In the states it is common knowledge that Hilary Clinton and other major politicians would like to see the demise of all violent video-games. There are a number of controversial issues that arise when this subject is brought up. One of these is that most of the major developers reside in America, where most of the controversy also resides. Many who would argue against the political party would state, "Many children take the games seriously and act out what they have done in their games".
Here at aquamac we are interested in the opinions of our members so what I put to you is this: what is your take on the situation? Feel free to post below your opinions, feelings and stories about violent games.
If you are upset by this controversial issue then please PM me and I will do my best to discuss it with you and do what is necessary to reassure you.
And he was a little spanish flea, A star he thought he'd be, l ike the chipmunks he'd seen on TV.
people are always worried about something..... i found alot of films in the early nineties most disturbing and yet the violent crime rate has not risen since then (working on the logic that kids growing up on this stuff would be out smashing heads by now).... infact over the last 30 years films have got progressively more violent and over the same period the violent crime rate has slowly declined. kids like outrageous things... its a laugh for them... i'm sure its the same with these games...longterm harmful effects=0
the sickos and psychos of this world would still be the way they are, even if we all watched neighbours, played supermario and went to church......
Bought Halo for Mac on Wednesday & finished it on Sunday.
Had originally obtained it for evaluating graphics cards for Macs, but it turned out to be a great game anyway. Played right through with a 7800GS on a MDD with everything maxed out (OK it is a Dual 1.5).
It's not as dark or spooky as Half Life 2 (which I also liked on PC) but I can thoroughly give this the thumbs up if you have a reasonably powerfull mac. Shame there is no Halo 2 for mac.
I see that Quake 4 is out for mac, never played Quake before, might have to give this a go. Generally I don't play computer games, don't have time, must stop.........
Post by koyaanisqatsi on Apr 22, 2006 12:19:31 GMT
there was a case recently where a teenage girl had been playing online rollplaying games.... she started to believe she was several of the characters in the game... the article i read was trying to say the games were somehow at fault.... when in reality she was obviously ill... and maybe without the games it would have taken longer for her family to notice and get her the help she needed.