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Quote by Junpei:
Up until recently video games were the main focus of the thought police, ever since two crazy kids decided to shoot up their school in America (and long before this) people have claimed that games are making people crazy. The evils of games have recently been overshadowed by the evils of child pornography (real and imagened).
Well, society likes to demonize anything popular.  Comics were a terrible, sinful thing.  Then it was rock n roll, video games, etc etc.  Old people can't handle new things so they freak out when their myopic little worldview is challenged. 

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So the question is: Since the goverment and various comunity groups are so worried about the impact of games and media on our mental health/behaviour; why is there no decent, long term research into their impacts on a regular human being? Books and cartoon pron has been around for hundreds of years and video games (in one form or another) close to 60 years, that should be long enough to come up with something scientificaly sound instead of the paranoid thought police we have now.

Because by the time anyone completes such research, no one cares.  Also, because it has been shown time and again that there is no such link.  Unbalanced people are unbalanced, suggestive media isn't unhealthy.

In another ten years we'll be up in arms about these damned teleporters leading to crime and sexual liasons between blah blah blah whatever.  =D

Nice Nintendo quote.  I'd heard it a hundred times but didn't know that was the source.
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Well, society likes to demonize anything popular.  Comics were a terrible, sinful thing.  Then it was rock n roll, video games, etc etc.  Old people can't handle new things so they freak out when their myopic little worldview is challenged. 

This is true, once upon a time women were seen to be witches if they could float and heresy against religion was punishable by death (obvioulsy the Middle East hasnt caught up to the modern world in this aspect just yet).

It seems that when new thoughts and ideas encroach on the old way of thinking (liberation of thinking for women "no i dont have to be in the kitchen, i can actually do things outside..like sport", religion could be wrong *SHOCK HORROR GASP!!! SUICIDE........................*) people get upset and throw a hissy-fit deeming it unnecessary or a bad thing for society.

on a slightly related note ive always wanted a time machine to go back to the past with an ipod and play screamo in a king's ear just to see the shock...and possible heart attack that would occur...then i think "oh wait id be killed for being a wizard"...oh well...
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