World peace is now one step close guys!
> Didn't TV have to go though all this fear crap when we were kids?
> (that's moreso going to be for the older generation to answer...)
It's ok...when 3D TV is available (or virtual reality for that matter...) videogames will be left alone...
Maybe the bomb attacks in Moscow were down to videogames.
Maybe the various crimes in the world taking place every day are down to videogames.
Or maybe, as normal, they're being blamed as a scapegoat for all the world's problems.
Didn't TV have to go though all this fear crap when we were kids? (that's moreso going to be for the older generation to answer...)
"The rise in Cider was down to the amount of drinking scenes in GTAIV"
"The driver of the Subaru that tumbled into a ditch was said to have been playing DiRT 2 before taking to the wheel. Colin McRae was unavailable to comment"
"Lewis Hamilton got involved in F1 racing because he enjoyed a racing game on his PSOne..."
Like spoonbeast said, cowboys and indians or 'war' are played in primary school playgrounds before they even get close to 15 rated games. In addition, surely many of these games could be viewed as an outlet for frustration or anger, as opposed to hyping it up as thes people suggest.
Why, was Kelvin McKenzie there, isn't he, or used to be editor of the mirror, or the daily mail, surprised he didn't start blaming the government!
Prejudice at its height. Lack of information to base an understanding is wrong and stupid. But really if you want to argue violence in video games you'll need more then a10 minuate slot on a tv show.
Perhaps her hatred stems from the fact she had a part in a horror game that was horrorable in more ways then one. IE It was poo.
Crappy game Julie starred in
Why can't people realise this: These games were made for adults or people the government deemed as adults. Adults are people who can tell right from wrong, fact from fiction, reality from virtual reality. In fact children can. Why do they not understand that its up to parents just as much as the gaming industry to restrict material to minors? Why is it that people don't understand the PEGI or the age certificate in games and believe ignorance is an arguement or a defence of negeliance of parenting(the bbfc label is right there. You're telling me you can't see it?). Why don't they realise the violent aspect is not the main aspect of the appeal to these games (although people might say otherwise). Theres no evidence of video game leading to crime. I've played cowboys and indians, i've pretended to shoot them in the face, slice their throats and butcher them in the playground but never felt i would do it to a real one. I've stolen cars and shot cops in police but i don't get the urge to run out on the street and mimic it. Those that do are brain dead retarded.
Ok, they may have an arguement when it comes to gaming addiction that leads to social problems. But games leading to violence. Come on!
EDIT: doesn't she have a twittter or Webpage with forums? Perhaps we could argue the case of violent video games there...