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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#26 - throatpunchasheep
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(10/15/2013) [-]
The first game I ever played was the first GTA. I was eight, and I turned out fine, or at least stable. Now i'm not saying that its okay for underage children to play these kinds of games, but every kid develops differently, depending on their experiences and (and i think this is really important) their mental predisposition. My seven year old cousin broke his nose trying to copy something from Mirrors Edge.
Maybe i don't know enough to comment on the issue, i dunno. That's just my two cents.
#308 to #26 - swiggityswoner
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(10/16/2013) [-]
Same here, I started when I was about nine. Worried my mom so much about how I would turn out (she still didn't take the game from me though), because all I did was kill people in those games.

Years later, I still have yet to get into a physical fight and have no intention of doing so even now. Guess I turned out okay.
User avatar #270 to #26 - completeaddiction **User deleted account**
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Grew up on Mortal Kombat for the GameCube
User avatar #199 to #26 - lesrin
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your cousin is a unrelated matter, thats just natural selection at work
#109 to #26 - lamarisagoodname
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Was it really all that violent? The game is just realistic and you can drive around without having to kill and/or burn everything in sight, yet we just chose to do so and the game responds by giving you the most realistic simulation. You can buy/sell properties or play tennis, bowling, billiards and go for a nice simple cruise, you're not FORCED to go around and murder as you would in Manhunt or Resident Evil etc.

Video games aren't violent, we are.
User avatar #60 to #26 - remilia
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>turned out fine
>Lv. 0

User avatar #46 to #26 - dementedllama
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Probably because your parents understood that the game wasn't to blame if you acted out in someway. Some kids are affected by violence in games, but that's not the problem. It's ****** parents shifting the blame to a game instead of pulling their heads out of their asses and raising their children with intelligence.
User avatar #44 to #26 - duckwith
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Well... I think that it's normal to try out parkouring (if that's what Mirror's Edge is about). Also, it's just a fact, that everyone gets hurt/wounded in a while. Especially kids. I really don't know what to say about the strip clubs. I watched porn for the first time when I was eight.

But, am I normal?
User avatar #38 to #26 - keiishiyama
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Total truth. I think if parents can make kids understand the gist of what's happening - or at least just trust their children to be mature and level-headed about it - rather than blatantly hate it, everyone wins.

My mom and I have a ton of fond memories of killing each other with the Panzerfausts in Medal of Honor: Underground.
User avatar #28 to #26 - tarekmig
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I played gta sa at the age of eight, and i had no idea what they were saying because i still didn't learn English at the mean time...