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Well, I would say Video games occupy time. If there weren't video games, think of all the free time people would have to kill some other way. TBH, I think kids would look for a thrill some other way and the crime rate would go up if anything.
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If you're mentally unstable, and lack the common sense to know right from wrong, then no, you shouldn't be playing a game that you'd be easily encouraged by.
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video games teach me how to steal, how to kill people AND get away with it, what best weapon to use when being comfronted by more than one assailant, how to fire a weapon as long as it has two clickable buttons for my right handfingers and a cursor in front of my eyes. video games teach me how to swear and abuse artificial intelligence. i also learnt that as long as i wear some good body armour a grenade going off at my feet might not kill me. a headshot doesnt always mean a headshot. if i get shot by big rifle in the stomach, theres a chance i will only lose about 60% of my health and live to fight on. if i walk over a first aid kit, i will magically heal. games are very educational.

BUT articles like this teach me how friggin stupid some people are
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FR4GM4ST3R View Post
Games are there to tell a story and ultimately entertain the same way books and movies do. If the creators want to put a message into their work its up to them. Basically games need to be seen as an artform, not some kind of infomercial... :/

NOBODY whines about love scenes in movies, even PG13 ones but the second a game includes one (Mass Effect) media goes absolutely bat**** about it.

Its sickening imo.

(Grand Theft Auto taught me english back in the day by the way )
The uproar is because of the perceived audience of such games. "Adults" can watch love scenes, kids who play video games shouldn't be exposed. We have the problem of perception by which people who didn't grow up with games think that only small children play them. They simply don't grasp the concept.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Of course they have to teach us something and they will because there are a lot of people out the like my parents that don't like video games because they teach you nothing and think counter strike is bad for you
No, I dont see how they have to teach me anything. My parents dont give a damn what game I play as long as I'm getting good grades and on my way to getting my degree. I also have to stay out of trouble, but that's not really a problem for me.
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post #36 of 43
to have fun.period.
i will continue to play games as long as i live regardless of their education.
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If video games teach us to kill then it's doing a poor job.
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Don't kill the end boss until you've finished all the side quests.
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Next the conservatives will blame games for making kids gay to.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
Age of Empires taught me most of what I new about history. That's pretty much the only way I passed a few of my tests.
I copied one of the "History" article things for a speech in grade 7. I spent like an hour copying it. I would have never had a speech without Age of Empires 2.
    
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