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

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Do you have any proof at all of this, I despise violence and guns. I am anti-gun, and believe that violence is only acceptable when all diplomatic channels have failed.


    Its just common sense to me.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I'm not certain, Gosh, when we talk about kids growing up on violent video games. I think video games may in some way dehumanize violence and the consequences of violence.
    With some it will, to be certain. Those that are affected would be affected by some other stimuli if not video games. My daughters watched me play Black on PS2 and every time I hit a head shot they would go, "Yesss!" This was at 7 and 8 years of age. I felt really bad but they are the sweetest little things on the planet. They certainly know the difference.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I disagree as knowing what is real and what is entertainment is not difficult for normal people to discern. Awareness of forced sex and violence should not, in any way, make you wish to immitate or accept those actions. If that were true then all remaining native Americans would likely be long gone by now, due to the intense popularity of westerns.
    If it doesn't make you more acceptable of violence, what are your proposals for reducing the number of innocent people being slaughtered each year in this country?
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Before video games though, these same kids would be out torturing squirrels... the issue is the person. It is like guns. Guns are not the issue, the person is.
    I have no argument with that, and I agree that the person is the problem, but what concerns me is the alternate reality that video games can create for people who are already screwed up. I'm not advocating that we ban violent video games.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Its just common sense to me.
    What people do in a world they know is false does not affect how what they do in the real world, people unless they are mentally unstable differentiate between the world of video games and reality.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Video Games and movies can actually be very helpful for smart parents who observe how their teens approach gaming and what types of movies interest them. For the vast majority, it's a creative outlet. The modern equivalent of head-banging.

    e.g. if a teen were overly interested in films like Hostel, then you might want to see a professional.

    I remember back in the 80's the movement to De-metal kids. The music was an outlet for normal teenage anxiety and moods. Taking it away could be like putting a cork in the bottle.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If it doesn't make you more acceptable of violence, what are your proposals for reducing the number of innocent people being slaughtered each year in this country?
    Strict sentencing, including the death penalty, and regardless of the insanity plea.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

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

    hmm define issue?

    they CAN play A factor but overall they are MEANINGLESS


    what i mean is if a person is broken they are going to do wrong no matter what, a video game or movie may have made them decide to use a hatchet but they were going to kill or do something regardless. They would have used a hammer, gun, stick, bare hands whatever

    anybody that thinks movies/video games play a major or deciding role in weather violence occurs or not is very illogical and irrational. Its nonsense.
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I have no argument with that, and I agree that the person is the problem, but what concerns me is the alternate reality that video games can create for people who are already screwed up. I'm not advocating that we ban violent video games.
    I realize you aren't liz... and that is also a concern to me. I guess I am saying that there isn't anything to do for or about these people. They create alternate realities no matter what. My ex has BPD and she definitely has an alternate reality...
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    Re: Do You Think That Violent Video Games/ Movies Are An Issue

    Really, we're going to hash this out again.
    Hell I didn't think this would creep out again since I was a kid and it was largely decided that normal people don't have issues with video games and violence.

    The world, most of our ancestors grew up in, was more violent than a video game or movie.
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