Your Opinion on Violence Games?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Lucifer666, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

    Apr 22, 2011
    The Fourth Dimension
    Alright guys, this might be a little dumb to ask on a gaming forum, but here goes:
    I'm trying to open a debate on whether or not violence games should continue to be developed/sold or whether people working at game stores should raise security measures in terms of who can buy what.

    Okay, on to my opinion:

    I honestly dislike violence games, and that's just me. I'm not gonna go around saying they shouldn't be sold because I don't like them. Other people do, and to be honest, I don't mind them being sold and becoming popular.

    What I do mind is how a random 9-year-old will go on and on about how fun it is to break glass and throw it in someone's eyes in Black Ops or whatever on Earth it is they play and talk about it as if he's gone mad obsessed.

    Honestly I get really sensitive when I see/hear stuff like that. It makes me all emotional and I feel sick in the stomach. Not one little kid on my school bus isn't addicted to violence games and shooting and stabbing.

    Where am I getting to with this? Hold on.

    Now, when I look at people aged 18+ playing that sort of stuff, I can easily tell they know what's wrong and what's right, and it doesn't worry me nearly as much.

    So, my point is, I really, really think enforced laws should be set to have people play only the video-games they're qualified to play. I've played Twilight Princess only after I turned 13, though I've owned it before that. And, I want it to be law that I can't play CoD or Assassin's Creed or any of that stuff.

    I think people working at video game stores should be instructed to watch out for who they sell what to.

    Don't call me a "noob gamer" or anything like that. I game a *lot* more than I'm supposed to. But I just pick games more sensibly with respect to my age. Being 13, I know I am limited to games rated E and T, and that's all I play.

    And just remember guys, a game with '18+' written on it isn't for people aged 17 and above; it's for people aged 18 and above.

    Enough about my opinion though.
    Sharing your opinion on violence games today in this discussion would be appreciated.
    Thanks for reading ^_^
  2. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    If only there was some sort of age classification system where retailers could be punished for breaking those age clarification. If only...

    EDIT: Personally when my Son is older and if he displays the maturity to play MW3 at 15 than I'll let him have it.

    EDIT 2: I should also add I'm a sadist whose into BDSM.
  3. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    Away from civilization.
    Lucifer dislikes violent video games.

    When I worked at Gamestop I'd tell parents about GTA and why their under age 10 kids shouldn't play it and they would be totally fine with it at times. Most of the time though, they glared at the kid and told them to pick a new game.

    You can't really stop kids from playing violent video games, even if laws are enforced. Someone older can and will buy it for them with or without knowledge of the game.
  4. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    @Pheonix Goddess

    Exactly, some parents don't care and will still buy them for their kids. I feel it comes down to parents just not doing their job. I hope that it will change soon since the adult parenting population now is being replaced by one that is comprised of gamers. There will still be parents that don't care but hopefully not as many.
  5. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    I'm 16 but I have been playing MW3 for the whole day.
    What you going to do? :rolleyes:

    It's so fun stabbing and shooting people. :tpi:
  6. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    Cool shoot and or stab someone for me.
  7. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Violence in games is'nt needed IMHO.
    Games are made to entertain and to have fun.
    Violence and fun should'nt be associated.

    On the other hand Cartoon violence ( where it's clear it fiction ) can be fun for older players.
    No More Heroes, Madworld, Warioware.
    I think there should be the line.
  8. xist


    Jul 14, 2008
    While you're at it there's a whole load of other types of media you can brutally censor too....books, films and music would all be neutered if you had your way. Why not ban going home too since most injury's happen around the home? And drinking hot liquids.....and, and, and...

    The main factor that plays a role is parenting...ensure that parents face huge consequences if their children go off the rails and educate.them about the existence of age ratings. They know about them for films so why not games. Of course shops would need to ID customers.....
  9. rockstar99
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    Nov 10, 2011
  10. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    OP do you live in Australia?
  11. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 30, 2006
    United States
    USA MTN timezone
    Some kidz are just more mature. Don't read into that statement.
  12. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Gore doesn't matter, it's the content that counts.

    It just so happens that a lot of games with gore are actually quite good as well.
  13. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    to be honest.... there are so many worse things to worry than kids playing violent video games.

    Here in my country.... the other day, a 9 year old kid murdered another kid with a knife; coming from a low social class (like the 40% of the population of my country) I can assure that he’s ever played a video game in his life.

    But hey!.... that is everyday shit here, we are getting used to kids going with guns to school, kids stealing, doing drugs, etc. It's really sad.

    So in conclusion... you don’t need to play violent videogames to be a fucked up person. Maybe it contributes to that kind of behavior. But here in my country, it doesn’t change a thing
  14. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Kids these days only play shooters and war related games.

    When I was 9 years old I had to play in the sandbox or with toy cars.
    Watch telie or play football with friends.

    If I came home asking if I could play Quake 1 my dad would refuse to boot it up.
    If I came home asking if I could play Rollercoaster 1 my dad would boot it up immediately.

    If I wanted a shooter game or a game that had violence in it my dad would refuse to purchase it.

    I thought that wasn't actually fair at first but now being 19, It disappoints me that every parent will buy COD or BF or any war game for their kids.

    I've shown my mum a clip about a MW2 mission on a airport where you have to kill innocent people.

    My mum said that it is abnormal that they put such stuff in games.
    My dad said: no wonder why they link the russian attacks to this game.

    I think children under the age of 16 shouldn't even be allowed to play CoD or ANY shooter/violent game! at least not online.
    What they do offline is in the hands of their parents.

    And I personally hope that some day parents will ignore their whining and buy a friendly nice RPG or puzzle game for them.
  15. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

    Sep 25, 2010
    Excuse me? Are insinuating that a 15 year old isn't mature enough to handle CoD? Because I just turned 16 and I'm more than mature enough to play 18+ games. I'm more than mature enough to read any book(even those from the Marquis of Sade) and watch any movie I want. Why couldn't the same apply to video games?
  16. DinohScene

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    ToS on Xbox Live and PSN.

    I'm not saying that every 15 year old isn't mature enough to play any game.

    But the majority of kids aren't.
  17. RoMee

    RoMee ??

    Sep 3, 2010
    United States
    If a kid can't tell what's real and what's not, than that kid have a serious problem, and should seek help immediately.
    and that kid should never watch TV or listen to music, or read books.

    You know what they called people who can't tell what's real and what's not? Schizophrenic

    If video games influence the way you think, than you shouldn't be playing video games at all, or else you might go and eat a mushroom hoping to grow bigger
  18. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Violent videogames do not make people, or kids, do bad or violent things.
    Videogames likewise, don't make people violent.

    Videogames might give people and kids who already have mental issues IDEAS for things to do, but that's no different than TV and books giving them ideas of stupid/violent things to do.
  19. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    It's been said, but yeah; the ESRB and other organizations around the world already exist. If their parents are stupid enough to let them play an extremely violent game despite the warnings, then the bad parenting is the bigger problem, not the video games.
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