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Offline Kixxe

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2005, 02:22:33 PM »
I can't understand the need for this kind of law.
 
 As you know, 7-12 year old's should't whatch horror movies, should't whatch porn ect.
 Even if they should't, some of em do.
 
 The qwestion is, why does no-one purpose a law agsint it?
 
 Answear: Since everyone knows how to stop them from doing this, and only are bad parents if they blame the ones that made ''it''.
 
 The problem is that kid's get to much money, and parents are badly informed. If you wanna controll your kid, just don't let him wander of with 30 bucks at times, and if he wants you to buy a game, just check the ESRB rating.
 
 But NOOOOOOO, they gotta have a law aginst it. They gotta BAN videogames, since they can't get up their fat-asses and do something about themselfs.
 
 
 These pepole are just to lazy. Checking if a video game is as esay as checking for fat in your butter.
 
 
 How hard is it to check the ESRB rating? Learning 10 new symbols that are cleary marked and selfexplonary. Only if they can't see anything smaller then a stamp or are completly retarted they could have a problem.
 
 Hell, even if they are, they just need to ''try'' the game to se if their kid should play it, but since parents are iether stuck in the 80's and goes O.o when looking at a toaster, or they just dosent have the time, or they don't wanna be snoopy, they do nothing...
 
 
 There are more then 20 ways of checking a video game content, like looking at the rewiew for it, ask/call the store and ask the rating...
 
So, these pepole are ihter lazy, stupid, or dosent know anything about video gaming. They think it's gonna make their kid's crazy, and they don't know how to stop it without jumping tru a window.
 
 But still, if they don't want THEIR kid's playing, bye all means, they can do whatever they want.
 It aint hard to stop em, just say NO. NO, you can't play GTA 3, cuz your 10!
 
 Don't spoil the fun for the rest of us.
 
(*Note* And i belive ''violent'' video games have an effect on kids. They don't go columbine all over the place when touching DoOm 3, but it has some sort of effect.)

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2005, 02:35:58 PM »
Yeah, Kixxie. They have many ways to stop their own kids. But your wrong about the video games having an effect (unless their like ten and playing GTA 3, that's the parents fault anyway), its mostly Television. If anything, they should be doing this to television instead of video games. Besides, if I didn't play video games, I wouldn't of passed social studies last year (most of the year was based on WWI and WWII)

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2005, 02:53:14 PM »
Not really true.

I read about a study that concluded that kid's that played violent videogames did't get more agresive, but choose more violent forms of plays and girls rather choose more violent toys.

I also read in a more recent study that it DID make them more agresive... put i don't remebear excakly about that one.

Anyway, i guess your right when you say that TV has lotsa influence to. But in video games, you get to BE the person and escape the life you are. Thats why they are fun.  And video games are hell of a lot more emotinole and touching the movies.

Bah, if anything, they should be talking about video game addiction. I been sitting here  4 decimeters from my screen for 2 hours straight now, and im up to 6 in total. But theres nothing on tv, and i got things to do. better get a glass of water before i thirst do death.

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2005, 03:42:22 PM »
I don't think they are entirely unreasonable, but kids are still going to find ways to buy M-Rated video games, like kids can find ways to buy alcohol and drugs. And now that it is forbidden, more kids are going to end up getting their hands on it. Thats why prohibition ended- once people knew they couldnt drink, they did it MORE and started organized crime and bootlegging.

I think parents really need to look at their kids and see if this certain game is to impressionable. Like my mom bought me and my then 12 year old sister GTA Vice City, I dont see me, my sister, or my best friend amy running around shooting people, or have any desire to.

People who blame their psycho rampages on video games, or the parents that do, are just looking for a scapegoat so they dont look totally guilty. It is sad that the goverment isnt smart enough to realize it. PLus violence has been around since before modern civilization. Infact, their was more violence in the middle ages where there was no tv, than now.

I guess i dont really have a stance- I wouldnt want my 4 year old shooting off peoples heads or learning how to curse. THne again you have to look at the positive side, they could be bannning violent games all together.

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2005, 07:13:35 PM »
too bad that political leaders dont understand and listen to what we are saying, and to the parents they swear all the time!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2005, 07:22:17 PM »
I think that they should just leave the game rating/sensorship as is and buz off.

If the parents let there kids play M rated games, then they think that they can handle that type of game. The system is good IMO. Why sensor stuff that we already have on "lockdown".lol

If politics played games themselves, then they wouldn't be saying this at all. They would be against this.lol
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2005, 10:57:16 PM »
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Come on over.  Maybe we can room. :)

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Seriously, if violent video games have to be banned, we wouldn't have Mario bopping Goombas today.  That's violent, so let's blame Mario when kids start jumping on each other trying to kill each other. :-p

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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2005, 02:26:06 AM »
I agree that the laws are stupid.  To me, laws like that just take responsiblities away from parents.  Parents should be the ones to decide whether they want their kids to have games like that, not the government.  And just how are they going to decide which games are "violent" and which aren't?  I mean, one could make the argument that Super Mario World was violent.  Spin jumping on monsters' heads and reducing them to a pile of dust...and the Yoshi beatings!  Mario was ALWAYS slapping Yoshi to get him to stick his tounge out.

My point - Ummm...it's stupid, I guess.  To me, there's no real line of violence, and parents should teach their kids right from wrong, therefore eliminating all harm in kids playing games like that to begin with.  *shrugs*  Makes me glad I'm 18...I can buy whatever the hell I want in the way of games.

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2005, 03:02:24 AM »
I just saw on tv today bloody scenes from the so-called "War on Terrorism" in Iraq today, on the news, no less. I can guarantee that there are more kids that can see the news on tv than there are playing the video games these laws are targeting. The laws should be left to parental consent, and that's that. If a kid goes psycho, it's the kids (and posdsibly their parents') fault, not some video game.
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2005, 03:19:10 AM »
Those who ***** about the law dont quite understand it. This is a law that is needed because it will keep kids 12 and younger from getting their hands on a game that they really shouldnt be playing. Sure, kids will still find ways to play it but now atleast SOME parents will pay attention to what their kids are playing. While it doesnt fix the problem completly, its a nice solution for the moment.

It sucks though that even though the law is in place, some Parents dont pay attention and by the games for their kids anyways.
Something might go here in the future, maybe, sort of, possibly, never.

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2005, 11:52:03 PM »
This law is talking about violent video game BANNING, not licensing. A total ban of those kinds of games isn't totally fair. Now, restricting those under a certain age (like restricting kids younger than 15 or so from buying M-rated games) from M-rated games is more reasonable.

Now, following this same ethic, it would only be fair if kids under a certain age are restricted from purchasing R-rated movies as well. Please don't start with books.
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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2005, 08:43:33 PM »
the games have been like this for so long so why is it bad now? i mean so u think that will stop those people from getting them?
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2005, 10:18:44 PM »
CrisisJawa, I don't think anyone here can say that games haven't been getting progressively more violent in recent history.  Just look around.
 
 I'm against putting an all out ban on the stuff in general.  I don't enjoy it in the least, but the government has no right telling companies what games they can or cannot make.  However, I think more action has to be taken to keep the games out of the hands of the younger children.  I'd be all for keeping both AO and M games out of the big-name stores, or stores in general.  Or at the very least keep them off the display shelves, so people would have to go ask a cashier to get them for customers.
 
 Also, educating the parents and employees of the stores should be a priority.  Parents should know what their children are buying and playing, and employees and stores shouldn't sell to underage gamers.  They should have more serious pentalities if they do.

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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2005, 12:11:39 AM »
Hmmm... I wonder if parents would start paying more attention to the rating system if we changed it a little. I know that my parents check the rating on movies (atleast they used to, not sure if they still do because I never go there with them anymore). If we changed the game rating system from the E, T, M, AO to the video rating system G, PG, PG-13, 18A, R. Do you think that more parents would pay attention to it? I suppose that what I'm trying to say is, just change the way that the rating is displayed,  but don't change the way that it's actually rated.

         

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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2005, 11:08:57 AM »
I think "Over Violent" games is just an excuse, like if someone beats someone up they could just say "Oh but they did it in a game" :S Its total crap
Im 13 and i've bein playin all sorts of games since i was 5 :o First game was Goldeneye and I even got GTA for my 10th Birthday :o But im not any different? Im in my 3rd year of Secondary School and for the past 3 years I've bein in top set for every lesson! I never misbehave or "kill" anyone :/
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