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    Saw this at the TWC and googled an article:

    http://kotaku.com/5160608/brazilian-...sega-light-gun

    So, I think this shows that video games cause a glorification of crime and violence, and need to be banned if Brazil's high levels of crime are to be dealt with.
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    If he needed money he should have sold the light gun...

    These things are now quite rare and collectible. I ll bet you good money that half of the orgahs are so young that they will need to google 'master system' to find out what it is...

    ...I feel so old.
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    It is hillarious to me that an avid gamer would post this on a gaming forum, joking or not. :P
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    In a racial conflict I'd have no problem popping off some negroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuk View Post
    It is hillarious to me that an avid gamer would post this on a gaming forum, joking or not. :P
    Who said I'm an avid gamer? Now that you mention it, I've never seen you outside the Tavern!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyfelwyr View Post
    Who said I'm an avid gamer? Now that you mention it, I've never seen you outside the Tavern!
    You ll be surprised as to many old tavern patrons rarely set foot outside the tavern...

    ..We come for the game, we stay for the crazy republicans/hippie liberals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyfelwyr View Post
    Who said I'm an avid gamer? Now that you mention it, I've never seen you outside the Tavern!
    lol, I sometimes venture outside. :P I actually used to post only in the MTW and RTW sections, but then I had to see what the Backroom was all about, and then...you know the rest. :P
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    In a racial conflict I'd have no problem popping off some negroes.

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    Seconded.

    Started here at Uni, now free time is far more constrained. BUt I can still be in the Tavern during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasoforos View Post
    You ll be surprised as to many old tavern patrons rarely set foot outside the tavern...

    ..We come for the game, we stay for the crazy republicans/hippie liberals
    I think this is happening to me, is there any way out???

    It's got real bad since ETW won't work properly on my PC.

    Makes me want to go and bludgeon someone to death with my keyboard.

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    Violent video games do not cause aggression.

    Many, many other studies out there that have reached the same conclusion. Just google them some time.
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    I blame punch and judy...

    All serial killers wacthed a punch and judy show!!

    Stop the violence... end punch and judy!

    on the off topic point... i rarely venture outside the tavern.. though i have a little look in stw forum and i am intrested in ETW forums quite a bit... it is mainly the tavern that keeps me here...

    I don't think violent video games send people over the edge... it occasionally may give some crazy people ideas but my guess would be the movies would be better at it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasoforos View Post
    If he needed money he should have sold the light gun...

    These things are now quite rare and collectible. I ll bet you good money that half of the orgahs are so young that they will need to google 'master system' to find out what it is...

    ...I feel so old.
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    AGLKAHSDLKA THIS MAKES ME SO MAD I JUST WANT TO KILL SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

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    Maybe he thought the old lady wouldn't be able to recognize it?
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    I have yet to hear one good, fact supported argument on how video games increase violence among kids.
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    I can see how violent video-games can pull an already unstable person over the edge, same for violent movies, think of these two teens that murdered a toddler after watching Child's Play. Every serial-killer was inspired by something no? I also think it isn't that unlikely that violent people play violent video-games. Banning no there is a clear age rating slapped on games, user discretion. People should just come to terms with tragedy's happening, it can't be prevented suck it up.

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    I think at least most of these people are so mentally unhinged that it doesn't take much... even going back a few hundred years ago we have serial killers... what where they inspired by... books ?

    And then you can go back before books... what was the violence inspired by then... overly violent cave drawings ?
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    Sure, but just laughing of that ultra-violent videogames might have something to do with it, how far a stretch is it really, violent people playing violent videogames, extreme violence is erotic, it's primal. I think that in the end it's all sexual frustration and that any media will do, that includes videogames.

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    Violence on television and on video games is one of the more heavily researched social science phenomena. If you REALLY wish, I can start to dig up some of the academic studies on the subject.

    In general, most of this research indicates that television and video game violence does "amp" up those who watch it for a period of time thereafter and does provide some level of desensitization to violence. Both of these effects are moderate, not sweeping in their impact. No support has been shown for tv/vid games as a CAUSE of violence and no support is has been shown for the idea that tv/vid game violence sweeps out a person's sense of right and wrong or culturally/familialy implanted inhibitions against violence.

    At worst, it can help desensitize and "encourage" violence in someone who is already heading towards that choice anyway -- it will NOT make the choice for them.
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    I am not saying it does, but I wouldn't dismiss any influence that early and most of all easily. Again, violent people like violent entertainment, if you are already a bit of, then the chainsaw stealth-kiss might just seem inspiring.

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    What's with all these stupid replies? Can't you take a thread seriously?!?!

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    I would say it's influences from parent figures and friends that cause most of these problems, violent games are exactly that, games, a game isn't real life and everyone those that, well put aside a few fruit loops and everyone knows that anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Ares777 View Post
    I would say it's influences from parent figures and friends that cause most of these problems, violent games are exactly that, games, a game isn't real life and everyone those that, well put aside a few fruit loops and everyone knows that anyway.
    I agree. Parents and friends must also be banned. Children should be raised by the state and only allowed to play approved educative video games.

    EDIT: That thought just sent a shiver down my spine, especially the last part. Gah!
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    OMG! What a ******* psychopath! That is one of the most disturbing things I have every read.
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    I think all children that engage in crime will have to play Katamari Damacy. Everything will be fixed then.
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    I think we should just pick some random schools, give all the children weapons, and make them fight to the death, Battle Royal stlye.
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    I would also like to say that my lego figures used to have some horrific fight... thanks to legs heads and body's being detachable from each other you could be left with a messy scene... the losers where also usualy imprisoned in horrific conditions...

    Ban the lego!!

    Im sure i used to be an imaginaary solider or cowboy sometimes as well, making a gun shape with my hand and shooting noises... so easily amused...

    Ban children imaginations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleGrizzly View Post
    ...Ban children imaginations!
    We have Ritalin for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishFish View Post
    Didn't Greece inadvertenly ban games once?

    Of course we did!

    Well basically it was legal to sell them but illegal to play them for 3-4 days.


    Our wise and really old dinosaurs of MP's wanted to pass a law that would prohibit 'fruit machines' in arcades because it encouraged uncontrolled gambling on easily tampered with machines. So they made a law that banned playing electronic games that have a 'luck element' outside casinos and voila we banned video games!

    I believe it is one of the best examples of how the ones who govern a country have no touch with the reality of the country.

    When they realized what they did they amended the law amongst widespread laughter by the general populace. Judging by how unlawful we are many people probably felt sad that games were legalized once more. Nothing better than the thrill you get by playing a game of minesweeper behind the cops' nose.
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    Ban Video Games? Why not Ban Lego's? Toy Soliders?

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