Originally Posted by pRenoM
I'd say games have desensitized me not going to lie. But I've seen some worse stuff in real life. Sure violent games are desensitizing but its not going to make me go kill someone. Trade the ps3 with something else the kid really loved. I bet if the mom took the other thing he really liked away he would of done the same thing... if someones a psycho there a psycho..Not to mention we let little kids get away with whatever they want
To both (or everyone, I guess):
I think it's all about the timing.
For example: when I was young, I had the original Game Boy and a Sega Game Gear. There was both a bad time for my parents to take those systems away from me, and there was a good time. The good time for them to do it was when it had been several hours or more since I had last touched the systems and wasn't really interested in playing them again yet. This way they could discuss it with me first and then take them away. Sure, I'd be mad, but nothing like if they were to interrupt me during a game - especially if that game were pissing me off (that is, if I was absolutely determined
to start doing better).
So, it's all about the timing. I can almost guarantee you that the son who killed his mother was probably angrily interrupted by his mother. He probably raged at the game, and she probably felt it was the last straw and entered the room all angry.
The kid raging in that YouTube video was probably interrupted too. Or, it was timed in such a way where he was all mentally prepared to sit down and play the game when bam
: his parents said NO! That's happened to me before: I'd come home from school only to find that I couldn't use the computer because my parents had taken the power cable as punishment for something I did wrong. So, I would rage.
So it's also about the way the parents handle it.
But it's also what the 'child' is exposed to every single day.
Have any of you here on OCN seen me rage really hard on here and get into some heated fights? If you have, then I have a secret to tell you: those times on OCN were back when I would spend 5-6 hours playing some video game like Crysis, CoD4-MW, or Mirror's Edge (the only games I really enjoyed). Plus, I was playing those games every single day. So, I'd come here immediately after exiting the game and I was primed to fight at the drop of a hat. Regardless of how well I did in the game, I was still primed and ready to go. Of course, I was especially ready if I did horribly.
But I haven't played a single video game for about 8 months, and I feel absolutely great. I even used to argue with my parents hard-core almost every other weekend, but we haven't argued for at least 6-7 months now. hehEdited by TwoCables - 2/16/11 at 11:42am