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Old 08-14-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I'm so sick and tired of whenever there's a shooting or whatever, all these old people that have no idea what they're talking about like to blame video games, like after Columbine they pointed out how the shooters liked to play DOOM.
It's not "old people" it's hard data.

Why do you think you're bombarded with advertising?

Because advertising works.

The concepts of advertising are universal and used elsewhere, like in the military.

If you de-humanize people, they're easier to kill, which is what video games do.

Does that affect everyone? No, certainly not.

It does not affect people who have very strong well-developed core values, ethics and morals.

The problem is that the majority of people do not have very strong well-developed core values, ethics and morals.

Also, you can read about Zimbardo's experiment, which had to be stopped dead in its tracks. That was a role-playing experiment: students as prison guards and students as prisoners. Very quickly, the experiment escalated out of control and had to be stopped before someone was killed or seriously injured.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Here.
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ď...violent video games appear to increase aggressive thoughts and feelings, physiological arousal, and aggressive behaviors, as well as to decrease prosocial behaviors.Ē
http://www.craiganderson.org/wp-cont...-2004/03GA.pdf
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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A big fat NO.

Iím getting tired of hearing about politicians going after video games whenever something goes wrong. There are millions of people playing games at any given time. How many of us exhibit violent behaviour? Itís not just in the US either, politicians all over the world look at ways to scapegoat video games. It used to be Elvis and The Beatles, then came punk and heavy metal... the list goes on.

If a person exhibits violent behaviour, they will do so regardless of the media they are exposed to.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...tings-n1039411


I'm so sick and tired of whenever there's a shooting or whatever, all these old people that have no idea what they're talking about like to blame video games, like after Columbine they pointed out how the shooters liked to play DOOM. It's not even a liberal/conservative issue as all of them like to blame video games for people behaving badly, like in '93 it was the democrats who had hearings and criticized violent video games, and mortal kombat.

Well, if the whole issue is "it causes people to be violent" shouldn't we ban sports? How many times after a sports game have crazy drunken sports fans went out burning cars, getting into fights, rioting etc.? All the time! But it's the video games that are the problem...sure.

I just hate how they always want to throw their 2c in things they no nothing about.
Video games are just as popular in Europe, the UK, and Canada as they are here in America.
Yet they don't have a problem with mass shootings like they do here.
They are most popular in Japan (and they have a taste for more violent video games that what we have here, yet Japan
has one of the lowest violence rates, mass shooting rates of any country on earth.)


Psychiatrists have came out and said there is no correlation here.
They are just eager to point the finger at everywhere but the truth.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:31 AM
 
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Violent video games and social media (Facebook, youtube, etx) where killers or potential killers want to use it as a way to distribute their manifesto.

guns and 2nd amend have been around for a long time (longer than anyone of us have been alive), but these mass shootings are becoming more frequent in recent times. How do you explain that?
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:37 AM
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In real life there is no re-set button ...
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:44 AM
Status: "Football ... yeah!" (set 18 days ago)
 
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Video games are just as popular in Europe, the UK, and Canada as they are here in America.
Yet they don't have a problem with mass shootings like they do here.
They are most popular in Japan (and they have a taste for more violent video games that what we have here, yet Japan
has one of the lowest violence rates, mass shooting rates of any country on earth.)


Psychiatrists have came out and said there is no correlation here.
They are just eager to point the finger at everywhere but the truth.
Ever play Grand Theft Auto ?
When your child is being raised by Playstation or Xbot it's a sad moral compass ...
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Ever play Grand Theft Auto ?
When your child is being raised by Playstation or Xbot it's a sad moral compass ...

My son is grown, but when he was little he had an x-box and playstation...but was not allowed to play Grand Theft Auto
or many other games.That would just be bad parenting. We screened and decided what he could play/what we buy.
He also wasn't allowed to play them during the school year...only weekends, holidays, summer.


But Canada plays the same video games, if it is the video games why don't they have the same problems with mass shootings?
England/Ireland plays the same video games, if it is the video games why don't they have the same problems with mass shootings?
Japan plays the same video games, if it is the video games why don't they have the same problems with mass shootings?
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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My son is grown, but when he was little he had an x-box and playstation...but was not allowed to play Grand Theft Auto
or many other games.That would just be bad parenting. We screened and decided what he could play/what we buy.
He also wasn't allowed to play them during the school year...only weekends, holidays, summer.
..........

For the video game clueless, what's Grand Theft Auto like?


You thought it was wrong for your child. Why?
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM
 
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I drop ACME anvils on peoples heads every day when I'm not hitting someone over the head with my Guitar yelling El Kabong as a result of my exposure to violence as a child.
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