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HitPerson   Posted 6th Apr 2006 10:04pm
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http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/160/4/402

This is pretty interesting from what i've seen (I admit I didn't read it all):

From the article (under Table 3):
"We observed 6011 character deaths from violence in approximately 42 hours of game play, occurring at an average rate of 145 character deaths per hour (range, 0-1142)."

That's a fair amount of mayhem to be caused, I guess after so many years of playing violent games, I just quit counting. That makes me even more appreciative of games that keep count of who/what I kill (especially when they break it down into categories).

I also like the conclusion they come to (from the article):
"Parents and physicians should recognize that popular M-rated video games contain a wide range of content and may expose children and adolescents to messages that may negatively influence their perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors."

Really, so young kids shouldn't play M-rated games because they may contain MATURE CONTENT, shocking indeed.

opinions/comments are appreciated
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LordSeafood   Posted 7th Apr 2006 2:39am
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I kill way more then that in an hour
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redfac18   Posted 7th Apr 2006 4:45am
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Heh, Totally agree with you HitPerson They put content rating on the game for a reason, if you don't want your little Johnny or little Jane to see people getting blown up, then don't buy them the game.


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HitPerson   Posted 7th Apr 2006 5:16am
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Quoting redfac18
Some people complicate things more than they have to be.


You know, that is probably the best way I have heard anyone sum up this whole situation.
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133   Posted 7th Apr 2006 5:55am
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According to some American losers with formal education in psychology, a child who witnesses this many deaths in such quick succession will be desensitized to the act of committing murder in 12 hours. So by this reasoning, everyone on L4Y can commit a gruesome act of violence against another human being resulting in death without remorse.

Contrarily, the people who are either responsible for the dramatized acts of murder (gamers) or who see the most violent images, are the intelligent ones who have the simple mental capacity to differentiate between real life and video games. So we all should be pretty safe.
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HitPerson   Posted 7th Apr 2006 10:34pm
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Quoting 133
According to some American losers with formal education in psychology, a child who witnesses this many deaths in such quick succession will be desensitized to the act of committing murder in 12 hours. So by this reasoning, everyone on L4Y can commit a gruesome act of violence against another human being resulting in death without remorse.


I got choked up when I saw a turtle get run over the other day. How is that for desensitized? On the other hand, I ran over a squirrel and couldn't care less. Maybe that's because I hate squirels (bastards!).
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