General Chat Thread, Video Gamers Unable To Distinguish Fantasy from Reality in General; Go go gadget Daily Fail!
How video games blur real life boundaries and prompt thoughts of 'violent solutions' to players' ...
21st September 2011, 02:04 PM #1
Video Gamers Unable To Distinguish Fantasy from Reality
Go go gadget Daily Fail!
How video games blur real life boundaries and prompt thoughts of 'violent solutions' to players' problems | Mail Online
Not much needs to be said here, really, does it? It's obviously nonsense, it's just equal parts hilarious and tragic how stupid it is, and how seriously it will be taken by some.
Marvellous rebuttal here, even if refuting the study is like shooting fish in a barrel: Fantasy And Reality: Can Gamers Tell? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
On a related note, then: how many have you have had this happen to you? I know that after GTA3 was out, I walked through a quiet car park one evening on my way to the pub and found myself scanning for nice cars to take, and too much Eve (and not enough sleep) has left me thinking I can move freely along a three-dimensional axis, gravity be damned. But I've certainly never failed to tell the real world from the flashy lights of my PC games.
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21st September 2011, 02:09 PM #2
ah, bless the quote is from the mail, aka the daily reactionary.
21st September 2011, 02:16 PM #3
there have been two or three stories on the mail website involving
"X shot Y in grand theft auto style massacre" or
"X drove into a wall like in "grand theft auto" game"
it seems any time there is a violent incident its likened to grand theft auto.
cant wait for the "boy, 6 taken to hospital with coins in stomach and pipe up rectum in "mario" style rampage" story to run
21st September 2011, 02:16 PM #4
Haven't you heard? Imagination is evil! Don't imagine things, because that is just as bad as actually doing it! Don't play GTA for 5 hours then go out and imagine robbing cars or you might as well do it! Don't play Doom then walk down dark alleys imagining blowing the heads off vicious space monsters, or you might as well actually do it! Cease and desist with your imagination, take everything literally and don't dare to question the bounds of reality, or else you'll be damned to hell!
Of course I'm joking. I often walk around after having played CoD and pick out what would be awesome sniper spots in the real world. I do not, however, climb up to those spots, pull out a sniper rifle and start shooting people. That would be crazy.
Personally I think the real danger is reading too many red top papers, that will make you want to go out on a murderous rampage...
21st September 2011, 02:16 PM #5
They are complaining about thought crimes now?
EDIT - And technically the most dangerous games are the least violent. Not everyone can acquire a rocket launcher to copy Quake but anyone can get a car to copy Forza 3...
Now back to making seating plans so kids arrive in groups of 4, sit in a line and disappear.
Last edited by CAM; 21st September 2011 at 02:20 PM.
21st September 2011, 02:19 PM #6
Awwww, the Daily Mail's "let's blame..." dart has yet again landed on computer games...
Thanks to korifugi from:
tech_guy (21st September 2011)
21st September 2011, 02:21 PM #7
But just imagine the other side...
Originally Posted by MK-2
"England Footballer scores 15 goals in Pro Evo Soccer rampage"...
21st September 2011, 02:23 PM #8
"Hamilton Places Second, Blames 13 Year Old on PS3 in Scunthorpe"
Originally Posted by korifugi
21st September 2011, 02:23 PM #9
and before video games that made me want to murder the terminally stupid it was tv/films/books id suggest that having and acting on thoughts are 2 separate things and while i might daydream about mowing down certain people in a warthog im not going to do it (well at least not untill i can afford one lol). Infact id say its stress relieving as surely its better for me to mow down sprites in gta than drive my car through the centre of leeds doing the same?
21st September 2011, 02:24 PM #10
I did like the way they somehow linked last week's tragic submarine incident to Grand Theft Auto. There hasn't been a new GTA game in what, 4 years? And there has never been a submarine mission in any of them? But something bad happened so it must somehow be blamed on computer games, and the only game the Daily Mail can ever remember the name of is Grand Theft Auto, so it must have been its fault again.
Agreed that driving games are the most dangerous. Reminds me of Adam & Joe complaining about driving arcade games in service stations, back in t'day.
21st September 2011, 02:24 PM #11
What's far more dangerous to society is sitting in work day dreaming about play XYZ new game.
Butters, there's a fire! *Sits daydreaming about BF3*
21st September 2011, 02:24 PM #12
Ah, The Daily Wail - when was the last time they produced some serious journalism? 1902? Ever? Answers on an internet forum that discusses death metal and flower arranging for kleptomaniac grandmothers please. I'm sure there's one out there somewhere.
21st September 2011, 02:26 PM #13
"Bin Laden's followers blame spawncamping American"
Originally Posted by LosOjos
4 Thanks to korifugi:
LosOjos (21st September 2011), Rydra (28th September 2011), sonofsanta (21st September 2011), X-13 (23rd September 2011)
21st September 2011, 02:28 PM #14
I dunno about you, but I often have the urge to chase pigs with a sword, build a furnace out of cobblestone I mined with a pickaxe made of wood gathered from punching a tree. I then like to jump into the sea to chase squids, so i can punch them and steal their ink sacs to use to dye wool i acquire by punching sheep...
Yes, games control me.
21st September 2011, 02:29 PM #15
companies destroys rural areas in minecraft style rampage
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