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Wow. If your in a prison and see fights, THAT IS DESENSITIZING. Please can you make a comparison of real life VS games. You play a UFC game, you think your adrenalines pumping? You think its anything like what a actual fight is like? My friend grew up in Socal, he saw fights daily, and weekly people got shipped off to the hospital for injuries. That is desensitizing, not seeing violence in a game and then when someone gets punched in the face your like "oh whatever i see that all the time IN GAMES"

PS: I play violent video games everyday as much as i can, i avoid EVERY confrontation that i can. Meaning that can reverse your theory and use it as a "video games have tought me the consequences of fighting, therefore i dont do it"
I see your point, but that wouldn't win an argument against those that shudder and turn away at horrific parts of movies or video games. Most people know it's not real, yet the images they see disgust them. If you watch or play enough violent games....we'll eventually you will be desensitized to some degree. Now being desensitized and losing compassion, a conscience, and logic are separate things.

For instance, there is a particular site I go to that I view some of the horrors of the world for years now. At first, my heart sunk, I was appalled, grossed, and questioned my morbidity. But, frankly it's nothing more than curiosity to me. Makes me appreciate where I live and how I live. I can now view these videos with no turning of the stomach, but I still preserve compassion and sympathy for those subjected to the horrors. Now, last year I witnessed a terrible accident. A motorcyclist hit the back of a rig dead on and lost his helmet with his head in it. While this was the first time I've seen this in the flesh along with the aroma of his...parts. I wasn't as appalled as I thought I Should be. In fact, I was the most calm person on the scene. Now, my heart went out to this guy, more so his family and those left behind....but in my mind, I should have been sickened to have seen what I seen.
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codejunki, try this on for size:

Let's be honest: do you know what happens if you watch hardcore porn every single day for several months in a row? You get desensitized to it. It gets more and more difficult to be affected by it.

Here's another example: I love the movie Ninja Assassin. When I saw it the first time, I was glued to my seat, my heart was racing, and my palms were cold and sweaty. I had NEVER seen this type of violence before. I had NEVER seen people getting sliced up by swords, throwing stars and chains. I had NEVER seen that much blood come out of one person in a movie before and then continue fighting. It was the most exciting movie I had ever seen. I felt every slice, every puncture, every cut, every punch, every broken bone, every fall, etc. It was intense.

But I've seen it at least 200-300 times now, and it doesn't do a single thing for me or to me. I am completely desensitized to that type of violence now. I still enjoy the movie, but it's more of a time-killer now.

How would I react if I saw that kind of violence in person? I'd be far more affected by it than I was when I first saw the movie, yes. But, I'd be far LESS affected by it than I otherwise would be had I never seen the movie.

Or let's talk about Faces of Death. Have you ever seen Faces of Death? I have! I've seen all of them! What was the result? Ha! At first, it was difficult to watch! But now? Meh...it doesn't affect me one bit. Do you know why?


Edit: I need to get some sleep. I can tell that I'm growing very irritable. I apologize for that quite sincerely.
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