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Teachers demand ban on bullying video game

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by vashivihan, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    oh boy here we go again, cue the biased lawyer, Jack Thompson.
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  2. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Hopefully they won't be successful.

    You would have thought that with the amount of 18 (and 'M') rated games out there, people would get it into their thick skulls that gaming isn't just for children. Anyone who refuses to believe this should be ignored before they have their opinions taken seriously.

    I haven't played the game personally, but even I'm open to the possibility that this game would act as a release for people that are being bullied, rather than inspiration for bullying.

    Of course, these accusations wouldn't have a leg to stand on if there was more academic studies and higher profiling of games. As a media text, they should be put under the same scrutinies and be under the same protection as films and TV. Often, people recognise that films explore issues, rather than promote specific ideologies (or at least some films). And what better way to explore than through actual narrative interaction?
     
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    You would probably think a little different if you were a teacher and dealt with bullying issues on a daily basis. It's a serious issue in schools.

    I'm not saying we should ban certain types of games because they cause specific types of behavior. I'm simply saying I can see the teacher's side of things.

    And if someone thinks games like Bully or Grand Theft Auto have no impact on kids and their behavior/values/respect for authority, then they are living in a fantasy world. I'm not saying video games like this cause Columbine incidents - not at all. However, just like any other media they do influence attitudes and values that kids have.
     
  4. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    I say they don't ban any violent games. The more there are, the more engaged people will be to vent frustrations on their TV and not a warm body with flowing blood.
    I doubt games like Bully influence a child-terrorists thoughts and ideals if they're already beating the crap out of fellow pupils for a measly $5.
     
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    VidyaVince vidya gaems

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    You know, this is the second time this has happened. This also happened with the original Bully.
     
  7. mrobrien

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    im not saying bullying is good or anything (it isn't) but i think if people want to put laws and bans on things they need to actually understand the topic there acting on, if i play san andrais (i know its spelled wrong) or vice city, im not going to jump in a car and go kill people. i bet if you asked any of these people trying to put bans on these kinds of games if they have ever played the game themselves, 95% of the time they will say no
     
  8. Pantalaimn

    Pantalaimn Dæmon

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    Gamefly just shipped Bully Wii to me today. Will have to check this title out for myself.
     
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    It won't be successful...you know...that whole idea about freedom of speech and all that jazz.
     
  10. WiiNoob08

    WiiNoob08 This is sweet

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    i bet that is not going to happen, it might but it probably won't.
     
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    Those people have nothing better to do and are wasting their time. I feel bad for people like that who try to ban video games. They need to wake up and realize that we're in 2008 and the Inquisition doesn't exist anymore.
     
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    metalfreak THE Beast

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    actually...the age limit for M games is 17
     
  13. fredes99

    fredes99 Damen

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    This is like the south park movie except canada is overreacting here

    If you dont want kids playing the game, don't buy it for your kids. Outside school you have no control of what the kids do, say, or buy
     
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    They have a different rating system then us across the pond. Our M rated games are 18+ over there.
     
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    notice how its "ms" noble. another poor husband-less lady that no one wants looking to take her depression out on other things.
     
  16. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    In the UK it's 18.

    Regardless, the point still stands for the UK system.

    [edited original post to make it more "American friendly"]

    Err, it's in several countries, not just Canada.

     
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