|QUOTE (AtomicPunk @ Thursday, Aug 1 2013, 13:19)|
| This has been hotly debated many times. The psychological damage of killing children in a video game could be a desensitizational nightmare. It's just the idea of it. It's not needed just so a few sicko's can get their jollies. In civilized society it's taboo and I doubt we'll see a change anytime soon. Even if it is 'pixels', the idea of murdering a woman holding a baby is sick. The idea of throwing a Molotov at some toddlers is sick. As humans, a lot of us like gore, but have to draw the line at perversion, and have a little moral code, if not, GTA would just be cookies for psycho-nutjobs. |
I know a lot of responses from little kids and nut jobs will be:
"but but but they're only pixels!!!" OR "but we kill adults so what's the difference??"
Let us not be coy. In a GTA world, there is this sense that everybody is guilty of something--because after all, if they're dumb enough to live in San An then they deserve everything that happens to them. No kid ever deserves to live in a GTA world. Their innocence will not allow them to live there. It's a complicated subject trying to explain it to people who defiantly wanna be perverted. It would take a good psychologist to explain it well. Its frustrating trying to describe morals to uncivilized, moral-less cretins in a nice way.
Your first paragraph is not bad, it makes perfect sense from the average-man-who-follows-rules-set-by-society. But many people have different standard, whether taken from their society or just having their own inner standards that are not aligned with the majority of ''civilized'' world. Your standards say it's sick to kill a kid in a game, to another person it may not mean a thing. It doesn't make them bad, psychos or criminals. They become that only when they do it in real life.
Don't even compare it to pedophiles. They molest kids in REAL LIFE, not in a video game.
And you really lost it in the second part. If we pretend they're alive then
... no, not every grown person in SA is guilty just by living there. Detroit is called the worst city in USA right now with a lot of crime and murder. Do people who live there have it coming, are they guilty?