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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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By Reclaimer77 on 4/14/2008 4:04:59 PM , Rating: 2
Are you guys serious ? You know-it-alls making bombastic doom and gloom predictions about our society all based on a poll that your taking out of context ! For god sakes, be more responsible and less full of yourselves. Do you know how these polls are even taken ? Your walking through a shopping mall when someone with a clipboard offers you a few bucks to answer some questions. Questions you probably spend 3 seconds thinking about your answer because you just want to get back to what you were doing. I mean, come on guys, this isn't what I would call a basis for dooming our entire culture.

Plus the author is making a false assumption, and the rest of you are going with it like a pack of Wilderbeasts. Being more appalled by something in a VIDEO GAME is entirely different than saying they are GENERALLY more appalled by one over the other. Note the context here, please !

The Valtrex commercial states " a recent poll discovered 1 out of every 5 adults has genital Herpies ". One out of five !!?? Well a poll said it, so that must be true right ? Hogwash.




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