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#121 gameboy1977

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 23:13

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you see this picture after Maggie hits Homer on the head with a mallet, Marge discovers that The Itchy and Scratchy Show is a bad influence on kids and forms a pro-censorship brigade, which doesn't last when the brigade wants to attack Michaelangelo's David for glorifying nudity and Marge refuses, and you see that Itchy and Scratchy were fighting over with guns, then Maggie use her toy gun and aim at Homer's head on his picture.

Don't blame on video games, movies, tv show, books, and others! It is blame on person who has illness mental!


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:36

sure if violent videogames are more dangerous then real guns then.....

porn videos can get you pregnant

#123 seta-san

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:30

Maybe have house visits, regular check ups, make sure the police in your neighborhood knows when somebody buys a gun.
Make it mandatory for gun owners to show up at a shooting range at least once a month. Check how people handle guns, and make sure that at any time when a professional finds that you are not adequate you loose your license to own guns,....

I can't wrap my head around the fact that you will blame games for violence, but still find it ok for pretty much everybody to just have a gun. Those two just don't match for me. But then again I'm not from the USA so what do I know about your culture.


I don't blame games for violence. But blaming violent imagery and ideas in mass media makes a whole lot more sense than blaming a tool that has ZERO conscience will of it's own. Sure the violence in media won't drive most people to murder... but those that are already on the edge.. it could be what tips them over the sanity cliff.

sure if violent videogames are more dangerous then real guns then.....

porn videos can get you pregnant


you're making a false equivalency.

porn videos can't **** you..
but it could convince you to get a machine that will **** you in real life.

the idea was put there by the porn.
just as video games could implant the idea for violence.

#124 OP compl3x

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:42

I don't blame games for violence. But blaming violent imagery and ideas in mass media makes a whole lot more sense than blaming a tool that has ZERO conscience will of it's own. Sure the violence in media won't drive most people to murder... but those that are already on the edge.. it could be what tips them over the sanity cliff.



you're making a false equivalency.

porn videos can't **** you..
but it could convince you to get a machine that will **** you in real life.

the idea was put there by the porn.
just as video games could implant the idea for violence.



There are people who argue porn incites rape and/or sexual violence. I think there is about as much evidence for that assertion as there is that interactivity increases the likelihood of someone committing real world violence.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:58

There are people who argue porn incites rape and/or sexual violence. I think there is about as much evidence for that assertion as there is that interactivity increases the likelihood of someone committing real world violence.

I would have to assume those people have no experience with porn, just like people arguing video games make you killers have no experience with video games.

http://www.pbs.org/k...pact/myths.html

I don't get why people keep repeating the 'video games are evil and should be destroyed' FUD no matter how many times it's debunked.

Probably because they don't know a better way to keep politicians from gun laws. Heh.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:15

I would have to assume those people have no experience with porn, just like people arguing video games make you killers have no experience with video games.

http://www.pbs.org/k...pact/myths.html

I don't get why people keep repeating the 'video games are evil and should be destroyed' FUD no matter how many times it's debunked.

Probably because they don't know a better way to keep politicians from gun laws. Heh.


A lot of it seems to hinge on this idea that it either makes normal kids violent or it makes mentally unstable kids violent.

Maybe physical sports turn kids into jocks who bully others. Competitiveness can increase aggressive behaviour which in turn some students might use against others.

Then, perhaps those bullied students pick up a gun and shoot their classmates.

In that equation games had nothing to o with it. It was social isolation and trauma from bullying.


Therefore, I argue competitive sports are more dangerous than guns.