"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!"
In the news and on TV, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS have been concerned lately with the type of things that are available in the video games for young people. In a special report by the National Institute on Media and the Family, video games were given an F (failing) rate.
Ratings - BMX XXX shows live topless strippers and there is no X rating.
Research shows that most parents are uniformed - less than 5% of parents know what the content on the video games is in their own homes.
On-line gaming has increased by 50%. The number of 2-17 year olds that play on-line has increased to 92%. World wide sales of video games have reached $20 billion dollars a year.
If you are a parent then you need to CHECK UP on any video games that your child is playing with. What seems innocent at first can become wicked later in the game.
So far there are no laws regulating who can buy a video game. Yes, they label them "E" for everyone to "M" for mature audience, etc. But ANYONE THAT HAS THE MONEY CAN BUY THEM.
Just this week in the news there was a MURDER where a young person acted out what he saw on the video game he was playing. And people say that video games do not affect a young person???
Many video games instruct the player to kill; run someone over with a car; shoot someone; and mangle the victim.
Video games are ADDICTIVE and can control a person's life. Recently there was an adult man that worked ONLY to have enough money to play video games. He was neglecting his family and admitted to doing so.
Some video games actually present the woman as a PLAYTHING and then mutilate her body and kill her afterwards. (Sick!)
Other video games are so OBSCENE that there is no way they can be dealt with or pictures be shown on a site for family viewing.
NUDITY is presented as normal and many times the woman in the game is not presented as a lady but a killer; a fornicator; a prostitute; or some other type of person that you would not want your daughter to emulate or your son to see.
Sorcery; witchcraft; Satanism and magic play a vital part in many of the games. Do you want your child to play at being a WITCH OR SORCERER?
Many times the woman in the game has a monster for a friend or ally. Ah yes! BEAUTY AND THE BEAST all over again.
The following are some of the phrases found in the ad
of a video game called;
GRAND THEFT AUTO
"Mugging, Madness, and Massacres: Surviving the first 25 Missions."
"Dress as a golfer and go clubbing."
"Learn the fine art of chainsaw molestation."
"Waste the Wife. Get some easy money and amusement."
"Keep running from the law."
"Locate a voodoo car."
"Take the arm of Mercedes as she shows you around the boat. Then get in the car and escort her back to the ... strip club."
"Outrun Smokey (police), head to the Pay N Spray ... and receive a free paint job. Then ... drive past a cop and laugh at his ineptitude."
"Choose from an arsenal of new weapons as well as all your favorites. Mutilate your enemies with dual pistols, turret guns, and deployable sentry guns. For extra bloodshed, kill with the newly added Predator Energy Flechette."
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
"As the slayer, Buffy eliminates vampires and other demonic creatures that threaten the world's existence. It's up to you to save the human race from being 'drained' during this devilish time."
"Players fight a range of enemies including Spike, the Master, Drusilla, demons, zombies, and other supernatural creatures that threaten mankind."
COMMENTS FROM PLAYERS THAT LIKED THE GAME
"Both I and my son enjoy this game, although I must say some of the monsters are a little creepy and might be a little too scary for a young child."
"Buffy is an amazing action oozing-filled romp with stunning visuals, one of the best fighting engines I've ever seen, top notch sound design and a character (Buffy) that's so incredibly adorable you can't help but fall in love with. What's truly amazing to me is that I've never watched the show, don't know anything about the characters or stars but it only took 5 minutes with this game to be helplessly drawn into their creepy, gool infested universe."
"What is Deathrow? That's a tough one, because the game's difficult to define. A futuristic competitive smack-down match with the essence of a Midway sports title but the attitude and ferocity of the most brutal of fighters... This is a vision of the sports future, where rabid crowds gather around massive public viewing screens to watch tough-as-nails competitors beat each other to a bloody pulp while trying to get a glowing disk through a hoop. Deathrow is rated M for a reason. It's violent, full of curse words and has plenty of drug and sex content. This game is absolutely not for children, but is absolutely right for adults who act like children. Originally touted as having "realistic mature language," it was hard to understand just what that meant. Now it's clear. Many games with bad words just sort of throw them out. But Deathrow makes cursing an art form... you will hear endless streams of four-letter words.
"Flipping the bird is common. Some of the best come with teams, like the Demons, that speak another language but are clearly swearing in some foreign tongue. Yeah, you dunno what that bloke with the horns is saying, but it sure would get his mouth washed out with soap in my house. I'm hooked and I won't stop playing for a long, long time."
"This game is like video crack (Crack is the name for drug Cocaine). Once you start playing, you really can't stop." (Addiction!)
DEAD OR ALIVE XTREME BEACH VOLLEYBALL
"The girls of Dead or Alive are back and sexier then ever in Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball ... with the girls stripping down to their bikinis to go head-to-head in the most outrageous beach volleyball game this side of the Pacific! Get physical with these scantily clad ladies as they set, spike, and kill their way to the championship game on the tropical beaches of Zack Island. This is no ordinary beach volleyball game, the more points you receive on the court will enable you to customize your characters with over 100 swimsuits and accessories to choose from. At night, Zack Island becomes a haven for nightlife activities including an island casino, a movie theatre, and a radio station with all your favorite sand and surf tunes."
AGE OF SHADOWS
The Necromancer profession: The Necromancer is an evil magician who gains control over the dead. He can summon pain, pestilence, cold, and vile curses to kill hapless foes - only to animate their lifeless corpses into horrifying undead that attack any creature, dead or alive. The Necromancer does not stop with raising the dead, for he can transform himself into some of these forms, gaining both their powers and weaknesses.
Necromancer attributes include
- 16 evil spells
- 4 creature forms to assume
- Summon 5 different familiars
"Lives in a lighthouse, shakes her body in animal dances to gain special powers, whips her hair in a deadly attack, and answers to no one!"
(1 Samuel 15:23)
SUPER GHOULS 'N GHOSTS
"Unlike most ultra-hard games, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is thoroughly addictive."
"Though he's as tough as he is brave, Arthur is human and therefore must rely heavily on shields, which are acquired by opening treasure chests. Steel Armor protects him from one hit, Bronze Armor protects him from one hit and gives him the power to use the Weapons of Enchantment, and Golden Armor has all the attributes of the lesser armors with the added power of letting Arthur use shields and summon White Magic."
DARK FORT WEYR
"Live fast, die horribly." Leave the warm fuzzy side of fandom, and enter the darker side, where Thread can actually kill people - and frequently - and where rankers have all the nastiness and prejudice of real human beings. Politics is deep and tangled, and people who can see the shades of grey are valued. It's your move...
HUNTER: THE RECKONING
"Unload both barrels on 20 types of monsters from zombies to werewolves to vampires, including seven insane boss characters."
"There is evil everywhere... most people just can't see it. Monsters are hiding among us. They are our babysitters, our policemen, our bartenders, even our friends."
(Woe to those who have a friend like this!)
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD
"If you're like me, you've pumped dollar after dollar into the House of The Dead arcade machine. This game is great! With the Mad Catz Blaster light gun there is fun for hours. I got the game and gun combo for Christmas and it was perfect. The graphics are unbelievable, the shooting is intense, and the gore is thick and juicy. With 2 light guns you can take a friend into the madness."
The above is just a little of the many types of videos that can be purchased. Are these the kind of games people should play, much less young people.
Many young people today are not doing well in their school work; Bible reading; or relationships with friends and parents.
but the simple pass on, and are punished.