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Violence in Video Games

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Yes, I have a thing or two to say about violence in video games. But it might not be what you think. I'm not against pointless violence, for it can be fun. Nor am I against an unrealistic (or realistic at that) amount of violence. It is all in good fun, and as my brother would always say, "Its better I beat the shit of Donkey Kong with Link then go to the zoo and do it in person.". Well, thats not even close to what he said, but it would be funny if he had.

Violence in video games never influenced my life negatively. My brothers and I were horrific violent holligans without them. None of our real life violece was fueled by cartoon violence. Anyways, I'm not gonna get into that whole debate about liking D&D makes you a devil worshiper or playing video games makes you uncontrollably violent. I'm here to put to rest that Nintendo games, mostly Mario, are childish.

So, if you were asked who are some of the most violent video game characters, you might respond with Kratos or Marcus. Now, these are some terribly violent men, especially Kratos. There is no levity in that mans situation, and there sure as hell is a lot of blood. Now I've never played a God of War game, but I know enough about it to understand how brutal it is. However, I can name a Nintendo character waaay more brutal. He burns, freezes, crushes, slices, tosses, and cooks his enemeis. Yes I said cook, as in throws them in a pot of boiling water and adds a dash of salt and pepper. He'll shoot lazers at your face, and scream so loud your entire body explodes. And last, but most horrific of all, he'll swallow your entire body in one gulp.


he is not a team player, he just wants to go get laid, and you'll be the one to die for it

So you can throw the idea that Nintendo games are childish, out the window. Because the charaters in these games were doing some of the most awful, violent things before the rest of the badasses.
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About RetroSoldierone of us since 4:05 PM on 12.21.2009

How'd I get into gaming. Go figure I was only three years old. It was past the NES era and even the SNES had been out for sometime now. But my family was poor and I knew little about anything games. I was only freakin' three years old afterall.

My dad could finally afford an NES so he bought one from a pawn shop one day. He got SUper MArio Bros. 1 ,2 and 3, Duck Hunt, the first Lolo, and Kirby's Adventure. My dad wanted to play SMB3 first, so he showed my brother how to do it. I was blown away watching my dad teach my brother how to play. All I could say after that was gimme, gimme, gimme, I want a turn. I will never forget how amazing SMB3 seemed to me. So I played and played. After that I went on to our other games and beat those ones up too.

I started out with an NES, but thats not where it stopped. My dad later bought an SNES. By then me and my two brothers were heavy into games and begged our mother to buy us an N64. I will never forget how awesome Super MArio 64 was and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. After that we begged my mother for a gamecube. By now I was playing video games the most and could beat my brothers hands down at anything.

I got a job. I started to buy my own games and systems from there. My brothers had fallen out of the video game scene and I was the kid no one wanted to play video games with. I bought myself a Wii and soon after an XBox360, future plans are with a PS3 as well. On top of th I haved owned every Nintendo portable system... besides a Virtual Boy.

I don't do online multiplayer, nor do I play games for Multiplayer. I play them for the one player experiences. But if you wanted to come to my house and play some Left4Dead, I wouldn't turn you down. I just much prefer the face to face method of playing multiplayer. I ain't a competitive person so your gamer score doesn't mean a dime to me.

But here is my gamer tag widget anyways, cause I think its really cute!

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