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Originally posted by XelNaga
reply to post by yourmaker
highly unlikely...being a gamer myself, ive never wanted to fight in a war after playing any shooter based on war. if anything, it gave me a better idea of the horrors of war.
call of duty: world at war showed me ww2 in a way that hadnt been done since i saw saving private ryan.
battlefield 3 has shown me how incredibly f**ked modern warfare is.
anyone who cant distinguish these games from reality shouldnt be playing video games in the first place. video games arent training simulators. thats a poor argument and from the minds of scared parents and politicians looking for power.
ive never wanted to pummel someone to death after playing mortal kombat. ive never wanted to go on a high speed chase, running over people and flipping cars after playing grand theft auto. and ive never wanted to dawn power armor and fight aliens after playing halo or mass effect.
oh also, video games have taught me how to form strategies and over come difficult odds. both of those are relevant to real life. if anything, video games help people. its just the 12 year old kids who play them religiously are putting a bad label on the rest of us.
the average gamer is 18+. we know the difference. blame the parents of the 12 years old who do dumb sh!t regularly. not us. not the industry. the parents are ALWAYS at fault. its just a shame that most american parents cant accept this fact. they control what their kids play and watch, not the other way around.edit on 28-3-2012 by XelNaga because: (no reason given)edit on 28-3-2012 by XelNaga because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by amraks
I have met only a few of them would handle this pressure the rest I reckon would curl up into a ball and cry.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Super-computer genius A decides that he can generate a map of a real-world location, accurate enough to allow his team of crack terrorists to train virtually for an assault... say... at a mall, a hotel, a resort, a public park.... or some such thing.... then he (or she) sets up a network to 'train' the faithful....
Originally posted by novemberecho
they're totally going to look at people's CoD and other FPS games scores. that way, they can pick out the best people to call to ACTUALLY fight.
because, you know, playing Call of Duty is totally liek war, IRL!!11!
Originally posted by Maxatoria
so they think that reading someones messaging logs may help them find terrorists but surely it would be quicker/easier etc just to have game servers send all instant messages to a special spook file and then let them spend hours working out 'pwnd ju noobz' etc is a code for we're gonna blow up washington etc?