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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    They probably say the same thing.

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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    If you were to ask me if it was necessary for video games to be legally enforced by the state government, I would say it has not reached the justification for it as of yet. If you were to ask me how I think many gamers, particularly children view this, I would say for the most part, their response would be disingenuous at best.
    The gaming community is like a hive-mind. They are encouraged to follow some strange party line no matter the situation. Apparently the defense of video games must be done at all costs.
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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If you were to ask me if it was necessary for video games to be legally enforced by the state government, I would say it has not reached the justification for it as of yet. If you were to ask me how I think many gamers, particularly children view this, I would say for the most part, their response would be disingenuous at best.
    The gaming community is like a hive-mind. They are encouraged to follow some strange party line no matter the situation. Apparently the defense of video games must be done at all costs.
    To be fair, often attacks on videogames are done from very shaky ground, see Jack Thompson. The attacks are also often political in nature and used to justify a crusade of some form.

    Attacking video games is a favored tactic of an up-and-coming politician who wants to make a name for being "socially conscious" without alienating potential voters (although this is becoming less and less true as the average gamer is 35 years old).


    It must also be mentioned that the ESRB has a truly ridiculous rating system
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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    To a degree, yes. I remember the Jack Thompson controversy for many years, and the community reacted violently as well as sarcastically, with some justification. There were some double standards that were applied to video games that were not applied toward other forms of mass media, without much thoughtful reasoning.

    There came a time, however, when the push against the criticism reached to ridiculous amounts of mental acrobatics to make whatever any video game did seem justified (a great deal of the time, downplaying the seriousness of a video game), while at the same time asking for mainstream American culture to take video games seriously as an art form. It created an atmosphere that made it difficult to criticize the gaming culture or the gaming business culture in any meaningful way unless one wanted to allow the wrath of having one's article responded to with the fury of the gaming mob.
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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    Remember the Mass Effect scandal that caused Fox News to go on a tide raid about having sex in an M rated video game? It is about god damn time people start being parents, and not buy the video for little Timmy or Suzy. It gotten to the point that Mass Effect 2 censored The Statue of David junk in a M rated Video game.

    And yes Video gamers do get defensive when their hobble is at risk.
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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Remember the Mass Effect scandal that caused Fox News to go on a tide raid about having sex in an M rated video game? It is about god damn time people start being parents, and not buy the video for little Timmy or Suzy. It gotten to the point that Mass Effect 2 censored The Statue of David junk in a M rated Video game.

    And yes Video gamers do get defensive when their hobble is at risk.
    I agree with you there.

    Nevertheless, there is a tendency of gamers to take this instance or other instances of "unjustified criticism" of video games, and automatically apply it to future episodes of criticism in order to muddy the waters in order to continue perceiving themselves as victims.
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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

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    The problem is that people in this country freak out about big scary gubmint taking away parental rights, indoctrinating our children, etc, while simultaneously demanding that SOMEBODY step in and DO SOMETHING because WONT SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?

    Which is it? Do we want the government to parent our children for us or not? If not, take some responsibility and be the parent for once!

    Can't speak for other parents, but this one certainly has never sat around and never will sit around waiting on any government or any person to step in and raise her children. That would be MY job thank you very much.





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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I agree with you there.

    Nevertheless, there is a tendency of gamers to take this instance or other instances of "unjustified criticism" of video games, and automatically apply it to future episodes of criticism in order to muddy the waters in order to continue perceiving themselves as victims.
    I agree thought I consider them radicals myself. I however critique them when they do something that I hate in the video game, or I think the story needs improving. However, I get your point entirely that a lot of us perceive gamer as a victim.

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    Re: Top court to rule on California video game law

    This topic is MOOT!!!!!

    What question SHOULD be at hand.... "is someone allowed to procreate!?!"

    There are sooooooooooo many HORRIBLE parents, they need labels put on THEM! NC = No Children

    ITs not a gene problem. Its the lack of bringing up a child to an adult as a successful part of society. What can the parent bring to their children?

    Raise a child properly and they wouldnt be getting these games before a time where they are mentally mature enough to understand it is a GAME and that you dont go off and act like that.

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