||[Mar. 1st, 2006|08:55 pm]
Today i read about A post that was made by Lizwool i was told by andrew she runs a website called http://www.olganon.org/ Now i read the site and went thru a few things in it and realized it seems in good intentions in what they are trying to do but there were some things i disagreed with and decided to email her.now anyone on here knows i of course am not that great at writing emails but what i wanted to say was simple.here is what i sent her and her reply to me.i will be sending another email after i finish this up.I'll update it with Her response to my next email if she reply's to me.|
My Email-You posted today in gamepolitics and made a comment
that i have to ask something about
"Why do the gaming companies have to create games that
are so violent, dark and ugly that someone would even
consider having to pass laws against them? Don't you
people get it? Make them fun, and light and
fulfilling, so there are not issues with them"
I can agree to that to a point.I do believe that kids
shouldnt have access to games like Manhunt or any of
the Grand theft auto's on the ps2 or even the game
condemned criminal origin for the x box 360.
So my question is Why should i have to suffer as an
adult and not be able to enjoy or have Games Like
Grand theft auto which i play on a regular basis? I
can see where you are coming from and i can see that
its all in good intentions but Video games have become
more and more of a adult market now.The way to keep m
rated games out of the hands of children is to educate
the parents who call them "toys" and still believe
that only little children play video games
Short and simple really i wasnt wanting to get in a flame war with her and was hoping she would send me a respectible email back.it may be respectible to some but i found it rude
Her Response-Hello Todd,
Thank you for your note.
The reason I asked, is because I as an adult do not have time to play
games, because I am no longer a child, so I have to do "adult" things,
like go to work, clean the house, pay the bills, keep the car running,
wash the clothes, cook, grocery shop, wash the dishes, do the taxes,
I do not know how a responsible adult will have time to be a gamer.
When adults tell me they are gamers, I wonder, how on earth do they
the time, and still be able to function in this world as a responsible
So Todd, I do consider games to be for children.
If I were ever to play an on-line computer game, the farthest I would
want to go, is to be able drive somewhere and look at beautiful
landscapes, or go out in outer space, and visit the stars.
As far as the dark side of gaming, I cannot even watch a violent movie
my spirit is that sensitive. I have no idea why people like that sort
It is not uplifting. It can get vulgar and mean. Why live that way or
be around that stuff, if you don't have to? I do not understand people
who bring that into their lives, voluntarily. I have had enough of it
in my life, without going out and looking for it.
I shudder as I am reading the responses to my comment - that ADULTS
blood, guts, rape, murders, pedophile, killing people who are trying to
protect them, playing these games instead of trying to improve their
lives and be loving and kind to others. It scares the hell out of me.
What is this world coming to? To see adults defend these games,
they are so self-centered, that they only care about themselves and
nothing and no one else. To see that many adults would much prefer to
live experiencing all of that dark garbage, rather than trying to
improve their real lives and the lives of those around them. This is a
pathetic state our country is in.
We don't have to worry about being taken over by a foreign power - we
are rotting, on the inside out.
People who enjoy that kind of crap are sick human beings. That is not
why we were created.
I hope you see my point, Todd. Just remember this - in every human
being, there is good and evil. Who they are is the one they feed the
On-Line Gamers Anonymous
Im guessing i will be able to update the journal and not start a new one so when she responds to what im about to write i'll post it.