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Another Ignorant Video Game Debate

Hits: 19362 | Rating: (3.7) | Category: Technology | Added by: almightybob1
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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 12 Posts
Friday, April 02, 2010 12:36:21 AM
There shouldn't even be a debate about video games in my opinion. There should, however, be a debate about whether or not parents are doing their damn jobs. The real "moral plague" in our society isn't media in any form, it's the parents that REFUSE to take responsibility for, and raise their own children, and then clamor for anything, just ANYTHING that they can blame their child's inevitable bad/antisocial behavior on.

For all the parents out there: video game companies are not a drating daycare service, nor are movie studios, nor are music labels and they are not responsible for making content that you deem suitable for your child. Do your jobs.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2810 Posts
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:26:00 AM
The level she's talking about is No Russian from Modern Warfare 2. It specifically asks you before you start the game if you wish to skip any material that deems offensive to you. AND, on THAT certain level, you can chose to skip it in the menu. Now about the level, it was made so you would see the difficulties and traumas an agent has to go through during the time of war, and again, you COULD HAVE skipped the level if you found that level of any offense.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1201 Posts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:50:27 AM
Sorry I stopped shortly after he said Call of Duty 2. It just foreshadowed a video I would get upset with. It's call of duty 6 or modern warfare 2. not call of duty 2 modern warfare.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 335 Posts
Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:06:11 PM
If all developers stop making violent games, all the "violent game players" are going to murder the game haters. Now would you want that? I don't think so.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1174 Posts
Saturday, March 27, 2010 2:48:38 AM
It's the same tired argument they make against heavy metal and cartoons. Yes, they all can be influential on a young child, but that's why we have parents.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 732 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 11:48:58 PM
I just LOVE how they keep ignoring the "These videos games should NOT be getting in the hands of children in the first place." argument and keep jumping to the "violence in children" argument.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 339 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:47:22 PM
JayElDoubleU: "correlation doesn't imply causation"

Example to support your point.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 339 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:44:17 PM

That "scientific study" is a funny one, where the kids more violent and having self esteem issues because they where playing violent games...

Or where they playing violent games because they where already coping with self esteem issues and being violent. (Due to lacking parental guidance?)

It's the chicken and the egg of the 21'st century.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 33 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:35:59 PM
I have a friend who works at Game Stop. She is required to id every person who appears under the age of 40, AND is required to tell parents buying M rated games for their children (she can usually tell because the child helps to pick it out) why the game is rated M and why its not recommended for children.

Almost every week she has someone get snooty with her and tell her that they know what's in the game, or that their child plays it at a friend's house and it's fine.

Somehow, I don't think that's the companies' or manufacturers' fault...

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2590 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:15:49 PM
this just reminds me of Jack Thompson. Anyone see the sarcastic gamers parody song on it? Hey Mr. Thompson

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2590 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:13:13 PM
Is this the british version of fox?

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25200 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:11:29 PM
7 Mins????? it better be worth this long!

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 899 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 2:35:25 PM
cocaine is "addictive and available" but not everyone does it. there are a multitude of games that are not violent, buy these for your 12 year old, not COD Modern Warfare 2.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 899 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 2:32:51 PM
haha guardiangnome, i loved syphone filter! me and my friend matt would play that against each other for hours! days! then one day his dreamcast broke cuz we overplayed it, no more syphone filter

Female, 18-29, Western US
 178 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 1:09:36 PM
GuardinGnome, same here.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 78 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 10:16:38 AM
Gotta love the U.K.

Oh look, something to be outraged about!
Oh, yes, lets start a campaign of middle aged upper class women against [some poo the rest of the world is enjoying but the old farts don't "get"].

I personally am about to get a bunch of hip 20 somethings together and be outraged by doilies. They offend me with their constant slipping about and not quite serving any purpose!

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 617 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 8:52:11 AM
Lol @ El Sombrero I think he said it best.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 6:58:30 AM
v Modern Warfare 2 rocks. v

Enjoy getting bent over by IW & Activision $15 for two rehashed maps and 3 new ones.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2900 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 5:32:46 AM
I played f**king Syphon Filter when I was 9. Jesus Christ these people need to f**king stop talking about this.
And that old bitch should go (i agree with britt566) knit a f**king sweater.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2900 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 5:29:18 AM
God damn.
I don't feel corrupted for playing rated M games but I feel that parents should watch what their kids are playing.(I'm talking about kids under 13)
It's not like they can't see violence or sex or drugs on television

Male, 13-17, Western US
 15 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 4:51:34 AM

Totally. drating parents need to take more responsibility. And I like how every person in the audience is booing. They are most likely lazy parents. They talked about how parents don't know about what is in the games, but, everybody drating knows what GTA is about. This is a stupid argument. The same bitches who defend books that inspire killing denounce video games that are for purely entertainment? What a stupid whore.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 660 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 3:57:27 AM
This debate really boils down to parental responsibility. These games are rated, video game retailers are supposed to restrict the purchase of games like MW2 to those of age, and for the most part do.
The problem begins when either a parent delegates their responsibility to an xbox, or a ps3 to entertain, and watch their child, or when a parent either will not, or can not take an active role in their child's activities. Some would argue that this is callous, that not every family can have a stay at home parent to watch the kids. True, but every family is able, nay responsible to teach their children morals, values, and what is right and wrong in our society. With these teachings firmly in place, violent video games can not corrupt.
And imho, for a game, every time you watch this video, replace the words Video Game with Movies, and you get something that was said when I was a wee lad.(sometime back in the Jurassic Period)

Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Friday, March 26, 2010 12:30:13 AM
oh, my bad =)

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2315 Posts
Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:03:46 PM
I defend games and I don't even play them.

I have so much on my mind that I just want to GET OUT and SCREAM to that old granny sitting in the middle. go knit a F*ckin scarf or something.

I'm not reading ANY of the comments. I know deep in my heart that more than a few in this forum have said it all and I'll just be happy with that.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 12 Posts
Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:03:26 PM
I like how most of the studies involving the correlation between video games and violence probably have young kids playing the very games that they should not be playing. Not only are the test done horribly since they only focus in one area (kids playing M rated games, instead of different rated games on different age groups), but the results are usually crap or restating the obvious.

I felt horrible for the gamer dude, since he was in a losing argument against conservative pricks who are easily influenced by the media. The guy was stating ways parents could control the games their children play and in general giving really good advice, only to be brought down by people that probably don't know what they are saying.

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