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So full of win.

Watch them form a LAN team and dominate the competitive gaming scene..
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Oh no..
It's bad enough that harmless children get turned into murderous psychopaths by playing games, but getting politicians who actually have the power to do real damage already to play them?? Hello World War 3.

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Nice, hopefully they will see its not that bad and let Germany have the regular games again instead of the kiddie level of washing them down.
    
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Maybe it is too influential. jk
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Maybe they'll realize that violent games aren't turning everyone into murderous zombies that can't go five seconds without something exploding.
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You mean they're taking an unbiased, open-eyed approach!? No way!

Maybe the US can learn from this new wave idea they got over there in Germany... or maybe they'll ban more games for content not included in the retail game (Hot Coffee, anyone?).
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Nice, hopefully they will see its not that bad and let Germany have the regular games again instead of the kiddie level of washing them down.
And if they find that violent video games do increase feelings of anger and tendencies to harm others, what then? Will you all agree now that they have taken an unbiased approach?
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And if they find that violent video games do increase feelings of anger and tendencies to harm others, what then? Will you all agree now that they have taken an unbiased approach?
I remember fighting over games when I was young, mainly with my brother. I would wholly agree that in some people, computer games do increase feeling of angers and tendencies to harm others.
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I wish they'd record this. I'd love to see them rage at each other.
Lol watch them rage quit.
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I remember fighting over games when I was young, mainly with my brother. I would wholly agree that in some people, computer games do increase feeling of angers and tendencies to harm others.
I remember playing GTA 3 after it had come out until early morning with my cousin in Las Vegas. The next day as we were driving around, every nice car we saw was immediately followed by the thought, "Oh snap, I'm totally going to steal that right now". The two of us are plenty okay enough to NOT do that and not let it 'make us' do it but there was no denying that it had shaped our thoughts for the whole next day or two. I can only imagine someone already closer to crossing that line being allowed to spend a significant amount of time playing games like that. I fully believe they can push people over the edge. I notice now that after playing violent games I am more likely to argue and be short with my family than I am beforehand.
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And if they find that violent video games do increase feelings of anger and tendencies to harm others, what then? Will you all agree now that they have taken an unbiased approach?
Very true, but I'd hope they see that it's not the content of the game, it's the competition that induces anger. They should see it effects people differently, i doubt they're all robots.
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I remember playing GTA 3 after it had come out until early morning with my cousin in Las Vegas. The next day as we were driving around, every nice car we saw was immediately followed by the thought, "Oh snap, I'm totally going to steal that right now". The two of us are plenty okay enough to NOT do that and not let it 'make us' do it but there was no denying that it had shaped our thoughts for the whole next day or two. I can only imagine someone already closer to crossing that line being allowed to spend a significant amount of time playing games like that. I fully believe they can push people over the edge. I notice now that after playing violent games I am more likely to argue and be short with my family than I am beforehand.
Of course you're not going to play GTA and then go steal cars and murder prostitutes, but, I honestly believe and from personal experience believe that violent games (even some non violent games) cause people to lose their rag in real life and start fights/arguments. I have done this when I was young (playing Fifa, Tekken etc...) and have seen it happen. I also find myself wanting to drive a lot faster on the roads having played something like Gran Turismo 5. Obviously i'm not pulling stupid manoeuvres, but I have noted myself driving faster simply because I was stuck in the mindset of a game.

It's worrying, but it really makes me think there are people who take what I have seen/experienced to an extreme. It's not solely defined with video games, but also other media such as films and potentially music.
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