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Hmm, okay. If they do this then I want all boxes of condoms to say, "WARNING: Non use of condoms may result in a 'baby' which may lead to a creature that requires excessive care and supervision for many years."
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All that attempt at logic is fine and dandy in theory, but in real life it doesnt work like it does on paper. Its up to the parents to decide whats good for kids, i highly doubt there is a parent that would go to gamestop look at a game entitled GTA IV (which is a federal offense, grand theft auto) and say "hmm this looks suitable for sally/jimmy, even though theres boobs, cars, and guns on the front". come on youre LOOKING for every possible excuse to prove your right when your logic is fallicious at BEST.

Also, my step dad had an ****** brother who showed him porn at age 3 or 4, he turned out fine.
Of course parents should decide but many parents ask professionals for help because they either lack the knowledge or time and often it is too late.

Yes, tell that porn story to a children psychologist and she will agree with your logic.

Also i had a discussion with an opthalmologist about video games and he was not very convinced either from a medical point of view.

Problem is the usage of video games, not the games per se.
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Violence has always been around. People will always find some stupid reason to do stupid things. Always. As South Park has taught us, even if religion was abolished and everyone became atheist, people would still go to war over something equally as stupid. This is no different. If Billy, the kid with crazy psycho homicidal tendencies, didn't get ideas from a video game, he'd get ideas from movies or music, or books, etc.
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post #114 of 178
The only appropriate warning label:

Warning: Prolonged exposure to video games has been associated with weight gain and decreased mating opportunities.
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All that attempt at logic is fine and dandy in theory, but in real life it doesnt work like it does on paper. Its up to the parents to decide whats good for kids, i highly doubt there is a parent that would go to gamestop look at a game entitled GTA IV (which is a federal offense, grand theft auto) and say "hmm this looks suitable for sally/jimmy, even though theres boobs, cars, and guns on the front". come on youre LOOKING for every possible excuse to prove your right when your logic is fallicious at BEST.

Also, my step dad had an ****** brother who showed him porn at age 3 or 4, he turned out fine.
Attempt at logic? Are you serious? Where is the fault in my logic?

Also, apparently you didn't read my post. I guess the outcome of your step-dad's brother is more representative of the effects of pornography on children than numerous studies and professional experience.

And what am I arguing for again? Did you read my first post (book) arguing against the warning and debunking the myth that violence in videogames causes aggressive behavior?...

GTA is a very rare example of game cover art actually revealing the content of the game. My original point was that a false warning isn't going to do anything. If they are going to change the packaging to alter parents to potential issues with games, it should be a more specific rating system that doesn't involve non-descript letters. Psychologically, a 6 year old shouldn't be playing Dragon Age: Origins, and dragonage origins doesn't have "boobs and guns" on the front. The whole point was it being more effective to use an age system overtly instead of covertly like it is currently. If you need to be 17 to buy an M rated game, wouldn't it make more sense to put a "17+" instead of "M"? Anyways...

Showing porn to kids is not the parents decision, whether you agree with that or not. Just because you think murder is ok doesn't mean you are now free to do it without consequence. But if you disagree with me, feel free to call your local CPS office and tell them that you are having your 4 year old watch porn movies and see what happens... they will enforce the law to protect the child. PLEASE don't take my word for it.
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Also, my step dad had an ****** brother who showed him porn at age 3 or 4, he turned out fine.
So that makes it okay? lol
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Fail! Do you think someone will exhibit aggressive behavior because of the content in the game? There is obviously some other psychological reason on why someone will exhibit aggressive behavior.
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So that makes it okay? lol
i think it does
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Stop blaming the damn games, and start pointing the finger at lousy parents. I've been playing violent games since DOOM was released and now I'm in college and not a raging psychopath on a killing spree. And it's because of good parenting. What a freakin joke!!!
    
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If anything Video Games make people more docile and complacent. Why kill somebody and go to jail when GTAIV is legal?

It is funny how we live in a supposedly free society and instead all we have is government regulation. I wish I could live in my own country and write my own laws.
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