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was anyone else appalled by that new video game "desert storm"? i think that it's absolutley insane that this game ever made it on the market. this has to be the worst propaganda ever put out to the youth of Amercia. the whole "mission" is to hunt out terrorists and kill them. now every little boy and girl is going to had the "evil" in this world with no reason other than their playstation told them that  killing "bad people" is good, and a fun activity. it's sick what corprate america will do to gain support and make money of ignorant little kids.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 3:43 PM on December 17, 2002 | IP
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So don't buy the game! Return it! Continue your flameing or whatever to express your displeasure with the game. But look at (almost) EVERY OTHER military based game! No matter what, be it Rainbow Six, C and C, Combat Flight Simulator, you always kill/hurt/maim/violently remove from existance the team or people or whatever that is deemed the "bad guys". It's not a new idea.


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Posts: 134 | Posted: 6:26 PM on December 17, 2002 | IP
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Not all games are directed towards kids, havent seen anything on that particular game, but there is a rating on them for a reason, and i bet that game is at least  rated M.


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Posts: 270 | Posted: 7:22 PM on December 17, 2002 | IP
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What's wrong with kids running around shooting terrorists? As long as they know it's a game and that they shouldn't really run around killing people it's fine. I've played a lot of games like that, and if anything, it lowered the amount of violent tendencies I had (not that those were every many). Shooting a simulated enemy is better than shooting a real person, isn't it?


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Posts: 351 | Posted: 4:30 PM on January 4, 2003 | IP
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Yes. I also find that it helps me vent off tension to. Even if it is violent, I can tell the differance 'tween real life and a video game.


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Posts: 134 | Posted: 11:18 PM on January 4, 2003 | IP
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anyone who thinks a video game will cause kids to go out and kill people is a moron

of course there is your occasional child that will kill another with his dads gun and everyone will blame it on the video game because they found it in his living room, when really it had nothing to do with it

look at the game counter-strike, one of the best games ever made, you kill terrorists in that, no one made a fuss about it

kids should be able to play any kind of violent game for some entertainment

hell, im in college now and my game addiction hasnt changed since i first played duck hunt



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Posts: 48 | Posted: 3:32 PM on January 19, 2003 | IP
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I always have and still do think that the problem isn't the game, but the child and the society that raised them.

I don't think games make kids go kill people, but it does encourage it slightly by making them less afraid of holding a gun and other small things like knowing to shoot and move to the next target instead of waiting to make sure the first has been hit.

But the problem is that they would have enough reason to want to go out into the world and kill people.

Also, young children shouldn't be exposed to violent games because they don't know the difference between imaginary and reality.
 


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Of course you get a feeling of satisfaction... it's part of the game and it's fun! But I don't think you'd feel the same if you really did.

I play a lot of violent games... they're fun. I have no urge to run out and kill people. I've never even held a real gun! If I did I think I'd run away from it. Guns scare me... lol


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Posts: 351 | Posted: 11:44 AM on January 20, 2003 | IP
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Exactly.  It's a GAME, and it's fun.. it certainly isn't real.


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Yet some people still have something against games. Amazing.


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Posts: 351 | Posted: 2:19 PM on January 20, 2003 | IP
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Language ghetto language.  Anyways the point is the game affects kids under about 15.  It doesn't mean there gonna go kill people but it does build up resentment. Now do I believe it is the cause of murder not always. That usually has to do with there peers and/or familys.


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Posts: 157 | Posted: 4:56 PM on January 28, 2003 | IP
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you know, i dont think the government should have a say in whats decent.  If they do, then the people who are of age cant play them or will have trouble doing so

 


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MAn Its A GAME you couldnt do much harm. kids may get the idea but they always give up these Ideas. And Desert Storm is the Crapiest game evry who ould play that its a millatary combat of course your gonna shoot someone or somthing.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 09:42 AM on February 5, 2004 | IP
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Videogames like all other media is protected under their and own first amendment rights. If GTA is causing children to kill people then teir parents should be put in prison along with the kid. Same goes for violent movies and pornography
 


Posts: 32 | Posted: 8:25 PM on January 14, 2005 | IP
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I don't agree with you on that!
I don't think that the game has much to do with it, I've been playing computer games since I was 8, so thats 9 years, I mean I started off with civilisation (stratergy) where you did just wipe out the other civerlisations from the face of the earth (ethnic clensing) although there was no visual violence.
There has to be some kind of intent to murder which you don't get from playing computer games!
Computer games and films are blamed for crimes (especialy violent crimes) and the reason being is that the criminal can get a shorter sentence on mental grounds! If anything these weak minded fools should be locked up for longer.
Computer games don't kill people, people kill people!


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Posts: 301 | Posted: 8:08 PM on January 28, 2005 | IP
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I wonder if it is more because of the game, or, perhaps the availability of guns, which make it easy for children to translate that supposed VR violence into reality....

(And I dont believe that a game makes you violent in the first place)


 


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I think that video games don't make us more violent, but do desensitize us to it, and make us object to it less. They might also help some people learn how to kill, but there are alot of other places to learn that, and there is no way that video games instill an intent, that is inherent in the person. A kid doesn't kill because he played video games, a kid kills because he wasn't raised right or is mentally unbalanced. He may have learned something about gunning down civilians from games and that might make him more efficient, but in the end there are going to be a lot of factors that facilitated the crime: The motive obtained from being picked on at school, not getting attention at home, etc., The availability of the gun, whether it be the hand gone papa keeps under his bed, or the AK47 the kid ordered online, and finally, The lack of supervision of the parents; an adult shouldn't give a child access to a gun safe, where all their firearms should be locked up, and they probably should not allow their kid to play Manhunt, GTA, or any of the tactical military shooters out there, they should also make sure that the kid knows that killing virtual people is alot different then killing real people, and that there are actual, dire consequences for the latter. But seriously, just because junior bought an M16 on the internet, are you going to ban internet connections? And I haven't seen any consequences for the parents of any of the school gunman. Seriously though, GTA:Vice City sold millions of copies, suggesting millions of people who play it. Yet, if the game is as corruptive as some conservatives suggest, why haven't there been millions of murders attributed or even linked to it? I am 18, I have played video games for about 10 years, violent and otherwise, and I have never had a violent encounter in my life, and I don't fantasize about murdering people.
 


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Quote from Guest at 3:43 PM on December 17, 2002 :
was anyone else appalled by that new video game "desert storm"? i think that it's absolutley insane that this game ever made it on the market. this has to be the worst propaganda ever put out to the youth of Amercia. the whole "mission" is to hunt out terrorists and kill them. now every little boy and girl is going to had the "evil" in this world with no reason other than their playstation told them that  killing "bad people" is good, and a fun activity. it's sick what corprate america will do to gain support and make money of ignorant little kids.




Well a lot of games like that have a little sticker that says YOU MUST BE 18 or OLDER TO BUY...so hmmm.... who do you think buys stuff like that...people that are older not little kids....so stop blaming other people and blame who really is responsable THE PARENTS!!!
 


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if you're underage, you shouldn't be playing the game, that's what the ERSB or something like that is for.  but seriously though, video games are violent, but half of the most popular games theses days are.  Battlefield invovles massive armies beating the crap out of each other with tanks, counter strike is a terrorist shoot'em up.  i mean really, GTA encourages pimping hoes, and shooting up anyone you don't like with a kalashnikov.  desert storm is violent, yes, realistic yes, new, not so much.  also, it isn't just games, look at all the media in general.  games are violent, but so are movies.  If you have beef with desert storm, at least have beef with other games, and other violent sources of entertainment.
 


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Wouldn't te best person to determine what games kid can play and when, be the parent? I believe that the ERSB rating is more of a warning/guide for parents, But that the parent is the final say. That is why you have to be accompanied by a parent to by a M rated game.


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