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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:12 AM   #1
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As of 2001, roughly 79 percent of America's tennagers play video games. Beyond the obvious issues of concern, like "what happened to riding bikes around the neighborhood," there are bigger questions. Many people wonder how this type of exposure to violence kid effects social behavior. The rise in dramatically violent shootings by teenagers, many of whom apparently play violent video games, is helping the argument that video game violence translates into real-world situations. But other people aren't convinced and insist that video games are a scapegoat for people scared and looking to place blame. Entertainment media has always made a great scapegoat: In the 50s, lots of people blamed comic books for kids' bad behavior
Video games as we now know them are only about 20 years old, so there's nowhere near enough evidence for or against their violent effects than there is surrounding, say, television and violence. And even that's not a done deal.
So what exactly does science have to say about violent video games? Is there any evidence that shows a cause-effect relationship between shooting people in a game and shooting people in real life?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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I abosuoltly love video games and think they shoud not have cersorship just a rating
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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As of 2001, roughly 79 percent of America's tennagers play video games. Beyond the obvious issues of concern, like "what happened to riding bikes around the neighborhood," there are bigger questions. Many people wonder how this type of exposure to violence kid effects social behavior. The rise in dramatically violent shootings by teenagers, many of whom apparently play violent video games, is helping the argument that video game violence translates into real-world situations. But other people aren't convinced and insist that video games are a scapegoat for people scared and looking to place blame. Entertainment media has always made a great scapegoat: In the 50s, lots of people blamed comic books for kids' bad behavior
Video games as we now know them are only about 20 years old, so there's nowhere near enough evidence for or against their violent effects than there is surrounding, say, television and violence. And even that's not a done deal.
So what exactly does science have to say about violent video games? Is there any evidence that shows a cause-effect relationship between shooting people in a game and shooting people in real life?
It may have a link. I don't really know. I would not be a good judge because I am no gamer. I just don't care for video games. But then I am not much of a movie fan either.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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It may have a link. I don't really know. I would not be a good judge because I am no gamer. I just don't care for video games. But then I am not much of a movie fan either.
why arent you a movie fan movies are great
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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why arent you a movie fan movies are great
Most of them put me to sleep. It has caused many family disputes.

One reason may be I keep remembering other movies I have seen these actors in. One movie a guy is a bad ass, then the next one he is a coward on the run. Most of them can't make me believe their part enough to keep my interest.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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this topix is very good i like it
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Old March 4th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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Anders Behring Breivik was addicted gamer
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either
There have been many "discussions" in my family about me sleeping through movies.
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either
that is not ok
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There have been many "discussions" in my family about me sleeping through movies.
and how did they end
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Old March 5th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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What is the point of violent games...or films for that matter?

I fell asleep during part 1 of Lord of the Rings...but I didnt make it to the end of the book either
oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
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Old March 5th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #13
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oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
i thorougly concur
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oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
I would be one of the "hopeless" then. I just have no interest in most movies. We had our daughters DVDs of Hairy Potter for months. I think I saw about 5 minutes of one of them when my wife was watching.
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oh oh you're funny. not really if you're getting the message. no one falls asleep during the lord of the rings and if you're saying the plot line is bad then you are hopeless
In my opinion, its a boring film and a boring book
A friend suggested that I read the Hobbit and then return to the other book. Didnt work
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In my opinion, its a boring film and a boring book
A friend suggested that I read the Hobbit and then return to the other book. Didnt work
you dont work
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you dont work
that snot nice it isnt for everyone
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that snot nice it isnt for everyone
ya right home boy
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Old March 6th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #19
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I for one feel all video games should be banned. Lets all remodernize to a more classical America, an America that farms rice. Peace.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #20
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you dont work
What do you mean? Are you being sarcastic because I don't like the same film/book as you do?
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