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(NJ.com)   New Jersey assemblywoman wants to ban violent video games from public places like bowling alleys and movie theaters. Our long Mortal Kombat nightmare is nearly over   (nj.com) divider line 160
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2013-04-12 10:01:17 AM  

PanicMan: Mortal Kombat doesn't make people violent.  You know what does?  Golden Tee Golf.


So much this!

or this game.

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farking tsetse flies!
 
2013-04-12 10:01:55 AM  

PanicMan: Mortal Kombat doesn't make people violent.  You know what does?  Golden Tee Golf.


That's mostly because it's really drunk frat guys that tend to play that game...

Back when i was a bartender there was always a line of douche bags with popped collar polos and cotton baseball hats with torn brims waiting to play that game, and they were always shiat faced by the time they got to the game... By 10pm it seemed like it was less about accuracy and more about who could smash the ball the farthest, and that meant who could smack the screen more like a confused gorilla the hardest...
 
2013-04-12 10:02:12 AM  
BAN PINBALL!!!!!!

IT IS VIOLENT TO BUMPERS AND FLIPPERS!

OH, WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE BUMPERS AND FLIPPERS!
 
2013-04-12 10:02:24 AM  
Can these same bowlings alleys and such show Rated R/NC17 movies on internal TV systems? Also, it seems like such a waste of time, money, and energy, I would hazard to guess a really high % of kids who play "violent" video games at an arcade also have some sort of game system at home.

I don't know about the constitutionality of it. But it don't understand the value of it at all.
 
2013-04-12 10:03:25 AM  
Ah, Northern New Jersey. It's pretty much a given that she's on the take.
 
2013-04-12 10:07:14 AM  

CeroX: Sigh... why am I not surprised by the fact that she has a D by her name?


I had to check if it was a "D" or an "R."

If it was a Republican, I'd know she was trolling a la Wayne LaPierre.  If it was a Democrat, I'd know she was stupid.

Not sure if trolling or just stupid?  Wonder no more: stupid.  I'd have been disappointed either way.
 
2013-04-12 10:07:22 AM  

mrshowrules: Silly Jesus: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

1/10

So now I'm trolling.  Violent video games in terms of access to kids should be treated no differently than porn.  A kid should not be able to walk up to a TV screen in a mall and watch porn then or see video game or movie representing recreational murder.

If you are a parent and want to rent porn for you kids or Mortal Kombat, go for it.  Otherwise a State/City by-law putting rules on these games being played/viewed in public is perfectly reasonable.


I like the idea of jailing kids for another reason. They are trully our enemy. Lock them up I say. Your cause is rightous. Carry on good man.
 
2013-04-12 10:08:43 AM  

miss diminutive: Gergesa: I hear in Canada Mortal Kombat was outlawed because so many people were allying themselves with Elder Gods and ripping people's heads off.

I can confirm this rumour. The game warped our young, impressionable minds to a terrible extent. Now, whenever I perform oral sex on a man I hear the words "FINISH HIM" booming inside my brain.

[www.empireonline.com image 850x161]


Well now...
 
2013-04-12 10:08:51 AM  

mrshowrules: MichiganFTL: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

Parents don't supervise their kids at home playing these games, so I doubt that'd work. Does anyone parent anymore? Or is it more of a "JWoww and Bieber will do it for me" kinda mentality we have going on...

I have two kids and we are very careful.  I don't shield them from everything but I never let them use the computer or TV unsupervised without the proper controls.


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Good luck with that.
 
2013-04-12 10:09:49 AM  

factoryconnection: CeroX: Sigh... why am I not surprised by the fact that she has a D by her name?

I had to check if it was a "D" or an "R."

If it was a Republican, I'd know she was trolling a la Wayne LaPierre.  If it was a Democrat, I'd know she was stupid.

Not sure if trolling or just stupid?  Wonder no more: stupid.  I'd have been disappointed either way.


Both sides of the political aisle have tried to ban video games because it's easy vote pandering
 
2013-04-12 10:10:01 AM  

miss diminutive: Gergesa: I hear in Canada Mortal Kombat was outlawed because so many people were allying themselves with Elder Gods and ripping people's heads off.

I can confirm this rumour. The game warped our young, impressionable minds to a terrible extent. Now, whenever I perform oral sex on a man I hear the words "FINISH HIM" booming inside my brain.

[www.empireonline.com image 850x161]


How you doing?

/I've got a whole roll of quarters with your name on it.
 
2013-04-12 10:10:22 AM  

computerguyUT: New Jersey?  Are you kidding?  They see more violence driving to Wal Mart that I see in 10 hours of Borderlands.


While on a solo road trip from Florida to New England, I stopped at a Wal-Mart in New Jersey. Your statement is 100% accurate.

/There really is a stench in NJ - I noticed it as I approached the PA/NJ border.
 
2013-04-12 10:11:47 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: mrshowrules: MichiganFTL: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

Parents don't supervise their kids at home playing these games, so I doubt that'd work. Does anyone parent anymore? Or is it more of a "JWoww and Bieber will do it for me" kinda mentality we have going on...

I have two kids and we are very careful.  I don't shield them from everything but I never let them use the computer or TV unsupervised without the proper controls.

[gonzotown.files.wordpress.com image 436x291]
Good luck with that.


I'm Canadian.  My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15.  The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.
 
2013-04-12 10:11:52 AM  

mrshowrules: A kid should not be able to walk up to a TV screen in a mall and watch porn then or see video game or movie representing recreational murder.


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2013-04-12 10:12:37 AM  

mrshowrules: StoPPeRmobile: mrshowrules: MichiganFTL: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

Parents don't supervise their kids at home playing these games, so I doubt that'd work. Does anyone parent anymore? Or is it more of a "JWoww and Bieber will do it for me" kinda mentality we have going on...

I have two kids and we are very careful.  I don't shield them from everything but I never let them use the computer or TV unsupervised without the proper controls.

[gonzotown.files.wordpress.com image 436x291]
Good luck with that.

I'm Canadian.  My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15.  The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.


Winning!
 
2013-04-12 10:12:41 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: mrshowrules: Silly Jesus: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

1/10

So now I'm trolling.  Violent video games in terms of access to kids should be treated no differently than porn.  A kid should not be able to walk up to a TV screen in a mall and watch porn then or see video game or movie representing recreational murder.

If you are a parent and want to rent porn for you kids or Mortal Kombat, go for it.  Otherwise a State/City by-law putting rules on these games being played/viewed in public is perfectly reasonable.

I like the idea of jailing kids for another reason. They are trully our enemy. Lock them up I say. Your cause is rightous. Carry on good man.


Wut?
 
2013-04-12 10:15:15 AM  
Why are you guys so against banning violent video games?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games saves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games that do nothing but promote violent behavior in order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games.
 
2013-04-12 10:15:29 AM  

mrshowrules: I'm Canadian. My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15. The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.


Are you shiatfaced right now?
 
2013-04-12 10:17:43 AM  

Farce-Side: Why are you guys so against banning violent video games?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games saves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games that do nothing but promote violent behavior in order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games.


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2013-04-12 10:18:31 AM  

scottydoesntknow: mrshowrules: I'm Canadian. My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15. The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.

Are you shiatfaced right now?


I'm hoping he'll stop with booze-handling skills and allow someone else to teach them grammar rules.
 
2013-04-12 10:18:40 AM  

Farce-Side: Why are you guys so against banning violent video games?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games saves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games that do nothing but promote violent behavior in order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games.


www.evolvefish.com
 
2013-04-12 10:22:15 AM  

scottydoesntknow: mrshowrules: Silly Jesus: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

1/10

So now I'm trolling.  Violent video games in terms of access to kids should be treated no differently than porn.  A kid should not be able to walk up to a TV screen in a mall and watch porn then or see video game or movie representing recreational murder.

If you are a parent and want to rent porn for you kids or Mortal Kombat, go for it.  Otherwise a State/City by-law putting rules on these games being played/viewed in public is perfectly reasonable.

Then be a farking parent and ensure your kid isn't watching this. Commercial establishments are not responsible for your crotchfruit, no matter how much you wish they were.

Guess what? When I was a kid and had to go into a gas station, my eyes always went to the dirty magazine rack. My mom would grab my hand and pull me away so I couldn't figure out what was behind the wrapping. That's parenting. If you don't want your kids to look at violent games or porn, then be a farking parent and make sure they can't see it.


Hey, let's have stripper day at the park while we are at it.  Obviously, a parent needs some controls/mechanisms to protect what there child is exposed to outside of their home.   You have to draw the line somewhere.  Requiring stores to conceal fashion magazines versus not allowing billboards of Sasha Grey getting a double-penetration on the side of the high way.

So where do you draw the line.  Society has already determined (more or less) what constitutes mature content which a parent should be able to decide if they want their kid to see or not.  Porn or a movie like Saw for instance won't permit a child under-aged to see it without parental consent.

Basically a law (I suggest is reasonable) seems to be an extension of that principle.  If a child can't (without a parent) walk into a movie theater in a mall and watch this, they shouldn't be able to walk into a video game store or arcade without a parent and watch/play this.  Why is that complicated or unreasonable?
 
2013-04-12 10:22:44 AM  
Nice to know that amusement parks, movie theaters, bowling allies, retail stories are public places.
 
2013-04-12 10:22:54 AM  

MichiganFTL: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

Parents don't supervise their kids at home playing these games, so I doubt that'd work. Does anyone parent anymore? Or is it more of a "JWoww and Bieber will do it for me" kinda mentality we have going on...


THIS. I once saw a mother (and I use the term loosely) buy their son, who looked about 6, Army of Two.

/yes yes I know, anecdotal evidence bla bla bla
 
2013-04-12 10:25:42 AM  

scottydoesntknow: mrshowrules: I'm Canadian. My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15. The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.

Are you shiatfaced right now?


That's how we spell those terms in Canada.  Like "colour" and "honour".  Ya, that's the ticket.   Your racist.
 
2013-04-12 10:29:14 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Both sides of the political aisle have tried to ban video games because it's easy vote pandering


Oh, yes, naturally.  I guess I should have said "the rationale" was trolling or just stupid.

AgentKGB: THIS. I once saw a mother (and I use the term loosely) buy their son, who looked about 6, Army of Two.

/yes yes I know, anecdotal evidence bla bla bla


My 5-year-old came home from a sleepover a few months back and he kept saying "Ashoken!  Ashoken!  Sonic Boom!  Sonic Boom!" while doing little kung-fu pantomimes.  The kung-fu was nothing new, but the sound effects sounded oddly familiar.

I finally realized that he was mispronouncing "Hadouken!" because he'd gotten to play "Super Street Fighter IV" at his friend's house.  I was ready for a "come to Jesus" talk with the mother, but it turns out that her ex-husband had mistakenly grabbed it thinking he was getting something else and that she'd returned it to GameStop as soon as she heard them playing it.

But to the ex-husband:  "Seriously, dude, WTF?"
 
2013-04-12 10:30:42 AM  
i.imgur.com

Could we print out graphs like this, roll them up and smack politicians on the nose when they open their mouths about violent video games?

 
2013-04-12 10:35:53 AM  

mrshowrules: Hey, let's have stripper day at the park while we are at it. Obviously, a parent needs some controls/mechanisms to protect what there child is exposed to outside of their home. You have to draw the line somewhere. Requiring stores to conceal fashion magazines versus not allowing billboards of Sasha Grey getting a double-penetration on the side of the high way.

So where do you draw the line. Society has already determined (more or less) what constitutes mature content which a parent should be able to decide if they want their kid to see or not. Porn or a movie like Saw for instance won't permit a child under-aged to see it without parental consent.

Basically a law (I suggest is reasonable) seems to be an extension of that principle. If a child can't (without a parent) walk into a movie theater in a mall and watch this, they shouldn't be able to walk into a video game store or arcade without a parent and watch/play this. Why is that complicated or unreasonable?


A) The whole "violent videogames make violent children!" argument is completely bunk. There is no association between violent videogames causing violent behavior. Yes, violent people are attracted to violent video games, but non-violent people are just as attracted to them.

B) It is YOUR job as a parent to teach your kids what is right and what is wrong. Not the government. You can only shield your kid for so long. They WILL be exposed to violence in the media and in real life. They WILL be exposed to sex, drugs, and rock & roll. If your child is negatively affected by any of those things, that falls entirely into your lap as a parent.

I've played hundreds of violent video games, watched thousands of hours of violent TV shows/movies, read thousands of pages of violent books, yet have never been violent toward a single person. You can't explain that!
 
2013-04-12 10:40:08 AM  

mrshowrules: scottydoesntknow: mrshowrules: Silly Jesus: mrshowrules: It would be perfectly reasonable to require parental supervision in areas with games like this.

1/10

So now I'm trolling.  Violent video games in terms of access to kids should be treated no differently than porn.  A kid should not be able to walk up to a TV screen in a mall and watch porn then or see video game or movie representing recreational murder.

If you are a parent and want to rent porn for you kids or Mortal Kombat, go for it.  Otherwise a State/City by-law putting rules on these games being played/viewed in public is perfectly reasonable.

Then be a farking parent and ensure your kid isn't watching this. Commercial establishments are not responsible for your crotchfruit, no matter how much you wish they were.

Guess what? When I was a kid and had to go into a gas station, my eyes always went to the dirty magazine rack. My mom would grab my hand and pull me away so I couldn't figure out what was behind the wrapping. That's parenting. If you don't want your kids to look at violent games or porn, then be a farking parent and make sure they can't see it.

Hey, let's have stripper day at the park while we are at it.  Obviously, a parent needs some controls/mechanisms to protect what there child is exposed to outside of their home.   You have to draw the line somewhere.  Requiring stores to conceal fashion magazines versus not allowing billboards of Sasha Grey getting a double-penetration on the side of the high way.

So where do you draw the line.  Society has already determined (more or less) what constitutes mature content which a parent should be able to decide if they want their kid to see or not.  Porn or a movie like Saw for instance won't permit a child under-aged to see it without parental consent.

Basically a law (I suggest is reasonable) seems to be an extension of that principle.  If a child can't (without a parent) walk into a movie theater in a mall and watch this, they shouldn't be able ...


Show evidence of harm (a link to a study will do) before you go an enact a law because it makes you feel better.
 
2013-04-12 10:40:14 AM  

factoryconnection: ElwoodCuse: Both sides of the political aisle have tried to ban video games because it's easy vote pandering

Oh, yes, naturally.  I guess I should have said "the rationale" was trolling or just stupid.

AgentKGB: THIS. I once saw a mother (and I use the term loosely) buy their son, who looked about 6, Army of Two.

/yes yes I know, anecdotal evidence bla bla bla

My 5-year-old came home from a sleepover a few months back and he kept saying "Ashoken!  Ashoken!  Sonic Boom!  Sonic Boom!" while doing little kung-fu pantomimes.  The kung-fu was nothing new, but the sound effects sounded oddly familiar.

I finally realized that he was mispronouncing "Hadouken!" because he'd gotten to play "Super Street Fighter IV" at his friend's house.  I was ready for a "come to Jesus" talk with the mother, but it turns out that her ex-husband had mistakenly grabbed it thinking he was getting something else and that she'd returned it to GameStop as soon as she heard them playing it.

But to the ex-husband:  "Seriously, dude, WTF?"


Eh? you had a problem with your 6 yr old playing street fighter? seriously?
 
2013-04-12 10:41:25 AM  

factoryconnection: ElwoodCuse: Both sides of the political aisle have tried to ban video games because it's easy vote pandering

Oh, yes, naturally.  I guess I should have said "the rationale" was trolling or just stupid.

AgentKGB: THIS. I once saw a mother (and I use the term loosely) buy their son, who looked about 6, Army of Two.

/yes yes I know, anecdotal evidence bla bla bla

My 5-year-old came home from a sleepover a few months back and he kept saying "Ashoken!  Ashoken!  Sonic Boom!  Sonic Boom!" while doing little kung-fu pantomimes.  The kung-fu was nothing new, but the sound effects sounded oddly familiar.

I finally realized that he was mispronouncing "Hadouken!" because he'd gotten to play "Super Street Fighter IV" at his friend's house.  I was ready for a "come to Jesus" talk with the mother, but it turns out that her ex-husband had mistakenly grabbed it thinking he was getting something else and that she'd returned it to GameStop as soon as she heard them playing it.

But to the ex-husband:  "Seriously, dude, WTF?"


What in the world did he think he was renting? I could understand if it was... "I went to rent a kid's game and the guy behind the counter screwed up and put the wrong disk in the case". I've had that happen before.
 
2013-04-12 10:49:43 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Farce-Side: Why are you guys so against banning violent video games?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games saves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games that do nothing but promote violent behavior in order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games.

[www.evolvefish.com image 350x212]


Ever try to find a scholarly source for that quote?

I have'nt.
 
2013-04-12 10:53:38 AM  

KrispyKritter: computerguyUT: New Jersey?  Are you kidding?  They see more violence driving to Wal Mart that I see in 10 hours of Borderlands.

delusional is not stereotype, it's delusional.

please resubmit with low hanging fruit comment on NJ pollution/air quality while ignoring that the manufacturing base of the state was a major benefactor to the growth of the nation. amazingly, pollution is an side effect of industry.


The very existence of Snooki and the rest of the genetic garbage from Jersey Shore completely negates any good that may have come out of New Jersey in the past.
 
2013-04-12 10:55:58 AM  

taxandspend: Farce-Side: Why are you guys so against banning violent video gamesguns?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games gunssaves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games  gunsthat do nothing but promote violent behavior America's violent gun culturein order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games (Except for that first amendment thingy as interrupted by the SCOTUS).


Wow, SCOTUS is interrupting amendments now?

But yea, that was kind of the point.  You know, that whole second amendment thingy, as interpreted by the SCOTUS?  Your way sounds just as ridiculous as mine.
 
2013-04-12 11:02:37 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Any game with a firearm in it, including the hunting simulators, should require a background check in the same database as the democrats are proposing for gun purchases. Let's not forget the Connecticut shooter honed his assault tactics with Call of Duty and Warcraft. And if it doesn't happen this round, you better believe it will next time the repubs control the government and another shooting happens. Turnabout is fair play, you dumbass rights-stripping liberals.


Warcraft? Was he a Night Elf Mohawk?
 
2013-04-12 11:02:53 AM  

PanicMan: Mortal Kombat doesn't make people violent.  You know what does?  Golden Tee Golf.


Why the hell is Golden Tee Golf always alarmingly close to the dart board?

Am I going to the wrong bars?
 
2013-04-12 11:02:58 AM  

scottydoesntknow: A) The whole "violent videogames make violent children!" argument is completely bunk. There is no association between violent videogames causing violent behavior. Yes, violent people are attracted to violent video games, but non-violent people are just as attracted to them.


Possibly but that doesn't matter.  It should be up to the parent.  Depends on the kids too.  I may not think it will make my kid into a murderer but I think there is content they are not ready for me to discuss with them yet in a way they can understand.  Took my son to the war museum the other day.  I had the time to discuss the important themes we saw.   If I'm walking around a mall and my son sees a scene of someone being tortured, I don't appreciate that and if it is being "represented" as a public place, it should be subject to rules related to what a kid can see without a parents approval.  You want to zone it as an adult area/business, that is fine.  Places in Europe has entire parts of the city off limits to children.  You can have adult malls if you want.  That's fine also but if you want to benefit from my children and my family as a revenue source by being a "general public" place, you have rules you should comply with

B) It is YOUR job as a parent to teach your kids what is right and what is wrong. Not the government. You can only shield your kid for so long. They WILL be exposed to violence in the media and in real life. They WILL be exposed to sex, drugs, and rock & roll. If your child is negatively affected by any of those things, that falls entirely into your lap as a parent.

I know what my job is.  The world and society is violent and I try and teach my children this lesson as they grow up.  There are lots of examples of it everyday (real life examples).  Entertainment as a concentration of violence and sex for the purposes of titillation does not reflect the nature of society.


I want Government to empower parents to raise their children the way they want.  Obviously, there are rules on public decency.  Do you think those rules should be repealed?  I'm just looking at applying those same rules consistently.  If flashing your junk in public is illegal, shouldn't a video screen of someone flashing their junk in a public place be illegal also?

I've played hundreds of violent video games, watched thousands of hours of violent TV shows/movies, read thousands of pages of violent books, yet have never been violent toward a single person. You can't explain that!

Same here but we're not all wired the same.
 
2013-04-12 11:07:55 AM  

miss diminutive: Gergesa: I hear in Canada Mortal Kombat was outlawed because so many people were allying themselves with Elder Gods and ripping people's heads off.

I can confirm this rumour. The game warped our young, impressionable minds to a terrible extent. Now, whenever I perform oral sex on a man I hear the words "FINISH HIM" booming inside my brain.


You have no idea how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one. I think you made my week.
 
2013-04-12 11:10:01 AM  

scottydoesntknow: mrshowrules: I'm Canadian. My kids will no how to handle their booze by the time their 15. The first time they get shiatfaced will be under my roof.

Are you shiatfaced right now?


No, he's just Canadian.
 
2013-04-12 11:11:39 AM  
I go to the movies quite a bit. I mostly just go to the cineplex that's a couple of blocks away, but I've moved around a lot in recent years, travel to visit family, and have been to dozens of theaters with arcades in them. It's been years since I've seen any kids playing games of any kind, let alone violent ones.
 
2013-04-12 11:15:04 AM  

Silly Jesus: Show evidence of harm (a link to a study will do) before you go an enact a law because it makes you feel better.


http://www.businessinsider.com/the-first-clear-link-between-violent- vi deo-games-and-hostility-2012-10 

Before dissecting the study.  Who ultimately should determine if it is harmful?  Government or a parent.  Who should draw the line?  Government or a parent?

Would you let your children watch a movie like Saw or Hostile at any age?  Porn?

My point is letting parents decide.  I could give a fark what you decide as a parent for your kids or what you decide for yourself but if a city can determine that determine certain paint colours of storefronts or  hours operation of a business are acceptable or not, it is only reasonable that the could prevent display of mature content to children in public without a parent's consent.
 
2013-04-12 11:16:48 AM  

megarian: miss diminutive: Gergesa: I hear in Canada Mortal Kombat was outlawed because so many people were allying themselves with Elder Gods and ripping people's heads off.

I can confirm this rumour. The game warped our young, impressionable minds to a terrible extent. Now, whenever I perform oral sex on a man I hear the words "FINISH HIM" booming inside my brain.

You have no idea how relieved I am to know I'm not the only one. I think you made my week.


Stay strong, sister. See you at the next meeting.

*fistbump*
 
2013-04-12 11:21:03 AM  
Pac Man (1980) ==  Acid House (Mid 80's)
M.U.LE. (1983) == Black Monday (1987)
Railroad Tycoon (1990) == Greenock Rail accident (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenock_rail_crash ) (1994)
Civilization II (1996) == Bush is elected president (2000)
Mortal Kombat (1992) == Fight Club (1996)
Doom 2 (1994) == Columbine (1999)
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (2003) == Deepwater Horizon oil spill (2010)

I'm not just making this crap up, videogames negatively effect (sic) our world and should be regulated if not outright eliminated!

/And if you're thinking of the children, have a seat right over there!
 
2013-04-12 11:28:22 AM  
Thanks to Operation Wolf, I have been the instigator of hate crime shooting sprees in all 50 states and Guam.
 
2013-04-12 11:28:59 AM  

computerguyUT: New Jersey?  Are you kidding?  They see more violence driving to Wal Mart that I see in 10 hours of Borderlands.


Really? According to what credible source?  Or is this another lame stereotyping troll post?
 
2013-04-12 11:33:49 AM  

mrshowrules: scottydoesntknow: A) The whole "violent videogames make violent children!" argument is completely bunk. There is no association between violent videogames causing violent behavior. Yes, violent people are attracted to violent video games, but non-violent people are just as attracted to them.

Possibly but that doesn't matter.  It should be up to the parent.  Depends on the kids too.  I may not think it will make my kid into a murderer but I think there is content they are not ready for me to discuss with them yet in a way they can understand.  Took my son to the war museum the other day.  I had the time to discuss the important themes we saw.   If I'm walking around a mall and my son sees a scene of someone being tortured, I don't appreciate that and if it is being "represented" as a public place, it should be subject to rules related to what a kid can see without a parents approval.  You want to zone it as an adult area/business, that is fine.  Places in Europe has entire parts of the city off limits to children.  You can have adult malls if you want.  That's fine also but if you want to benefit from my children and my family as a revenue source by being a "general public" place, you have rules you should comply with

B) It is YOUR job as a parent to teach your kids what is right and what is wrong. Not the government. You can only shield your kid for so long. They WILL be exposed to violence in the media and in real life. They WILL be exposed to sex, drugs, and rock & roll. If your child is negatively affected by any of those things, that falls entirely into your lap as a parent.

I know what my job is.  The world and society is violent and I try and teach my children this lesson as they grow up.  There are lots of examples of it everyday (real life examples).  Entertainment as a concentration of violence and sex for the purposes of titillation does not reflect the nature of society.

I want Government to empower parents to raise their children the way they want. ...




I wonder how they ever managed to have bloody hand-to-hand wars before video games.
 
2013-04-12 11:44:22 AM  

mrshowrules: Silly Jesus: Show evidence of harm (a link to a study will do) before you go an enact a law because it makes you feel better.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-first-clear-link-between-violent- vi deo-games-and-hostility-2012-10 

Before dissecting the study.  Who ultimately should determine if it is harmful?  Government or a parent.  Who should draw the line?  Government or a parent?

Would you let your children watch a movie like Saw or Hostile at any age?  Porn?

My point is letting parents decide.  I could give a fark what you decide as a parent for your kids or what you decide for yourself but if a city can determine that determine certain paint colours of storefronts or  hours operation of a business are acceptable or not, it is only reasonable that the could prevent display of mature content to children in public without a parent's consent.


A city determining paint color is not reasonable...and if your children are seeing it, then it is with your consent.  Don't let them go where they will see such things if you don't want them to see them.  You are trying to transfer the burden of parenting on to the business and the government.  I know that's the liberal way, but shiat.
 
2013-04-12 11:45:48 AM  

Farce-Side: Why are you guys so against banning violent video games?  I mean, sure, it's not an end-all solution to violence but it's a start.  Look at it this way:  If banning violent video games saves just one child's life, why would you not want to do that?  Why would you not make that sacrifice to ensure that child would live?  If you can't get over your own selfish desires to own useless video games that do nothing but promote violent behavior in order to protect our children, then you are part of the problem.  You have no right to own or play violent video games.


So what you're saying is that we should outlaw things that have no purpose other than personal enjoyment that can cause harm or even death to a child?

Great, lets outlaw alcohol then.  It serves no purpose other than recreation, and is responsible for destroying the lives of children and families across the nation.  Not maybe, not if-you-squint-your-eyes-and-hop-on-one-foot-sorta, but 100% confirmed happens every single day positive.  It is a proven fact that alcoholism destroys lives and has lead to children being mercilessly beaten to death.

Lets outlaw beer!
 
2013-04-12 11:47:41 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: or this game.

pcae.vg-network.com
farking tsetse flies!


You know what pissed me off more than anything about that game? Getting stuck somewhere with that damn parachute open. You couldn't make it go away and you were just stuck on some random mesa.

And the damn flute music. Over and over and over.......
 
2013-04-12 11:52:15 AM  
I thought most bowling alleys at this point did the skill cranes and maybe a driving game or two.

I have a lot of childhood memories of going into our local bowling alley to play MK, Street Fighter, pinball and whatever other games they had (Altered Beast and Time Soldiers come to mind). Me and a bunch of other grubby kids would hang around with the few quarters we had to play, and sort of scared the kids who were supposed to be there to bowl in their leagues but were sneaking off to try to play games.

Eventually, the bowling alley instituted a "bowlers only" policy after 6pm, so we were hustled out whenever we tried to stay later.
 
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