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I feel that the games of today reward players for every action including dying. It seems to give players the sense that in the real world they will also be rewarded for whatever they do. I would like to know what other peoples opinions on this is do you agree/disagree? Have you seen results of this?
I've never let a video game influence my real life before. For example, just cause I get rewarded for killing someone in GTA IV doesn't mean I'll think I'll get rewarded for doing it in real life. So yeah.
I would say no, but probably somewhat yes. People who are under the age suggested by a game rating shouldn't play it. Bottom line. They are there for a reason and with games getting so detailed in can surely depress / jade / falsify life rewards for younger folks. For instance, if your kid is 12 you should not buy them Max Payne 3 and Spec Ops The Line. Simple logic.
They reward us today for all kinds of actions, yes, but that doesn't mean that our actions in a video game translate to actions we'll take in our real life. I kill hookers in GTA to get my money back, that doesn't mean I'm going to do any of those things in real life. I also beat up old ladies with a baseball bat, speed, drift, run field length touchdowns, and am capable of managing an entire city from conception to fruition...but all from my couch and in video games. There are people who could probably be influenced by video games, I won't say it's not at all possible, but I think the numbers are extremely low if this does exist and would consider it more on the improbable side.
Long live play.
I think it's a big no. It depends on how we discipline ourselves in playing games and parents should be aware of that and kids don't take it seriously it's only a game.