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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Lots of other countries have the same video games, music and movies that the US does, yet they are somehow less violent than us. These forms of media are not the issue. The violent American attitude is the issue.
    I think the "all violence is evil" crowd is responsible for some of that attitude. The schools and that crowd try to teach children that even defending yourself is wrong. If children are not taught when and where violence should be used and when it shouldn't, how are they supposed to learn it?
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
    Minor issue. Anything done to excess is usual an issue. Just as you are what you eat, you are what you feed your head. Most people have some balanced. But a troubled soul who feeds him or herself an excessive edit of violence has an issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I think the "all violence is evil" crowd is responsible for some of that attitude. The schools and that crowd try to teach children that even defending yourself is wrong. If children are not taught when and where violence should be used and when it shouldn't, how are they supposed to learn it?
    Both of my daughters have been in jui jitsu for two years now... starting ages 6 and 7. The all violence is evil and everybody is a winner attitude is patheticly naive and is only a dis-service to people... .
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    Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An IssueThis thread is SPECIFIC to voilent video games and movies and their possible connections to violence. Take the generalized assault weapon talk to another thread or you'll soon find an exit

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    There's largely the perception among gamers that "casual gaming" (ie stuff not involving violence or at least sport) is not respectable once you reach a certain age or experience level with video games. While true that many developers need to improve said games that are seen as casual, I think "hardcore" gamers largely limit themselves to relying upon certain "genres" of games and perpetuate the myth.
    Waaaah? This makes no sense. Actually, it makes me think of someone whose had little experience with video games trying to speak on it like some kind of academic. Casual games are not defined by ones without "violence or at least sport". This is one of the most ridiculous comments I've seen stated with regards to gaming in some time.

    First, when trying to determine your genre's as a definition for "casual" and not casual, you don't mention racing. Does this mean yo'ure suggesting racing games are considered casual games? Need for Speed, for example, is definitely not considered a "casual game". Yet at the same time, something like Tiny Wings, which is essentially a twist of a racing game, is.

    Second, one of the most popular game amongst gamers over the past few years has been minecraft....a game hardly focused around sport or violence and definitely not considered a "casual" game. Portal is another critically acclaimed, largely non-violent, game that was unquestionably not a "casual" game. On the portal side, Squibblenauts was a rather popular non-casual puzzler. If we're going to consider say...Mario...a "violent" game to fit the definition because he's jumping on turtles then we'd need to consider the casual King "Angry Birds" as violent as well as we have exremely upset birds willing ot be flung into hard objects just for a chance to batter a pig.

    Casual games are defined largely based on a variety of things going towards a very basic premise: A game that almost anyone can pick up, quickly learn to play, and is relatively lacking depth in complexity. Typically, it's referring to a game with some combination of basic/static graphics, minimal variations on game play, little to no story, extremely simple controls or mechanics, and easily able to played for short spans of time.

    Whether it's a violent or sports game is somewhat irrelevant to its definition as a "casual game".

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

    Regardless, there are enough studies and statistics out there for us to know that violent video games or movies do not cause violent behavior. This is essentially a measured system.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Lately the media, especially the liberal media has been scapegoating video games as a possible factor in the Connecticut shooting. Do you believe that violence in video games and movies are an issue and they can cause things like the tragedy we have seen recently. If you do believe they are an issue what do you think should be done? I personally believe that video games/movies cannot cause violence and blaming them is just a stupid reaction to a horrible tragedy. Video games and movies should not be censored or have enforced ratings like minors can't buy M rated video games. Please explain your opinion.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Regardless, there are enough studies and statistics out there for us to know that violent video games or movies do not cause violent behavior. This is essentially a measured system.
    Some people want to put the blame on media, some on guns. They are looking for a magic cure without having to take the time to learn and analyze all factors involved. Especially when some of those factors might be caused by political policies that they support. They are quick to attack one or two things that they disagree with without taking in the whole picture.

    This issue at least attempts to address the question of "what causes a mind to become obsessed with violence?" However, I think it is too narrow of an approach to actually have any real affect or give us any useful real answers.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Some people want to put the blame on media, some on guns. They are looking for a magic cure without having to take the time to learn and analyze all factors involved. Especially when some of those factors might be caused by political policies that they support. They are quick to attack one or two things that they disagree with without taking in the whole picture.

    This issue at least attempts to address the question of "what causes a mind to become obsessed with violence?" However, I think it is too narrow of an approach to actually have any real affect or give us any useful real answers.
    There is no magic answer though. Turns out, humans are ****ed up animals. Some of us go crazy, some of us are assholes, etc. Nothing more than statistics.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There is no magic answer though. Turns out, humans are ****ed up animals. Some of us go crazy, some of us are assholes, etc. Nothing more than statistics.
    I think you found one of the problems, humans are animals. A lot of us tend to forget that fact. Just like any animal, we have instincts that we are born with. How much of our "civilizing" of that base animal goes against instinct and tries to change it or actually suppress instincts?

    Do we allow the development of those instincts and then teach control and redirection of those instincts or do we attempt to suppress them? I personally think we do too much to attempt to suppress them and this is one of (not all) causes of some of our problems.
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