Ahhh, violence in video-games, why do you haunt us so?
The Alan Titchmarsh Show, ‘titch’ in range and diversity of opinion may I add, had this feature on Friday’s show.
First, it is important to note that Two vs One and a bias host in any formal debate is wrong.
That isn’t democratic, it’s spamming hate.
Secondly, uneducated and uninformed opinion is not a welcome part in democratic debate; “shooting innocent civilians’, as Julie Peasgood states, is no part of any of the video games mentioned in the debate, specifically not in Modern Warfare 2.
This was simply an unreferenced and unresearched opinion being thrown forward to an audience already decided in their opinion, and formally pushed towards one opinion.
And, by ‘pushed’, I mean fed information by three bias parties and one struggling alternate participant that pushes them towards one opinion.
This opinion stands because the audience have no knowledge of the subject matter, and are not given access to, given an experience of or given any real feel of the subject matter so as to make an informed decision.
And, to add my personal opinion, the arguements that are given to support the avoidance of violence in video games stand strong.
Children cannot buy violent video games without an adult present; fact.
Playstation 3, I know damn well, have an account-creating system that means that if a child owns the console, the parent can make themselves an administrator and block violent content; fact.
It is under the parents control, and the industry or game creators should take no blame.
Children playing these kind of games at a very young age will take some effect from them, but if the parents are complaining, the parents should sit down with their children and explain why the issues they are coming across through these video games are something troublesome, upsetting or wrong.
And learn from the process.
God, when will people understand that unknowledged debate will get people nowhere.
And massive kudos to Tim Ingham for walking into a metaphorical badger trap, with no rights or responsibilities to any game mentioned, just simply to the industry.
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