Forums

ForumsWorld Events, Politics, Religion, Etc.

Are violent things making us more violent?

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:02pm

turret

turret

1,687 posts

like if we play grand theft auto does it change our prospective on violence

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:11pm

homegrove

homegrove

375 posts

It depends on the maturity of the person playing say video game. That is really what it comes down to. Too bad, most punks nowadays play GTA, then they go out on the streets with their friends (where peer pressure comes into play) and their mind races back to that time they played GTA, and so they steal a car, break into a house, maybe even kill someone. Happens everyday.

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:14pm

Enigma32

Enigma32

2 posts

Well it depends on how you play Grand Theft Auto. When I played it all I did was jumps and stunts and Jet fights and shit. And I doubt it would change your prospective if you say a animated guy tossing grenades at people, its just for entertainment.

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:23pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,879 posts

Actuall I hate to say this but it does I am taking psychology and it has been proven but it only works in certain condition and even if some people do play it:
1:Has to be a violent video game, very violent (manhunt violent)
2:Underaged person playing it
3:Certain type of person, violent person or someone being bullied or harrased in some ways. Which would give him a reason to hurt people and might get the ideas in the game
Violent video games don't have to promote violence and only work to some extent.

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:26pm

Cheeseman298

Cheeseman298

128 posts

It has happend before and it will happen again. Not exactly with grand theft auto (it might have but i havn't heard about it) but I have heard it twisted a mind of two people and started exacuting Mortal Kombat moves on a kid they were babysitting. The article said the had a IQ of 70 or less. I dont't know if that had anything to do with it though. Anyways, I agree with homegrove that it depends on the level of someones maturity. I also depends on how they control their actions.Grand theft auto is rated M. I think people 17 and older can control their actions.

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:28pm

sonnymasta

sonnymasta

332 posts

it depends if u want to be violent.

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:29pm

turret

turret

1,687 posts

i head about that and mabey these games are most to blame Halo,GTA, Mortal Kombat, COD are the main ones to me

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:33pm

Jordanhasgerms

Jordanhasgerms

158 posts

Honestly violent stuff shouldn't influence bad things. The act of violence should seem that it would satisfy the public. I hate when elders think that just because there is violence in movies, and violence in video games it affects how violence is used in society. People are ignorant and really can't think of another excuse for violence so they look for the easiest target which happens to be video games, movies etc. Violence has been around since the stone age so I really don't think that seeing or hearing violent things makes us violent!

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 10:36pm

turret

turret

1,687 posts

yeah i think that they have caused some violent ishewes

 

Posted Apr 24, '08 at 11:06pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

Nonsense! I play GTA all the time... to me, it's an outlet for my rage rather than a builder for it. Course, I actually played through the story, which is pretty good. Especially in San Andreas. Man, that was wicked cool.

You're wrong

 
Reply to Are violent things making us more violent?

You must be logged in to post a reply!