I don’t believe in videogame influence. But somethings are making me slowly change my ideas.
This was said in 1989 by a guy who was an important name in nintendo:
“Computer games don’t affect kids; I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we would all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills, and listening to repetitive electronic music.”
- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo Inc.
And then, in the 90’s, we have raves, ecstasy and techno, respectively.
Your post looks like a bag of Skittles.
As for the influence of Pac-Man, I think the ecstasy is probably the bigger influence there. God knows you have to be high to enjoy that rave crap.
<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Why on earth did you use those ungodly colors?
I did it to outline the connections among the colored stuff
Who gave you this idea? You obviously didn’t think of it yourself.
That has to be among the weakest arguements ever. Your putting ravers in to a drug user category, and every raver I know is clean. Just because the media hypes that all ravers use E, dosen’t mean it’s true. Also I see nothing even showing that X% of ravers play pac man.:fungah:
In a way, video games do influence us. Just not in the way video game bashers think. I didn’t really have any interest in Japanese culture until after playing Star Ocean 2. The kinds of dishes you cooked and the way some private actions didn’t make sense made me curious.
Pac-man? That’s gotta be the least dangerous game ever! I mean, the worst that could happen is somebody would go out and eat evil ghosts, but that would actually be a good thing.
<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Eating pills that increase your speed, actually.
:fungah: No, stupid. The pills didn’t make you faster. They slowed down the ghosts and made them flash.
Hell, I’m not even sure if it slowed them down.
Video games may influence us, but this doesn’t look like a good argument.
Omguh U plya figghiting games!! Taht menas U liek 2 baet people up!
That’s how to pronounce “omg”.
That’s how Onslaught pronounces “fighting.”
Hey, shut up!
So Pac-Man is to blame for the evils of our century. And here I always thought it was the news’ overly focusing on violence and crime.
I did a paper on media violence for my psychology class a year ago. Aparently there is about a three point correlation between consuming violent media and an increase in aggresive behavior.
Personally, I just believe it’s how the kid’s brought up though.
Blaming video games is a gross oversimplification. You have to blame the whole of American society with its distorted values. Maybe if the youth of America stopped sitting around watching TV all day and went out and exercised or joined team sports for fun we wouldn’t have these problems. But then you get the psycho sports parents. There’s just no easy answer.
Everything and anyone in the world can be an influence to somebody.
Originally posted by CalebNova
God knows you have to be high to enjoy that rave crap.
Have you ever been to a rave? No? Didn’t think so. If so, how would you know you have to be high to enjoy it? It’s not crap, they’re fun.
If you know a lot of clean ravers, you know a lot of people that have never raved. To be honest, and I’ve been to raves and hang out with some ravers, I’ve never met a single clean raver.
As much as I dislike admitting it, violent video games can have a dangerous effect on small children - but coupled with good, strong parenting, it can be easily countered.
I’d say at about 10 or so, violence in games are going to have less of an effect than on those younger than 10. 10 year olds have a pretty good grasp on the world, what’s right and wrong, and have a decent sense of morals.
Originally posted by Nero
[b]:fungah: No, stupid. The pills didn’t make you faster. They slowed down the ghosts and made them flash.
Hell, I’m not even sure if it slowed them down. [/b]
<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Did it? Or did the drugs just alter Pac’s mind in such a way that it APPEARED to make everything go slow and flashy?