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Hello. I'd like to make a post about a game that's near and dear to my heart.

Doom.

I played Doom when I was in 2nd grade. I recall playing the first room a billion times because I didn't know how to open doors, so my father would reset the game for me every 15 minutes so that I could kill the two bad guys over and over again. The next day I went to school with violent tendencies and -- became a cartoonist!

IF ONLY MY FATHER KNEW THAT VIOLENT GAMES WOULD ALTER MY FUTURE IN SUCH A HORRIFIC WAY!

But Doom was just a gateway game to the hard stuff. Age of Empires, Syndicate, and Chex Quest.

A few years later my mom was called in to school to discuss a serious problem. My teacher laid out my classwork in front of her. Behind every page were terrible drawings of stickfigure catapult war scenes, monsters from Biomenace, and a scribbly picture of the "Flemoidus Cycloptis." My mother didn't know what to make of it. After that she made sure I did my homework as soon as I got home.

(But she locked me in the bathroom a week later when she found out I drew sunglasses and a sweet goatee on every picture of Jesus in my catechism work-book.)

Things got worse when the teacher at school gave every student a journal. I had a game concept I just had to write down and share with the whole class. A marvelous game with a title given to me by a friend: "The Death of Jackson Teachers". I'll admit the title was a little extreme, the teacher thought it was going to be a murder simulator like the ones she saw on T.V. but I saw it as a platformer where the enemies would throw office referrals at the player. If only I had a little more time that morning to flesh out a Game Design Doc...

I don't remember what happened after that. I do know that the teacher hated me and that I was one of the most disliked kids in class. But eventually I shaped up and moved on to middle school where I found a bunch of other violent nerds like me and I'm still friends with each one to this day. There's no moral to this story. Do violent videogames affect children? Of course they do. Some more than others to the point where they want to make violent games of their own. The only difference between young me and now me is that I can do it more tastefully.

See ya!

P.S. I made this DOOM video for the Lore channel on Youtube. Check it out.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=la8COE…
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kitsune456 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Beautiful
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Aster-the-Badass Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>sweet goatee on every picture of Jesus

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LepyThedinosuar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
CHEX QUEST. 
MY friends and I've been playing that recently. IT'S SO GOOD. 
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funymony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
LOL! RECENTLY!?
That's awesome! I should get myself a copy and play it again. <3
I think I have my original disk somewhere.
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LepyThedinosuar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, I was playing it on Zandronum. It's incredibly fun with friends. 
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funymony Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:D OOOOH!

I played a bit of Brutal Doom. I should try definitely try it with friends!
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EZAT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
i would love to see that game. it reminds me of the business men from earth worm jim. 


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funymony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
LOL! YES! I think they were lawyers originally.
I guess the creator had some beef with the law.
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Violent video games used to be a joke, lol.  The monsters in doom didn't look like anything more than pointillist abstractions.

Some of the games they make today, though -- holy crap bombs...  I saw a clip of someone getting torn in half on a Mortal Kombat game...  OnO
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funymony Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I KNOW! At times I couldn't stomach some of the fatalities. Mainly because they weren't creative. Choking a guy with his own foot? PFFT. They can do better.
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