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Offline Viherminttu

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violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« on: August 10, 2006, 06:20:01 am »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20060809/hl_hsn/violentvideogamesnumbplayerstoreallifebrutality

"He explained that these lowered physical responses meant the person felt less emotional upset when viewing real-life brutality."

lol. youd think theyd come up with something new to bitch about, wouldnt you?
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 06:49:14 am »
Doesn't that mean they are less sensitive and can cope to a situation better, instead of mentally breaking down?

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 07:52:22 am »
Doesn't that mean they are less sensitive and can cope to a situation better, instead of mentally breaking down?

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 09:31:12 am »
"Researchers already know that exposure to violent media in many different forms leads to violence and aggression in the real world,"

Huh?! Wtf, since when is that common knowledge?
I've always thought the opposite.

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 02:01:36 pm »
violent video games give you CANCER! thats right. CANCER!
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 10:29:57 pm »
violent video games give you CANCER! thats right. CANCER!
Only if you think they do.

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 10:53:59 pm »
After reading that I played the Dark Messiah demo again and beheaded orc
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 11:27:27 pm »
"Researchers already know that exposure to violent media in many different forms leads to violence and aggression in the real world,"


sence someone has an agenda.. the truth is that some stuides show it's bad some stuides show it's good.  There's never been a consensus.

And anyway, if you're leting videogames raise your kids you got a lot more problems than any study can help you with.
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 06:19:23 am »
Personally, I've been turned into a cold dead killing machine by video games.

but thats just me.

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 09:52:23 am »
Sure, I'm a very violent killing machine in the virtual worlds.
But the only things I hurt IRL are flies and other bugs.

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 11:37:13 am »
I admit.. Im a gorey little piece of work.. but that could be from TV, not video games
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 12:15:31 pm »
"Researchers already know that exposure to violent media in many different forms leads to violence and aggression in the real world,"

Huh?! Wtf, since when is that common knowledge?
I've always thought the opposite.
Yeh, Im quite sure it is the opposite. My mother (yes my mother, so what? -.-) did a research about this at work. It proved that it had the opposite affection than the "all knowing researchers" claim. So yeah, the thing about games makes you violent is just pure bullshit.
Well, not entirely, it depends a lot on the personality of the player. :o
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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 01:18:03 pm »
I mean of course this only applies to games with maximum gore or some other dark game.

And i personally think that, if you could bare to play through those games, you made your self resilient against real life stuff.

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Re: violent video games are bad, mmkay?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006, 07:47:44 pm »
Nobody shoots anyone in the face unless they're a hitman or a gamer.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2006, 10:24:02 pm »
And nobody says things like that unless they're an idiot with no clue of what they're talking about.

Don't forget his other quote when told that he compared video game makers to Saddam...

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