What has the world come to?

Argh!  At the GTAIV midnight launch, there were muggings and a stabbing in an attempt to get the game.  This world is sick.  It is just a game.  Gamers have been saying that all this anti-game hysteria is crazy, but there is truth behind it.  Games like GTA, Bully, Manhunt and others like them give games (and the gamers who play them) a bad name.  The gaming industry needs to wake up and realize that this is wrong.  Not just morally but it is logically stupid too.  Think about it!  It is these kind of games that are gonna give the anti-game maniacs out there more power.  Before you know it we will be living in a country where games are banned.  I know it sounds improbable but it is possible and it is growing more possible every time another one of these games are released.  It makes me sick to see that not only are these “games” being allowed on the shelfs but they are wildly popular.  I don’t see how anyone who plays these can call himself/herself a real gamer.

These kind of games do nothing but make the world worse.

This is why people don’t take gamers seriously!  It is because of these people who think that knowing how to use a controller and leaving ignorant comments on gamespot.  Video Games used to be a sacred sport until games like these were released and then the trash that call them selfs gamers appeared.

I mean it is like: “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” but that does not mean that guns should be available to phyco’s!  A midnight release of GTA is like handing out beers at an AA meeting!  Sure the video games like GTA don’t kill people, the people who play them do.  (and the game does not exactly help)

It almost makes me ashamed to be a gamer.

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13 Responses to “What has the world come to?”

  1. April 30, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Video Games used to be a sacred sport. What!?Are you serious? Games are games, nothing “sacred” about them.That’s exaggerating.

  2. April 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    What kind of games make the world better?

  3. April 30, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I think as long as if a person can buy the game legally, its ok. The main problem is the parents that actually buy M rated stuff for their children. I do understand disliking games that have gore and violence but no game play, just hype games.
    I also have seen footage of the lines waiting for GTA4, seen more violence at a JCPenny half-off sale.

  4. April 30, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    DS, Ok, maybe that was a wee bit of an exaggeration but still, video games used to be something more than what they have become.

    Yeah, it is one thing if you are over 18 (your mind should be less easily manipulated) but almost every person I know that plays it, is under 16.

    The sad thing is that the blood and gore probably creates most of the positive hype.

  5. April 30, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I admit to playing a GTA game at 16, but I guess I must have more self control then most of these children these days…

  6. April 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah, your telling me.

    I am starting to lose all faith in humanity.

  7. April 30, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    My faith in humanity has been the negatives for years.

  8. April 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Yeah. Mine has been too, but over this last year it has went way down. But, the way I see it, the only thing to do is to try to be the kind of person you wish everyone else would be.

  9. April 30, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    James, you’re not perfect. And you shouldn’t hold yourselves above others. That’s just as bad as the games.

  10. April 30, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I am not perfect. I am very very flawed. I don’t hold myself above others. I do try to improve myself though.

    Look, I am just a simple man who is appalled at the moral values our country holds. Yes, I believe our society is evil and corrupted. Yes, I believe we live in a world where people compromise their intelligence, their individuality, and their morals to conform so they won’t be ridiculed. But I don’t think that makes them bad people though. (I was there once myself) I think that people don’t live up to all they can be. (including myself) the problem is when people stop striving to be a better person.

    This game does nothing but encourage others to embrace their inner demons rather than fight them. This game says that it is ok to be a bad person. This game is a mockery of all the moral standards I hold dear.

  11. 11 Steven
    May 1, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I might be murdered in my sleep for saying this but…..I wish they never made GTAIV so that those people wouldn’t have died. I never really liked those kind of games anyway.

    *looks for a security system online for room*

  12. May 1, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    I don’t think they died. But I agree with you.

  13. May 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you James. Any security systems you know are cheap?

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