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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    For those constantly exposed to violence, it becomes the norm.
    Yeah... the norm. Playing a video game. Try again with your nonsense...
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Some people think that because a TINY TINY fraction of humanity abuses X, or reacts badly to X, that X must be banned.


    I am not one of those people.
    I'm glad that logic is not applied to peanut butter.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    A few years ago, I would have said no. For the past couple of years, I'm seriously starting to wonder if violence in video games is having a detrimental effect on some kids, because they get so wrapped up in them, that it may become an alternate reality, of sorts, especially when they spend so much time alone, and interacting with a computer.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A few years ago, I would have said no. For the past couple of years, I'm seriously starting to wonder if violence in video games is having a detrimental effect on some kids, because they get so wrapped up in them, that it may become an alternate reality, of sorts, especially when they spend so much time alone, and interacting with a computer.
    I've spent over 200 hours in TF2 and over 120 in Fallout New Vegas and nothing has happened to me and I know people who have spent thousands of hours in those games, both very violent.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A few years ago, I would have said no. For the past couple of years, I'm seriously starting to wonder if violence in video games is having a detrimental effect on some kids, because they get so wrapped up in them, that it may become an alternate reality, of sorts, especially when they spend so much time alone, and interacting with a computer.

    I'd agree that it is not healthy to let any child spent 8 hours a day 7 days a week playing Xbox... but I've known video game geeks who did exactly that, and pretty much none of them were a menace to society, so I think the key is that mass murderers are mentally abnormal to start with...

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Long term exposure to violence on a continual basis desensitizes people into accepting that violence is a normal reaction.

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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i think mental illness and the supply of affordable treatment is the issue.
    Based on what? The CT shooter came from extreme wealth, hardly an "access" problem. I think more it is denial to admit that your kin may be seen as "defective".

    Something like this "logic": Little Johnny is a bit odd, he pulls the legs off of grasshoppers and has no friends that like to play with him, but he will "grow out of it" OK - no sense in marring his "permanent record" with all of that psycho-babble, or trying to drug him into "normality".
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Definitely, it desensitizes kids to violence.
    That's like saying Tom and Jerry desensitizes kids to talking animals.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I constantly play very violent games and watch very violent movies and I'm fine and most people are. It's those who are mentally unstable that it affects. What do you believe should be done about it?
    I would not agree its had no effect on you and others, I believe it makes you more accepting of violence in our society.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd agree that it is not healthy to let any child spent 8 hours a day 7 days a week playing Xbox... but I've known video game geeks who did exactly that, and pretty much none of them were a menace to society, so I think the key is that mass murderers are mentally abnormal to start with...
    I agree with the bolded, which is why I said *some* kids, because I don't believe that all kids will be screwed up by playing video games. To me, the problem is that kids like the one who killed the school children, are already isolated, and aren't interacting with other people to help keep one foot in reality.
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