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"Killographic" Video Games

 

A group called the National Institute on Media and the Family wants to create a new word: killographic. This word is to describe video games with "graphic depiction of brutal violence." The group says children have too much access to such games.

David Walsh, the President of the Institute, says: "If pornographic is the 'graphic depiction of sex,' then killographic should enter our vocabulary to describe the 'graphic depiction of brutal violence."

The group's MediaWise Video Game Report Card lists video games they say parents should not buy. Doug Lowenstein, of the Entertainment Software Association, says the average age of peple who play these games is 28.

 
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  How about....  
 
Moronographic.. The continuous exposure to stupid people whith nothing better to do than complain about kids whose parents wont watch what games the kids play.....
 
  by: pheonixmoonfire   12/09/2003 03:12 AM     
  remember though  
 
Most parents are ignorant about video games. Luckily, they arn't saying "Ban these games." But 8 and 9 year-old kids should not be playing GTA3.
 
  by: Status-Quo   12/09/2003 04:13 AM     
  well then maybe violent people can  
 
get their satisfation in the computer and not real life then.
 
  by: bc     12/09/2003 04:21 AM     
  re: status quo and bc  
 
I agree with status, some games are inappropriate for younger ppl (my proof being that the military uses graphic video games to desensitise), however I feel these idiotic little hard-liners are wasting their time. Generation x-1 simply isn't savvy enough when it comes to computers/computer games. These groups are just gonna have to be content with letting the current generation determine what is suitable for our children.
 
  by: jonnienewbee   12/09/2003 03:32 PM     
  re: status quo and bc  
 
I agree with status, some games are inappropriate for younger ppl (my proof being that the military uses graphic video games to desensitise), however I feel these idiotic little hard-liners are wasting their time. Generation x-1 simply isn't savvy enough when it comes to computers/computer games. These groups are just gonna have to be content with letting the current generation determine what is suitable for our children.
 
  by: jonnienewbee   12/09/2003 03:32 PM     
  My Bro  
 
Has been playing Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast since he was 2, better than my dad. And because of this he is petrified of 'robots' and has to sleep with his light on. He is now at almost 3, playing Unreal Tournament but I've had to set all the Bots to Nali War cows and remove gore. He also only plays instagib as the opponents don't yell in pain, but jsut disapear. Not point to my point, but it is relevent, and even something as harmless as a Sonic Hedgehog cartoon robot can scare a kid. Maybe they should stop showing americas wars on TV too, this I think is worse than even the goriest of games.
 
  by: EeekiE   12/10/2003 02:14 PM     
  explination  
 
If your kid plays a video game and then goes out and kills someone, he is unstable anyway and it is probably your fault. Ive grown up on games like Wolf3d, doom, the quakes, and now im one of the top 3 deathmatch players in unreal tournament 2003. Ive never commited any crime, nor have i ever done ANY drug what so ever. Where the problem comes in i believe is the parents. I dont understand how any kid can be so scared after playing a video game. Do you parents not tell your kids that the games they play are not real and that you should never act out anything played in the game? are you just going to shelter your kids thier entire lives? how are they going to grow up? Groups like this are crap. Just my opinion.
 
  by: digi_dark   12/10/2003 03:25 PM     
  Bah!  
 
These people are a bunch of morons with nothing to do with their time..
 
  by: rafdox   03/27/2004 02:02 AM     
  28 year olds...  
 
Aren't kids anymore - Why in the hell are these dumb parents still breathing down their 28 year olds' necks?
 
  by: JondracusJL   12/21/2004 06:45 PM     
  too much PC in the PC World nowadays.  
 
Any organization with the word 'family' in their name is just trying to get government funding as a non-profit organization or has quasi-religous connections to propel a far-right viewpoint that is inappropriate in any other truly democratic society.
 
  by: theironboard     12/21/2004 09:32 PM     
  Ooo... killographic  
 
I think that make the kid want it even more. Just imagine the word killographic in big bold red font oooo... where can i get it?! :)
 
  by: Dudextor   12/21/2004 09:55 PM     
 
 
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