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Warning label not too bad. The Australian government are so pathetically stupid they have no 18+ rating for games so they ban them. I think it's only about 8 games so far but everyone thinks it's absurd. Can get em on Amazon or whatever anyway. They're supposed to be bringing in an 18+ rating soon so no games will be banned. I envy the States no games have been banned yet that I know of.
In the States can't you buy an M-16 in K-mart in some states? And these idiots are worried about a game.
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Just because I think it would be totally awesome to car jack someone and beat them over the head with my AK47 doesn't mean I will actually do it.
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haha, for there to result in this, there must be scientific evidence supporting it....

....but there isn't. haha!

no wonder Americans fail at science

There's a lot of evidence to support that video games have little correlation to violent behaviour. Although there has seen studies to show that violent video games have shown a correlation to increase latter increased physical violence, even across different gaming cultures see here, however what can be seen is the misinterpretation of data and aggressive behaviour e.g. during gameplay (see raging) and applying that towards behaviour outside gaming. This flaw has been documented quite well [e.g. see here] and other flaws are here
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Yes, video games do make people have aggressive behavior, such as raging in a game. However, leading to physical violence (due to video game) is only applied to a rare population of the gaming community(i.e., the idiot who performed a GTA4 stunt on a taxi driver).
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lol... I play a **** load of video games and I'm one of the calmest people you'll meet.

I think violent people will play violent video games, just like they would watch violet movies, as a sort of fantasy. These people are more likely to have violet behavior BUT that def does not mean the violent entertainment causes the behavior but because they were violent in the first place.

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As a parent and grandparent, I think it is important people know everything they can about the extremely violent nature of some of these games.
Not surprised a grandparent is being quoted. I think you missed the last part of the quote "ALL TECHNOLOGY IS EVIL" says grandma.
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There's a lot of evidence to support that video games have little correlation to violent behaviour. Although there has seen studies to show that violent video games have shown a correlation to increase latter increased physical violence, even across different gaming cultures see here, however what can be seen is the misinterpretation of data and aggressive behaviour e.g. during gameplay (see raging) and applying that towards behaviour outside gaming. This flaw has been documented quite well [e.g. see here] and other flaws are here
Really? Where? The first two links you provided say otherwise (read the last two paragraphs of the second link, for example). It's funny that you say Americans fail at science, because this is very basic psychology. Ever since Bandura's bobo doll experiment research has shown consistently that observational learning of violence does occur (there are plenty of ways to get around the correlation/causation thing such as randomly assigning some people to play video games and some people to not and then seeing the results).
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Herp we must protect the children at all costs Derp

If ratings systems were enforced, we wouldn't be having stupid things like this. Then again, maybe it is good. Parents will see the warnings and won't buy *insert ridiculously gory game here* for their 10 year old kid.
Edited by linkin93 - 1/27/11 at 2:11am
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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe View Post
I honestly think some sort of message like this would be good, I walked into the local games shop a few days ago and I'd seen a parent buying black ops for what appeared to be a 10 year old. THEY SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING BLACK OPS!!! Maybe its just my personal opinion but if they were to be given another few years (3 or 4) they would be reasonably mature to not mic spam when they die and all that stuff we see children do in games.

/rant
Actually they do have a message like this already. It's called "M" for mature and requires you to be 17+ to buy the game yourself.


On topic: It's not the games that make people violent, it's that violent people play those games more often.
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I didn't say science says correlation implies causation.
It was two separate statements. Just because correlation happens to correlate with science, doesn't mean that is why I said it.
derp to you good fellow.
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Correlation does not imply causation.
This is why science is fail.
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