Uhh, hi, I’m 15, been playing Quake III for 3 years, Half-life since it came out, I’ve played Postal 2, Chaser, Severance:Blade of Darkness, Unreal Tournament, and many many other bloody, gory games. But, although there’s a bit of a pyro in me, I’ve never felt the urge to hurt anyone, especially after playing video games. Hell, I wouldn’t even say sh!7 if I had a mouth full of it.
The only time I’ve ever gotten really angry is when they told me I had to go to anger management, and I had to stop what I was doing every day and go. I don’t even know why I was there, I think the school got me confused with someone else. But, I just let it go. But, why is this, exactly? My parents aren’t lazy bums. I’m patient. I’m a hard worker, and reap the benefits from that. I dont expect anything out of anyone, but am willing to help everyone. And to top it off, it got me out of the house.
Similar to th other scenario, I think if they cut out video games, the teenage crime rate would increase because since parents are so lazy these days, and don’t watch the kids, and without video games there would be nothing like a babysitter (My little brother turns on the Xbox, we know right where he is… and it isn’t hurting people). How angry do you think people will get if they can’t play Counterstrike or halo?
Aside from all that, though, it is my firm belief that if you’re killing/generally hurting people because of a video game, then you had problems BEFORE you played the game. I mean, I’m an obsessive gamer (unless you don’t call playing Quake 3 for 36 hours straight obsessive) and since I don’t have any issues, do you see me killing anyone (metaphorically speaking; I do know that you can’t see me anyways). The whole video game banning and gun control thing has gotten way out of hand.
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
If parents would just spank their damn kid and stick them in a corner till they get under control (as was done with me when I was little), I think a lot of problems would be solved. Otherwise, if you dont plan on watching and disciplining (to an extent) a child then ding DON’T HAVE ONE! Don’t go blaming your child’s actions on something like video games and puke music when you know damn well it’s your fault they did it in the first place.