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13 July, 2005 (06:20) | Thoughts & Ideas

Thinking about how parents and adults curse the name of video games because they are too violent. They said these games shouldn’t be created at all. I am curious to how these same people react to the invasion of iraq. Is it just a matter of having “justification” for violence? Is it different because they can’t see it? Is it different because it can be thought of as patriotic? Does that make any of the World War II games more acceptable? What do they think about the military releasing their own game, America’s Army? I think if they don’t allow kids to engage in virtual violence, that they wouldn’t let them participate in any real army violence, meaning not enlisting at all. I guess i can’t really say too much without getting some actual data, but it would be interesting to query some parents in the mall, first asking them if they think video games are too violent and need to be stopped, and then asking them if they support the soldiers killing people. You might even go as far as calling video games training for war, and by not letting your kid play, could make their chances for surviving in war less, if there were ever a draft. How slanted is that!?

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  • Runering

    its just a game, and should they ever get drafted, they’ll learn soon enough the difference between a game and real life

  • Runering

    its just a game, and should they ever get drafted, they’ll learn soon enough the difference between a game and real life