Apparently Kids play Violent Vidya Games because of Peer Pressure

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  1. Slavoj Jizzek

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    It's like a dope ring minus the dope and filled with 13 year olds teabagging eachother. At least according to one of the editorial-writers for my local paper. The author is unworthy of inclusion under the news section, imo.

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/blogs/ne...cle_091d155f-5c19-5122-8eb6-dbddcb464df6.html

    Here is my reasoned response bulwarked by my college education and brief experience in the fucking real world.

    Words rearranged to prevent googleability. This may or may not be getting published.
     
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    I can practically hear the editor skimming through that email and clicking delete. I did actually manage to read it though, good work. In stark contrast, I skimmed through the quoted article, got as far as 'darkness in some kids' minds' and just gave the fuck up after desperately wishing I had a delete button to click.
     
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    It's funny. I almost included "y chromosome" with water and oxygen as the common denominator in mass killings, but thought better of it.

    Although women are certainly capable of mowing down kindergartners, they simply lack the initiative, although they do produce the bulk of child homicides that occur with the excuse of "postpartum depression."
     
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    I wouldn't say it's the sole (or even necessarily primary) motivation but I can see how peer pressure would fit into it.

    Although that might be more about why people aren't playing non-violent games ("that game's for girls, pussy!") because people want to play games, but are left to only playing the violent ones for fear of embarassment.

    Also a factor in what shows people watch, music they listen to, etc.
     
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    Every time a nanny like this writes about peer pressure, they always seem to start with the assumption that it's inherently bad. This is wrong. Parents who encourage children to never listen to what others say are wrong as well.
    Peer pressure is ultimately what drives people to do mundane things like respecting others or washing the grease away from their hair. When you remove peer pressure entirely, what you get is not a strong, independent person, but a socially awkward yet entitled assburger. This causes additional problems down the road like bullying. When a mother pressures her kid to not listen to the other kids, she potentially screws his social life or may even turn him into the monster she was so afraid of.
     
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    The media is filled with bullshit. No matter what it is, they ramble about subjects in an incoherent matter. It's astonishingly common for stuff like this to happen. They should stop pointing their fingers at video games and point their finger at something more serious. Mental health is more of a threat than video games. I remember being six years old and playing a demo of Soul Calibur 2 at the local Wal-Mart. After my oldest sister ratted me out, I never got scolded by my mom for playing it. The difference is that when people play video games a lot, they think that doing the same thing in the real world would have no consequences, while I already knew the difference between fantasy and real life. Some people grasp onto that concept really early, some never grasp onto it until it is too late.
     
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    Does anyone remembers Jack Thompson?

     
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    Peer pressure got me into Morrowind
     
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    You like morrowind? You're suddenly kinda more interesting than what I thought.
     
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    Yeah man. The whole TES series is a Hermetic parable for our reality. As a wizard, I am very interested in the TES series.
     
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    Morrowind = best fucking game ever, I've been playing it for more than 1K hours, still find things to do.
    Skyrim was disapointing tho (but still better than oblivion)
     
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    People hang shit on Morrowind because of its graphics, but they fail to realise how old it is, probably one of the finest games ever made
    Nord 4lyf

    Btw,@or post, i wasn't aware Black Ops 4 had been made
     
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    Rednigs and their longsword skills + active adrenaline skill = masterace

    And when it comes to the graphics, some mods just make it better than a lot of RPGs nowadays.
     
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    Always used to play as Redguard+ steel armour and weapons

    Now i just play as a Nord, drink skooma and hang out in the strip club in Suran and snort moon sugar off their chests

    Shits so cash
     
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    I personally prefer snorting my sugar with uncle sweetshare.
     
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    No way, when im peaking hard on that shit i get paranoid that hes going to molest me

    Edit: did you torrent or actually pay for bloodmoon
     
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