At 7/1/08 12:19 PM, Truth wrote:
The sad Truth is games like "The Torture Game" can influence violence especially among the younger audience.
oh for the love of... VIDEO GAMES DO NOT CAUSE VIOLENCE!!!!!!!! (and yes, i have an argument against your statement)
sure you have a link to the psychological effects that violent video games have on kids... well, guess what?
- first of all, that link was from four years ago. And although i realize that the video games have gotten more violent and "worse for kids" over 4 years, just read the rest of my argument.
- secondly, violent games do not CAUSE violence. they PROMOTE it, they REWARD it, and they help implant violence in one's mind, but they don't CAUSE it.
- third, you have to consider the OTHER factors that result in violence as well. does anyone ever think about these factors? no! it's all about how bad video games are for you. read this and i'm sure you'll find that your argument about "Video games CAUSING violence" is completely invalid. it does mention that video games are PART of the problem, but not ALL of it! in fact, they're an environmental problem at best!
- fourth, to go along with what i stated above, the more violent people become due to all the reasons in the above link, the more they will teach THEIR children violence, or use it on them.
- fifth, if you try to take away all the video games that are "violent", you'd pretty much be left with "Tele Tubbies Go To the Beach" and crap like that.
now prove me wrong. come on; try me
now then, to actually respond to Tom's post (this has got to be the most i've EVER written, lol), it IS sad that the media is supposedly trying to send all these messages about violence being bad, while at the same time promoting it to the unsuspecting audience. But that's what its all about, isn't it? It's all about pleasing the masses, the general public. People want violence to be scorned and shunned by those who "know what they're doing", yet at the same time it's entertaining. The media doesn't really want violence to be taken down... because then, there would be nothing for them to show to the average citizen! The human race (or a good deal of it anyway) has lost their touch with their necessity to hunt and kill food to survive. now, there is so much domestication and processing that we no longer need to kill our own food, we just go to the store. and since we have lost our naturally violent side, we long to see violence of other beings. we are no longer as sympathetic as we would be if it wasn't such a human rat race.
btw, i'm 13. have a great day.
P.S. awesome pic!