Originally Posted by Peroxide
Yeah, but now we have a big name backing us which is more important than common sense.
I want to go throw this article in the face of my Journalism professor (like 1 1/2 y. ago). He gave me a C on the final paper because I argued that the study he gave us on video games and violence was complete bogus (I didn't use that wording, obviously). I had multiple interviews clearly defending my argument. I also used multiple stories (mostly relating to GTA) and argued that it wasn't the video game that forced them to kill--it may have been a trigger--but something else was def. wrong with them.
I was so pissed. I almost went in and argued with him. He (the journalism professor, mind you...JOURNALISM) started the semester off by 'proving' how horrid media and new technology is for you...if you hate the subject, move on bud.
Originally Posted by Subby
what pathetic games like GTAIV do is lower our ethical standards just one more notch as a society, not the kind of thing researchers can quantify.
You are deceiving yerselves if you think what we take in has no affect on us.
Ethical standards? Do you think people didn't murder other people before video games were released? How about we take a look at the crusades. Let’s go back to the Middle Ages where people were killed in broad daylight for speaking out against their tyrant king (not that similar things don’t occur today). The world hasn’t changed at all, my friend—we've finally found a scapegoat.
I don't think any of us are arguing that our surroundings have no affect on us--but a violent game certainly doesn't force you to kill.