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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I just don't think that this really plays out the way you're describing it. Most kids play video games on the same TV they would watch a movie on. If the parents are going to catch them doing one, they can catch them doing the other. Moreover, if the game in question is a video game, the kid will probably be playing it on the computer, which is equally easy to keep from the parents.
    Please note regarding movies I was talking about theaters not DVD's.

    As for games I believe most kids play games on consoles (xbox360, PS3, Wii). Computer gaming is generally I believe done more by adults as top quality computer systems for games are rather more expensive then the consoles.

    Also a good parent should periodically check out the computers their kids are using for such things along with other potential issues
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Given the costs of video games compared to movies it is unlikely a child will be able to buy video games on their own without the support of their parents. Also most parents will see said video game in their house. Which will allow any parent who does not lile said video games to prevent their child from buying it or at least playing it if the child somehow bought it.

    Unlike movies which are cheap enough that childern can go see on on their alllowance, and they can do so without thier parents knowing what movie they went to see.

    Overall a parent who shows even a little amount of parenting can prevent their child from playing "mature " games, it would require a fair bit more to control what movies the kid went to see.


    Basically their is no need for a ban on the sale of mature video games. They already have ratings on them, any parent can see the rating and determine if they want their childern to play it or not
    Kids get an allowance????

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Sure correlation is not causation etc. but Australia bans violent video games and controls them in a much tighter manner I believe. And their kids dont go to school and blow eachothers brains all over the place. America actually has a violence problem. How to address it?

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Unless you firmly believe that 8 year olds should be able to walk in and see/purchase anything they want from porn to gore-fetish videos, then you presumably think we should draw a line somewhere. These people think the same thing. Rather than acting like they're lunatics, why not explain why your preferred line is better than theirs?
    Ok

    The restrictions dont work. The ESRB system doesnt tell you anything about a game and most Mature rated games are bought FOR children BY their parents.

    I dont agree with the restriction on mature moves for children because I dont see a reason to "protect" them from that kind of content. The same is true for games, I dont see any valid reason to attempt to keep Mature games out of kids' hands
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Just to be clear Dan, the law bans the sale or rental of M(mature) rated video games from children. It's not an overall ban. I am a video game fan, and I am split on this. I can see both sides of this.

    Edit: OMG, I just agreed with a conservative...
    Ah ha!

    I don't think the government needs to get involved. Parents need to be more involved in the life of their children. This is just an excuse to again let the government babysit so mommy and daddy can go smoke more crack.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Ah ha!

    I don't think the government needs to get involved. Parents need to be more involved in the life of their children. This is just an excuse to again let the government babysit so mommy and daddy can go smoke more crack.
    They smoke crack and dont raise their kids, hence the state needs to be involved.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    They smoke crack and dont raise their kids, hence the state needs to be involved.
    No it does not.

    This is the problem from the beginning. As soon as the government gets involved, people give up being responsible.

    It does not work. Never has and it never will.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No it does not.

    This is the problem from the beginning. As soon as the government gets involved, people give up being responsible.

    It does not work. Never has and it never will.
    Yet it's obvious from past times in history that when the government DOESN'T get involved, you have truly horrific conditions created. I draw your attention to the Industrial Revolution pre 1900's.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Yet it's obvious from past times in history that when the government DOESN'T get involved, you have truly horrific conditions created. I draw your attention to the Industrial Revolution pre 1900's.
    We are talking about video games. That comparison is just a tad extreme don't you think?

    I mean really, the welfare state and all the nanny crap like zero tolerance have done little to nothing and been a complete waist of time and money.

    Are people so stupid that they really need the government to watch out for their kid playing video games???
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear violent video game case

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    We are talking about video games. That comparison is just a tad extreme don't you think?

    I mean really, the welfare state and all the nanny crap like zero tolerance have done little to nothing and been a complete waist of time and money.

    Are people so stupid that they really need the government to watch out for their kid playing video games???
    I was under the impression the conversation wandered a bit from the subject of video games.
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