TOPIC: Computer Games

Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #19365

i wonder how long it will take for the price to come down to affordable price

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #19399

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Super Mario wrote: What about a button on my phone that will switch all the lights off in my house - that will save me 10 minutes every day!


Er, that one's already around - demonstrated a few years back on the gadget phone where they controlled lights, heating etc in a house in dubai from an iphone in London. Bugger if you live in the house though and suddenly your other half decides to take control :D

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #19790

Hi,

Have to admit I really dislike the GTA seris'

They are good games and I understand why people like but there is very little story in the ones I have play, it was pretty much go here, kill them, go here steal that, go here again and kill them - very repetitive.

There is also the fact that some of the less than responsible people will buy this game from their kids - I cant help but think about the child who killed his friend with a hammer a few years ago after playing a game called Manhunt, his mother blamed the game saying that he was brainwashed by the violence in the game. I say why the hell was a 10 year old playing a 18 cert game???

Vaz.

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #19809

We have often discussed 18 games on here - I have a view about my kids

They are 15 and 13 and we let them play 15 games and they generally have a bit of violence - but 18 games are different as they can be bought by adults and therefore anything goes

I would not buy my son a porno mag, or cigarettes or alcohol - I am not a prude but these are rated 18 for a reason.

The more instances we get of these games affecting children of 10 then the higher the penalties have to be

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #20166

No I am afraid if it is an 18 I cannot justify it for a 15year old - especially one who thinks he should get them anyway

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #20282

I'm going to assume here that you're refering to the case of Warren Leblanc, whom happened to be 17 (his victim was 14) and the Police stated that the game belonged to the victim and not Leblanc and nor was it the "influence" nor the reason for Leblanc to have commit ed said crime, but lets not let that stand in the way over the media or members of Parliament (actually your username bares a striking resemblence to said Parliament member) trying to sensationalise anything.

I do agree that people buy said games for the wrong reasons and for what its worth they're not my prefered types of games (I have played both Manhunts and each GTA) but the media (in particular the Mail and The Sun) have always tried to use the medium as an excuse for the behaviour of a very small minority rather than looking at the actual causes, its far easier to start a witch hunt than it is to do your job properly and report the facts it would seem (see things like Koreans spending far too long in internet cafe's and dying from over exhaustion and malnutrition but the blame being placed upon games like Starcraft)

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #20357

You are right about the papers - they will always exploit this if there is a story to be had.

However our kids need to stay kids - and if the games makers want kids to play them then take out the sex and gore - it will be a 15 then and will still entertain them.

My kids want to play these games because one or two of their friends are allowed and of course I am a grumpy old git for not letting them.

Oh well only have to argue for 3 more years!!

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Re: Computer Games 6 years 3 months ago #20377

I'm sort of in agreement (its actually 16 and 18 now as they no longer carry BBFC ratings but the PEGI ones are considered law meaning retaillers can't sell a PEGI 16 to a 15 year old).

I'd always use the ratings as a guidance, particularly if you play videogames yourselves, much like with movies and TV shows you know whats your child is mature enough to cope with. However most of the time, unfortunately (and I see this alot working in retail) the parent who is buying (or worse the Grandparent whos buying and has no hope of "getting" it) hasn't done their research and is just buying to shut their kid/teenager up.

We took our daughter to see The Avengers Assemble, that was a 12A if I remember rightly but I knew she was mature enough to deal with the kind of action that would be on screen.

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Re: Computer Games 5 years 11 months ago #26239

i'm a pc gamer my self that is when a certain three yrs old lets me and does not want to play angry birds first lol

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Re: Computer Games 5 years 11 months ago #26364

try EBUYER for upgrades you don't have to buy but if theres something you like you can look at the reviews some people give but i would think something like n.vidia 9000 gts card should support what your doing plus you may need to upgrade your hard drive to 1or 3 tb with 4gig memoery sticks....

i play cod mwf on my n.vidia 8600 gt if holds it's own but i think an upgrade will be in need quite soon
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