December 4th, 2005, 08:11 PM
you have gotta be kidding me
look at the "recomended games"
and the games to "avoid"
my brain is bleeding
December 4th, 2005, 09:58 PM
first the article deals with violence in video games, not the entertainment factor the games provide. the games listed as ones to avoid ARE extremely violent and graphic and i totally agree with the article that they have no place in the hands of younger children.
next, if you're looking for game reviews based on the entertainment factor, then go to ign or some other gaming site. taking lists out of context and over reacting to them is very unnecessary. :-\
December 4th, 2005, 11:31 PM
i am tired of ppl who have KIDS to try to pawn their f-ing opinions and vaules on everyone else...
I WANT PORNO AND VIOLENCE ON TV AND IN VIDEOGAMES
i don't wanna take it off just because "you" have kids
stubbs the zombie is dangerous to childrens health... are you kidding me ...
what the hell is happening to US. all this censorship and morality makes me wanna go back to Europe. thank god i live in New York City ... i cannot even imagine what is it like for likeminded ppl down in south carolina and such
December 4th, 2005, 11:43 PM
what does that have to do with that article? the article is about cannibalism appearing in new games and how a larger number of younger children are getting their hands on violent video games. it makes no reference to taking any violence out, just keeping the violent video games out of the hands of little kids, which doesn't stop you from pretending to be a klingon warrior and chopping heads off. that list is made for parents to know what games have violence and which games are child friendly.
December 5th, 2005, 12:16 AM
Don't bother, it is exactly the same with us. However, I really don't see an issue here, the main gist of that article seems to be not about what the games contain, but who gets to see the content. If parents decide that it is suitable for their children, then that is their prerogative.
what the hell is happening to US. all this censorship and morality makes me wanna go back to Europe
The main problem that I see is the sloppy way in which the article was written and presented. It appears to try to warn parents about games that are considered unsuitable for young children, but does not give any details of why that conclusion was reached, or suggest suitable age groups.
December 5th, 2005, 12:27 AM
It all goes back to the (rather insane really) theory that viewing violence makes one violent. In the 60's the powers-that-be tried to censor rock music because it incited rebellion and violence. In the 80's it was "I killed that person because my favorite Metal artist told me to."
Now it's video games and pron on teevee.
Parents, censor your children. The rest of us are sick of our government and moral majority trying to do it for you.
On the same vein (sorta):
Recently a local video store in my hometown was closed down for renting porno vids.
This vid store had been in business since 1985. I know because I (legally) rented my first pron there in 1985. The pron was kept in a room separate from the other videos, blocked from the general public's view, and people were ID'd before they were allowed to enter.
20 years later the police finally realized they were renting porno flicks?
Sounds like some kind of money thing to me... If it were a moral issue they'd have been closed down 20 years ago when they first started doing it.
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December 5th, 2005, 12:49 AM
I think that |3lack|ce has a point. Over here we have this "9 PM watershed for films with violence and strong language"
Whoever came up with that idea has obviously never passed a school playground
Also, you cannot show a violent film until 9 PM, but you can show the real thing on the 6 o'clock news?
December 5th, 2005, 01:51 AM
I dunno, after playing all of those games with cannibalism, I want to go eat someone. As I play the game I lean back and say to myself very profoundly, "That's imitatable."
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December 5th, 2005, 01:54 AM
we live in strange times:
lemon juice contains lemon flavour : and lemon washing up liquid contains real lemon juice ...........
it's all gone Berty
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December 5th, 2005, 02:14 AM
Isn't the main problem here that video game ratings are decided by the industry itself rather than by some outside organ? If Rockstar Games decides to rate GTA "G", then that's perfectly possible...
"GTA, The Movie" on the other hand would probably get an R rating, make it illegal for movie theaters to allow youngsters younger than 17.
There is a discrepancy (at 16, you can't watch a movie where people snort coke, but you can play a professional coke-snorter in a video game at age 7), and I think it should be resolved. I personally believe that those ratings (be it for the movies or for the games) should be an indication, and not a law (thus not enforced) - if you're a parent who doesn't know anything about video games, I'm sure you would appreciate it if video games were rated decently (meaning, for example, that a game that endorses shooting cops shouldn't get a "G" rating, which is perfectly possible today...)... I also think that the game industry is doing a pretty decent job at self-governing itself, but the system is wide open for abuse...