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Old 10-23-2007, 02:20 PM   #21
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I guess the bottom line is that the game probably contributed, but was not THE cause.
I agree with that. It isn't THE cause, but most likely contributed some.
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Found a link to the story.
There are 2 other links on this page too.

http://tmcnews.blogspot.com/
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Yes! There it is! Thanks!
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Video games don't cause this.
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Yes! There it is! Thanks!
No problem. I am at work, so I figure it makes sense to do something productive.
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But yes, over exposure to "anythign" can have a negative effect.
Heck, trying interrupting a sports fan during "the big game"
You may experience some violence.
That right there says it all. The person reacts the way they think they should to get back to their crutch, as with any addiction. Take beer away from a drunk, take cigarettes away from a smoker. Crack away from an addict?

Parents fault, through and through, as they LET the kid get addicted. They LET his mind become dependent on another form of reality. Let 'em play, just don't let 'em play all day(until they are 16 or so)
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Psychologically, when you play a game such as Halo or other types of shooting games over a period of time, you become trained by reflex to react to what the game wants you to do. Police are trained in a similar manner where they have to use their instinct and reflex to shoot the perp should he/she pose a threat. They repeat this procedure over and over so that they train themselves to react by reflex in these types of situations.

I'm sure that there were many fights over this game and allot of resentment from the kid because of it. When you need to feed an addiction, weather it be drugs, alchohol, smokes, or a game in this case, you would almost do anything to get it.

I feel that this has been brewing over a long period of time, and who knows if the kid was thinking of his parent when he was playing the game saying "I will shoot them if they try and take the game away again"

Needless to say, this was an extreme way to handle a bad situation. The kid needs help, but I also think that the game had some influence on him too.
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I'm so sick of hearing games blamed for incidents like these on a constant basis. The way I see it, it'* the parents/guardians responsibility to keep the kids grounded in reality.

Condiering games like this have a rating that requires an 18 year old or older to buy it, where are these kids getting them from? If the parents are so concerned about what their kids are playing then check their game collection. Call a game store or use the web to get info as to what type of game this is. Parents can even READ THE GAME BOX to get an idea of the game'* content.

I watched a mother go off because her son had Grand Theft Auto 3, oddly enough she was the one that bought it and never once looked at the box to see what kind of rating or content it had.

I also look at the fact that when I was a kid I had fear of parents, that overrode outside influences. There was always a voice that sounded like my parents, it said "do it and see what I do to you". That usually readjusted my thinking on the spot.

Do games cause kids to do stupid/dangerous stuff? No more than some of the cartoons and kid shows they absorb on a constant basis. Anyone remember seeing cartoons pull guns and shoot each other? I do. Anyone remember seeing cartoons flung off cliffs and hit by cars, bricks, etc? I do.

Sorry for the long rant, but this is just one of those topics that make me wanna shake parents and ask "where is your head at".
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I'm so sick of hearing games blamed for incidents like these on a constant basis. The way I see it, it'* the parents/guardians responsibility to keep the kids grounded in reality.

Condiering games like this have a rating that requires an 18 year old or older to buy it, where are these kids getting them from? If the parents are so concerned about what their kids are playing then check their game collection. Call a game store or use the web to get info as to what type of game this is. Parents can even READ THE GAME BOX to get an idea of the game'* content.

I watched a mother go off because her son had Grand Theft Auto 3, oddly enough she was the one that bought it and never once looked at the box to see what kind of rating or content it had.

I also look at the fact that when I was a kid I had fear of parents, that overrode outside influences. There was always a voice that sounded like my parents, it said "do it and see what I do to you". That usually readjusted my thinking on the spot.

Do games cause kids to do stupid/dangerous stuff? No more than some of the cartoons and kid shows they absorb on a constant basis. Anyone remember seeing cartoons pull guns and shoot each other? I do. Anyone remember seeing cartoons flung off cliffs and hit by cars, bricks, etc? I do.

Sorry for the long rant, but this is just one of those topics that make me wanna shake parents and ask "where is your head at".
Looney Tunes cartoons were pretty darned violent, and we all turned out okay.

But, yeah, most parents have no idea what there kids are into.
My 8 yr olds mother is horrible out that, she doesn't realize some things just aren't meant for kids.

Drives me and the wife nuts.
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Condiering games like this have a rating that requires an 18 year old or older to buy it, where are these kids getting them from? If the parents are so concerned about what their kids are playing then check their game collection. Call a game store or use the web to get info as to what type of game this is. Parents can even READ THE GAME BOX to get an idea of the game'* content.
BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! This is where you are wrong. How many video game places have you seen that actually don't sell to kids under 18? I sure haven't found any. I saw a little boy about 2 years ago buy a copy of Vice City at GameStop. Cashier verify his age? No. This is not the only time I have witnessed this, as I had a friend that worked for Babbages. He asked them "Do we have to verify age for 18+ games?" Manager replied with "Nope. Don't worry about it."

Sorry to come onto you the wrong way, but not all Video game stores are honest.
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