#1
What do you think? Should violence be kept in the virtual or world even though studies show children can be affected, or is war okay a let violence and violent people kill each other? Is violence justified, no matter the cost (Machiavelli)?
#2
Don't let your kids play the games. It's that easy.
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Don't let your kids play the games. It's that easy.

This. Also, I played war games a lot and am a pacifist, and I almost never have violent tendencies
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#6
There is a rating system in place to help parents decide whether or not the game is appropriate for their child. It's not the video game industry's fault if parents don't follow the rating system.
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#8
There are no reputable studies that have found a tie between video game violence and violent behavior in the players. In fact, there are quite a few studies to the opposite.
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#9
CoD has made me realize that, in an actual battlefield environment, I'd be completely ****ed.... thus making me a more peaceful, pacifistic person!
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This. Also, I played war games a lot and am a pacifist, and I almost never have violent tendencies

Yep. I love violent video games, but I have never so much as punched someone in real life. They are just games.

I was playing Mortal Kombat when I was 7 My parents just sat me and my brothers down and told us that they were fake, and you can't do stuff like that IRL. It's when you get parents that don't give a shit that a kid gets messed up.

There were some boundaries though. We weren't allowed to have Grand Theft Auto and God of War for a long time for some reason though. Couldn't tell you why.
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What do you think? Should violence be kept in the virtual or world even though studies show children can be affected, or is war okay a let violence and violent people kill each other? Is violence justified, no matter the cost (Machiavelli)?


Or you can be a decent parent and not let your kid play violent video games so that it doesn't ruin it for the rest of us adults. Jeez...
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There were some boundaries though. We weren't allowed to have Grand Theft Auto and God of War for a long time for some reason.



my grandma bought me god of war when i was 10... she didn't like the blood



but she still bought it for me.


i've yet to kill any gods since playing
#13
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CoD has made me realize that, in an actual battlefield environment, I'd be completely ****ed.... thus making me a more peaceful, pacifistic person!


This.
Coupled with having spent the last 2 months watching endless documentaries on the current conflict in Helmand and a bit of Iraq (I always had training to join the Rifles as an option), and I've realise I'd be a proper shit soldier.
Games just have never affected me in a way that makes me want to replicate them. Even sports games.
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I was playing Mortal Kombat when I was 7 My parents just sat me and my brothers down and told us that they were fake, and you can't do stuff like that IRL. It's when you get parents that don't give a shit that a kid gets messed up.


I half agree with this. My parents never sat me down or gave me a speech and I came out fine I played all the violent games and saw all of the graphic horror movies at a very young age.
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Also, I played war games a lot and am a pacifist, and I almost never have violent tendencies

This. I've been playing violent M-rated games since I was 6.
#17
Nope, almost every single time a game is blamed for a killing spree or murder the murderer has some form of mental illness, games are just used as a scapegoat when it should really be the health and social services who should be blamed for not picking up on the person sooner
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#18
If you play a video game where a person brutally saws somebody's face in half and think "Hell yeah! I can do that!" then you were probably going to be a serial killer anyway.
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I half agree with this. My parents never sat me down or gave me a speech and I came out fine I played all the violent games and saw all of the graphic horror movies at a very young age.

It wasn't a speech as much as them just knowing what we were playing, and making sure we knew it wasn't real. (That was when we were little of course)

I've seen people buying GTA for their kids at the store and when the clerk asks them if they know it's rated M they say something like "I don't even know what that means."

Those kids will probably be fine too though. I don't think watching a violent movie or playing a violent video games will make a kid violent in the first place. If a kid goes on a shooting spree after playing a game, he probably had problems to begin with.
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#20
I remember my father taught me to type in
>cd heretic
>heretic
on a DOS command line when I was 5 ('97) even though the visible "blood and gore" warning on the main menu, and they have cared little about what I played. Yet I have no incentive to hurt another person, nor shoot anyone.

Gamers are getting aggressive when playing online, but that's about it. It's like new players aren't allowed playing. And MMOs expect everyone below top level to be playing their alter egos and when they teach how it's done, it's with an aggressive hateful tone. Reason why I like single player, story based and I don't have to have played the game for 200 hours before buying it.

GTA may be a bad idea for kids, but most of them would know the line between reality and fiction.

Wasn't pen'n'paper role playing a blame for violence in its time too?
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#21
Quote by Fiire
...even though studies show children can be affected....

Bullsh1t complete and utter bullsh1t.

There is not one credible study to date that shows ANY correlation between video game violence and real violence. I would love for you to show a single source for your information.

Also I have been playing violent video games since there was such a thing and I have yet to kill anyone. I also play combat flight sims, does that mean I'm gonna steal a plane and start shooting planes out of the sky?
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