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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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sun 10th Mar 2013 17:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
zima
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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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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Both video excerpts and the music in that YT link are from the Les Chevaliers du Ciel film - I really recommend it if you're even a bit into aviation one way or the other (again, the cinematography is stunning - they even relaxed some proximity rules; and had only one chance to film the scenes over Paris, during an annual parade).
Yes, the whole film can be also seen as a Mirage promo, I guess. ;)

I remember playing often some flight simulator on my C=64, ~two decades ago ...and yeah, IIRC the most common reason of my demise was a lack of fuel ;)

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