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Many childen will start out their young lives playing Leappad or Nintendo or even Sega games. This can also be attributed to parents as well. Why not blame the parents? I think Eminem said it best, "But dont blame me when little erick jumps off of the terrace, you should have been watching him, apparrently your not parents".

Then as the kids slowly grow up they go to a kids house who has parents that have already desensitized them when they were younger. Parents who do not care. These kids have Resident Evil, Black Ops, and Manhunter. What do you expect these innocent kids to think and do once they go from Yoshi to murdering their friends?

Do not try to protect your kids with a bunch of fun and cute cartoons and kiddie games if you are just going to send them out to the wolves to instantly become virtual killers. This is why I blame Nintendo and Sega and Parents. It is not these violent videogames fault that parents do not slowly bring their kids into these types of things. That is why there is a rating system. E for everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature. Same goes for Movies. Do you take your kids to G movies and R movies? Shame on you!



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Violent media does not turn people violent. Kids are supposed to be kids and play kid games. Growing up is about switching to mature stuff. That switch does not break people bad.

Parents definitely need to play closer attention to ESRB ratings. It seems like people just don't take them seriously because it's a game rating, as opposed to a movie rating. All it takes is a quick glance at the back of the box to see what kind of adult content is featured in the game.

I blame society and the way people grow up! If it was for video games I would have been a violent person which I'm not!


How about blaming persons with mental disabilities (with access to weapons)?
Pass the blame. Sony did it.

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You're right, Nintendo, Sega, and parents are to blame, along with anything or anyone that teaches kids to be impressionable. We have also failed to instill a talent for abstract thought in children at an early age so that they may distinguish reality with entertainment and evaluate rational and moralistic behavior. Furthermore, we have failed to enact procreation bans on people who lacks said talents.



How do you breathe again?

"Do not try to protect your kids with a bunch of fun and cute cartoons and kiddie games if you are just going to send them out to the wolves to instantly become virtual killers. This is why I blame Nintendo and Sega and Parents. It is not these violent videogames fault that parents do not slowly bring their kids into these types of things. That is why there is a rating system. E for everyone, T for Teen, M for Mature. Same goes for Movies. Do you take your kids to G movies and R movies? Shame on you!"

I don't get it. How does this make any sense?



lol, Spurge logic

This makes absolutely no sense. I, and millions of other people have played all of the those violent games. and have never hurt anyone. Just because a few unstable people acted on their own violent instincts doesn't mean millions of other people should be held accountable for their actions.

Blame the killers, blame the parents. Don't blame third parties like Nintendo, Sega and others. That's just scapegoating. People need to be held accountable for their own actions.

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I blame Ryan for my Hardon. The violent stretching of the fabric in my jeans has ruined and desensitized my knob.