Topic started: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:09
DoctorDee
Joined 3 Sep 1999
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Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:09
12% of people believe a video game should not be set in a place of worship. Really? Wow!

Though I believe a place of worship shouldn't feature on a rational planet.

Will I still be soiled, when the dirt is off?

Tim Smith
Joined 6 Nov 2006
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Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:23
DoctorDee wrote:
12% of people believe a video game should not be set in a place of worship. Really? Wow!


I am also intrigued by the 1% who don't want video games set in a sports stadium - this might be a concern for FIFA and PES players.

Could people be confusing 'video game' and 'violent video game' just as the mainstream media does all the time?

Is the context of "video game" automatically taken to mean "violent"? Surely not.
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DoctorDee
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Mon, 11 Jun 2007 17:26
Tim Smith wrote:
I am also intrigued by the 1% who don't want video games set in a sports stadium - this might be a concern FIFA and PES players).

There are, I have heard, some people who cannot resist a red rag. I do not know any of these people personally, of course. Nor have I met anyone who knows them.

That response was put there for those people. I would not be intrigued that they selected it.

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headcasephil
Joined 23 Sep 2005
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:10
core if you were to put games in ya gran parents houses what sort of game would it be if it was a game that was in my granmas house it would have to be a coleteors game ware you find old things and have to work out how thay work to get to the next stage a bit like Tomb Raide if you no what i mean.
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ajmetz
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:15
Of course, a game needn't be violent. There are a number of sports games that would work well in a sports stadium. ^_^ The Olympics for instance.

I was gonna vote for Granma's house, as I thought it would be boring. =)
But Phil's comment has ignited the imagination.

What fun could we all have in Granma's house?

P.S. Just read the other coments regarding the sports stadium - I think it's the context of the question, - the Church V.S. Sony news stories are all fresh in our minds, indeed, I visited the pole after reading one such story on Spong, so it's only natural our minds are thinking about the sensitivity of violent content when we vote. A kinda Darren Brown trick. ;-)
Tim Smith
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:25
ajmetz wrote:
Of course, a game needn't be violent. There are a number of sports games that would work well in a sports stadium. ^_^ The Olympics for instance.

I was gonna vote for Granma's house, as I thought it would be boring. =)
But Phil's comment has ignited the imagination.

What fun could we all have in Granma's house?


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ajmetz wrote:
P.S. Just read the other coments regarding the sports stadium - I think it's the context of the question, - the Church V.S. Sony news stories are all fresh in our minds, indeed, I visited the pole after reading one such story on Spong, so it's only natural our minds are thinking about the sensitivity of violent content when we vote. A kinda Darren Brown trick. ;-)


Seriously though, this assumption based on a passing context is exactly what the mainstream media play on as well: "videogame = violent videogame". So, it's interesting that - even without a temporal context - the mainstream can now simply say "videogame" and the dogs of middle England start slavering at the mouth.

It's also a bit worrying that gamers don't read the question and leap to the same conclusion given the same assumption of context - you get the media you deserve I guess.



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zoydwheeler
Joined 19 Sep 2003
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:39
DoctorDee wrote:
I believe a place of worship shouldn't feature on a rational planet.


I agree. Can we sue God?

Oh. He/she/it doesn't exist. Piss.
Tim Smith
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Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:45
zoydwheeler wrote:
DoctorDee wrote:
I believe a place of worship shouldn't feature on a rational planet.


I agree. Can we sue God?


Billy Connolly already did - and it was a s**te film.

zoydwheeler wrote:

Oh. He/she/it doesn't exist. Piss.


That's conjecture - unless you can prove a negative - which you can't, so there.

[that should get me some points with Shiva in case s/he/it does exist)

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Pat the Cat
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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:31
I would have voted Grandma's house, on the grounds they've both been dead for 20 years.

However, I can't even find the poll.

Pass me a white stick and I'll see what I can do. Or maybe not...

Anyway, speaking as an Animist practitioner of Unorthodox Voodoo, I can't see why anywhere shouldn't be a place of worship. The possible exception being the Emirates Stadium.
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Tim Smith
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Tue, 19 Jun 2007 13:17
Pat the Cat wrote:
I would have voted Grandma's house, on the grounds they've both been dead for 20 years.

However, I can't even find the poll.

Pass me a white stick and I'll see what I can do. Or maybe not...

Anyway, speaking as an Animist practitioner of Unorthodox Voodoo, I can't see why anywhere shouldn't be a place of worship. The possible exception being the Emirates Stadium.


Mmmm - Spurs' fans being allowed to post, eh?
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Pat the Cat
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 11:32
Oh Tim... don't you remember me?

Are you still the Queen of Norway, as you claimed at a Future meal one time?

Does Bill Gates still keep a loaded AK under his bed?

And I'm still Scouse, having been born one, and therefore not eligible to be a Spurs fan.
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Tim Smith
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:17
Pat the Cat wrote:
Oh Tim... don't you remember me?

Are you still the Queen of Norway, as you claimed at a Future meal one time?

Does Bill Gates still keep a loaded AK under his bed?

And I'm still Scouse, having been born one, and therefore not eligible to be a Spurs fan.


Pat!

(a) No, I was couped.
(b) Never was Bill... could have been Richard Garriot.
(c) I retract my Spurs slander.

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Pat the Cat
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:28
Aha, 'tis the same Tim!

No, the reason you can't hold a religious service at the Emirates is similar to the problem suffered by a man with no feet.

No sole!
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Tim Smith
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:39
Pat the Cat wrote:
Aha, 'tis the same Tim!


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