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(Medical Xpress)   Are you saying I shouldn't use my 9 year old as a getaway driver in Grand Theft Auto?   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 9:28:24 PM  
People sometimes do dumb shiat based on what they've read/watched/heard until they have sufficient personal experience not to do so?

I... guess I'm shocked, or whatever?

// Know what the probable difference between those eight year olds and those early-twenty-somethings is?  At least one fight, injury, or extremely painful or dramatic near-injury.  Acting on the dumb ideas they pick up from video games, novels, their idiot parents' shiatty advice, etc, are self-correcting problems.  Seriously, not sarcastically.  Doing one dumbfark thing because it sounded cool when your parents told you a story about it adds the layer of appropriate skepticism to most, if not all, thirdhand information.
 
2020-08-11 9:29:08 PM  
Step on it, Short Round!
 
2020-08-11 9:33:51 PM  
Among secondary students, we found evidence that playing video games could have an affect on moral development. Whereas female adolescents usually have more developed moral reasoning, in this case we found that males, who were more likely to play video games for longer, actually had higher levels of reasoning. We also found those who played a greater variety of genres of video games also had more developed reasoning.

This suggests that playing video games could actually support moral development. But other factors, including feeling less engaged with and immersed in a game, playing games with more mature content, and specifically playing the games Call of Duty and playing Grand Theft Auto, were linked (albeit weakly) with less developed moral reasoning.


Plot twist! It's going to be really obvious who didn't read the article.
 
2020-08-11 9:49:45 PM  
I would care more but...

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apparently I'm doing a drive-by mission for the Yardies.
 
2020-08-12 3:52:10 AM  
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2020-08-12 6:23:33 AM  
All those good decisions I made in Mass Effect paid off
 
2020-08-12 7:48:23 AM  
You may play as a villain in GTA, but the game doesn't really "reward" you for doing bad things any more or less than doing those things in real life would.  Robbing a bank gets you money, but also gets you in trouble with the law. Being on the wrong side of other criminal factions will lead them to harass you.  The story lines are generally filled with more of the drawbacks of criminal life than the benefits.
 
2020-08-12 12:11:25 PM  

Jack of All Games: You may play as a villain in GTA, but the game doesn't really "reward" you for doing bad things any more or less than doing those things in real life would.  Robbing a bank gets you money, but also gets you in trouble with the law. Being on the wrong side of other criminal factions will lead them to harass you.  The story lines are generally filled with more of the drawbacks of criminal life than the benefits.


I've turned it into a jogging simulator where I just try to survive running across the map without being griefed:

GTA Online - Jog Challenge 1
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Surprisingly, I've had more fun just being sneaky and trying to avoid people and accomplish goals I set for myself in a lobby of bastards than I ever did completing heists.

Even did a Forrest Gump based scavenger hunt.
 
2020-08-12 5:51:17 PM  
they gotta learn sometime
 
2020-08-12 8:18:55 PM  

Jack of All Games: You may play as a villain in GTA, but the game doesn't really "reward" you for doing bad things any more or less than doing those things in real life would.  Robbing a bank gets you money, but also gets you in trouble with the law. Being on the wrong side of other criminal factions will lead them to harass you.  The story lines are generally filled with more of the drawbacks of criminal life than the benefits.


True, but you won't go to jail forever or die either, you just lose a bit of cash. So the rewards may not be higher, but the negative consequences are definitely less. That's true of most every game, though.
 
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