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  Reply # 200175 9-Mar-2009 16:31 Send private message

Unfortunate as it is, I think in this day and age parents may need to reconsider their stance if they want to prepare their children for the future. ;)

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/are_violent_video_games



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  Reply # 200210 9-Mar-2009 18:19 Send private message

sjadd: Unfortunate as it is, I think in this day and age parents may need to reconsider their stance if they want to prepare their children for the future. ;)

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/are_violent_video_games


Wow!
Interesting to see talk about "the apocalypse" going on there. Living in a semi-uninhabitable wasteland could very well be a reality in the next 50-100 years. The human race reduced from billions to hundreds.

There is definately a leaning towards post-apocalyptic and war based games in the FPS genre right now. In America, the school system is designed to push people towards a career in the military so it's not too far fetched a notion to consider perhaps some games are also gearing us up for "the big one". Could be conspiracy-theory fodder, could be BS, could have a grain of truth.

The key to not becoming one of the statistics, or one of the sheep, is to go into everything with your eyes open. 




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Master Geek


  Reply # 200230 9-Mar-2009 19:54 Send private message

One word re onion news network.... Seriously!!!!

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 200243 9-Mar-2009 21:29 Send private message

I didn't know the Onion had started doing Videos.  That was freaking funny!!!

ps.  I loved Fallout..





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  Reply # 200246 9-Mar-2009 21:36 Send private message

Quidam:

I didn't know the Onion had started doing Videos.  That was freaking funny!!!



Off topic - but the Onion movie is classic. " .... the internet went down for hours today and cases of work broke out all over America ..."



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  Reply # 200305 10-Mar-2009 10:13 Send private message

Well LAUGH OUT LOUD I really ballsed that one up didn't I!!!!!???

Hahaha

I haven't even looked at the Onion in years.

*whoops*

I'll get me coat.




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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 204950 2-Apr-2009 17:51 Send private message

brentbart: I've a 10 year old boy who loves games.

I refuse to let him play games like GTA (which I own). I showed him the game ... minus anything bad ... and he assumes its a lot of driving around so lost interest in wanting to play it.

I don't let him play any game on Xbox or PS3 without me knowing what it is beforehand as this determines what sort of interest I will take in it.

Playing Sonic or Singstar means I can leave him to it but will watch games with war themes for instance if I haven't played them before so will not know what they are like. He bought a "Gears of War" game in CD case from a friends that lasted about 30 seconds before it turned it off and banned it. My decision determines every rating in my house and he accepts that. Its about knowing your child and the limits.


I think this was called parenting in the old days.


 


Hah! When my son was 7 i got him into Quake1 a FPS game where you run around blowing up everything to bits we use to play on weekends mulitplayer for hours which was a lot of fun and a great friendship grew between father & son, as he grew up more and more games were played range from horror, to medium to low violence never R18 stuff though.   But yes i use to tell him what you play in a game you dont go out and do in real life its just all a fantasy I think most kids can tell the difference. Those that can't or dont well bad move from the parents.  Hes 17 now and hasn't a violent bone in his body although when i look back  I feel i might of made a few errors in how i brought him up, instead of getting him into rugby or soccor or some outside sports we spent weekends gaming & the only sports hes interested in is the cyber sport of computer gaming. Our favourite games at the moment is World of Warcraft,  America's Army online and Fallout 3. We play on a weekly basis although im about to ditch WoW for Warhammer!


I have been into games all my life so naturally when son was born all i wanted him to do was follow in my footsteps - Play games :D





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  Reply # 206044 8-Apr-2009 16:51 Send private message

supplying games to under age kids is fine, it is the parents responsibility.
we probably dont need punishments but more awareness, whenever a kid shoots a school up in america the parents blame rockstar because of the violence etc in gta, they often 'forget' that it was they who bought the game for their kid in the first place.

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  Reply # 207108 15-Apr-2009 16:23 Send private message

Hah! When my son was 7 i got him into Quake1 a FPS game where you run around blowing up everything to bits we use to play on weekends mulitplayer for hours which was a lot of fun and a great friendship grew between father & son, as he grew up more and more games were played range from horror, to medium to low violence never R18 stuff though.   But yes i use to tell him what you play in a game you dont go out and do in real life its just all a fantasy I think most kids can tell the difference. Those that can't or dont well bad move from the parents.  Hes 17 now and hasn't a violent bone in his body although when i look back  I feel i might of made a few errors in how i brought him up, instead of getting him into rugby or soccor or some outside sports we spent weekends gaming & the only sports hes interested in is the cyber sport of computer gaming. Our favourite games at the moment is World of Warcraft,  America's Army online and Fallout 3. We play on a weekly basis although im about to ditch WoW for Warhammer








I dont think Quake had a rating when it first came out.







BurningBeard: I've listened to objectionable music, played violent games, and watched extremely violent movies all my life. I'm fine. Why? Because my parents did a good job of raising me and taught me reality from fantasy. I was watching R18 horrors before I was 10, and my old man had no problem with that.
Antisocial and violent kids do antisocial and violent things regardless of what they do to entertain themselves.



I'd have to say that you must be one of the very few children that must have been mature enough to handle violent R18 movies back when you were 10.  You must understand that some children cannot determin the difference between reality and fiction, and they WILL act out on what they see unless they have the right upbringing with caring and loving parents who tell them right from wrong.


I have always been against censorship (not rating, im talking cutting scenes out), so its kind of a double standard for me, but I think some movies should not be seen by kids unless they have the right parents.
Ps- its easy to say you are 'Fine' in your own mind, but what about to other people?








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