Originally Posted by DrBrogbo
You are obviously EXTREMELY against censorship. So much so that you have completely simplified the argument into ridiculousness.
Violence is NOT violence. Hopping off your friend's head in New Super Mario Bros is not the same as hitting someone with a floppy dildo bat in Saints Row, which is not the same as looking into someone's eyes while they scream for their lives around a loaded gun barrel.
It is absolutely and completely absurd to think otherwise. Honestly, the scariest thing about this game is how vehemently people are fighting for it. I don't mind violence for the most part, but to actively be INTERESTED in it? There has got to be something psychologically wrong with that.
Wait...what? My argument is ridiculous because "violence isn't violence"? You're right, that's a much better argument
I really don't even know how what you said is a counter-point to what I did. I was talking about adult
games that are made for adults
. These games aren't made for children and one of my points was this shouldn't be censored because you shouldn't have the right to tell another adult what kind of video game they play.
My second point being that if children do
get their hands on this, it's the parents who should either make sure that doesn't happen (which isn't always feasible), or more importantly, teach them what's out there, talk to them about it. You seem to think that I'm all for children playing this, but really I'm not. I'm saying adults should be able to and parents should be responsible for preparing their kids for the real world.
If you start taking everything out of this world that might
harm a child in some way, think of what we'll be left with...