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Today's polls shows how poor your parents are regulating your PS3 purchases

#111params7Posted 1/20/2013 4:15:07 PM(edited)
You don't need to control your kid's media access if you spend enough time with them and in their development, make sure they grow a healthy mind which is fully capable of discerning differences between real life and fiction.

If you're working parents, and don't spend enough time with the kids, then its just a safe bet to adhere to the age ratings, as they may be vulnerable.
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#112boredofyouPosted 1/20/2013 4:27:31 PM
MourningReigns posted...
I for one applaud Obama for starting the $10 million study on violent video games and their affects on you children, because apparently, your parents are terrible and think putting you in front of a TV to play violent games is the best way to be a parent.


If you are (or when you were) under 18, do your parents control what games you buy?
Yes, my parents carefully review every game purchase 1.78%
369
Somewhat, they're usually the ones buying them 13.62%
2825
Kind of, I have to hide games with too much violence or sex 10.64%
2206
Not really, they don't care what kind of games I play 67.68%
14036
Not at all, they play the same kinds of games I do 6.28%
1302
TOTAL VOTES 20738


ITT: All parents are terrible, cuz gamefaqs poll says so.
Oddly enough, if I was a parent, I might allow my child to play a violent video game with my supervision. However, I would not want my child being exposed to the gamefaqs community.

Seems to me a violent video game would take far less explaining to make a child understand then a lot of the behavior on display here..
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#113masterarbiter44Posted 1/20/2013 4:33:08 PM
MourningReigns posted...
I for one applaud Obama for starting the $10 million study on violent video games and their affects on you children, because apparently, your parents are terrible and think putting you in front of a TV to play violent games is the best way to be a parent.


If you are (or when you were) under 18, do your parents control what games you buy?
Yes, my parents carefully review every game purchase 1.78%
369
Somewhat, they're usually the ones buying them 13.62%
2825
Kind of, I have to hide games with too much violence or sex 10.64%
2206
Not really, they don't care what kind of games I play 67.68%
14036
Not at all, they play the same kinds of games I do 6.28%
1302
TOTAL VOTES 20738


Well... how many studies like this have happened before, several. How many say games lead to violence? Zero. Most parents don't care if their child plays something that has guns in it. Because they know it won't do anything. In case you are wondering, I voted for "Not really, they don't care what kind of games I play".
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#114NicodimusPosted 1/20/2013 4:48:49 PM
From: Kenaue | #090
The issue with obesity isn't what food we eat, it's the activities we do. Most kids these days do absolutely nothing except sit their fat asses down when they should go outside for a little bit. Run around. Be active. Do SOMETHING!


Activity is certainly a factor, but it's less important than diet.

True, you CAN overeat on healthy food and sit around and get fat, but that is rarely the case. It's usually the combination of three things:

-Overeating (portion/meal frequency problems)
-Eating foods loaded with fat and sugar
-Lack of activity

Diet accounts for 2 of those things, so it's definitely the biggest fish. If you're overweight, you can lose a ton of weight by changing the first two things and remaining on your couch. To be healthy, you need all three of course, but exercise has the least to do with it.
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#115oODaBombOoPosted 1/20/2013 4:50:02 PM
i agree that parents these days are not regulating kids games, and this MAY be causing SOME kids to be KIND OF violent, but we cant blame this all on video games, kids are exposed to so much violence all around them, in tv show, horror movies, action movies, book (for those who actually read) blaming all the violence in the world is like blaming a gun for all deaths, or drunk driving for all car accidents. games arnt the single cause of violence!
#116zespairPosted 1/20/2013 5:09:32 PM
10 million dollars..................
what a waste....
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#117ShibiZeroPosted 1/20/2013 5:14:38 PM
Am I the only one who's worried? Like, Video Games and even they graphics are getting progressively more realistic. Maybe one day they CAN make a texture out of a real person's skin. Kids need to play less advanced day to know that games are for fun, not training to kill. Talk about the good days where you had alot of fun playing Atari 2600 games. Graphics? Nope.Fun.
Also remember books are there for the same reason. I got more mature from reading lots of books when small, and recognizing errors and the consequences of your actions.
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#118Fou LuPosted 1/20/2013 5:19:29 PM
A while back I asked my mom why she didn't try to control what I played, and she gave me a response that proves any study is worthless.

"I couldn't stop you"

She knew if there was something I wanted to play or watch, I would find a way to play it or watch it.

And as a result of playing violent video games, I still know the difference between real life and fantasy. I can feel empathy to other real human beings I meet in life, and feel nothing towards virtual characters in a video game since they're not real.
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#119killakPosted 1/20/2013 5:22:55 PM
From: Fou Lu | #118
And as a result of playing violent video games, I still know the difference between real life and fantasy.


Never in my entire life, have I uttered such words. Knowing the difference between fantasy and reality is such a moot point to make, and every uses it as their "nothing is wrong with me, because i'm able to differentiate a world that I control via a plastic controller, and the reality in which I breathe and have no real control"

The sooner people stop saying it, the better.
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#1202NIKNIMPosted 1/20/2013 5:23:01 PM
34 now and my parents did not see much harm in the games of the 8 & 16bit era.
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