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News Video games ban wanted

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by GreatOldOne, 7 Feb 2005.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Here we go again. New Year, New attack on gaming.
    GAMES = EVIL.
    GAMERS = CRIMINALS / MURDERERS / ANARCHISTS / DEVIL WORSHIPPERS* IN THE MAKING.
    STOP THE MADNESS! :rolleyes:
    * delete as approriate.

    The Inq comments on a Detroit News story:

    NOT SATISFIED with cleaning television of Janet Jackson's breasts, the censorship happy US seems to be clamping down on video games.

    According to Detroit News, politicians are starting to listen to groups who are terrified about the effect of selling games such as Grand Theft Auto series, Halo 2 and Mortal Kombat have on children. They think that there is a direct line between video games as Grand Theft Auto and crime.

    Currently video games are becoming a popular political target as local councils have been introducing a large number of laws that force retailer to treat video games in the same way as they do booze and cigarettes. [Sell them? Ed.]

    There are stiff fees if vendors sell or rent violent video games to minors with a fine of as much as $1,000 or six months in jail for each offence. Minors are 21 in the USA, certainly for the purpose of drinking.


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  2. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    /me goes to squish people with a golf cart in GTA:VC :D
     
  3. JavaBoy

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    if they ban violent games then we WILL get shotguns and steal cars just to get our games back (aka, bye bye antigame ppl)

    *runs over to his comp a little blood thirsty! :worried: *
     
  4. K

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    K to morons: Get bent.
     
  5. Migishu

    Migishu New Member

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    And those anti-video game activists are probably the same kind of people that would buy an MA15+ or R18+ rated game and give it to their 12 year old...
     
  6. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon New Member

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    They have the age restriction in place why do we need to censor the game I think it is stupit. But then again over 90% of the FCC complains come from a small group in I think in Virgina with exeption of the Janet Jackson event where every one complained.
     
  7. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    news flash from captain obvious to the muppets who want games banned :

    kids shouldn't be allowed to play these games hence why they are rated for Adults only.


    *cringes*
    how stupid are these people?
     
  8. Guest-16

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    "Land of the Free (as long as it's censored)", yea.. :rolleyes:

    That's the point - you dont let your children watch porn or other 18+ cert movies do you? And the age old excuse of "they will play it anyway" just implys they are bad parents.

    It's frustrating in their complete misguided and disjointed perception of what gaming actually is. Another group of people led by the propaganda media.
     
  9. Vochraye

    Vochraye New Member

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    Yeah they do. Then they complain about that too.

    They don't have the balls to be real parents, so they want the government to do it for them.
     
  10. Guest-16

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    I spose they should issue a book "how to be a parent" then.
     
  11. kergareth

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    Are there any conclusive studies that have been done on the relationships between violence and video games?

    And yeah, I have to agree with 1337modderman, video games are rated for a reason :wallbash:

    No... Some people just shouldn't be allowed to have kids.
     
  12. Cookiemonster101

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  13. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    This is just silly. I'm still a minor (barely tbh) and have played violent video games since I was very young (12 or so :D). Since I have this amazing ability to distinguish reality from fiction (unlike some kids who's parents don't know how to handle them so they get them diagnosed with add and load them up on Ritalin) I've not turned into a mass-murderer!

    I don't think casual restrictions by the game stores would be bad (as in not letting a 12 year old kid buy a GTA), but don't keep me from playing UT2k4 just because you don't have the balls to parent your own kids... :wallbash:
     
  14. LoneArchon

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    Its because parents don't discipline their kids like they used to. I know when i did something bad my dad got the belt out and I got a sore behind out it. nowadays Parents don't do that as they see it as wrong but thats all the kids need some discipline or they are going get the sore behind from tiny when they get thrown in the slammer
     
  15. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Too right.
     
  16. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    do they actually have proof.. if they did a servey about it, its probably on a stupid amount of people in the worst part of the area they were in...


    most of us have been playing computer games both violent and not and have been ok with everything... so stupid...

    they shouldnt ban games they should do something about the parents and shops that give the games to them,
     
  17. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    true 'dat

    yeah, just enforce the damned rating system. It's in place for people that are too stupid to figure out what's sensible for their kids which would certainly include these types.
     
  18. Ben '71 1200

    Ben '71 1200 New Member

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    I agree, just enforce the rating system.

    It annoys me when police/parents search l'il murderer's bedroom and find games/music that they don't like, so blame that. That's as stupid as saying "Oh my God, he had see monkeys, they must be the route of his evil"


    Ben, owner of music with naughty words and sexual references, games with violent themes, a black and purple bedroom, and sea monkeys.

    Murder count- 0
    Sexual offences count - 0
     
  19. Brew

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    Yeah after i played GTA3 VC for a half hour I killed my entire family with a screwdriver....or not.

    Ive played these games for years and not once have I been influenced to be a violently savage criminal. So I think that means my parents did a good job making me know right from wrong. Typical american BS, its everone elses fault but thier own that theyre kids grow up and take a gun to school one day. I think they shuold just ban stupid people from having any voice in these matters. You all know that its a far minority thats complaining, why in this god forsaken country that 5 christian soccer moms can have influence over what millions watch and play is beyond me. So to them, i say a big f*** you, shut off your computer and TV and never go outside your house if it all bothers you that much, dont make everyone else change because you cant handle a stupid (although GTA rocks) little game.

    ok, rant over, just really bothers me how much sway the far minority can have. Ive read that 99% of all complaints logged last year about television come from angry christian mothers, no joke.
     
  20. scotty6435

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    WTF!!!! Halo 2 causes people to, what, KILL FREAKIN ALIENS!!??!!

    And, no offence to anyone who lives there but isn't Detroit a bit of a crime infested s**thole anyway? I'm sure it's more likely the gangs and rampant poverty that causes violence.....
     
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