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Old 04-03-2019, 03:11 PM
 
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My boys were kids in the 90's. They loved Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they loved Mortal Kombat. The movie, and the game.


They're in their 30's now. Neither of them have gone to prison yet.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My parents didn't care. I played Mortal Kombat daily and I watched movies I probably shouldn't have as a kid.

I'm in my 30's now, and can say I was never involved in any kind of physical altercation.



Of course, that doesn't mean i'll let my kids play Fortnight. It's not so much the game...but the online community that is just terrible. I play COD once in a while online and the first thing I do is mute everyone to avoid hearing the vile language coming from kids under 16 years old that I hear on there.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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Sometimes parents want to teach their children that violence is horrific and not entertaining. I didn't want my kids to grow up thinking that killing people, even for entertainment, is cool.

They weren't allowed to own video games during their childhoods in the 90's. They were barely into their twenties before they both thanked us for that decision and decided to have the same policy themselves.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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Sometimes parents want to teach their children that violence is horrific and not entertaining. I didn't want my kids to grow up thinking that killing people, even for entertainment, is cool.

They weren't allowed to own video games during their childhoods in the 90's. They were barely into their twenties before they both thanked us for that decision and decided to have the same policy themselves.
Well, what about sports? Sports like football, rugby etc. are quite violent and can cause issues, just look at how many riots break out in cities after a big sports game, yet that's considered totally acceptable.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, what about sports? Sports like football, rugby etc. are quite violent and can cause issues, just look at how many riots break out in cities after a big sports game, yet that's considered totally acceptable.
That's fueled by alcohol, but that's a whole 'nother thread.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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It didn't start in the 90's.
How old are you?
33.

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Because when our small children start watching things with large amounts of violence, they start misbehaving more, being more violent towards parents and siblings, start saying inappropriate things, start having more nightmares, and I start getting calls from school about things they've said or done there, and I have to miss work and go pick them up, etc.

This is how I found out that my 7 year old had figured out how to use You Tube on the smart TV. I didn't even know the TV did that.... I do now lol.
Funny how despite being formed WAYYYYY before television/video games we had the likes of the Roman Empire, the USSR and Nazi Germany. They obviously weren't exposed to that stuff yet still happened. If you raise your kid right and he doesn't have any already pre-existing mental issues letting him watch/play violent things won't be any more likely to make him into some serial killer.

Heck, I and many other guys I know played DOOM as kids when it came out in '93. When the columbine massacre happened the crazy media pointed out how they liked to play it. Do you honestly think had they not played it it would've Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wouldn't have don it? Give me a break.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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Parents don't typically think of blood and gore as 'fun' or 'awesome'.
Most people tend to outgrow that mindset as they get past their early twenties and realize that real violence is not something to aspire to.
You're looking at it wrong. Just like when kids played cowboys and indians or cops and robbers, it's all in good fun and in no way makes us more likely to be criminals. Just because a movie/game has blood and gore doesn't mean we're "inspiring" to do it, what ridiculous nonsense. I am 33 but still play very gory/violent games and it hasn't made me hurt/kill anyone, heck, the latest Mortal Kombat game is coming out:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7WQzp3BeDg

Still plenty fun.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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Sometimes parents want to teach their children that violence is horrific and not entertaining. I didn't want my kids to grow up thinking that killing people, even for entertainment, is cool.

They weren't allowed to own video games during their childhoods in the 90's. They were barely into their twenties before they both thanked us for that decision and decided to have the same policy themselves.
I feel sorry for your kids.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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You're not completely wrong, I do agree from observation that the games seem designed to cause frustration by sometimes being too difficult to win without cheating.

But that's a separate topic from the violence. Both aspects can be problematic but it doesn't make them the same thing.
Casinos are designed to get people to spend their life savings, should we ban casinos?
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Donít know, sweetie. I was a young adult in the late eighties and early nineties and too focused on my developing career to worry about whatever the heck youíre talking about. In all truthfulness, my knowledge is of pop culture from that decade runs pretty thin. Kids didnít come along until later, and after 9-11, we just werenít interested in violence for entertainmentís sake.
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