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  •  Actually, the Japanese make video games (3+ / 0-)
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    DavidMS, lyvwyr101, Hannibal

    where the point is to rape children.

    It's a genre in Japan.

    There are collective rules that the video games industry sets on itself. One of them is that children are generally immortal in videogames. Bad guys can kill them, but the player cannot, even if the player is a bad guy.

    Players have rebelled and produced"killable children" modifications for games.

    Some people play an open-world game like Skyrim or Fallout with the goal of killing every living thing in the game.

    That's the thing about open world games. You can spend six hours slaughtering a villiage, or you can spend six hours chasing butterflies to make magic potions. The game doesn't encourage either action. It's a sandbox. There is stuff there to play with, or not.

    There are actually some circumstances in which I would argue that making games MORE violent and more realistically violent, is good for kids.

    Take Racing games as the prime example of this. If you play A game where your car is invincible, you never get the message that driving is dangerous. That would be the need for speed series.

    But if you play a game where you watch in slow motion and in intense detail as the vehicle you were driving gets crumpled into an unidentifiable ball of metal after hitting a wall at 180 MPH, it pounds home the message that cars are incredibly dangerous.

    That would be the "Burnout" series of games. I've watched children play both games, and there are phrases you hear when children play burnout that you do not hear when children play any other racing game.

    "You would be so dead if you were in that car."
    "It would be cool to live in paradise city. Except for all of the dying."

    Children who play burnout get the message that cars can and will kill you. Something they don't get from need for speed, which is less violent, because all of the cars are invincible.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:24:13 AM PST

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