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    Default Say Bye Bye to Jack Thompson

    Most of you know him as the crazy lawyer who is against Rockstar games believing that video games are the cause of crimes in today's youth. Well now you can start saying good bye to him.

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    The guy's a psycho, actually. I won't miss him. Hope he really goes away.
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    I wonder what his take is in the True Crime game? :P

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    Heh, One down billions to go... when will they learn that games dont cause violence, people do.... Violent video games are a good outlet for people because no one gets hurt...

    I love his statement that "GTA Trained the 18 year old to be a killer"... If this where true then why doesnt the militery use video games to train people... oh wait because it doesnt do anything!!, all they ended up doing was makeing a half way decent FPS.

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    I don't consider video games even as an "outlet" of violence. Usually I just find the violence funny. It's the interactivity, graphics, and general gameplay that get me hooked.

    In the past, when I was playing Mortal Kombat with friends, we used to have a good laugh each time someone managed to pull of a fatality. It was just too violent to be of any concern. It was just funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikos
    I don't consider video games even as an "outlet" of violence. Usually I just find the violence funny. It's the interactivity, graphics, and general gameplay that get me hooked.

    In the past, when I was playing Mortal Kombat with friends, we used to have a good laugh each time someone managed to pull of a fatality. It was just too violent to be of any concern. It was just funny.
    Yes, now because you played and probly still play violent video games, do you find yourself to be more agressive or do you kill people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hakira
    Yes, now because you played and probly still play violent video games, do you find yourself to be more agressive or do you kill people?
    Not many.

    There will always be people with mental problems. Would these people kill if there were no video games? Probably yes. They would just state some other lame excuse for their violent behavior.
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    And we can say exactly the same thing for the violent movies on the TV... The people with mental problems don't necessary need a catalyst to act.
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    From an educated point of view (I did a bit of psychology), there is conflicting evidence as to whether violent games and movies make us more violent in real life. Most crazy ppl don't even bother with T.V or pc games. Can you imagine a person making plans depending on a game? it don't seem realistic to me.
    There have been studies, but nothing concrete on the issue.

    Personally, I don't think by playing a fighting game for a couple of hours a day, or watching a violent movie (Sin City??), is gonna make me screwed up in the head. Only, a nutty person is gonna be seriously influenced by violent films and games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al1uk
    From an educated point of view (I did a bit of psychology), there is conflicting evidence as to whether violent games and movies make us more violent in real life. Most crazy ppl don't even bother with T.V or pc games. Can you imagine a person making plans depending on a game? it don't seem realistic to me.
    There have been studies, but nothing concrete on the issue.

    Personally, I don't think by playing a fighting game for a couple of hours a day, or watching a violent movie (Sin City??), is gonna make me screwed up in the head. Only, a nutty person is gonna be seriously influenced by violent films and games.
    Hehe, another psychology person, I have a minor in it, so I kinda know what your talking about, where you refuring to the study with the children and the violent cartoons? What they conlcuded from that is some kid react to the cartoons miss jugdeing them as reality, but what he's trying to make is that a mature adult can be influnced by such a thing. I dont know of any study of violent video games that tested on a mature adult, I do know there was one on adalesence and it came back inconclusive because some where affected other had no affect. So Im still wondering what they keep basing their arguments off of...

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