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  (Source: What They Play)
Act of love more offensive than severed human heads, reports poll

Believe it or not, the choice between taking life or creating life is one that is very unclear to parents. In a poll on parent-oriented gaming site What They Play, respondents were asked to pick from a choice of four what they found the most offensive in a video game.

The four choices offered were: a graphically severed human head; a man and a woman having sex; multiple use of the F-word; or two men kissing.

Perhaps as a strange demonstration of social values, those who voted in the poll reported that sexual matters of any sort were more offensive than explicit violence or profanity. The leading pick as the most offensive act in video game was “a man and woman having sex” at 37 percent. Off second place with 27 percent was “two men kissing.”

Next in second last place with 26 percent was the anti-violence answer of “a graphically severed human head.” In a distant fourth was “multiple use of the F-word.”

Informed parents are the best defence against exposure of inappropriate material to children, though it appears that many are more concerned about sexual matters than graphic violence.

Susan Arendt of Game|Life shared the story of an encounter she once had in a game store: “A woman was trying to buy her 12-year old daughter some games for Christmas, and overhearing me talking about games, asked me for advice. She picked up one of the Resident Evils and asked me if it was any good. I told her that it was an excellent game, but quite violent and scary. ‘Oh, that's no problem,’ she replied. ‘But there's no, you know, people having relations in it, is there?’



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RE: Conducted in the Middle East
By FS on 4/12/2008 5:25:42 PM , Rating: 0
Yea, just rate the post down, when you can't handle the truth.


RE: Conducted in the Middle East
By FaceMaster on 4/13/08, Rating: 0
RE: Conducted in the Middle East
By FS on 4/13/2008 2:37:13 PM , Rating: 2
You're actually proving my point by your stupid comment instead of writing something on topic. Anyways, I won't stoop low to your level so if you have anything to write on topic then go ahead and try again.

PS: I will wait and see if anyone can actually point out why my comment could've been rated down or why was it rated down if you were the one who rated it down. Not that I care abt the rating, but just trying to understand what could've been the reasoning behind it. Sometimes it's clear, ex: If you are a Muslim and support terrorists and I call a terrorist a terrorist, you will get pissed off and just rate me down to take out your anger but in this case it's not very clear ... or maybe the case is similar here too(I am telling the truth and you don't like it because you're part of it).


By FaceMaster on 5/8/2008 4:45:00 AM , Rating: 2
Just face the fact that your Mum can't handle the truth


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