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    What do you think of this?

    Human Rights Groups are calling for Video Games such as Call of Duty and Far Cry to observe humanitarian laws and human rights in their games, (full story HERE ).

    What do you guys think?

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    People don't play games because they are like 'the normal world'. I play them to escape it.

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    i can see their point to a degree but games are about escapism and not worrying about consequences. Most people can tell the difference betwwen a game and reality and dont go round tesco with ak47's in real life but in a game its fun and i would wager from a psycological point of view quite good at relieving stress. Take it to the extreme and in say a racing game have a crash then you spend hours filling out insurance forms.

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    Does that mean Risk the board game will be banned? What about Monopoly, for profiteering!

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    I don't even want to start thinking about the ethical conotations of whack a mole

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Does that mean Risk the board game will be banned? What about Monopoly, for profiteering!
    how about hungry hungry hippos for encouraging people to eat too much lol

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    The day they incorporate ultra realistic rules of engagement is the day i stop playing, as I dont want to play as a british soldier and look out for americans firing at me as well as insurgents....

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    What a waste of money this study was.


    Here is my study into video games summarised in five words:

    IT IS NOT REAL LIFE.

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    perhaps the ultra realism will affect the scenarios so we have to invade Iraq for oil.....oops i meant WMDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    IT IS NOT REAL LIFE.
    Try telling the chav on the corner that

    They think we all will become phsycomaniac killers from playing these games, don't they realise we're not all like those americans?

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    It's yet again the media looking for a scapegoat - that scapegoat being the gamer (again).

    I've now taken to occasionally wearing t-shirts that proclaim 'video games made me do it'

    There seems to be a crusade from some that think we should never play them as we're all obviuosly being trained to be k!ller$.

    Actually - to look at the list there... There's only really one genre! Classic one-sidedness from the media again, bravo.

    I'll stop there as if I carry on any further I'll end up getting this moved behind the red door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    It's yet again the media looking for a scapegoat - that scapegoat being the gamer (again).

    I've now taken to occasionally wearing t-shirts that proclaim 'video games made me do it'

    There seems to be a crusade from some that think we should never play them as we're all obviuosly being trained to be k!ller$.

    Actually - to look at the list there... There's only really one genre! Classic one-sidedness from the media again, bravo.

    I'll stop there as if I carry on any further I'll end up getting this moved behind the red door!
    Where can I get one of those t-shirts! Lol!

    This issue seems to come up time and time again, and each time it fizzles out because there's no solid evidence to link violence in games to violence in real life.

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    3 words.

    ITS - A - GAME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    3 words.

    ITS - A - GAME!
    Erm, that's 4 words, if you get the punctuation right...

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