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It is hilarious how people bash science yet use a computer and drive a car.
No ones bashing science really. I think I speak for many when I say that some of the science presented here is bias
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't we already have labels like this? Isn't this covered by the rating systems we have in place? I mean, yeah, they don't say "May cause bla bla bla," but if it said on the box "contains violence, blood, gore, etc etc." why would you buy it for your 5 year old in the first place?

This is another one of those things where parents should know better and the government should focus on something more meaningful.
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We need these warnings! I am twenty and always go on violent shooting rampages after playing Tetris. Oh wait....
    
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On the one hand, I AM tired of idiotic parents walking into Gamestop and buying Manhunt for their 3-month-old. On the other hand, the suggested warning in the article is actually false. Not "unproven", but false and completely misleading. I have, in fact, read studies linking video games to aggressiveness, but as soon as I read their scientific method, I started banging my head against the wall.

Better warning:
"WARNING: The content in this video game contains graphic, violent material that is not intended for younger viewers. Please familiarize yourself with the ESRB rating guidelines on the corner of this box before making a purchasing decision."


I would be fine with this.
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I would be fine with this.
Then whats the point of the ESRB rating?
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I think politicans that come up with this kraap should have to carry warning labels, like "This dude panders to special interest lobbyists - can cause permanent damage to your wallet"...

Rating systems never work anyways, just like Prohibition was FAIL. It's just another project to keep people away from the very real issues that we have, like a pack of side show freaks engaged in self-aggrandizement.
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i bet if they stop selling to parents with kids present, that could help. You see signs all over the place about not buying alchy/ciggs for a minor cause its illegal and starts addiction or whatever at a young age

now i'm no scientist...but...common sense should set in, especially into the minds of adults. I mean, they ARE adults right? mentors to their child? right.
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haha, they need to start putting labels on cars too.
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If they put any stupid warning labels on my boxed games I will simply import my boxed games from another country such as Canada.

The only one who loses here is the state, which won't get any tax money from my purchase.
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
I think politicans that come up with this kraap should have to carry warning labels, like "This dude panders to special interest lobbyists - can cause permanent damage to your wallet"...

Rating systems never work anyways, just like Prohibition was FAIL. It's just another project to keep people away from the very real issues that we have, like a pack of side show freaks engaged in self-aggrandizement.
You could be onto something here. Politicians have this habit of tacking all sorts of "bonuses" for themselves when proposing this smut.
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