TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by wilco64256, November 02, 2010, 05:17:00 PM
Quote from: Fierce Deity on November 02, 2010, 06:52:49 PMMinors may be underage, but they aren't mentally unstable. This whole "violent games make violent kids" rant is truly a bunch of hogwash. Maybe in a few cases, kids may get out of hand, but that falls under the jurisdiction of the parents and their parenting skills. No reason to let a few bad apples spoil the batch.
Quote from: wicked_lu on November 04, 2010, 11:00:42 AMI agree with this completely. Not every kid is going to take what they learned from a game and go homocidal. It does boil down to the morales instilled in these kids by their parents. If the parents raised their child to know the difference between right and wrong, fact and fiction, then letting their child play these games shouldn't be this great fear of "Is my kid going to murder everyone now that they have played this game?" They tried to do this some time ago with music...The whole Marilyn Manson case...it's ridiculous to blame musicians or actors or the gaming industry for the violent acts of individuals. People have free will, and their own minds and thought processes, regardless of what anyone can say or suggest, it doesn't MAKE anyone do anything they don't want to do. But, as a scapegoat, they blame these industries and make cases out of them to make themselves look better to their parents, their families, and the public eye. And it's sad really.
Quote from: crayauchtin on November 04, 2010, 11:03:00 AMAre you implying that parents should raise their own children??? GASP! Hogwash! Unheard of!
Quote from: KatieHal on November 04, 2010, 01:22:16 PMAnd apparently neither is TV! Geez!
Quote from: MusicallyInspired on November 04, 2010, 05:20:53 PMI love the people who say that school shooters know their way around a gun because they've been playing shooters on the computer and xbox for years. As if a keyboard, mouse, or controller is going to make you proficient at firing an actual firearm.
Quote from: Fierce Deity on November 04, 2010, 07:11:00 PMHowever, newer games have wittingly configured the controllers' "trigger buttons" to be the buttons to push if you want to shoot a gun. Coincidence, no?