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Video games are bad: Heres why

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Yeah buddy same here From DI to Slayer From Fear to In Flames. I go to shows and love the pits. I have rage also but i work hard to feed my family and blow it off playing video games and listening to metal. I am good person with strong beliefs, nothing can and does influence me. I take responsibility for my actions.




posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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Hey people, what is the hell wrong with you??

Anyone who says that violent games or movies arent bad are lying or simply cant speak and handle the truth.

I wont speak any mumbo jumbo, this is very common logic.

Take for example Silent Hill, Call of Duty or some horror movie. Take only 1 hour of play or watching movie, and multiply it by all people that play/watch it. You will get tens and hundreds of millions of hours of people watching/playing horror fantasies.

Now if you tell me that millions of hours of unreal horror fantasies aren't bad for society i will tell you that you lie.

There are plenty of good games, they train our intelligence in number of ways, but there is no doubt that most of popular games are violent.

I can only laugh at you if you can say that this games dont harm society, or that they help society in good way: Watcraft, Call of Duty, Sillent Hill, horror movies like Hostel and more than 70% of Hollywood movies are violent.

I will tell you about myself. Yes, I'm gamer, I laugh at religions and nationalism, but still I am aware that lots of games and movies are bad. They are so bad that often I dont like that I watched them. Even if I am gamer and I think that is bad, even if i do not hurt any other people or nature around me, I know that games I sometimes play are violent and are bad for me and not good at all.

They are bad like smoking addiction. Im honest and i can say that, but if you cant then you are not honest at all. Call of Duty if perfect example, couse is most popular FPS atm. Only goal of game is to kill people. And you will learn something from COD? Yes, sure you will, you will learn plenty of tactics on how to kill people.

Be honest people. Take millions of hours, and say to yourself, yes I believe that millions of hours of horror or violent fantasies are not bad at all. If you can say that you are selfish liar.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by ferumbra
Hey people, what is the hell wrong with you??

Anyone who says that violent games or movies arent bad are lying or simply cant speak and handle the truth.

I wont speak any mumbo jumbo, this is very common logic.

Take for example Silent Hill, Call of Duty or some horror movie. Take only 1 hour of play or watching movie, and multiply it by all people that play/watch it. You will get tens and hundreds of millions of hours of people watching/playing horror fantasies.

Now if you tell me that millions of hours of unreal horror fantasies aren't bad for society i will tell you that you lie.

There are plenty of good games, they train our intelligence in number of ways, but there is no doubt that most of popular games are violent.

I can only laugh at you if you can say that this games dont harm society, or that they help society in good way: Watcraft, Call of Duty, Sillent Hill, horror movies like Hostel and more than 70% of Hollywood movies are violent.

I will tell you about myself. Yes, I'm gamer, I laugh at religions and nationalism, but still I am aware that lots of games and movies are bad. They are so bad that often I dont like that I watched them. Even if I am gamer and I think that is bad, even if i do not hurt any other people or nature around me, I know that games I sometimes play are violent and are bad for me and not good at all.

They are bad like smoking addiction. Im honest and i can say that, but if you cant then you are not honest at all. Call of Duty if perfect example, couse is most popular FPS atm. Only goal of game is to kill people. And you will learn something from COD? Yes, sure you will, you will learn plenty of tactics on how to kill people.

Be honest people. Take millions of hours, and say to yourself, yes I believe that millions of hours of horror or violent fantasies are not bad at all. If you can say that you are selfish liar.


Oh my... another one....

Just think of all the orange juice being consumed!! If we multiply that by millions and millions we'll all drown in orange juice!!

Think how selfish we are drowning the planet in orange juice!!



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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yes thats smart as orange.

i see what you are saying, hundred millions of hours of example watching Hostel movie is good for society.
live your fantasy.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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nope, no more than just sitting and only watching TV does.

you can play videogames and still get out and excercise, it's not an all or nothing sort of deal.

and hey, you get bored shooting hookers, go out play some paintball, that'll burn some calories

I've known gamers who were obese yes, I've also known gamers who were into parkour and could do some amazing things, practiced martial arts, were on the swim team, hell, I was on the swim team and I've been a gamer all my life!



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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played it, was actually pretty dull and somewhat buggy



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by ferumbra
yes thats smart as orange.

i see what you are saying, hundred millions of hours of example watching Hostel movie is good for society.
live your fantasy.

You are flawed in your argument, those hundreds of millions of hours are split down into 1 - 2 hours watched by a well-balanced adult consumer.

Think logically.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by ferumbra
yes thats smart as orange.

i see what you are saying, hundred millions of hours of example watching Hostel movie is good for society.
live your fantasy.


My girlfriend is a Catholic who loves horror movies and has a collection of close to 300 dvds of horror movies. Is she suddenly a bad and abhorrent person for enjoying a particular genre even though she goes to church every sunday and does everything right that her religious views dictate?

You're just talking out of your A-hole and don't want to admit it.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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I played Grand Theft Auto as a kid, in fact a lot. I never got in a single fight or got a detention. Well, that really contradicts what I've seen around my neighborhood. Ghetto-like, white trash kids with their Xbox's, low intelligence, Call of Duty, paintball guns. Maybe they developed their abhorrent actions from being neglected by their parents. Maybe they developed them from video games. I honestly don't think it's from the video games, and it's probably from little attention. I've never really liked being social, so it's kind of normal for me to not be given attention. I believe my mom would've given me more attention if I wanted more attention. Heck, usually the only time I had around her was when we were leaving for school or if I had to go to a relative's. Don't think she didn't care about me, though. We did read books with each other, go to the park, etc. Out of that time, I was on the Playstation or building cities with my toys. Unless my common sense is what kept GTA out of reality, I'm pretty sure video games don't influence bad behavior. The only time I'd reenact a video game is when I'd play GTA in the cities I made or when my friends and I would play Jak and Daxter in real life. (You'd have to run from the evil sage with the colorful duster with the colors of red, yellow, blue, and green - the colors of the eco in Jak and Daxter. A pretty fun children's game, I believe.) This concludes that your belief is very ignorant.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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wow really? real life is violent humans have been killing each other for all of recorded history. people are always scared of something new that they dont understand. your worried about teens seeing blood on a game? yet kids in iraq see it first hand up front, tell me thats not gonna mess them up for years to come. isnt this america? dont we have freedom? your saying you dont want me to have the right to play a freaking video game in the privacy of my own home? contrary to popular belief i can distinguish reality from fantasy



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Mister_Bit
You are flawed in your argument, those hundreds of millions of hours are split down into 1 - 2 hours watched by a well-balanced adult consumer.

Think logically.


Yes, but you see, I try to avoid looking on 1 person, that is not good because people are different. You cant say that after 1 hour you will go mad, but also you can say that after millions of horror hours you can become unstable.

Now you must use logic and experiment this further in mind. Example, you can say that 100,000 hours are enough for someone to become unstable. So every 1 million hours, 10 people will become mad, or do something creepy.

Now sum all horror and violent games hours and you will come to hundreds of billions of hours of watching/playing violent games. So if you take 1 billion hours, you can say that 1000 people will do something bad.

And that is about it. The things is that there are far more than hundreds of billions of hours of violent content watching or playing. And that is part of reality in witch we live now.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Well she does drink blood on Sundays so.....IDK. Honestly though just because I listen to some Black Sabbath doesn't mean I am going to go out and bite the head off of a pigeon and spit blood on people, unless I'm really high. Honestly, games, movies, books, music are a release of pent up anger and tension for many people out there. Some have a really hard time doing so otherwise in a proper manner. It also allows for inspiration to some, for writing, music, even poetry. Some games like Shadow of the Colossus, Ico are like looking at a Rembrandt for some people including myself. (That part was directed at OP sorry I just couldn't help myself)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by ferumbra

Originally posted by Mister_Bit
You are flawed in your argument, those hundreds of millions of hours are split down into 1 - 2 hours watched by a well-balanced adult consumer.

Think logically.


Yes, but you see, I try to avoid looking on 1 person, that is not good because people are different. You cant say that after 1 hour you will go mad, but also you can say that after millions of horror hours you can become unstable.

Now you must use logic and experiment this further in mind. Example, you can say that 100,000 hours are enough for someone to become unstable. So every 1 million hours, 10 people will become mad, or do something creepy.

Now sum all horror and violent games hours and you will come to hundreds of billions of hours of watching/playing violent games. So if you take 1 billion hours, you can say that 1000 people will do something bad.

And that is about it. The things is that there are far more than hundreds of billions of hours of violent content watching or playing. And that is part of reality in witch we live now.

So by your argument, millions and millions of pacifist monks are going to become lunatic killers by default because it doesn't come down to the individual?

And I totally refuse to accept that any amount of hours would un-hinge anybody unless they were already un-hinged, the opposite to your argument would be the trillions of hours of un-violent videos would make us all saints, so no need to worry eh?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Also, why is your couch at a slant??


Back to the topic at hand, OP there is already a ratings system in place for videogames (w/in the US.. can't speak outside of there). If the games have ratings, why/how do they get into the hands of consumers obviously too young to actually consume the product? Why do we have to hold the society at large responsible and curb their freedoms because there are some crappy parents out there? Its a bad precedent and one I am unwilling to compromise on.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by curious7

My girlfriend is a Catholic who loves horror movies and has a collection of close to 300 dvds of horror movies. Is she suddenly a bad and abhorrent person for enjoying a particular genre even though she goes to church every sunday and does everything right that her religious views dictate?

You're just talking out of your A-hole and don't want to admit it.


So what she is Chatolic? If Jesus came to her and try to be friendly, would she show him some of her collection of horror movies?

I will ask you one counter question. Ready?
Imagine your girlfirend loves porno movies and she have collection of 300 DVD of porno movies.
Or imagine that are 300 DVD of cartoon movies.

You think she would be completely the same person? I doubt.

Anyway, I dont say she is bad or anything like it, just play mind games to show you what I think about it.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by drew1749
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ATS needs a downvote system. A unflagging feature or something. This is like troll heaven right now.


You can now de-flag posts.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by ferumbra
Hey people, what is the hell wrong with you??



I must say, the one with issues seems to be you. I can say with all honesty, videogames aint bad, what might me in your head on the other hand...

Stop looking for scapegoats, guns dont kill per se, its the people handling them, apply the same to videogames or movies. If you end up believing that you are superman and jump out the window, is that really the movie's fault? Or, might it be that loose nut in your head?
Think about it...
edit on 1-7-2011 by Juanxlink because: Typos - grammar



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Excuse me if I read that wrong but all that said was if you flag you can take it back. I'm talking about a system similar to reddit. Although that could be exploited.

Ah whatever it's fine the way it is I guess.
edit on 7/1/2011 by drew1749 because: (no reason given)



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