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Old 05-16-2010, 12:07 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by kipperthefrog View Post
  • they worry that violence and shooting in games increases kid's aggression.
  • Star Wars and Indiana Jones games has violence and shooting in them too.
  • Star Wars and Indiana Jones games increases kid's aggression.
  • therefore, Star Wars and Indiana Jones games should not be sold to kids either.

so how come Star Wars and Indiana Jones don't get M too?
Answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_premise

Your repeated argument is that the sole purpose of this type of legislation is...well, "they worry that violence and shooting in games increases kid's aggression."

I promise you that we all heard you the first three times. Perhaps the reason it isn't getting more traction is because not everyone is jumping to same set of conclusions that you are.

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Hint: if your instinct is to say that Star Wars and Indiana Jones games are different from other violent video games, click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_pleading[/LIST]
My instinct is to point out that the rating boards seem to be able to distinguish between "cartoon violence" and "graphic violence". No special pleading necessary. But since I don't share your opinion that the entire case is hinged upon either, I don't think it's particularly relevant.
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