Reasons For and Against Games Like The Need For Speed Series?

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    Hey Guys, I'm doing a feature article for school and need some Reasons For and Against Games Like The Need For Speed Series. Any ideas?
     
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    They're shit.








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    Against

    They promote illegal street racing
     
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    teaches you the value of smashing everything in site with a very awsome looking car :tpi:

    Against:
    it teaches you that you can get away from the cops by just speeding away and causing major destruction to buildings and things
     
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    It'd be easier if you could clarify what you mean by "games like Need For Speed." You mean brutal racing games, or violent games in general?

    But anyways, assuming you're talking about racing games...
    For: Fun and relieves stress (although it can also stress)
    Against: Most of it is obviously illegal activity (destroying things, running away from the police, etc). I've heard of some cases that people went astray with their car and the only excuse they had was "I wanted to be like NFS" :wtf:
     
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    Street Racing games in general
     
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    For: it provides a safe place for people to act out their fantasies.

    People who do crazy stuff "because of video games" are already batshit insane to begin with; anything could've set them off.
     
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    The GOOD NFS games:

    The good:
    Teach kids how to drive, really really fast.
    Teach kids you can evade the cops if you just drive really, really fast.
    Teach kids great methods of how to flip police cars off the road.
    Show kids awesome places to crash their cars to cause huge wrecks, which can be used to evade the cops

    The bad:
    ....not much.


    The newer NFS games:

    The good:
    ...not much

    The bad:
    Teach kids about safe driving and that all racing should be done on race tracks.
    The game itself


    The Reality: There's no reason to be 'against' games like NFS. They're videogames, and nothing more. Your kid wont go out and start street racing because they thought it was sweet on NFS. They wont go steal a car, kill a hooker and go take their same-gender cousin on a date just because they did it in GTA4.
     
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    For: Not only are they fun, but every single game in the series since NFS Underground had a disclaimer in the intro screens about "keeping racing in the game, and off the streets".
     

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