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Unhappy M rated games fucked my life - May 12th 2010, 02:22 PM

Title says it all i started gaming at 5 years i played Gta 3 one of the most violent games ever and it M Rated (Mature) And it means its usualy 18 + now i have played alots of M rated games im 14 ive been gaming all my life i play CS all kinds of shit... I warn u young people that are younger then me... Dont do the same mistake i cant even sleep at night i shit bricks cuz i belive in all the shit i saw.. Heads behaded blood, Ghosts, Demons, Devil... Im just warning you ive fucked my life so bad i cant do anything about it But i still play them, I have a addiction.. But i still cant sleep or anything so please dont play M rated games unles you are 16 + or 18 +

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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 12th 2010, 03:08 PM

I'm sorry to hear that these games are having this effect on you but you must remember that none of it is real. There only games and nothing is going to happen to you so you shouldn't feel scared.

I know you said it's an addiction to play those games but why not try to find other games you like that aren't as graphic & scary? I'm sure there is plenty of decent games out there that won't stop you sleeping at night and when you feel like you'll be able to deal with the content of the more graphic games, you can go back to those.
   
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 12th 2010, 07:41 PM

I'd seriously see a psychologist about that. Firstly about the addiction and secondly about the sleeping because frankly I've never heard of anyone being seriously disturbed by M-rated games, even at a young age. It's definitely a symptom of something else.
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 02:25 AM

You're also in Sweden, land of the "addiction clinics for video games" so go book yourself in, and get some help because what you are describing certainly is not normal.

However I dislike this because the media loves this. Violent games corrupting minds, blah blah. Simple fact is these games have certifcates, just like movies. Saying that though. I've played counter-strike since I was 12, parents let me watch 18 rated movies when I was 13 because they knew I could handle it. It's all about self control, if you know you have a problem and an addictive personality then video games are not for you. Or they are if you like MMO's!

As for GTA 3 being the most violent game ever? Have you played Manhunt? Produced by Rockstar too. I personally find games like Manhunt far more disturbing than GTA. Simply because GTA is escapism, ie not real. It's not that often you can get your hands on a tank, a rocket launcher and a variety of other fun weapons. Where as in Manhunt you're killing people with household objects which is slightly more real.

However at the end of the day, Video games are not the issue. It is the people using them and you should get yourself checked out if you really are having all those problems as that does not sound too good at all Andy.
   
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 09:17 AM

Odd, I have played/watched extremely gruesome things, even snuff films since I was 12 and I am absolutely fine.


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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 02:00 PM

I've never heard of something like this, but I'm not saying it's not possible. I myself have been playing RAtedT/M games since I was 5-6 and I'm fine because I knew if it's on a game it can't be real. I dunno, that's just how I was raised. I agree that seeing someone about this is probably a good idea. This isn't normal to be unable to sleep, and you shouldnt' have to go through that. They can help you realize the line between fiction and non-fiction and maybe even help you be able to sleep at night.

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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 07:43 PM

Like some of the others have said, the games aren't real. I advise you to see somebody about this, because it defiantly isn't normal. I think it is okay to play those types of games at an early age, provided the person is mature enough, and won't be influenced by them in a negative manner.


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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 08:50 PM

Yeah, even when I was little, well before I was 10 (I forget what age), I had seen horror movies with no problem. My mom took me to haunted houses as early as 1 year old. That doesn't have any effect as long as parents differentiate the reality from the fantasy.
   
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 13th 2010, 09:04 PM

ive played m rated since i was 6 or 7 and they never bothered me...


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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 14th 2010, 09:31 PM

i dont find this odd. it's like watching horror movies too young. i remember i watched Signs when i was 11. it scared me so bad. i got over it like a year ago. i found out what helped me is that: to talk to myself about it or someone. you have to convince yourself that it's not real and it's gonna be kinda hard. do other things that are simlar but milder, this way you can slowly convince your mind that it's unreal. might make no sense to you, but it helped me.


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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 14th 2010, 10:29 PM

As people have said, the fact that you're so disturbed by these video games isn't normal. However, don't take that the wrong way: there's nothing wrong with you. You're just a little mixed up right now and need to see a psychologist so you can figure out what the real source of the problem is. The video games certainly aren't the cause of this issue, and the ways they affect you are probably a result of something else. You may have a disorder of sorts. I'm not a doctor, so I can't diagnose you. But trust me, it's okay. You're not crazy. This is definitely serious and you need to get help so you can go back to a healthier lifestyle, but I promise you, things aren't as messed up as you think they are. Just keep calm and tell your parents what's going on. The sooner you see someone about this, the sooner this will get better. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Take care.
   
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 15th 2010, 01:13 AM

Hm...I'd get that checked out. And play some less gruesome games...try a Sims game. I'd suggest Sims 2 or Sims 3. They're fun and friendly!
   
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Re: M rated games fucked my life - May 17th 2010, 01:41 AM

See a psychologist. I've been gaming around the same age as you and I have issues similar to this but not due to video games -- due to bipolar depression.
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