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This topic contains 15 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Sofox 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #4266

    gizmo
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    Heres a new one…although abit morbid to be honest..
    http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200506/200506140037.html
    Why are all these games related horror stories coming from the Far East?

  • #22396

    peter_b
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    they play alot more than us?

  • #22397

    rosdahale
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    That’s the sadest thing I have read in a long time. Being a parent myself I can not understand how these people thought It was a good idea to leave a four month old baby on its own, let alone leave the house !! My daughter is 2 now yet I still wont leave her on her own for more than a mintute.

    I hope these people get everything they deserve. Namely, life in prison, or an axe through there neck.

  • #22409

    gizmo
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    But does playing games THAT much really have that kind of effect?

    I know they’re isolated cases but I don’t see the Pro Counter-Strike players who train up to 40 hours a week going around killing each other in real life or doing some as atrocious as leaving their kids alone for such lengths of time…

  • #22428

    Paul_Conway
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    That really is a tragedy. I mean, i play WoW alot, but to think that someone could just neglect their daughter because of a game, is just appalling and they should be locked up.

  • #22429

    peter_b
    Participant

    But does playing games THAT much really have that kind of effect?

    I know they’re isolated cases but I don’t see the Pro Counter-Strike players who train up to 40 hours a week going around killing each other in real life or doing some as atrocious as leaving their kids alone for such lengths of time…[/quote:0e238ca478]

    Dont think so, those people have something else wrong upstairs.

  • #22430

    maniacrobot
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    Indeed, those people could have been doing anything not just gaming

  • #22431

    rosdahale
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    Im not shocked at the fact games could do psychological things to people and cause them to do things, im more shocked at the fact that they walked out of the house, thinking that leaving a four month old baby on its own was OK, before even touching a PC.

  • #22432

    Skyclad
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  • #22433

    peter_b
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  • #22434

    gizmo
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    And there we go, so basically whats going to happen is that games are going to be demonised or at the least looked upon with more disdain, while the point that should have been really noted was that the parents were just too irresponsible in the first place, as you said, it didnt really have anything specifically to do with games…not that the media will look on it like that… :roll:

  • #22435

    peter_b
    Participant

    And there we go, so basically whats going to happen is that games are going to be demonised or at the least looked upon with more disdain, while the point that should have been really noted was that the parents were just too irresponsible in the first place, as you said, it didnt really have anything specifically to do with games…not that the media will look on it like that… :roll:[/quote:4c21eddb5c]

    Its just another excuse, just the same as murder and blaming it on doom, gta. or parents complaining about games that are mature ratings then give them to their kids.

  • #22436

    catbert
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    …Games are a facet of modern life as they have been for all of human history – in times and cultures when human life was undervalued, there were gladiators and jousting and human quarry for the hunt, etc. At least now its only your social status that’ll be attacked as a result of gaming.

    The fact is, games DO tie into the psychology of violence, just as they tie into all aspects of psychology, because all games are intrinsic to human psychology. We need to play to develop and learn.

    But those who study such things dont need to single out computer games. And when they do, they only give fuel to the reactionary corps, who sadly will always be there, being reactionary. What I think is needed is a reevaluation of the relative unimportance of computer games per se, and the huge importance of gaming, whatever form it takes.

  • #22449

    rosdahale
    Participant

    What annoy’s me when the media get hold of things like this, is that they bring across the idea that the person involved was mentaly stable, a sound and fine person, and then just like, through playing a game, they snapped. What they always fail to mention is that the person was already mentaly unstable and the game just happened to tip them over the edge. It could have been a game, a film anything…they just happen to be playing a game.

    Just like the manhunt incident….your telling me that one day this person just woke up in that state and its not possible that this person was already mentaly unstable before playing the game.

  • #22513

    catbert
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    Just like the manhunt incident….your telling me that[/quote:95b9b4fd52]

    Well now I wouldnt say I was telling anybody anything – I will say, nobody IMO is entirely mentally stable, and if they tell you they are all that means is that they dont reflect very much.
    Also, the layman has way too high an opinion of the erudition of the science of psychology, and what the human race knows about itself. Nobody knows the inner workings of the mind, be it deranged or ‘normal’. And that is why you cant blame computer games, not because its ridiculous to blame them, but because we just dont know one way or the other.
    How can they know? The only control cases are probably the result of top secret military brainwashing experiments, and they arent telling :)

  • #22523

    Sofox
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    What annoy’s me when the media get hold of things like this, is that they bring across the idea that the person involved was mentaly stable, a sound and fine person, and then just like, through playing a game, they snapped. What they always fail to mention is that the person was already mentaly unstable and the game just happened to tip them over the edge. It could have been a game, a film anything…they just happen to be playing a game.

    Just like the manhunt incident….your telling me that one day this person just woke up in that state and its not possible that this person was already mentaly unstable before playing the game.[/quote:fc06544265]

    Both the police and the prosecution gave the motive for the murder as an attempt of the boy to rob his friend so he could pay off a drugs related debt.
    On top of that, the only copy of Manhunt that was found in this case was in the victim’s room, not the murerer’s.
    Edit: Got the link, from a site oft referenced here no less: http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=pub&aid=3918

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