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post #21 of 41
It amazes me studies like this even need to be done. For millenniums now popular activities and hobbies of younger generations have been demonized as if their very existence would destroy everything that we hold dear. Through history these fears have always been proven to be false. In reality, these fears seem to stem from fears of change; especially when such changes conflict with religious and/or social ideologies the older generations consider sacred. It's essentially a defense mechanism and a way of dealing with change and fearing the unknown.

One thing often ignored is that the leading cause of violence in youth is bad parenting, or lack of parents altogether. Of course we love to ignore this little fact and put the blame elsewhere. It's much easier to blame GTA than admit you were a lousy parent.
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I can't wait till I'm an old man, sitting on my porch, holding some form of hand held gaming device from 2015, exclaiming "Ah, this is how it should be..." all while complaining about how the Snuper Garblelax Deluxe is killing the kids these days.

Shouldn't wish my life away.
post #23 of 41
I like to play GTA IV a lot, but i don't go out and try and kill people afterward like some crazed tit.
    
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Anything in excess is bad for you. Same applies to video games.
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Finally, someone with a brain.
     
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FINALY! PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THAT VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES ARE BAD AND FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS THAT THEYRE GOOD!
i dont think that games are good, but theyre DEFINETLEY not bad.
(then again, when i loaded and shot an AR-15, i did it based off of america's army 2. it kinda scares me)
im sure if people played too much L4D2, they will turn in to serial killers lol.
    
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post #27 of 41
its pretty obvious

video games for a source of anger outlet=better than some kids face
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post #28 of 41
Finally, something to shut all those idiots up. I'm tired of having this discussion with people of academia who are convinced they know what they are talking about. Of course, they don't have kids, and haven't played video games...but they are SURE they are right.
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post #29 of 41
Finally someone i agree with on this subject, i mean i've seen people whose parents didnt let them watch R rated movies or play violent video games, and every single one of them were some messed up people, just weird trying to be nice to every one in the world.
post #30 of 41
For me, violent video games are harmless if the content is still suited to the age range (for me, a 13 year old playing COD or BF is not like dismembering people in Dead Space or FEAR) and there are parents standing behind providing them with a solid education. If kids grow up playing violent video games with no one not to tell it's not the way it is in real life, don't expect them to tell the difference between what they can do in real life and in GTA IV for instance.
Edited by Emmanuel - 6/9/10 at 9:48pm
    
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