Video games ban

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    Jul 21, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/110/1107496p1.html

    I'm a huge gamer, and I remember when I was a kid Mortal Kombat came out and Joe Liberman was all over it trying to ban violent video games (thank god he failed).

    But now that I am an adult I have other issues pertaining to bans like this. What if they decide that any games that have gay characters or love interests are able to be banned as well (NO MORE BIOWARE GAMES!!!).

    Also...no game has 800 hours of violence, he is a total liar.
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    Jul 22, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
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    DoomsDayAlpaca saidhttp://ps3.ign.com/articles/110/1107496p1.html

    I'm a huge gamer, and I remember when I was a kid Mortal Kombat came out and Joe Liberman was all over it trying to ban violent video games (thank god he failed).

    But now that I am an adult I have other issues pertaining to bans like this. What if they decide that any games that have gay characters or love interests are able to be banned as well (NO MORE BIOWARE GAMES!!!).

    Also...no game has 800 hours of violence, he is a total liar.

    The cost of living in a nanny state, which you are constantly supporting.

    Perhaps the loss of your video games might make you think twice about all the "good" things the government is doing "for the people."


    Lol....it should be worth noting that a lot of the states that want to adopt this idea overlap with states that support Arizona.

    You forget conservatives are all about censorship.
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    Jul 22, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    Lol....it should be worth noting that a lot of the states that want to adopt this idea overlap with states that support Arizona.

    You forget conservatives are all about censorship.

    Politicians are all about power and control. icon_wink.gif


    Not all of them.

    See: Humphrey, Wellstone, Franken, Klobuchar.

    In other words, Minnesotans.

    There's a benefit to NOT living in America's wang, sourbitch.
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:35 AM GMT
    Well, it's banning the sale to minors, but not banning parents deciding to let their kids play violent video games right? Same thing with rated R movies right?
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    I was never that into videogames like my friends when I was a kid, but SOME of them (the videogames not my friends) are really violent and I think it's ok what they're trying to do cuz children are really impressionable. I have a cousin who is like 12 or something and he's watched a lot of rater d horror movies (where? I dunno cuz his parents are really Catholic but he has) and he's always talking about killing and blood and stuff icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 22, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    JB82 saidWell, it's banning the sale to minors, but not banning parents deciding to let their kids play violent video games right? Same thing with rated R movies right?


    Its already illegal to sell games rated "M" to anyone under 18 in most states (I used to work in an EB games when I was in HS).

    The thing is these kinds of bills are backed by idiotic parents who buy M rated games for their kids, then come back to the store outraged at violence (or implied homosexuality, or a sex scene that shows zero sex). We always mention to these people that the games are rated M but they don't care, if it shuts their kids up for a few hours they are happy.

    Go on Xbox live and play any popular game rated M, I guarantee you those kids didn't buy it themselves.

    These parents want parenting on easy mode, but also want to be angry when something they didn't properly vet turns out to not be suitable for their child.
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    I grew up playing video games (still do), even my dad was into em.. Like some movies, music, and books.. Not all video games are for kids. Games were a bit different when people around my age, and a bit older were kids. The thing is we all grew up, and so did some of the video games. The average gamer is 18-45 years of age now.

    The gaming industry is now second to the movie industry, and some of these game stories, which are a bit too deep and complex for little kids not to mention some violent.. Are written by guys who also worked on movies, TV shows, or books.

    There are games for kids still, there are games for everyone really, but some "parents" are pretty lazy, and will get their kids whatever they want just to shut them up, and then some are just crappy parents who don't talk to their kids. I remember when I was in the game store with a few buds of mine, this guy came in and said he was picking up Gears of War 2 for his kid. We asked him how old was his kid, and he said he was 10, we all looked at each other, and told him the stuff that was in the game and the guy didn't even seem to care and got it for him anyway.

    Now of course if his son were to do anything stupid, and was influenced in the slightest bit by the game he played... His dear ol dad would be one of the silly parents out there screaming about video game violence, wanting "someone" to do something about this.

    I don't see this as a whole left or right thing, cause politicians on both sides have talked about video game violence. I just see it as people who have still not grasped that just because its a video game, or comic book, doesn't mean its for little Johnny lol. The more these parents behave less like parents, the more they allow the government to do the raising of their children pretty much.

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    Jul 22, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    well i have to agree on this one ...violent video games should be banned from being sold to minors, but it still will fall through anyway
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    Journeybegins saidwell i have to agree on this one ...violent video games should be banned from being sold to minors, but it still will fall through anyway


    Yup, though retailers were really good with Call of Duty 2. They were really checking people out hardcore, when that game was picked up lol. Speaking of Call of Duty 2. The military feels video games, have made today's soldiers a bit different from past generations all in good ways hehe.
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    You wont find this game in Italy or many other countries.
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    800 hrs = 33.333333333333333333333333333∞ days.

    RJ has more violence than that. icon_lol.gif