what some call conservatively liberal, then just before I turned 10 we moved to Newell, SD 675 people (cowboys,rednecks,ect.) I coming from the liberal west i did not get along with these kids at first mainly cause I had long hair and dressed different. Alot people fought for fun and sometimes that would escalate I remember a brother hitting his twin with a crow bar (these guys did not game, they work on the farm all day). I wouldn't say people didn't like me I was the guy that didn't let himself get picked on and when I was I defended myself.... the point is that I have never perused aggression without first being the recipient.

The kids that are going to commit the horrific acts will find a violent outlet even if the games are controlled next to violence on TV or movies cause a kid might see it... please people this is an excuse for parents to not watch what the kids are doing and then have an excuse when bad # happens. Parents Watch Your Kids, it is not anyone but your job to do this..... yes I am a parent.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:58 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..


No, what I am saying is that as an ADULT, I love these violent sex ridden games. Would I let my kids watch a porno? certainly not, and same goes with video games, sexual content is for ADULTS. Violence, well, naw, I don't really care if my kids blow up the enemy in a game by shooting them in the head and getting a quick kill. Kids are a lot smarter than I think you give them credit for, and just because a game is violent doesn't mean the kid is going to be violent. Personally, if you want to put the blame anywhere, put it on a society that doesn't allow children to be spanked or disciplined. Put it on the parents who do not teach their kids right from wrong, but blaming a video game is like blaming rock and role, it is ignorant. The columbine kids played Doom, do I think that caused them to kill everyone that they did? Certainly not. What caused them to kill everyone? Well, my guess is that they were just sick in the head, plain and simple.

People always try to find the reason for other peoples sicknesses, and sometimes just can't accept that there was something wrong to begin with, so they blame anything and everything that they themselves don't agree with.

Elvis and his pelvis were BAAAADDD!!!! back in the day Rock and role was BAAAAAADDD!!!...Heavy Metal was BAAAAADDD....RAP was BAAAADDDD ..... Video games are BAAAAADDDD!!! next it will be something else to blame things on, probably going back to music again...though maybe all the attention on video games will lesson the attention on music, but I doubt it, as people always want to blame outside sources for their own problems.

If you don't like violent video games or sex in games, then don't play them, don't allow your children to play them, but don't blame games for whats wrong with kids today, because the bottom line on kids is that in most cases it is the PARENTS who failed their children in some fashion, not some pixels. Teaching children right from wrong can become more complex though, as you have to explain that we don't come back when we die in real life, but I think most kids understand that, like I said, give the kids some credit.

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Be realistic, did you really just link me to christian computer games? Stick with the WII argument. As technology progresses, maybe with the WII or Kinect, we could actually feel what its like to pull the trigger, or slash with a knife. Eventually won't our whole bodies be completely immersed.. Mind and body? Thats always a good thing. Can't wait till I can find a child character in second life and thrust my hips, because guess what, THATS HAPPENNING.




The report investigates an area in Second Life called “Wonderland” where users dressed as children offer virtual prostitution in a space designed to mimic a kids playground.

Yay, virtual playgrounds! Wonderful!

techcrunch.com...
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
Can't wait till I can find a child character in second life and thrust my hips, because guess what, THATS HAPPENNING.


I see there a bigger issue than videogames, go find some help...



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
So I ask, in what way are video games GOOD for our society? They are in no way good, and are bad.

Answering your question my friend..... That's a pretty sweeping statement, Not ALL games involve violence and those that do are NOT aimed at children, the failure is the failure of those adults responsible for the upbringing of said children.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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Many video games weave stories that are on the level of great works like the Odyssey or Shakespeare's plays.

I'll post some video examples, spoilers for these games obviously.








posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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I havn't played 2nd life in a loooong while, but even back when I was playing, you could get all sorts of sexual content. I think the message here is if you don't like or want to be involved in these sorts of things, that is your choice, but over all, no one has the right to deny anyone else what ever fantasy they chose, even if it is a sick perverted one such as what you are mentioning in 2nd life. I'm not surprised at all at what 2nd life generates as it is totally open ended and very high in sexual content if you know where to look. Same as in real life. Should real life rules apply to 2nd life or any other video game? To me, this seems like one of the bottom line issues here, and I say no. Virtual reality is a fantasy playground for everyone, even the sick and perverted have a place to go. *shrug* I would rather they played out their fantasies online, than in the real world.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Interesting to know what this evil satanic music your listening to is?

Death Metal or Gabba?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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I admit, infamous 2 looks awesome. However, don't I remember walking through whore-houses, gambling, and murdering, in Red Dead Redemption? How many children do you think played Red Dead?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
I admit, infamous 2 looks awesome. However, don't I remember walking through whore-houses, gambling, and murdering, in Red Dead Redemption? How many children do you think played Red Dead?

Probably thousands, the question should be though...

How many children were SUPPOSED to be playing Red Dead Redemption.... answer.. ZERO, it's not a kids game.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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One of my point's is, to some of these players in virtual worlds it starts as some sort of outlet for say a pedophile. At what point do these gross simulations tempt one to actually act out, because the virtual world is not doing the job anymore? Is it not a tease for these people, and thus make it even more difficult in the real world to cope with such problems?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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But that's the thing. They ARE playing them, and that isn't going to stop anytime soon, and many parents aren't going to give a damn anytime soon. As video games increase in sex and violence as well as addiction rates.... This to me is a problem and a flaw in our society.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Hiasyouwant
reply to post by Darkblade71
 


One of my point's is, to some of these players in virtual worlds it starts as some sort of outlet for say a pedophile. At what point do these gross simulations tempt one to actually act out, because the virtual world is not doing the job anymore? Is it not a tease for these people, and thus make it even more difficult in the real world to cope with such problems?

The pedophile is already obviously mentally ill anyhow, NOT the fault of a game. He could just of easily been triggered by any number of things. This argument holds no water.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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So there is your answer, you answer yourself, it's society, not the games. I and millions of others are not affected by playing games.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Ha! I beg to differ. They're proven to enhance perceptual and cognitive abilities.

Video game are good for you, here's why. . .

Researchers Explore Mental Health Benefits of Video Games

Video games are good for you



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