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I did. That's how I know you fudged the headline. Nice work.
I wasn't aware the TOS required news posts to be named to match the headline in the quoted article. If that is the case, I apologize and will fix it.
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That's not the headline AT ALL. Nice job at your own creative editing though.

"Violent videogames harmless for most kids"
Does it really ****ing matter?
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Does it really ****ing matter?
When it's deliberately misleading, yeah, it does.
 
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I don't know about you guys but my ex girlfriends inspire me more anger and fury, while playing an hour of GTA4 and committing virtual vehicular manslaughter and beating up people with a baseball bat lets me release all of my stress and be as calm as a saint when I'm done.
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I think that the reason it gets dismissed is that most of us have personal experience that contradicts the view that violent games are a serious concern. Others can see the parallels between the condemnation of violent video games and that of Rock and Roll or Comic Books before it.
Why don't people more listen to the past and learn that it does repeat itself.
*sigh* I guess every problem needs a scapegoat.
    
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I can't say I have seen enough studies to make a decision one way or another, but I can say that most OCN users automatically dismiss any stories of violence or bad behavior associated with video games or claims that there might be a connection between the two, while accepting any article like this as conclusive. You guys are disgustingly biased.
That's the kind of forum this is. You should see threads on piracy or anything that mentions Apple.
This is a forum and as such it a place where people with a common interest meet. So when you have a bunch of people who like computers and play computer games come together there is a good chance that they will be fairly biased against a) Apple and B) articles being critical of computer games.

Also most articles written talking about violence and videogames are written for their shock value. On the other hand articles like this don't totally dismiss the connection, but what they do say videogames aren't entirely at fault. If your interpretation of the world came from the news you would be under the impression that the moment you walked outside you would be killed/raped/robbed.
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I don't know about you guys but my ex girlfriends inspire me more anger and fury, while playing an hour of GTA4 and committing virtual vehicular manslaughter and beating up people with a baseball bat lets me release all of my stress and be as calm as a saint when I'm done.
and that is why most of us play violent video games, their just diverting your anger to a virtual world (and some people don't know the difference between virtual and real, this is where problems occur which video games are usually are blamed for). I'd much rather take my anger out on people in GTAIV than my wall
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Well I've seen the Apple hatred, and I suppose I understand why folks here would be biased towards this sort of thing, given it's an enthusiast site. It's all very silly.

But I don't see how anyone could possibly think violent video games are good for anyone. That article mentioned how they can "honing their visual/spatial skills and improving social networking ability." Video games in general can do that (think Wii)....you don't need to be chopping someone's head off for it..
If I didn't have violent games to let my frustrations and anger out on, then I probably would have killed some one by now.

Seriously, who is this guy? He just keeps bagging us out and he doesn't even have his System in his Signature yet.
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Sup all.

I am now 27 years old. I started playing "shooter" games in the old Duke Nukem days. All through the Quake and DF series. Battlefield and so on.

My PERSONAL experience is very very simple. When I was in HS I choose to play these games instead on hanging out on someone's porch doing whatever the random "cool" drug of the week was. I grew up in a city with a high school population over 4000 and roughly 50% drop out rate. I am not saying my hometown was the worst out there but even to this day it is pretty bad.

My personal decisions that I made in HS gave me the opportunity to make my life a success. Even though these kids are ~14 yrs old they need to start taking responsibility for their actions and decisions. Games do not make kids do the things they do. Sure I will concede that they gives kids ideas but so does just about every movie out there. Many TV series. CSI, Law & Order.

I am sick and tired of hearing the entire he said she said crap about a topic like this. Bottom line. The choices we make today, shape our world tomorrow. These kids need to start making the right choices or they have no one to blame but themselves. Don't blame video games, movies, music, TV.

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When it's deliberately misleading, yeah, it does.
In what way is it misleading? The article specifically says that violent video games can actually be beneficial to most kids.
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