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kingdome74
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Re: Games without blood?

said by Krisnatharok:

Doesn't MW2 offer an option to turn off blood and/or gore? Several games have this, although I haven't really taken note of which ones.

I wonder though, Kris, if someone wanted a bloodless game if they want one where the targets are other humans? Just a thought.


Krisnatharok
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Don't ask me to explain the rules and stipulations of parents. Some of the dumbest things imaginable under the guise of sheltering their children.


theraven146

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Just to add more color to the point - the violent nature of games these days, let me tell you my own experiences. My brother's little kid that used to be quiet and gentle throughout its childhood period has become a little wilder and naughtier these days. On studying this sudden change of behavior, I realized that it was computer games that was doing the trick. Now this child tries to imitate everything it sees on the screen. He tries to talk, walk, fight like the characters in the game.

Now this is bad. Games have to be properly certified and rated according to its adult contents just like the do in movies.



Krisnatharok
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Rating is only part of the situation. Your nephew sounds like he also has maturity issues and lack of a strong male role model to emulate -- a one-size fits all rating doesn't take into account an individual child's maturity level. It takes an involved, loving parent to tailor everything to their children and introduce them to stuff so they can absorb it without taking entertainment on as their identity. Don't blame a video game for a parenting problem.

At the same time, every culture in history has provided young men an opportunity to test their strength against each other for boasting rights and alpha male status--that much is simply animal instinct. Our culture has several avenues--sports and computer games being the main ones.

An interesting read was posted on Wired about the emotionally/chemically addictive aspect to shooters:

Why Shooting Games Make Your Brain Happy

Modern videogames are obsessed with guns, and there are a lot of reasons why.

Shooters, shooters, shooters: Whether first-person like Halo or third-person like Gears of War, games that revolve around a player character taking aim and pumping bullets into rivals have been popular for decades, but the genre has grown vastly more popular in the last few years. In 2006, according to the NPD Group, shooters accounted for a substantial 14 percent of console game unit sales in the U.S. By 2011, that number had exploded to 24 percent.

Other game genres may be growing in popularity on smartphones and PCs, but on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 shooters are number one with a bullet. So its no surprise that major publishers pump out more and more of them. But what is it that makes them so attractive in the first place? Do they fulfill some sort of adolescent male power fantasy? Well, yes. But thats not the whole story. Shooters, especially as designed today, have a way of worming their way into our brains and satisfying psychological urges that other game genres do not.

The act of firing a virtual bullet into another players character is as old as videogames themselves. The first computer game Spacewar!, stored on paper punchcards and played on a computer the size of four refrigerators, was about two players moving and shooting at each other. The basics of the gameplay have hardly changed since then as the genre has become more refined, complex and realistic. And although many women play shooters, the genre has historically appealed mostly to men.

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reply to theraven146

said by theraven146:

Just to add more color to the point - the violent nature of games these days, let me tell you my own experiences. My brother's little kid that used to be quiet and gentle throughout its childhood period has become a little wilder and naughtier these days. On studying this sudden change of behavior, I realized that it was computer games that was doing the trick. Now this child tries to imitate everything it sees on the screen. He tries to talk, walk, fight like the characters in the game.

Now this is bad. Games have to be properly certified and rated according to its adult contents just like the do in movies.

The same thing happened to one of my best friend's kid just by watching WWE/WWF. Yet MILLIONS of other kids watch it and don't become like this....why would that be? It can't be the TV or video games or a majority of people would become like that. The problem is with the kids and/or parents in reality. Everyone wants an EXCUSE to blame someone or something else though so TV and video games is an easy target to blame.


footballdude
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said by Draiman:

It can't be the TV or video games or a majority of people would become like that. The problem is with the kids and/or parents in reality. Everyone wants an EXCUSE to blame someone or something else though so TV and video games is an easy target to blame.

My youngest played baseball for the first time this year. When they put him in the outfield he got bored and was doing power rangers poses. I couldn't get mad at him, it was just too funny. When they did the team pictures, he insisted on having a Sonic the hedgehog action figure in his glove.
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kingdome74
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My son tried acting out what he saw in video games but he got pwned by the boss mob and that was the end of that.



Mentat
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reply to theraven146

said by theraven146:

Just to add more color to the point - the violent nature of games these days, let me tell you my own experiences. My brother's little kid that used to be quiet and gentle throughout its childhood period has become a little wilder and naughtier these days. On studying this sudden change of behavior, I realized that it was computer games that was doing the trick. Now this child tries to imitate everything it sees on the screen. He tries to talk, walk, fight like the characters in the game.

Now this is bad. Games have to be properly certified and rated according to its adult contents just like the do in movies.

Let me guess; peanut allergy, ADHD, autistic, or some combination of the three?
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signmeuptoo
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Guys, I used the term bloodless in the manner some people call cola Coke, and slip joint pliers as channel locks. I just want to know what Good games will get along well with parents of 11 down to 5 year old kids. Right now they are all into minecraft, which, IMHO is crap (can't even get the site to accept credit cards and 24 hours after creating an account it disappears. Very poorly run outfit, freaking joke.

As far as games, Services such as Steam, which games on such services. The 10 something year olds are loving portal/P2.
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footballdude
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said by signmeuptoo:

Right now they are all into minecraft

My kids are constantly competing for time on Minecraft. They've actually set up a barter economy amongst themselves where they trade favors for Minecraft hours. Mostly they just build random stuff, but they also found a server that runs Hunger Games and they spend a bunch of time there as well.
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reply to signmeuptoo

said by signmeuptoo:

Right now they are all into minecraft, which, IMHO is crap (can't even get the site to accept credit cards and 24 hours after creating an account it disappears. Very poorly run outfit, freaking joke.

I don't know if you saw my other post, but the problems are probably with your credit card company. Minecraft's credit card processor is located overseas, and some US credit card companies block overseas transactions because they think they're fraudulent. For example, Chase blocked my transaction (not the first time they've blocked overseas purchases), but Capital One approved it. So try a different credit card or call your credit card company to ask them to approve it (I was never successful doing that with Chase).

said by footballdude:

they also found a server that runs Hunger Games and they spend a bunch of time there as well.

Do you mean "Survival Games"? On Skitscape's server? My daughter plays that. The server also has Spleef.