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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Influence is influence. Even if one has s gun to their head they are making choice but a choice constrained by ones desire to not suffer harm. Whether it is a gun or the possibility of losing a loved one or even getting s bug bite, one has to make choices in the matrix if available actions, their likely reactions, and ones desires to achieve a goal. If a gun is force then so is any unpleasantness
    A gun to your head is hardly the same as a biochemical reaction to playing a video game. There are varying degrees of influence. If someone had a gun to their head and was being forced to play versus some lonely gamer in his mom's basement who has never had a sunburn, i would say the gun to the head is a more compelling influence. It's not an either/or argument.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiannon View Post
    A gun to your head is hardly the same as a biochemical reaction to playing a video game. There are varying degrees of influence. If someone had a gun to their head and was being forced to play versus some lonely gamer in his mom's basement who has never had a sunburn, i would say the gun to the head is a more compelling influence. It's not an either/or argument.
    Degrees are different, yes

    But the formula remains constant and its why there is no such thing as true freedom as the oppositional values are never zero. We all have to breathe

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Faith has its drawbacks. I prefer evidence and observable reality
    Here's an observation. You were capable of deciding not to play Candy Crush, if I remember your posts correctly. If others decide not to quit, that's their business. Leave them to their own decisions, and focus on your own. All anybody would accomplish by banning Candy Crush would be garnering a lot of ill will from people who enjoy addictive, simle games, and opening up a monopoly for illegal downloads of banned games.
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Here's an observation. You were capable of deciding not to play Candy Crush, if I remember your posts correctly. If others decide not to quit, that's their business. Leave them to their own decisions, and focus on your own. All anybody would accomplish by banning Candy Crush would be garnering a lot of ill will from people who enjoy addictive, simle games, and opening up a monopoly for illegal downloads of banned games.
    Your black market concern has merit. Regulation may be the solution

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Degrees are different, yes

    But the formula remains constant and its why there is no such thing as true freedom as the oppositional values are never zero. We all have to breathe
    One should not use that formula, so called, to remove one's own responsibility from the equation. Reacting to one's environment based on instinct makes us lesser animals than what we could be. At least in my own opinion, i think humans are more than Pavlov's dog merely responding to environmental cues like mindless beasts. On a subconscious level, that is what we are. But if each individual strives to be better, they do have that potential. However, it takes hard work and determination.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiannon View Post
    A gun to your head is hardly the same as a biochemical reaction to playing a video game. There are varying degrees of influence. If someone had a gun to their head and was being forced to play versus some lonely gamer in his mom's basement who has never had a sunburn, i would say the gun to the head is a more compelling influence. It's not an either/or argument.
    It's a shame more people on the forum don't have your common sense. Also, love the new avatar!
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiannon View Post
    One should not use that formula, so called, to remove one's own responsibility from the equation. Reacting to one's environment based on instinct makes us lesser animals than what we could be. At least in my own opinion, i think humans are more than Pavlov's dog merely responding to environmental cues like mindless beasts. On a subconscious level, that is what we are. But if each individual strives to be better, they do have that potential. However, it takes hard work and determination.
    Responsibility is there of course, we need societal accountability to achieve ever higher levels of society and technology and choice has to as part of that societal need.

    However, its not 100% responsibility or 100% animal instinct but a mix if the two

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Your black market concern has merit. Regulation may be the solution


    Besides, how the hell would you even regulate that? More specifically, how the hell would you even word a law about regulating that?
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post


    Besides, how the hell would you even regulate that? More specifically, how the hell would you even word a law about regulating that?
    Not sure, but I'm not a lawyer

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Not sure, but I'm not a lawyer
    Perhaps a free market solution is at hand! Judging from the poll, it's obvious that very few people are behind this idea of banning games. And as we already discussed, there is a black market risk. since studies like this are already being done, we could just let this situation work itself out. Surely, someone is going to be forwarding this to people they know. Word will naturally get out on its own, and from my own experience, most people already know that games like Candy Crush are addictive from personal experience. If people understand this, and still don't care enough to stop playing, that's fine with me. And the way I see it, you're already doing a part in getting this information out, even if it's just starting a thread on the forum. But, if the danger is great enough, the market will handle itself, especially here on the internet. A spontaneous, self-assembled web of information exchange, that allows people that want to learn about this to do it, without using taxpayer dollars to enforce an agenda that not everyone approves of...



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