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A person who is already psycho sees Manhunt2 in Blockbuster...rents it and plays it non stop for a week before it convinces them to start killing people.

Yes there is a chance since they are derranged that they may have done it anyway but the game becomes a vehicle for their illness and plays a massive part in what they did.

For average Joe the 19yr old or whatever playing Manhunt2, no problem bit of gory fun most probably however it is still excessive violence.

Battlefield2 doesnt encourage shootings but games that are far more sinister such as Manhunt2 really appeal to a twisted mind.

I don't agree with the whole nanny state thing and being told what we all can and can't do but I think society still needs to hold onto some core ethics and values about what is acceptable.
Only problem there is who decides what is acceptable?
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I'm leaving north america, cya guys.

TO JAPAN I GO!
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I'm leaving north america, cya guys.

TO JAPAN I GO!
You'd be screwed for a start Murlocke, you get 10years for passing wind over there. lol
 
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post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by cognoscenti View Post
A person who is already psycho sees Manhunt2 in Blockbuster...rents it and plays it non stop for a week before it convinces them to start killing people.

Yes there is a chance since they are derranged that they may have done it anyway but the game becomes a vehicle for their illness and plays a massive part in what they did.

For average Joe the 19yr old or whatever playing Manhunt2, no problem bit of gory fun most probably however it is still excessive violence.

Battlefield2 doesnt encourage shootings but games that are far more sinister such as Manhunt2 really appeal to a twisted mind.

I don't agree with the whole nanny state thing and being told what we all can and can't do but I think society still needs to hold onto some core ethics and values about what is acceptable.
Only problem there is who decides what is acceptable?

Anyways, it should be the individual who makes the final decision. However, said individual (in most cases) is a lazy, self-centered douche who is either incapable or simply doesn't care to make these sort of decisions. Therefore, they leave it up to gov. agencies and/or private bodies with a lot of lobbying power, to do it for them. Remember kids, the gov. is only one of the many tools people have in order to deal with life, not a solution.
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If you wanna do something, wise up. Make your voice heard people!
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I played uber-violent games (M rating) when I was 9.
Did this make me mentally ill? No.
Did this do any damage to my health (or anybody else's)? No.
Screw ESRB! Wasn't it made to simply let parents know about the game's content???
I played Doom at 4 and to date I haven't killed anyone on Mars....I really don't understand people who are so conservative, I say ESRB, ****!
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http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160544



The thing they are forgetting to realize is the only people going to these game websites for individual games want to see the violence and what they can expect in the actual game....
It's finally happening, game are being censored left and right. NY is supposed to pass a bill next month making selling a m rated game to a minor a FELONY.... it's one thing to sell it to a minor but then compare them to serious law offenders is pathetic since around 60%+ of the people buying the games are parents for underage children so it isn't the retailers who should be punished...

If anyone is interested, i just watched a movie called "This Film is Not Yet Rated" which is about movie censorship and how the mpaa works, it really shows how facist these "regulators" really are...

Also if anyone wants to vent to the actual ESRB organization go here: http://www.esrb.org/about/contact.jsp
Why is the ESRB in charge of everything anyways? Game companies can't just sa F U ESRB eat me, and sell their game without em?

I guess the government is behind ESRB?
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Do I want to go running around with my dads nailgun shooting people in the face screaming boom headshot?
Lol, sigged
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I played uber-violent games (M rating) when I was 9.
Did this make me mentally ill? No.
Did this do any damage to my health (or anybody else's)? No.
Screw ESRB! Wasn't it made to simply let parents know about the game's content???
My first game was Wolfenstein 3D, the first FPS...lol.
When I was about 6 years old I got the Duke Nukem Kill-a-ton pack which included all the Duke Nukem games, including Duke 3D, and all expansion packs...I then got the Beach one...I forget what it's called...
I'm sorry, but violent games don't make violent people...I'm one of the least violent guys I know...lol
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Remember in the 80's with Metal being deemed as "Sounds of the devil" and "The source of all our problems" and how that fell through when Dee Snyder ripped apart that committee? In due time my friends... In due time. Our savior will come!!

Dee Snyder FTW!!!
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