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    It's not real. Why is that so hard for people who don't play games to understand? Of course it's fun and entertaining. Why are action movies or horror movies or books entertaining? It's not different because you're holding a controller. The difference for me, personally: I can't watch gory movies because it involves real people, even if it's just acting (like Saw or Nightmare on Elm Street).

    It's always been fun. Destruction is fun. Explosions are pretty. It's in our DNA. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for cataclysmic amounts of destruction. You wouldn't be here if it weren't for people killing other people. Except that was for real.

    Regardless the visuals always take a backseat to the objectives.

    I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

    by ReverseThePolarity on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 06:21:30 AM PST

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    •  RTP, for some, reality blurs|s|s|s|s (0+ / 0-)

      In 2007 I had a young co-worker take a maple yard stick and hack another co-worker with it, across the back.

      Worker A was blocked by Worker B, who was futzing/conversing and not really paying attention to the quiet "lemmeby lemmeBY"

      When dropped to the floor, Worker A, now zip-tied admitted to 3 nights of marathon RP Gaming (WoW) with left-coasters.
      Sleep deprived, and later admitting to having smoked some chronic laced with dust before work, he slipped into "kill the Orcs" mode.

      Sleep deprived + Gaming + Weed and PCP = assault with an object of opportunity.

      Worker B, was transported to the hospital, with an 18 inch open wound, and remained under physician care for over 3 months due to extensive muscular damage, and a compression fracture.

      So - it's not you.  It may be others.  Just like I haven't gone out and mowed-down a crowd of anyone with a gun - yet others have done so.

      For some, impulse control is weak.  
      Add factors where what control is there, is removed (s.d., alcohol, drugs or psychiatric issues) and you have a recipe for assault and homicide.

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