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Are video games "taboo"

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video games are taboo?

Postby Artemis008 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:48 pm

It seems every educational book I read states something along the lines of 'Video Games are bad' or "Playing video games causes brain damage in young teens" AND I am fucking annoyed!
Can people not look at a video game as a form of entertainment and leave it at that? I don't here anyone complaining about TV being bad for your 'health' and that is quite strange considering video games take way more practice (usualy) and skill and are more interactive then television.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Sewpah » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:19 pm

I think video games are not taboo at all. And I ask the same question myself. It's just another way to entertain human beings, just like TV. I don't hear that smartphones are like drugs neither.
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Postby HenryRichard » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:28 pm

Anything is bad when it gets in the way of things that need to be done, such as school, work, etc. As video games are rather addictive, they can easily become a bad thing. Of course, so can movies, books, TV, eating, exercise, the internet, etc.
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Postby Thundaga_T2 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:45 am

TV rots your brain too lol.

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Postby Pseudo » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:58 am

New media is always evil. Before it was video games it was TV, before it was TV it was radio, before it was radio it was books. Video games aren't bad for you, at least not any worse than those other things that don't really involve physical activity.
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Mable » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:48 am

Video games aren't taboo. It's those who want them get lost in the world like todays politics.

The politic in germany for example bans every game that contains gore, high violence and a very special case would be the wolfenstein series. These contain nazi sybols as the game also uses nazis as the main enemy.

The thing is in germany those symbols get replaced by a wolf and the nazis are called Wolfs/Regime.
Idg why they do this bc seriously these symbols are no bad. We all know that Hitler stole it originally.

Let's look at Dead Island it's also banned in Germany bc Violence again undead creatures is no good.

The games already have te 18+ thing on but the way they get censored is terrible.

That is when politics destroy gamers hope and want games to be taboo.

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Postby Aero » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:57 am

Video games don't cause brain damage. TV itself might with the neurodegeneration that goes on, especially with very young children, but video games on any either medium are probably fine.

Also look up the definition of taboo dingus, games are one of the most socially acceptable things in modern time.
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Streetzero » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:24 am

ofc they are, how could anyone waste their time with such pathetic things
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Postby Artemis008 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:03 am

Streetzero wrote:ofc they are, how could anyone waste their time with such pathetic things
useless degenerates, why don't you go outside or read a book
And yet your still using SMBX XD
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Chip Potato » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:26 am

Artemis008 wrote:
Streetzero wrote:ofc they are, how could anyone waste their time with such pathetic things
useless degenerates, why don't you go outside or read a book
And yet your still using SMBX XD
Pretty sure Streetzero was sarcastic.

Anyways, I don't think video games are taboo. They're being treated as such because it's the latest scapegoat for everything bad in the world. Before, it was television and movies, and before that it was toys, I believe. Video games are just the next "punching bag with a picture of someone taped onto it" for the media to blame the world's issues on until they get a new one, like... I dunno, virtual reality? It's happened before, and the tradition will most likely continue for a very long time unless someone does something about it.
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Postby JupiHornet » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:42 am

Sewpah wrote:I think video games are not taboo at all. And I ask the same question myself. It's just another way to entertain human beings, just like TV. I don't hear that smartphones are like drugs neither.
Actually some people say that smartphones can cause cancer
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Mable » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:11 am

Streetzero wrote:ofc they are, how could anyone waste their time with such pathetic things
useless degenerates, why don't you go outside or read a book
Man the sarcasm is so original.
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Postby Streetzero » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:08 pm

well gee sorry for not appealing to your standards for sarcasm
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Re: video games are taboo?

Postby Aero » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:51 pm

video games and typing in all lower case makes kids shoot up schools

it should be taboo

guns dont kill people, gamers kill people
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Postby Artemis008 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:09 pm

AeroMatter wrote:video games and typing in all lower case makes kids shoot up schools

it should be taboo

guns dont kill people, gamers kill people
What?
Only mentally retarded people do things like this.
I respect your opinion and a not pushing you to the other side but really?
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Postby Chip Potato » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:22 pm

Artemis008 wrote:What?
Only mentally retarded people do things like this.
I respect your opinion and a not pushing you to the other side but really?
jesus christ you couldn't spot sarcasm if it was brightly lit with neon lights with arrows pointing in all directions towards it
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Postby Mable » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:22 am

Even tho you can spot it the last sentence aeromatter said is right.
Guns't don't kill but the people who use them do. Youndon't have to be mentally retarted to do that as people who aren't mentally also trnd to kill others for no reason.

Amd who are peoplengonna blame? What are the politicans blaming? Yes right... the games ofc bc they can't find a better solution to their problems then blaming the games and the makers of them.
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Postby RoundPiplup » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:04 am

They tell me that the games are from the depths of the evilness.
They tell me to not play video games.
They tell me to go outside and face its beauty.
They tell me to make friends as it's easy to reach out and find some.
But all I see outside is nothing compared to what's said to me.


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Postby lighthouse64 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:29 pm

It all depends on whether video games are your priority or not.
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Postby Nanaya Jacob » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:22 pm

It is not that they are taboo, it is that politician as said above, dont know who else to blame, when they should blame them selves for the way the world has become. We play games to get away from the real world as the real world is actual hell on earth, (it will be worse then hell if Donald trump becomes president in the Americas, and then many people will assassinate him the world war 3 happens) it is a good escape from all of these problems, but if you want to this to happen in the real world, then help it, not kill a bunch of people. That is a problem. And politicians are to corrupt, stuck up, or stubbron to do anything else. That is some of the problems really.
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