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so we need to regulate the use of video games because video games themselves are addictive.laserit said:An addiction is a vulnerability. It's something that you have no self control over.
Gambling regulations have nothing to do with controlling the addiction. They are all about limiting the ways in which others can exploit that addiction.
If your addicted to gambling... Regulation limits me from exploiting you.
Governments have learned time and time again that prohibitions do not work. Anyone arguing for a prohibition is foolish.
All we have to do is look at how that war on drugs is coming along.
I didnt say you didtawess said:Never said you where not a gamer......SEANMCAD said:no its very relevant.
here is what I see and I see it all the time and I have to combat it alll the time.
The games I play are NOT considered part of the 'games' when people use the term 'games' and frankly it pisses me off.
people talk about 'games' they almost always never refer to the games I am refering to as a bucket of 'games' more over what people complain about when they talk about 'games' dont exist in the 'games' I play and yet they want to be combative, arguementive, manpulative and dismissive about the option that the are ASKING FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
at min please at least as a bare min understand that when you use the term 'games these days' there are games that you are explictly leaving out of your rant. its frankly offensive. they ARE games
3 million people bought 7 days to die ALONE, with a player base of around 3000 people each night. we exist, we are real, we are gamers....fuck me!
no its very relevant.tawess said:Good for you... Entirely irrelevant to what i said... But good for you. Especially as i can show you thousands of games that are designed THE... EXACT... OPPOSITE... Then i could go on to show you the other parts of of society where things slowly but surely becomes not about the customer but how much can be squeezed out of said customer... And it is sad to see where and why the advances are made.SEANMCAD said:I play video games every week and i have NEVER experienced a loot box.
They are not 'everywhere' its just people have been programmed to think only AAA games are games
But yes... Small and medium sized indie developers do live on their players good will and can not afford to chance it. But once they make it big they tend to go another round and add just that... Hi pubg and Angry Birds...
I want to make an aside observation and its just that, its not intended to be mean so please consider that with your response or lack of response which would be preferred personally speaking but I do feel it important to say.MadFrenchie said:Absolutely. This isn't examining the finer points of modern morality here; the behavior Renfail is mentioning is very obvious and very intentional.Sovrath said:That my mistake, trying to do two things at once.Orinori said:For starters I don't see how that reply is a reply to that post?
What he is talking about, especially in regards to the Terms of Service is that companies will post one but won't enforce it.
That's pretty true as I sign into Black Desert and can't believe the talk.
Play nice means "play nice". Keep one's attitude in their pants, to be crass.
If the game actually launches it will have a small population so it's going to be pretty easy to monitor. If it was a huge population that would be more difficult and most likely would be cherry picking certain incidents that would service as examples.
As I said above, harassment isn't difficult to know. People who argue against that are either very dense, were never taught well, or as I continually say, become willfully obtuse "well I didn't know... how could I".
When you leave the house every day there are expectations put upon you by society. Cross too many lines and you are going to be called on it.
Nothing different here.
I'll agree with cheyane here. So to recap, don't harass, if one doesn't know what that is it's pretty easy to learn, if harassment is part of one's game play then find games where that's ok, problem solved.