Violence in Video Games and Society

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  1. viksmart
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    Feel free to post your opinions! No vulgar language please!
     
  2. Danny Tanner

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    Why would 'we' want to?
     
  3. giratina16

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    G.O.A.T.
    As long as there are stupid people playing GTA then the world will always be violent.

    (I'm not saying only stupid people play GTA I play it too but some idiots take it seriously and emulate the game in real life).
     
  4. Danny600kill

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  5. soulx

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    This is your thread. Post your opinion...

    Violence will never go away. School-kids will always get into fights and governments will always participate in war. It’s a natural part of life.

    There is nothing wrong with violence in video-games. Most people play video-games to get out of the real world and have fun. Not to become mad serial killers like the media claims. I didn’t go and shoot some strangers after playing GTA. I had fun and video-games are designed to be fun, with violence or with not.
     
  6. giratina16

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    I was just saying some people can take it too seriously and have trouble separating reality from the gaming world. I agree with the government and the school kids thing.
     
  7. ByteMunch

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    Why not? I do EVERY time I play GTA.
     
  8. BobTheJoeBob

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    That's the problem, you can't exactly go to an adult "I had fun killing strangers for no reason in my video game" without them blaming it on every crime ever committed, we need them to understand the joy in video games.
     
  9. pcmanrules

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    Video games don't cause it, if anything they keep people in their house. Video games are an excuse the government uses.
     
  10. tenkai

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    its not the games fault its the person who takes the action to hurt someone in real life,games are for entertainment just like movies,ect.
     
  11. BobTheJoeBob

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    Government? I would say a parents excuse for them having a misbehaved child.
    "Oh my son misbehaves and never listens, it MUST be video games, It's not like I'm a bad parent."
     
  12. ByteMunch

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    lol, yeah! But we can DEFINITLY no longer have violence in any shape or form, be it a movie or game or... documentary, or anything! IT MUST ALL BE DESTROYED... WITH MORE VIOLENCE! FIFTY-TWELVE VIOLENCES!
     
  13. giratina16

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    G.O.A.T.
    This
     
  14. BobTheJoeBob

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    That will never happen, Humanity will always have people going against their leader no matter what, there will always be one individual who will break the peace and cause anarchy.
     
  15. ByteMunch

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    Hey, that's me!
     
  16. BobTheJoeBob

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    Just to clarify, I'm not saying anarchy is always bad, sometimes you need anarchy to bring in the peace. but when you go over the top a war starts which will eventually start another war which will branch off into 2 wars. It's just the way things are right now, 1 death can trigger 1000's if not million's.
     
  17. ByteMunch

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    Like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand sparking WWI? Right, it all makes sense now!
     
  18. BobTheJoeBob

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    I was thinking of that exact example when making that post but couldn't remember the name of the guy.
     
  19. ByteMunch

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    Well, you obviously explained your point perfectly [​IMG]
    Anyway, we're offtopic now.
     
  20. viksmart
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    So many different views yet we have no consensus [​IMG] This is a learning experience for me!