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Surgeon General's Warning: Gaming causes massive murder rampages, hemorrhoids, low sex drive, procrastination, obesity, and may complicate relationships.
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But excessive exposure to pretty much anything can and will cause problems. What kind of a warning is that? Should we put "Excessive consumption of water will kill you!" on water bottles now?
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But excessive exposure to pretty much anything can and will cause problems. What kind of a warning is that? Should we put "Excessive consumption of water will kill you!" on water bottles now?
Maybe not on regular water bottles.

But I saw this new brand of water that came out the other day.
Now, these NEED warnings

Yes, it's real.

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Whatever. As long as the games are not changed or restricted, I don't care what it says on the box.
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Why are games constantly under scrutiny while a 14 year old kid can easily buy an "R" rated movie ticket and hear the F-Bomb 78 times while watching people getting ripped limb from limb while being raped?

Do I let my 7 year old son play HL-2 and other subtle mature games? Yes. He fully understands that they are not real and are not to be acted out in real life.

Would I let him sit down with me and watch Saw or Hostel etc? HELL NO! I think movies are far worse than games. Games are fake. Movies portray reality. Long story short, going after games is like trying to find a unicorn...its dumb, unnecessary, makes no sense and gets you nowhere.
    
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Disagree. There is a HUGE difference between a parent condoning something and a parent understanding that regardless of their disapproval of something, their child will still likely encounter it.

If you as a parent clearly disapprove of something, you are setting limits and allowing your child to understand what you feel is acceptable and unacceptable... what is safe and what is potentially harmful.

Just because I know my kids will hear swearing on the school bus doesn't mean I let them swear at home. What you teach your children while they are young (if you teach it and LIVE it yourself) becomes interalized as part of their own worldview, part of what they understand as positive and negative, good and bad.

It matters. The PROBLEM is that parents already care too little, or they care but demonstrate their concern in inappropriate, ineffective ways.

Sidenote: there have been numerous studies done on what is called in Research-Land the "forbidden fruit effect". To dumb-down the methodology and make it typable for me...Rap CD's were studied where the exact same CD's were shown to two different groups of kids that were demographically matched through random assignment. One group was asked to rate their desire to buy/listen to a CD (which happened to have a "parental advisory" sticker on it. The second group was asked the same question about the exact same CD, but this one had the parental advisory sticker removed. The results demonstrated that CD's with a parental advisory sticker are more desirable to young people.

A videogame warning would likely have a similar effect, making kids want to play them even more. Whatever that actually means, its just funny and ironic that a warning like this would likely cause more parents to buy the game for their kids, because their kids will cry harder for it... and we all know how good parents are at saying no to the temper tantrum.....

Sorry for the long posts... I'm just passionate (and somewhat knowledgeable) about the topic...
I understand there is a difference between letting your kids do what ever they feel like they want and having rules and limits set. You as a parent should be able to teach your kids the difference between a video game, music lyrics, movies, and real life. I am not saying hey tell them video games are not real life then hand them GTA and show them how to beat a cop with a dildo. But you should have enough common sense to stop blaming video games and slapping warning labels on them as if to say "If you buy this you will be violent" that is just not right its not needed. There are already age requirements on video games for a reason to show parents hey this video game is E for everyone or hey this video game is going to have people getting shot, Why should we need another warning? there is one and a age requirement to even purchase most games that are violent.
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Actually, maybe this is needed.

With all the ignorant parents who buy their kids these games (which ALREADY have a rating system, clear as day on them), and than turn around and sue the game publisher when their kid hijacks a harrier jet....well...now they have no excuse. Personally, I think it should be illegal for anyone under 18 to own M rated games. This would solve a lot of problems.
But the rating system is already in place as a warning/guideline. We all know how well that works.... adding on another label isn't going to make a difference. It is up to the individual who buys the game, whether that be a parent or teen to judge if the content of the game is suitable.

Most games come with manuals, the first few pages of the manuals generally have some warnings for CYA. May cause seizures is one I can think of readily...
Edited by Faster_is_better - 1/27/11 at 12:52pm
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Having yet another warning on the box is redundant. If the parents ignore the first one, why the hell would they all of a sudden care about the second one? This reminds me of all those stupid warning labels that companies put on products just to cover their own asses.

http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/20...arning-labels/

EDIT: Meat water? Really? I'm curious, even though the thought is disgusting.
Edited by Rising - 1/27/11 at 1:13pm
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Don't talk about guns, it could lead to you shooting someone.

Don't talk about drugs, it could lead to you doing them.

Don't talk about pregnancy, it could lead to you having sex and a child.

Don't talk about anything, it could lead to everything.

If only idiots didn't run the world...
If only, If only.
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Well, scientifically... If he is ignorant and he knows the basic structure of scientific research, then that must mean anyone who knows the basic structure of scientific research is ignorant. This implies, all scientists are ignorant.
lawlz fail science is fail.
Your logic is faulty. Let's replace ignorant with "pigeons" and "knows the basic structure of scientific research" with birds. Now do you see what that type of reasoning is wrong (if pigeons are birds, then that means all birds are pigeons)?
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