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November 16, 2012


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Violent video games

TurkEvulture Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
With the mass killing in Norway still in our memory, we as a population are left uneasy, totally wary of another such attack. With violent video games on the market and in many, many houses, violent video games seem the be the killer's training technique. So I ask the question: should violent video games, realistic first-person shooters like Call of Duty, be outlawed? And what kind of an effect do you think realistic shooters have on kids?

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TempusNexus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There isn't a tangible and sustainable link between Video games and murder. Most of the most famous killers in history lived in a time before the modern FPS. The way violence works now is a product of a shifting society, not a rise in FPS games.
mondu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Do you have evidence that links violent games to violent behavior?
bolainmarsh11 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
According to me, violent video games should not be allowed. Most of these video games only teach violence to our kids.
JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
then we should ban religion. By your logic, its inspired more killings than anything else.

your from pakistan, tell me, who kills more people, die hard video gamers, or die hard religious followers?

Who lies more?

Who gives false testimony against their fellow man more?

who really steals more?

who threatens more people?

At least video gamers know the game is fiction, and it ends when you turn it off.
Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Yes, but the argument to ban religion is actually valid.
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said.
ShadowAngel3 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I certainly don't think so. In fact, contrary to popular belief, statistics show that since the arrival of violent video games, crime has actually dropped by at least 10%. Only a psycho would be inspired by a video game to go kill people. The thing is, though, it's usually these guys who make the headlines and give gamers and violent games a bad name.
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, statistics show that since all the folks that went gaga over the releases of Halo 3 and Halo Reach didn't go out an kill people, since we're actually chatting on the internet about one crazy guy as opposed to bathing in blood as a result of all the Halo-fueled serial killers out in the world.

Seriously, if there was any truth to your statement whatsoever, we should have been seeing a 1000% increase in serial killers over the last decade or so.

Crazies are made by mental crippling, not art. (And yes, video games are art.)
Zazill Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a 1000% increase in serial killers, but in killers with the intent of completing a killing spree, since your're mostly awarded for your kill streak in FPS games
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Got the stats for that?
'Cause otherwise you're just speaking in favour of potentially crippling an art form.
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