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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    In playing pacman I can turn off the console whenever I want to. I am not being exploited.

    For the record though. Five minutes into candy crush, I noticed it was designed for weak willed people and lost interest in disgust almost immediately.

    So its not a personal crusade out of harm or anything. I just don't like it when people are taken advantage of out of moral concern.
    I play Candy Crush occasionally. I'm not weak-willed. It just doesn't happen to "ring your chimes."
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    That's where I strongly disagree.
    People can be strongly controlled by taking advantages in these weakness in brain function essentially resulting I'm the assertion of control, which imposes a level of the requirement you dismiss.



    Disagree all that you want, believe whatever you want to believe, just don't expect me to ever hop on board your censorship train.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    't expect me to hop on board


    Disagree all that you want, believe whatever you want to believe, just don't expect me to ever hop on board your censorship train.
    Understood. However it is a debate site where people air their views on politics and society ....

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    [QUOTE=tacomancer;1063594325]Understood.
    However it is a debate site where people air their views on politics and society ....[
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    Maybe you need to read a few more of my posts. My position on censorship is pretty frickin' simple.

    I'm totally opposed to censorship. Do you get that message?

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    [QUOTE=shrubnose;1063594347]
    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Understood. /QUOTE]




    Maybe you need to read a few more of my posts.

    I'm totally opposed to censorship. Do you get that message?
    You still brought up points which gave room for counter point. If you dislike that, there are plenty of places where you can not have to move outside an echo chamber or have your views challenged.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain | Dana Smith | Science | theguardian.com

    Candy Crush is basically designed to exploit human neurochemical weaknesses.

    This is the sort of mechanism which fuels gambling addiction. As science and psychology becomes more sophisticated, more problems with how the human brain processes information will be revealed, opening the door for more ways to exploit that weakness.

    I personally view this as extremely unethical at best as it purposefully undermines free will. What is your take?
    If it is so scientifically optimized , it must be a great trainer to develop a stronger free will.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    If it is so scientifically optimized , it must be a great trainer to develop a stronger free will.
    I am not sure what you mean. Can you please explain your reasoning!

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain | Dana Smith | Science | theguardian.com

    Candy Crush is basically designed to exploit human neurochemical weaknesses.



    This is the sort of mechanism which fuels gambling addiction. As science and psychology becomes more sophisticated, more problems with how the human brain processes information will be revealed, opening the door for more ways to exploit that weakness.

    I personally view this as extremely unethical at best as it purposefully undermines free will. What is your take?
    A good game is a good game, I got addicted to a real-time strategy game, does that mean that that game should suddenly be banned? Should this company that worked so hard to develop it simply die because it's good?

    Beer makes people feel good sometimes, and they come back for more due to addiction. Sex makes people feel good, and they come back for more due to addiction. Speeding in a car can make some people feel good, and they do it more due to addiction.

    I simply cannot allow something like a video game be banned simply because it's fun (You simply wish not to admit that it's a fun game, and that's why it's addicting).
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Never played it. I prefer Pinball Arcade...real machines, digitized.. (on every platform, plays well on tablets, but I like the PC version)

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I am not sure what you mean. Can you please explain your reasoning!
    If it is successfully conceived to keep you playing, it will strengthen you will and frustration tolerance better than a less well built game, when you force yourself to stop playing. Better training.

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