Skip to comments.Poll: Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence?
Posted on 09/20/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT by South40
Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence?
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704 people have no idea what the word “incite” means.
Murderers are a little complex. See what kind of drugs he was on (for real) and also see how many Muslim friends he had.
These games de-sensitizes people to violence and glorifies it as well.
Isn’t that what you do to get out of the rain?
You go incite the house.
Does the military spend millions of dollars every year on ‘realistic’ video based combat training every year to make sure that new recruits will actually fire their weapon the first time an enemy human being is in their sights?
Almost seems like they know something.
It’s so funny how here on a site where people no better than to blame guns for violence people love to blame video games for it. It shows how addictive the victim mentality is, people want to blame everything but the actual person who did the deed. Nothing incites violence. Violent people PERFORM violence all by themselves without anybody or anything forcing it upon them.
Some people just to stupid or crazy to know the difference between real and digital death.
Constitutionally I can’t see it being banned any more than guns.
Perhaps the answer is institutionalizing known psychos. Someone who is a known danger to society. Jus look at the Arizona/Colorado/Connecticut gunmen. I mean there faces SCREAM to be put away.
I see it as a combination of things starting with children playing the games with no supervision or moral reference points. Then there’s the subjective reality being taught in the schools.
There are a lot of factors but video games are only one.
I never understood why this was an issue to be asked about. Not knocking you South40, you’re just relaying the poll. But if I watch Buggs Bunny blast Daffy in the beak with a shotgun, will that somehow push me over the edge where I want to shoot someone to see if I can rearrange their lips to the top of their head? If I’m already nuts, maybe.
Some people understand the fantasy that video games, music, and movies allow is just that, a fantasy world, while others take it as a gospel that must be delivered. Blaming, or asking if all the world’s ills fall on playing video games, listening to music, believing in advertising, etc., is just ludicrous. Some people are bat crap crazy whether they play games, watch horror movies, or do neither.
Perhaps it is that violent people are drawn to violent video games.
Not all who play GTA are prone to violence. Most aren’t.
I find it boring. My son finds it challenging, for a while. Then he proceeds on to a new game.
I say no, they desensitize people to violence but that is not the same as incitement. As was once said on the influence of video games, if gamers always tried to emulate them, in the 80s they would have been running around mazes munching on yellow dots and fruit while hiding from ghosts.
For the few psychopaths out there these violent games are just good practice.
So what is the answer?
Lock up the psychopaths. Most of the recent crop of nutters have long records of frequent interactions with police and shrinks. Lots of people, including their parents, have been not surprised by their actions, that means lots of people had the ability to stop them.
Part of the problem is people pulling triggers and not seeing anything happen as a result. Even if a kid fires a real gun into a tree, he can see wood being chipped out of the tree and form a good mental idea that anything living standing where the tree was would have been badly hurt. Seeing the same thing happen on a video screen somehow or other does not achieve the same effect.
Deranged people do deranged things. What tips them one way or another could be anything but blaming video game is the same thing as blaming the gun.
The liberal thought process is a gun picked up a deranged man and shot 12 people.
Millions of people play these games and manage to maintain a normal life. If anything, the stress of the current economy and downward slide of middle class thanks to the azzhole in the white house would have more of an impact than any video game.
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