Do you let your kids play video games? If you do, how do you decide what is too violent for their age? Does it matter?
These are comments by Glides, Nico, and Mr. Supertypo on the post “We’re Raising a Generation of Killers“.
I think your statement applies when applied to little kids. If they’re too young, than obviously they will be more affected by the violence. The solution is to get parents to stop buying kids those video games and let the grown ups play their violent video games in peace. I am not any more violent for playing my video games, since I understand that they are not to be emulated in real life. Video games themselves are just the scapegoats, it is entirely the fault of the parents for buying the games for their dumb kids. Or in Adam Lanza’s case, teaching a mentally unstable boy how to shoot a gun.
Meh. Before I had violent video games, I went outside and playing cowboy and Indians and vampire hunter with my friends. Instead of killing each other online we nearly killed each other using sling shots and sticks. I guess the big difference being there were consequences to our action — pain.
If you don’t want to let your kids play violent video games, that’s perfectly fine. No argument here. Raising a generation of killers? I think that’s a bit bombastic. Even if it is true; the military will be thrilled. They’ve had a hand in crafting the public’s perception of the DoD (along with the CIA,FBI, and other federal agencies) as part of their recruiting strategy forever. I spent my 4 years in PSYOPS trying to think of new ways to get troops excited and prepped to go out killing.
Mr. Supertypo said:
I don’t really know. Yes, of course games has effect on society, everything has in the big or small scale, but I feel somehow, the violence factor is a bit overrated. Do the children of the 80′s, who played Pac Man, sit in small dark rooms eating pills and listening to monotonous music? Do the children of 90’s who played Doom go around and shooting monsters while listening to rock music? and the 2000 generation who played Counterstrike … No, they don’t Sure there are always the crazy ones, but they are the exception, my point is, you don’t become a psycho for playing a game. And maybe violence in games have the advantage that can help children in facing danger situations.
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