once again, i have to disagree
i grew up, right smack from the start, where games started to take on real looks, and not just pixel men, played as much as i could, between other childhood stuff, and we're talking Carmaggedon, blood, doom, and all those others mid/late 90's gore games
am i sitting on death row, for chainsawing people in real life?, nope, do i walk down the street, looking at random people, thinking to myself, i wonder how their entrails would look on the sidewalk?, nope
im a regular joe, even tho, by your logic, i should be exactly that guy you hear about in the news, doing bad ****
as already brought up by someone else, restrictions are not the way forward, instead, you need to look at all the underlaying issues that pushes people over the edge
also, kids aren't as stupid as some parents seem to think, they damn well know the difference between GTA 5, and the real world, in 99,5 % of the cases, and the last 0.5 doesn't go on a killing spree just because of said videogame
Ps. If you actually read any of the stuff i linked, you would see, that Tetris, or any other game, even hello kitty adventure 324902834234 , can enrage you more, than any shooter will
You are trying to blame Toki for being on the side where games should be banned etc, when that is not what he had said, he wants a rating on games so children can't play violent titles easily.
Not once did he say they all should be restricted in what they offer, not once. You assumed that.
Surveys etc you find is not 100% proof of anything, its more a guide to the thinking of a small group. The only way Surveys would be 100% factual is when they survey the entire populace of the planet on a subject, then you will have a direct correlation on things. But that is silly and never will happen.
So while you threw the backhanded comments at Toki calling him undereducated, idiot etc You made yourself look that way because you didn't even understand what he was talking about in the first place and you completely went off on a tangent.
Someone else told you the same thing, and you disagreed with them too... and again
Carmageddon had green blood in certain countries, like Germany for example, because that was the law in that country, nothing to do with other people.
And then you talk about you should be on death row etc.... these analogies is dumb..
How does talking about games getting an adult rating to stop kids playing them then proceed to talking about death row, and I should be in jail etc?
You know that movies have a rating system for a reason right? Toki is just wanting that for games also.
He doesn't want things removed from games, he doesn't want games to be stopped.. where you got that idea from... no-one knows.
You do not have the right to post in the manner in which you are doing so now. Manner up.
Here's an example of a game that was branded AO:
So not only does a system described in the opening post exist, it has been proven for several years that it does not have this apocalyptic effect of destroying the freedom of expression in video games. I'm not sure where people get this idea from.
Jack Thompson does not campaign for something like this (he lives in a nation where a system like that already exists). He wants something akin to the Comics Code Authority which would severely limit what could be done to earn a stamp of approval (and this is an entirely different beast).
[Edited by Neo7, 3/26/2015 12:51:10 AM]
I too am grateful that Jack Thompson is no longer practicing. Toki, I also think that an Adults Only rating is a good thing. But it will only work if there is effective enforcement and if PARENTS actually know the ratings and use them as they are intended.
I can't speak for the UK, but in the US the main problem is not the rating system, but a lack of education about what the ratings are and mean. For example, if you ask a person what does the movie PG-13 mean, they can give you an answer. On the other hand, if you ask them what and "M" means for a game rating, you would get a blank look.
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