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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.
    Yes I do think that violent videos can be scapegoated in this matter. People tend to imitate the popular movie fantasies. Copying looks, perceived mannerisms, cool attitudes, dirty looks, vocal expressions. Life imitates art as the saying goes. I think people move into the mentalities being acted and try to live out their fantasies for lack of solid life dreams and ambitions. They have jobs, food, clothes, cars and only dream of wanting more things and the video fantasies give them an unreal grip on "doing something active."

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

    We are all powerless over other people's actions.

    If the government could magically confiscate all weapons, we would see Pipe Guns appears. Just like in prison settings, knives would be made from soap bar wrappers. And being insane doesn't have a damn thing to do with intelligence. There's some very intelligent crazy people.

    The mentally insane are what they are and will always remain mentally insane. There are people are born wired mentally insane. The criminally insane...are what they are. Many are born wired criminally insane.

    We need to take more aggressive action on how we deal with mental illnesses or disorders...and stop fearing that there are millions of people who want to drop out of society and not be self-responsible, and who will surely use the system as a place to exploit the taxpayers. The fear factor is the very thing insurance organizations and lobbyists use to maintain their influence with the public. Of course we all know that their influence over government officials is MONEY.

    By the way, I don't include the developmentally disable with people who are mentally ill or insane. There is a vast difference.

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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.
    It is not even close to being real violence though. SO your point is mute.

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

    One of my favorite running jokes on game forums are "Things we learned from __" threads, where __ is the name of the game title. And the entries are often hilarious. For example, some of the entries in "Things we learned from Grand Theft Auto" include the following:

    -People never lock their car doors, even in violent neighborhoods.
    -Traffic laws do not exist.
    -Neither does 911.
    -Cops will never follow you into your house. Furthermore, if you go to sleep, they will just go away.

    Et cetera. No sane person would ever absorb Grand Theft Auto as any kind of simulation of real life. Same goes with Halo and a simulation of military battles. Hell, even "realistic" battle simulators don't thrust the person into the real life horrors of battle.

    Moral of the story? Blaming violence in video games and movies is a cop-out.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    I know that playing Need for Speed and similar games has completely desensitized a generation from driving the speed limit, on the correct side of the road, or in accordance with traffic signals. That’s why so many 16 year olds are routinely being in the news for causing massive collisions across this country. God Damn Video games, won’t someone think of the children! We must protect them from the non-stop exposure to poor driving!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I know that playing Need for Speed and similar games has completely desensitized a generation from driving the speed limit, on the correct side of the road, or in accordance with traffic signals. That’s why so many 16 year olds are routinely being in the news for causing massive collisions across this country. God Damn Video games, won’t someone think of the children! We must protect them from the non-stop exposure to poor driving!
    I've played many of the Need for Speed versions, up until they included "drifting" and became overrun with "ricers" instead of real performance cars. Didn't cause me to speed more, I think being stationed in Germany for 3 years had far more impact on my driving than those games did.

    But then again, I wasn't 16 or under at the time I played them.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Here is something to consider. Contrast the viewpoints of those that INSIST there is no causative link of violence and violent media to their positions on firearms and how quickly they blame the evil gun for causing people to kill. So a videogame that has you running around killing people...meh...no big deal. But the inanimate object...it taaaaaaaalks to you...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Here is something to consider. Contrast the viewpoints of those that INSIST there is no causative link of violence and violent media to their positions on firearms and how quickly they blame the evil gun for causing people to kill. So a videogame that has you running around killing people...meh...no big deal. But the inanimate object...it taaaaaaaalks to you...
    I think most people who have serious issues with guns (I am not such a person, but I know a lot of them) aren't suggesting that guns cause violence so much as that they facilitate violence; so I'm not sure your analogy holds up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I think most people who have serious issues with guns (I am not such a person, but I know a lot of them) aren't suggesting that guns cause violence so much as that they facilitate violence; so I'm not sure your analogy holds up.
    Not at all the case. Numerous people have cited guns killing people-hell...many on this site have been doing it. Bob Costas went on national TV talking about how guns make young black men into thugs and murderers. People ROUTINELY blame the gun, and not the individual.

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

    I still blame Marilyn Manson..


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