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Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 9th Mar 2013 18:21 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I think violent games can trigger people that already have a (perhaps deep) embedded urge or like for violence. It may be why they started playing those games in the first place.

Killing people with airplanes is what I like doing, but I'm not very fond of heights and I would NEVER take off in a fighter jet even when a real pilot is flying it.

So I'm sure there are far many more people playing "violent" games that will develop no bad mental effects than people who do.

BTW this game got a lot of protest for being too violent in the 80's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYhPplBTdZ0

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Soulbender on Sun 10th Mar 2013 07:45 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Commando Libya FTW!!
Man, that was one sick puppy of a game not to mention how horribly awful the gameplay was ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 10th Mar 2013 07:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I always had the impression there was more talk about the game than people actually playing it, let alone enjoying it.

Apparently what people object to were the "guts" spilling out of someone's body when you shoot him (to me it more seemed they melted away) and the "bonus" screen where you had to execute a number of prisoners I guess.

It's easy to make a big list of games, even from that era, where much more horrible things happened. Like eating pills (drugs!) that enable you to eat ghosts. YUK!

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sun 10th Mar 2013 17:32 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Killing people with airplanes is what I like doing, but I'm not very fond of heights and I would NEVER take off in a fighter jet even when a real pilot is flying it.
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BTW this game got a lot of protest for being too violent in the 80's:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYhPplBTdZ0

After the "killing people with airplanes" I thought you would link to River Raid ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Raid#German_controversy


But why wouldn't you take off in a fighter jet? (with real pilot flying it) It must be awesome...

BTW that, there's Les Chevaliers du Ciel (aka Sky Fighters) film - has a much more spectacular cinematography than, say, Top Gun (in Top Gun the camera was mostly on the ground/hills; in Les Chevaliers it's typically on the airplanes), more actual flying, and (to quote Quentin Tarantino http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111218/quotes & http://entertainment.time.com/2011/05/16/top-10-reasons-top-gun-is-... ) it is NOT "a man's struggle with his own homosexuality" ;p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdrZJw7gRJc

Edited 2013-03-10 17:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sun 10th Mar 2013 19:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

River Raid is a great game! But I'm more in to flight simulators. A few days ago I played F15 Strike Eagle 2 and Gunship 2000 on my Amiga 1200.

Apart from the flying and fighting/blowing up stuff I'm a nerdy geek so I enjoy all the instruments and HUD information and making choices based on fuel, weapons, enemies, etc... It's a real time puzzle with multiple good and bad solutions.

F-19 Stealth Fighter was an amazing game on the Commodore 64.

I'm not very fond of heights. I'm brave enough to get on a roller coaster, but I always regret doing this. Now I imagine taking a ride on an F16 (D model obviously) equals a roller coaster * 100.

The YouTube link has some very nice music and seems like a Mirage commercial.

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