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Nem said:
Barkley said:

I'm not saying that violence in video games has no effect on the person playing, there's many studies and debates about that and people come to different conclusions, that's another discussion. But what I'm talking about is general responses to the content.

If you see something sexual on screen the general response for most people is Arousal, be it Movie, Game or Book. The response in real life to a sexual situation is also Arousal.

The response to violence in a Movie, Game or Book varies based on the person but for most they're just having fun, whereas if they are in a violent situation in real life there response is not "I'm having fun", the general response to violence is terror. This is the difference.

Sex on Screen - Aroused
Sex IRL - Aroused

Violence on screen - Fun
Violence IRL - Terror

It's instinctive that we're in danger in a real violent situation, whereas when it comes to sexual situations there is no danger (at least for the instigator) so the reaction to onscreen and real is the same with sex, but not with violence.

There is no sex on screen on this game. There is suggestion.

Like, i am not defending this game. It probably pushes the envelope. I only watched a trailer and i didn't see anything that shocked me more than say the violence depicted on the last of us 2. So, yeah... i find it a bit odd.

So, what's worse? A game that doesn't depict sex, but suggests it or a game that depicts murder in it's full detailed gore and call's it fun?

It doesn't feel right to me. They both need to be censored in the same way.

It's really mostly down to the target, violence against children in games is also taboo. I can't think of any games where you can kill children.

Personally I agree with you that both are too much, but I also understand why they are treated the way they are.

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