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March 31st, 2009, 08:17
Originally Posted by Prime Junta View Post
I just checked out some fairy-tales by Hans Christian Andersen. They're guaranteed to do more damage to impressionable minds than video games.
No kidding, "Fairytales" especially in their earliest form (folk tales) were absolutely
brutal (before the likes of Perrault i.e watered them down for popular consumption).
This actually casts a somewhat different light to the issue of telling a violent story to
a child. Sometimes it is done so a useful lesson about the world is given to the child
couched within terms it can understand. Take little red riding hood for example…

But I digress. I am not really trying to say that violence in most videogames has
(or is added for the purpose of) any educational value, just that daemonizing it as
the sole origin of adolescent violent behaviour is really getting old (considering the
profusion of violence in all its forms that permeates every aspect of our modern
way of life, just watch the news in prime time in any TV channel i.e)…
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