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What type of game would you ban as being "too violent" ?

#61scoobydoobydontPosted 1/28/2013 7:00:49 PM
I_am_Omnipotent posted...
Anything with rape or sexually violent images.


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TheBlueStig posted...
scoobydoobydont posted...
but that precedent by proxy could easily be overturned with the right panel/judge making the call.

SCOTUS decisions are not very easy to overturn....

Rape is depicted in books and movies, there's even a sub-genre of Porn that's fake rapes, all protected by the first amendment.

Same goes for games.

Nobody is forcing you to watch those movies or play those games, so you wanting them banned is arrogance and hypocrisy.


First, you said the senate panel. Which was it, the senate or the Supreme Court? (Honest question, were they both involved?)

Second, I don't really care what you think about my views, less so if you would defend "fake" rape porn. If I had the power, it would be banned. TC wanted to know what we think deserves a ban, I answered. You disagree? Yeah, I think everybody gets it.
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#62TheBlueStigPosted 1/28/2013 7:18:24 PM
scoobydoobydont posted...
First, you said the senate panel. Which was it, the senate or the Supreme Court? (Honest question, were they both involved?)

Second, I don't really care what you think about my views, less so if you would defend "fake" rape porn. If I had the power, it would be banned. TC wanted to know what we think deserves a ban, I answered. You disagree? Yeah, I think everybody gets it.


The Senate panel knew they couldn't touch games under the First Amendment back in 1993, but it was the SCOTUS that cemented the First Amendment's protection over videogames regardless of their content when they killed Leeland Yee's bill.

And you'd ban fake acting? That proves the MASSIVE amount of hypocrisy you're showing. You won't ban games but you'll ban acting which would then be used to ban games.

Wake up, just because YOU don't like something in a book, movie, or videogame does NOT mean it needs to be banned in those formats.

That's why you or anyone else like you will never have that power, you'd break the law just to have your way.
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#63BJW1980Posted 1/28/2013 7:37:27 PM
Censorship should be completely banned. People have kids these days, then think they have the right to tell the world what to do. Fact: having kids reduces your I.Q.
#64Super CreaturesPosted 1/28/2013 7:39:49 PM
Having kids has nothing to do with people feeling they have the right to the the world what to do.

Plenty of childless people have done it throughout history, and there are many doing it every day even now.
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#65vigorm0rtisPosted 1/28/2013 7:42:18 PM
BJW1980 posted...
Censorship should be completely banned. People have kids these days, then think they have the right to tell the world what to do. Fact: having kids reduces your I.Q.


Banning censorship... What were you saying about reduced I.Q.?
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#66TheBlueStigPosted 1/28/2013 7:49:16 PM
vigorm0rtis posted...
BJW1980 posted...
Censorship should be completely banned. People have kids these days, then think they have the right to tell the world what to do. Fact: having kids reduces your I.Q.


Banning censorship... What were you saying about reduced I.Q.?


Banning censorship, that's essentially what the First Amendment is supposed to do, no matter how unpopular the speech might be, it's ALL still protected.
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#67BlueJester007Posted 1/28/2013 7:50:50 PM
You don't ban violent games to stop violence. What you do is put the people who cause violence in an electric chair and zap em to death. They are mentally unstable and should not be handling this kind of technology in the first place.

Banning things simply because they can be manipulated is not how you solve problems. That's like if we all suddenly banned chairs because some nut decided to kill a bunch of people with a chair.
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#68vigorm0rtisPosted 1/28/2013 7:54:29 PM
TheBlueStig posted...


Banning censorship, that's essentially what the First Amendment is supposed to do, no matter how unpopular the speech might be, it's ALL still protected.


The provision of rights is different than banning. Actually, it's pretty much the opposite. The concept of a 'right' is that it's existence predates the provision that preserves it.
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#69Cvdf3Posted 1/28/2013 7:56:14 PM
Games usually aren't banned for straight up violence (unless it is essentially virtual torture, even then it has to be pretty extreme and done tastelessly). Bans usually pertain to the reason for the violence; which again how tastefully they are done plays a large role.
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#70vigorm0rtisPosted 1/28/2013 7:57:45 PM
Cvdf3 posted...
Games usually aren't banned for straight up violence (unless it is essentially virtual torture, even then it has to be pretty extreme and done tastelessly). Bans usually pertain to the reason for the violence; which again how tastefully they are done plays a large role.


They aren't really even banned then, at least not in the U.S., retailers just won't carry AO titles.
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