I'm confused are you asking whether we should ban violent games or just make them harder to get hold of?
<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" They are not made nor marketed for young children. They provide an adrenaline rush and competion ... [snip!] ... yes, fun for adults and big kids. and if a mind is "teetering" anything can and will set that person off, not simply a game."</blockquote>
Have you played any MMORPGs?
<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" idk what that is, so no :oops: I used to be big into the FPS and played constantly but have not had the time in the recent past to play. I could easily have become addicted to gaming:oops: "</blockquote>
MMORPG = massively-multiplayer online role-playing game.
They are very popular and very addictive as you get very drawn-into the game and the role-play.
After I played it for a few months, I swore I'd never let kids play it as it started to alter things I thought about during the day. Of course, I'm a stable, healthy, mature adult but a child's brain or a young adults brain who doesn't have the greatest home life would find a very fun and addictive fantasy life there. I was into one that was designed to be less violent (no red blood or g**e), but lots of people "stepped up" to the very violent ones.
These games are a very different "breed" and, IMO, can easily warp an unprotected kid. Sure, other things might set them off, but I think these games especially .... I don't know the word.... But, I think if you played one for a while, you'd know. Lol
I don't suggest it as they are more addicting than BG .
I'm guilty of letting my 3 year old son play violent games... such as call of duty. He loves them, but we stress that it is only make believe. Go ahead... tell me how shitty I am as a parent.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ** A.J's Mommy**:</b>" I'm guilty of letting my 3 year old son play violent games... such as call of duty. He loves them, but we stress that it is only make believe. Go ahead... tell me how shitty I am as a parent."</blockquote>
Lol jk my kids love zombies but they know it's all fake and not real. I think it's one thing to be violent then just seeing it.
Kids would be violent imo if their parents are violent or they have no disiplene
glad to see some people on here let there little kids play cod. it is just a game and im sure they realize it. they will hear worse stuff in school anyways.
i dont think the games will make them a killer. has there even been proof that a shooter killed because he played a game?
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" I'm confused are you asking whether we should ban violent games or just make them harder to get hold of?"
Do we need to do more and make it harder to purchase these extreme video games or is it just like anything else that's dangerous in the home, if you have them around do you make sure your kids are not watching you play and are kept far away from them?
I was allowed to watch R rated movies my entire life and I have never been violent ever.
My sisters and I were also allowed to play whatever video games we wanted and none of us ever tried to hurt anybody.
I think it's stupid that people want to blame video games and media instead of putting the blame where it should go, and that is on the parents.
I don't think there should be laws against it, but I think parents need to pay more attention to what their kids are playing. My cousin asked me to buy him Grand Theft Auto when he was 10 - I said hell no. There are some things kids just don't need to be exposed to whether it's going to turn them violent or not. I'm far from over protective, but I DO believe the age guidelines are there for a reason and if my child wanted to play one over their age group, I would need to play it first to see what it's all about and WHY it got that rating.
The video game made me do it! Really!? Perhaps it is time for people to own their own lives and decisions. Oh, fast food made me fat, cigarettes made me have cancer, video games made me violent. Do whatever you will with your life; it's the American way, but own what you do!
If a person is too disturbed to play the game, then let them suffer not someone else. As for fast food and cigarettes.. My point is that the PERSON chooses to do it NOT the other way around. Noone forces anyone to eat fast food or smoke. What happened to self accountability?
To add to that: there was violence long before violent video games. Since the dawn of time there has been violence. There have also been mentally disturbed people. It appears, at least for the most part the biggest difference is the accountability factor has fallen off the charts. Many people blame anything and everything else for their own mistakes. Noone made that kid play video games, nor does it seem like anyone did anything for him. If there are red flags showing, get the kid help... Don't blame something else for the failures of his family and himself
Quoting Alicia Holz:" The video game made me do it! Really!? Perhaps it is time for people to own their own lives and decisions. ... [snip!] ... me have cancer, video games made me violent. Do whatever you will with your life; it's the American way, but own what you do!"
I see far too many parents NOT taking responsibility, it's f**king sad. It's your job as a parent to guide your child and decide what is appropriate - not just let it be a free for all. I'm not saying playing a video game is going to make them violent, but that doesn't mean your 6 year old needs to see people being shot up, whether it's "real" or not.
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I see far too many parents NOT taking responsibility, it's f**king sad. It's your job as a parent to ... [snip!] ... to make them violent, but that doesn't mean your 6 year old needs to see people being shot up, whether it's "real" or not. "
oh no and that's what I mean..my hubby dropped off one of my daughers class mates who is 5 and he started playing this grand theft auto type of game where the lead male person told this women to suck his d**k...daddy here plays some violent games at home but its mostley diablo and halo things like that...
to me theres a big diff in lets say a game like 007 golden eye like they had for the n64 and grand theft auto..even thought both games have guns in them...
Quoting Alicia Holz:" oh no and that's what I mean..my hubby dropped off one of my daughers class mates who is 5 and he started ... [snip!] ... this women to suck his d**k...daddy here plays some violent games at home but its mostley diablo and halo things like that..."
I seriously hate Grand Theft Auto, it's gross. We're gamer's too - and I agree, the type of violence, the way it's presented and the premise of the game make a big difference. We play WoW and Borderlands and stuff on our computer (we don't really do console gaming) but our kids don't play them and it's gonna SUCK to have parents who game, lol - we're gonna know exactly what it's about and why it's given it's rating - no sneaking crap past us!