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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Dec 17th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama C~:</b>" Other than being 18 and over recomendations should there be more laws put in place for video games that ... [snip!] ... Obviously video games, or any other object do not kill but is it adding to the rising problems of gun violene in general?"</blockquote>




Controlled by he patents and spouses :)
I believe parents play the same amount of time they allow their children to play so they understand what their kids are seeing and understand the impact or potential impact.
They are not harmless to some kids are potentially harmful, in some way, to all kids in large quantities.
Allowing kids to play videos for hours is lazy parenting.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Should bibles be locked up too? They talk about war, killings, and alcohol."


Hahahahahahahah!



Uh...NO.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" Hahahahahahahah! Uh...NO."

they don't?

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" they don't?"


History is bloody. Let's ban history books.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 5408 posts
Dec 17th '12

It is the adults responsibility to ensure the ratings apply in their home and children aren't playing games that aren't meant for their age group. However I think blaming video games is a bit ridiculous, it just reminds me of years ago when Marilyn Manson was being blamed for the Columbine shootings :?

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" History is bloody. Let's ban history books."

That's my argument. lol




I was playing devil's advocate.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Dec 17th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting xTJ:</b>" It is the adults responsibility to ensure the ratings apply in their home and children aren't playing ... [snip!] ... games is a bit ridiculous, it just reminds me of years ago when Marilyn Manson was being blamed for the Columbine shootings :?"</blockquote>




You can't point to any one issue. It's a combo with treatment of the mentally ill at the heart of the problem.

Mama C~ TTA since Nov 2010; 10 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 11667 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" Should bibles be locked up too? They talk about war, killings, and alcohol."


For some reason children dont run to a bible as they would a video game or atleast not the kids I have come across.
Seems more likely for them to be curious and pull a video game out and play it than a bible on the couch and read it.
Do I think they should be locked up..No. I dont think any book should be locked away and I dont think video games need a safe to be locked away either but just like there is a age restriction for them I think they should be followed and not just have children young and impressionable at any age playing video games with extreme violent content. What a parent does and will do is there buisness.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting Mama C~:" For some reason children dont run to a bible as they would a video game or atleast not the kids I have ... [snip!] ... games with extreme violent content. What a parent does and will do is there buisness this is just how I feel on the subject."

I think that is definitely depending on the family.



Religion was forced upon me. I watched the crucifixion of Jesus idk how many times and it scared the shit out of me.

Mama C~ TTA since Nov 2010; 10 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 11667 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I think that is definitely depending on the family. Religion was forced upon me. I watched the crucifixion of Jesus idk how many times and it scared the shit out of me."


That's true, religion was never forced on us and given the choice if we had to pick it wouldnt be reading the bible on a Sunday lol.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" That's my argument. lol I was playing devil's advocate. "


<note to self. use emoticons LIBERALLY>




Hahahah, yeah, I was playing along. Trying to jump on your bandwagon, so to speak. 8)

MX23 Japan 674 posts
Dec 17th '12

no way they shouldnt be controled



there already to controlled with the stupid rating system they have. i couldnt buy COD last year cuz i was 16 and its a 17+ game. so stupid. whats 1 year? and i think the game is fine for any age. its just a game. little kids get toy guns and go around shooting them. whats the difference.

Anja[VBA2C GRADx2!] 5 kids; Illinois 3578 posts
Dec 17th '12

I don't think they should be controlled further than they are. Video games are not the problem, at least in my opinion. It should be a parent's judgement as well. I play all games before I let my daughter play them , and I only let her play games I'd feel comfortable with her playing at 13 years old. Yes , she does play SOME M rated games, but not ones I find particularly violent or obscene. The only ones she plays are rated at a T equivalent in Japan I considered that and the fact that I have played them both many times and am not uncomfortable with the content. I also feel she can handle the content at her maturity, she can also separate fiction from reality . I watched her play both of them as well (at random) and always was there to talk to her about it if she needed to.



I am aware some people would heavily question it , but it has not affected her at all. She's still the same cheery happy person I've always known as my daughter. She's not desensitized to real violence as well , but fictional violence is fictional and a different thing to her.

user banned 1 child; Golden, Colorado 28482 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" a video game is not going to turn someone into a killer."


This. Seriously... I play Wow. If I went out and started running around in my fuzzy legwarmers and taking a sword to random people, I sure hope people wouldn't say it's because Im a Tauren hunter and Im reenacting my character on WOW. Dumbasses.



If I did that it would mean I f**king lost it..... the game didnt make me do it.



I played grand theft auto as a child and never stole a car.... so um, yeah.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
Dec 17th '12
Quoting Mama C~:" Other than being 18 and over recomendations should there be more laws put in place for video games that ... [snip!] ... Obviously video games, or any other object do not kill but is it adding to the rising problems of gun violene in general?"


My husband plays video games, some have violence.. he doesn't play anything horrible like Grand theft auto or any of that though. We wouldn't have that type of stuff in our house. But he plays other games that have war and violence.. However he doesn't play video games around our son. Only at our sons nap or bed time. We don't allow our son to play or watch others play video games.. when he's older we will let him but we will be strict on what he plays. We are also strict with tv. He had no tv till he was 2, when he turned 2 we decided he only gets tv on weekends. So that's how it goes here..