Video games do not teach kids good morals, unlike TV shows.

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#1 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -

Take a game like the Super Mario Bros. for example. All he does it jump on deformed peoples' heads and kill them for being manipulated by a turle rhino hitler Plus, Peach is captured in every single game and is incapable of doing anything on her own. Mario is tasked with saving her. This is sexism at its very core, as it shows that women are helpless and must be saved by the white knight (in this case Italian knight since some racists don't think Italians deserve to be called white, so I am being politically correct (I don't share such sentiments)).

Now, let me highlight the fact that I am pointing towards gaming's most iconic figure, so for this comparison to be devoid of bias, I should also do so for TV shows. System Wars falls into many logical fallacies, and confirmation bias is one of them. For example, they will say that 2012 was the most disappointing year in gaming while choosing to ignore the surprises and refusing to acknowledge prior years have very much the same cases. But I disgress...

Tom and Jerry is, like Mario, the founders of its respective medium. Here we see Tom pursue dangerous activities in an attempt to murder an innocent life. Jerry seems like an underdog in the sense that he is smaller and is known for getting beat up on cats (he is a mouse). However, Jerry is a morally sound person and is able to conquer the violence of Tom and find humor in everyday situations, despite him being at odd's end. Jerry at times also encounters a love interest that equally help to thwart the cat and finds other cats who aren't hostile and very friendly. This displays equally and that not all people of a certain group are bad.

This is why the older generations do not like video games while their parents did not mind them watching TV.

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#2 Posted by TrueAmerican007 (671 posts) -
you need to get laid.
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#3 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

The point of video games is to have fun, morality seeker can piss off. And lol @ the Tom and Jerry analogy.

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#4 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25162 posts) -
you need to get laid.TrueAmerican007
Epic quote chain coming?
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#5 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -
you need to get laid.TrueAmerican007
You have been a member here for two weeks and already have 207 posts. :lol: Okay, buddy.
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#6 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -
[QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.SaltyMeatballs
Epic quote chain coming?

That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?
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#7 Posted by Vaasman (12737 posts) -

oh_my_god__who_the_hell_cares__by_nzabob.

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#8 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25162 posts) -
[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"][QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.Drasonak
Epic quote chain coming?

That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?

Fat? And no, why disrespect TecmoGirl? #1reasonwhy!!!!!!!!!!
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#9 Posted by Badosh (12761 posts) -
The only good TV show is about selling meth, so yeah, what was that about teaching good morals?
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#10 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
[QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.SaltyMeatballs
Epic quote chain coming?

The hell with those ass sigs lately? Christmas is coming?
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#11 Posted by TrueAmerican007 (671 posts) -
[QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.Drasonak
You have been a member here for two weeks and already have 207 posts. :lol: Okay, buddy.

None of those posts are walls of text like yours tho. Go back to the little hole you crawled out of.
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#12 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -
[QUOTE="Drasonak"][QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.TrueAmerican007
You have been a member here for two weeks and already have 207 posts. :lol: Okay, buddy.

None of those posts are walls of text like yours tho. Go back to the little hole you crawled out of.

LOL at you trying to validate yourself. You're right, you're not pathetic. :lol:
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#13 Posted by TrueAmerican007 (671 posts) -
[QUOTE="Drasonak"][QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"][QUOTE="Drasonak"] You have been a member here for two weeks and already have 207 posts. :lol: Okay, buddy.

None of those posts are walls of text like yours tho. Go back to the little hole you crawled out of.

LOL at you trying to validate yourself. You're right, you're not pathetic. :lol:

lol, butthurt cow confirmed.
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#15 Posted by UnrealLegend (5888 posts) -

What ever happened to subtlety? :(

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#16 Posted by TrueAmerican007 (671 posts) -
[QUOTE="Drasonak"][QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"][QUOTE="Drasonak"] LOL at you trying to validate yourself. You're right, you're not pathetic. :lol:

lol, butthurt cow confirmed.

Where did you get the idea of me being a cow from? :|

Your mom.
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#17 Posted by TecmoGirl (3965 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"][QUOTE="TrueAmerican007"]you need to get laid.Drasonak
Epic quote chain coming?

That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?

OMAQ5.gifWell the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

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#18 Posted by BrunoBRS (74152 posts) -
i didn't read it, but let me say that before i stopped watching TV (it just bores me), some of the cartoons on air were just depressing in how twisted their morals were. and not in a funny, wacky way, it was just a really poor attempt at making a completely unlikable character sound right. though there are some funny ones, and some pretty good ones. /minirant.
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#19 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
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#20 Posted by funsohng (29272 posts) -
Video games teach America iz good and Russia iz bad Sounds about right.
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#21 Posted by meetroid8 (21152 posts) -
Why is it that System Wars never seems able to recognize joke topics?
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#22 Posted by Shinobi120 (5580 posts) -

LMAO. Like all TV shows (such as Maury Povich, Steve Wilkos, Jeremy Kyle & Jerry Springer) teaches kids good morals more so than Video Games...

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#23 Posted by funsohng (29272 posts) -
Why is it that System Wars never seems able to recognize joke topics?meetroid8
System Wars is always serious business.
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#24 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="meetroid8"]Why is it that System Wars never seems able to recognize joke topics?funsohng
System Wars is always serious business.

Word, yo.

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#25 Posted by deathtarget04 (2266 posts) -

The only good TV show is about selling meth, so yeah, what was that about teaching good morals? Badosh

Wow I actually agree with you on something. Hmm.

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#26 Posted by conkertheking1 (862 posts) -

TV is mind control, you have been brainwashed.

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#27 Posted by everythingcasua (98 posts) -
tv teaches kids to be candy asses
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#28 Posted by everythingcasua (98 posts) -
same with new video games
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#29 Posted by mems_1224 (56247 posts) -

[QUOTE="Drasonak"][QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"] Epic quote chain coming?TecmoGirl

That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?

OMAQ5.gifWell the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.
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#30 Posted by everythingcasua (98 posts) -
[QUOTE="TecmoGirl"]

[QUOTE="Drasonak"] That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?mems_1224

Well the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.

bald is better that ps3 should grab that kid by the emo hairdew and slice their neck.
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#31 Posted by mems_1224 (56247 posts) -
[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="TecmoGirl"]

Well the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

everythingcasua
what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.

bald is better that ps3 should grab that kid by the emo hairdew and slice their neck.

What was that? Was that even English?
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#32 Posted by everythingcasua (98 posts) -
[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="everythingcasua"][QUOTE="mems_1224"] what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.

bald is better that ps3 should grab that kid by the emo hairdew and slice their neck.

What was that? Was that even English?

everyone in army has emo hairdews
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#33 Posted by TecmoGirl (3965 posts) -

[QUOTE="TecmoGirl"]

[QUOTE="Drasonak"] That girl in your signature is fat... and most probably ugly. Is it TecmoGirl, by any chance?mems_1224

OMAQ5.gifWell the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.

Lets just say I might've put it on him a little too good. It was a one night thing. I was more amazing than he could've ever imagined. But I didn't want anything to do with him afterwards. Now he seems to be going out of his way to make me look bad. *sigh*

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#34 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12010 posts) -

Anyone up for a Spiderman thread?

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#35 Posted by mems_1224 (56247 posts) -

Anyone up for a Spiderman thread?

PhazonBlazer
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#36 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -
Some games do indeed teach good morals. For instance in Hitman: Absolution, the game penalizes you for not cleaning up after yourself (by disposing of bodies).
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#37 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

Hmm.. Suddenly I find myself not caring. Imagine that.

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#38 Posted by super600 (32272 posts) -

The Tc is going to cry about GS SW users being virgins again.:lol:

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#39 Posted by super600 (32272 posts) -

[QUOTE="everythingcasua"][QUOTE="mems_1224"] what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.mems_1224
bald is better that ps3 should grab that kid by the emo hairdew and slice their neck.

What was that? Was that even English?

Ignore him.

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#40 Posted by jg4xchamp (59954 posts) -
Tom and Jerry>Videogames I approve.
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#41 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -
The only good TV show is about selling meth, so yeah, what was that about teaching good morals? Badosh
That building empires and sticking to them is a good lesson?
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#43 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

If this is fat,

EyE14.gif

what's average size?

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#44 Posted by verbtex (8988 posts) -

Uh, what?

Because Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, The Simpsons, MAD, Regular Show, and all the other cartoons on the TV today teach kids good morals?

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#45 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

Video games DO teach kids good morals. The games I played as a kid helped shape who I am today.

Kingdom Hearts? Tales of Symphonia? Harvest Moon? Ever try playing games like those?

In Tales of Symphonia, the main character, Lloyd, earns the title "Idealist" at one point. That's because of his vision of a Utopian society in which there's no war and everyone gets along.

Plenty of games teach good morals. The three I mentioned teach good morals about being nice to others and being tolerant.

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#46 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Why is it that System Wars never seems able to recognize joke topics?meetroid8

I'm sad to inform you, but this isn't a joke topic... :(

Also, TC, you speak of logical fallacies in your OP, yet you know nothing about debating. Why even bring it up, are you trying to sound smart, throwing up big words?

Have you already forgotten how you denied me any sort of factual evidence last night, in that little exchange about forum post count correlating to "real life" traits? ;)

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#47 Posted by the_phenom_ (2992 posts) -
I have to admit, I had a pretty good laugh reading this thread.
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#48 Posted by Drasonak (1515 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="TecmoGirl"]

OMAQ5.gifWell the ass certainly looks like mine -- but i'm definitely not ugly in the slightest. Stop the hate hun. It's not healthy troll.

TecmoGirl

what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.

Lets just say I might've put it on him a little too good. It was a one night thing. I was more amazing than he could've ever imagined. But I didn't want anything to do with him afterwards. Now he seems to be going out of his way to make me look bad. *sigh*

16 year old girl am confirmed. It's not cool being a prostitute, honey. Don't worry, you have a chance of growing up and learning that when you respect yourself, others will also real respect you. For now, stop watching Victoria Justice and those other Nickelodeon ****s.
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#49 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -
[QUOTE="TecmoGirl"]

[QUOTE="mems_1224"] what did you do to him? he seems to have some weird hate boner for you.Drasonak

Lets just say I might've put it on him a little too good. It was a one night thing. I was more amazing than he could've ever imagined. But I didn't want anything to do with him afterwards. Now he seems to be going out of his way to make me look bad. *sigh*

16 year old girl am confirmed. It's not cool being a prostitute, honey. Don't worry, you have a chance of growing up and learning that when you respect yourself, others will also real respect you. For now, stop watching Victoria Justice and those other Nickelodeon ****s.

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#50 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

jeeeez, what an assbutt