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That's retarded, it takes them 2 years to prove when common sense would've taken them 2 minutes.
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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.
Yeah because after playing this I am going to pick up a hooker than kill her to get my money back.

GET REAL.

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Originally Posted by alicia1997 View Post
I think that some video games do give kids the idea that killing and stuff like that is cool!Witch is wrong.
It is which, not "witch". And since you only have one post and judging by your user name and your response I think you are a mom. If you believe this imo you have terrible parenting skills.
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I mean come on! Why would anyone go kill someone in real life because of what video games "showed them"? If anything I'd rather kill people in video games because there aren't any consequences.
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post #24 of 30
it's a freaking game! why would you need proof... games are not real!!

you read books, watch movies, listen to fantasy stories, watch tv but no games have to be responsible for people killing each other.
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The truth of the matter:
Video game violence can be interpreted differently by everyone. What matters is some games provide hands-on simulation of real-life activities. Put that in the wrong hands of a child who has been abused and mentally is impaired--unable to make the right moral decisions, and you have yourself a new sniper incident.

History doesn't lie, although video games sometimes do . Believe what you want, but they may not cause violence, but they sure can teach how to pursue it.

I DON'T WANT TO BE FLAMED. THIS IS JUST MY LOGIC.


Edit: America's Army is a prime example of video games pursuading children.

And the Harvard study was definitely biased.
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Quote:
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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.
The way I think of violent video games is that it allows me to do things in game rather than outside, and feel okay about it.

I play games like CS:S, but I refuse to even touch a real gun.
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The way I think of violent video games is that it allows me to do things in game rather than outside, and feel okay about it.

I play games like CS:S, but I refuse to even touch a real gun.
I cound not say it better myself.
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The way I think of violent video games is that it allows me to do things in game rather than outside, and feel okay about it.

I play games like CS:S, but I refuse to even touch a real gun.
Also agreed, video games are just meant to be fun. I consider myself sort of a pacifist, I would never kill a living being in real life. If people cannot separate reality from the fictional experiences they have in video games then there is something wrong with those people, not video games.
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I'm not sure about this so called "study". I've played games all my life and I can't get Mario to shut up about making pipe bombs. I mean, he bugs me constantly to make some for him. I keep telling him, "You're a plumber! Make 'em yourself!" He never listens though. I'm gonna have to make him a few before he gets off my back and leaves me alone for a change.
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This question might be really random but I thought it might make your comments a little more interesting.

What if you could learn how to perform coat-hanger abortions in video games?
    
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