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There have been cases of mentally ill criminals committing horrendous murders not too long after playing various violent videos games. Some people have ideas that the games played prior the following events were at least partially responsible for what had occurred. So anyone who chooses to play them is a quack and should be cut off from their family. I personally feel that is absolutely crazy. Any legitimate psychologist will tell you this is utter nonsense; and those who are acting this way are probably mentally ill themselves. This thankfully has not happened to me. Before I ask my questions to you the reader, please obey all of overclock.net administrative team’s rules prior to posting. No writing the names of former criminals or the events. What are your feelings toward the idea of violent video games being either partially or fully responsible for a person acting out on a murderous rampage? If you knew a game in your collection was played by a murderer, would you throw it in the trash? Do you think there should be warning labels on certain games boxes for those who have mental illnesses? Anything else clean you would like to say?


Updated: I fixed a typo.
Edited by Geek Branden - 3/16/13 at 2:53pm
post #2 of 31
One word.

Scapegoat.

Both from the individuals committing the acts and the parents responsible for raising them.
An easy crutch to blame things on when you don't want to take responsibility.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

One word.
Scapegoat.
Both from the individuals committing the acts and the parents responsible for raising them.
An easy crutch to blame things on when you don't want to take responsibility.

This, I believe games are art, no one looks at a painting and all of a sudden whats to harm others (at least I hope not).
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Video games have nothing to do with people acting the way they do... don't ruin our fun.
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Playing Postal 2 just makes you want to go and commit a crime...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
i'm just joking calm down tongue.gif
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I really don't think video games have any impact on any persons tendency to commit crime at all. I'm sure any gamer will say the same thing, gaming is something most people will play to relax and get away from real life. I come home from college do some work then play games for a couple of hours on my own or with friends to unwind, if someone has unreleased stress or anger gaming is a good place to release it. The press is taking the whole thing out of proportion. Take the recent Connecticut shooting for example, the press have been saying that playing StarCraft 2 could of been the cause of the killer to go on a rampage. Are you serious?! That game has no link to real life, it's one of the most harmless games going. The whole thing is just a stunt by the media to make money and to make video games seem evil.
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^. I will blame violence on video games when:

1) Mentally ill WoW players try to ride their dogs into battle.

2) Mentally ill Mario players try hitting their heads on bricks to get money.

If anything violent video games lets you release your issues tongue.gif
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There are also cases of mentally ill criminals committing horrendous murders not too long after drinking water, petting kittens, and washing their car. Ban everything, I say. It's the only way to be sure.
Alternatively, people could pull their heads out of their behinds and stop seeing everything that isn't 100% mainstream as a catalyst for murderous violence.
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Originally Posted by Vonnis View Post

There are also cases of mentally ill criminals committing horrendous murders not too long after drinking water, petting kittens, and washing their car. Ban everything, I say. It's the only way to be sure.
Alternatively, people could pull their heads out of their behinds and stop seeing everything that isn't 100% mainstream as a catalyst for murderous violence.

lol
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When i play WoW I cringe at having to commit mass animal genocide. It's not the games, It's the player.
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