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2013-08-28 09:40:27 PM
And unrestricted access to hard core porn hasn't affected teen sex in any way.

Go sell that story somewhere else, game nerds.
 
2013-08-28 09:42:30 PM
There are two prominent schools of thought on this particular issue and both are probably wrong.

A) Playing violent video games makes kids more violent
B) Playing violent video games makes kids less violent

In all reality,

C) People become violent as a result of a near infinite amount of variables. The playing of violent video games is just one data point of a zillion. There are a significant amount of violent people that have never played, and a significant amount of peaceful people who play all the time.  Any real correlation found in a study is bunk -- likely the result of a sample size too small to accurately reflect the truth.

Parents -- monitor what your kids are doing/playing. Video games are like movies -- they are rated and made for a number of different demographics. Gone are the days of innocent pacman or frogger or whatever you're imagining.
 
2013-08-28 09:43:54 PM
Project Diva made me even more violent than I already am.
 
2013-08-28 09:46:11 PM
I endorse the study and I'll punch anyone who disagrees with me. After I level-up on Assassin's Creed.
 
2013-08-28 09:47:17 PM

No Soap Radio: Parents -- monitor what your kids are doing/playing. Video games are like movies -- they are rated and made for a number of different demographics. Gone are the days of innocent pacman or frogger or whatever you're imagining.


This is sadly true. Contrary to the study's finding, after I play Spyro, I definitely get the urge to breathe fire and fly around, trying to free fairies from their horrible bubble imprisonment. Don't get me started on what Crash Bandicoot makes me want to do...
 
2013-08-28 09:50:19 PM
"Catharsis?" isnt that an 80's slang term for "witchcraft?"

/burn the witch!
 
2013-08-28 09:50:25 PM

Vector R: No Soap Radio: Parents -- monitor what your kids are doing/playing. Video games are like movies -- they are rated and made for a number of different demographics. Gone are the days of innocent pacman or frogger or whatever you're imagining.

This is sadly true. Contrary to the study's finding, after I play Spyro, I definitely get the urge to breathe fire and fly around, trying to free fairies from their horrible bubble imprisonment. Don't get me started on what Crash Bandicoot makes me want to do...


When I bought Diablo 3, it made me want to hack and slash my way through a large group of people.  Then they fixed the servers.
 
2013-08-28 09:51:05 PM
The study of 377 children with attention deficit and depressive symptoms in fact showed a slight  negative correlation between video game-playing and aggressive behavior such as bullying, which the researchers posit is due to the games awarding some measure of catharsis.

Seems logical enough. While it  sounds rewarding to shoot everyone who pisses you off, it can't be as satisfying as saving Hyrule. And you can't go to prison for killing Ganondorf.
 
2013-08-28 09:53:24 PM

RedPhoenix122: Vector R: No Soap Radio: Parents -- monitor what your kids are doing/playing. Video games are like movies -- they are rated and made for a number of different demographics. Gone are the days of innocent pacman or frogger or whatever you're imagining.

This is sadly true. Contrary to the study's finding, after I play Spyro, I definitely get the urge to breathe fire and fly around, trying to free fairies from their horrible bubble imprisonment. Don't get me started on what Crash Bandicoot makes me want to do...

When I bought Diablo 3, it made me want to hack and slash my way through a large group of people.  Then they fixed the servers.


Whenever I play Touhou or TF2, I get an almost pathological urge to wear a hat.
 
2013-08-28 09:58:53 PM

Chinchillazilla: While it sounds rewarding to shoot everyone who pisses you off, it can't be as satisfying as saving Hyrule.


Or as satisfying as pretending Johnny Cage is your bully and tearing out his spine with your bare hands.
 
2013-08-28 09:59:14 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: And unrestricted access to hard core porn hasn't affected teen sex in any way.

Go sell that story somewhere else, game nerds.


Most males who live on farms experiment with beastaility. True fact. Farm life is hardly wholesome and full of family values. Zoophilia was rampant when farm life was common.

So really, it's just about the fact that most males, especially when teens, want to rub their dick against anything that feels good. They also like to hit things. ;)
 
2013-08-28 10:00:24 PM
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2013-08-28 10:00:56 PM

Lady Indica: AverageAmericanGuy: And unrestricted access to hard core porn hasn't affected teen sex in any way.

Go sell that story somewhere else, game nerds.

Most males who live on farms experiment with beastaility. True fact. Farm life is hardly wholesome and full of family values. Zoophilia was rampant when farm life was common.

So really, it's just about the fact that most males, especially when teens, want to rub their dick against anything that feels good. They also like to hit things. ;)


When your job is to jerk off horses and manually inseminate mares, sometimes moving a pinkie a bit to help the horse get in the mood makes things flow more smoothly.

Just saying.
 
2013-08-28 10:02:29 PM
I was one strike away from finishing off an Ice Dragon when my character was attacked and killed by a Frost Troll. I used some pretty colorful language, let me tell you. I didn't throw the controller, but I understood why someone might want to. That was the last straw before I went on a killing spree.
 
2013-08-28 10:03:51 PM
So you drive her home, your health level goes up while your money level goes down, she gets out of your car and then you run her over and get your money back.  Just like real life... I mean just like Vice City... they already did this in GTA3.
 
2013-08-28 10:10:52 PM
I did not read the article, just like I don't read articles about how good/bad eggs are for you.

One thing I'm quite sure of is that people with a disposition for violence probably prefer violent videogames. If violent videogames caused violence then the world we live in would be extremely dangerous. I'm also quite sure that a kid who get caught committing a crime will only be too happy to blame videogames in an effort to make himself look like a victim.
 
2013-08-28 10:18:51 PM

King Something: RedPhoenix122: Vector R: No Soap Radio: Parents -- monitor what your kids are doing/playing. Video games are like movies -- they are rated and made for a number of different demographics. Gone are the days of innocent pacman or frogger or whatever you're imagining.

This is sadly true. Contrary to the study's finding, after I play Spyro, I definitely get the urge to breathe fire and fly around, trying to free fairies from their horrible bubble imprisonment. Don't get me started on what Crash Bandicoot makes me want to do...

When I bought Diablo 3, it made me want to hack and slash my way through a large group of people.  Then they fixed the servers.

Whenever I play Touhou or TF2, I get an almost pathological urge to wear a hat.


Play Dark Souls.
 
2013-08-28 10:20:00 PM

talkertopc: I did not read the article, just like I don't read articles about how good/bad eggs are for you.

One thing I'm quite sure of is that people with a disposition for violence probably prefer violent videogames. If violent videogames caused violence then the world we live in would be extremely dangerous. I'm also quite sure that a kid who get caught committing a crime will only be too happy to blame videogames in an effort to make himself look like a victim.


Or the lawyer/parents told him to.
 
2013-08-28 10:22:29 PM
We've been through this before: violent video games will calm you if you are already calm, and they will make you more violent if you are already violent.
 
2013-08-28 10:25:10 PM
Now I wanna run over sh*t and kill a bunch of kittens.
 
2013-08-28 10:28:21 PM
I haven't felt like punching someone in over 15 years.  I play every day.
 
2013-08-28 10:32:33 PM
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2013-08-28 10:34:01 PM

RedPhoenix122: Play Dark Souls.


Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.
 
2013-08-28 10:48:36 PM

blue_2501: Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.


Such as?
 
2013-08-28 10:49:49 PM

No Soap Radio: Any real correlation found in a study is bunk -- likely the result of a sample size too small to accurately reflect the truth.


Even when they do find a correlation it still doesn't imply causation. And they're usually looking at aggression levels, not violence. Kinda hard to scientifically test violence levels.
 
2013-08-28 10:53:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-28 10:54:31 PM

blue_2501: RedPhoenix122: Play Dark Souls.

Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.


NG+ would make you beat your gonads into your chair with your dualshock controller.
 
2013-08-28 10:58:13 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: And unrestricted access to hard core porn hasn't affected teen sex in any way.


Considering that the teen birth rate has been dropping since the mid 90's, it seems to have had a positive effect.
 
2013-08-28 11:08:51 PM

blue_2501: RedPhoenix122: Play Dark Souls.

Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.


I, for one, would never play a game so frustratingly difficult that it got an endorsement from Sean Connery.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-28 11:11:38 PM

Mike_LowELL: Project Diva made me even more violent than I already am.


THIS! farkING TIMING EVEN ON EASY! WHY HAVE YOU BETRAYED ME MIKU!?
/Still play the crap out of it.
 
2013-08-28 11:12:35 PM

Lady Indica: So really, it's just about the fact that most males, especially when teens, want to rub their dick against anything that feels good.


Have you tried that? it's awesome, those teens are on to something.
 
2013-08-28 11:26:22 PM

thatboyoverthere: THIS! farkING TIMING EVEN ON EASY! WHY HAVE YOU BETRAYED ME MIKU!?
/Still play the crap out of it.


Fun seeing a rhythm game with an actual, meaningful timing window come back to the forefront.  (Playing the first one, and while it isn't beginner-friendly, I've heard it's not as tough as the later ones.  Will upgrade to the new PSV/PS3 version when I'm done with this one.)
 
2013-08-28 11:53:00 PM
"Violent video games lead to increased aggression in a certain percentage of the population. Not in others"

People, even kids, have wildly varied reactions to the same stimuli.
 
2013-08-28 11:53:34 PM

derplicious: blue_2501: RedPhoenix122: Play Dark Souls.

Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.

NG+ would make you beat your gonads into your chair with your dualshock controller.


I didn't get that far.  However, I did play the game for waaay too longer than I should have.  I should have gone with my first instinct when I played it for the first few hours: that it was a terrible game with terrible graphics, a terrible story, and is only popular because there's an audience for sadists.

I kept thinking "if I get the best armor and best weapons in the game, it won't be so bad".  Except it was.  I finally stopped playing when I lost both Siegmeyer and Solaire, despite doing exactly what I was supposed to do to save them.

So, yes, frak that goddamn game!
 
2013-08-29 01:30:07 AM

blue_2501: derplicious: blue_2501: RedPhoenix122: Play Dark Souls.

Please don't.  The game is not worth playing.  The difficulty has nothing to do with skill and everything to do with frustration.  Also, the graphics suck ass.

NG+ would make you beat your gonads into your chair with your dualshock controller.

I didn't get that far.  However, I did play the game for waaay too longer than I should have.  I should have gone with my first instinct when I played it for the first few hours: that it was a terrible game with terrible graphics, a terrible story, and is only popular because there's an audience for sadists.

I kept thinking "if I get the best armor and best weapons in the game, it won't be so bad".  Except it was.  I finally stopped playing when I lost both Siegmeyer and Solaire, despite doing exactly what I was supposed to do to save them.

So, yes, frak that goddamn game!


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Just because I have a game does not entitle me to win right?  If you do not pay with blood sweat and tears, what is the farking point?  The games that can trap the attention of today's general populace scare me.  Press square to win.  No thanks.  Why does no one see this easy button life as a serious design flaw?

Flowers smell best when your nose is used to manure.  Flying a parachute is more fun when you carry it to altitude instead of riding in a sardine can.

Arbeit macht frei.
 
2013-08-29 02:38:25 AM
I play these games all the time--Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, etc. And although I have violent thoughts, I didn't act upon them...and then I took an arrow to the knee. And it was on.
 
2013-08-29 05:38:40 AM
Angry Birds is the leading cause for avian induced concussions in populations of Sus domesticus.
Stop animal cruelty!
 
2013-08-29 11:22:31 AM
I've heard that  GTA VI: Babysitter Edition will finally have kids.  You run over the babysitters with a stolen Murcielago and the children are free to roam the streets in feral packs.
 
2013-08-29 11:33:01 AM
Eh, Dark Soul's difficulty is way overblown - it's not some crazy twitch platformer that requires lightning reflexes by any means.  It's actually quite slow paced and forgiving in combat.  You nearly always have time to back off and learn attack patterns while just spamming dodge.

Plus, no one ever found the homeless guy I beat to death after an hour of retrying the boss duo in the city area.
 
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